A vibrant city in central/northern California USA famous for its hilly streets and Chinatown.

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What my options on getting between San Francisco and San Jose?

I am soon going to visit an event in San Jose, but due to too few connections to SJC, I decided to arrive at San Francisco. What are my options in getting to San Jose, most preferably the cheap ones?
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driving from LA to San Francisco

I will be travelling from L.A. to San Francisco in later February 2015. I will have my little boy 10 months old and my mother in law (65) with me. I was wondering, if someone can suggest some routes, ...
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Costume photo booth in San Francisco

I don't even know what these exhibits are called, but generally, it's a shop in a touristy area where you can try on all kinds of different costumes, and then have your photo taken with a kitschy ...
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A day visit to San Francisco possible with a 11 hour stopover?

I'm reaching San Francisco (SFO) international terminal at 11:45am and have a connecting domestic flight at 10:45pm. There is no luggage transfer available and I will have to clear immigration and ...
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Is it possible to view the ships buried under the Financial District in San Francisco?

According to FoundSF, there are many ships buried under San Francisco: During the height of the gold excitement, there were at least five hundred ships stranded in the harbor, some without even a ...
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Looking for geek attractions/conventions in california in may [closed]

Looking for fun stuff for geek in California: conventions, attractions, anything fun for a 27 yo geek :) I'll be in San-Fransisco, Los-Angeles, and Las-Vegas in May.
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Day trip to San Francisco from South Bay - what is the most efficient transport option?

The two of us are thinking of making a day trip to SF (in a weekend), visiting touristy places such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, etc. we live in South Bay, and I have a car. The ...
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In which SF neighborhood should we look for accommodation? [closed]

My wife and I will be in SF for one week this summer. I'll be doing some work but it will be mostly a vacation. We are in our early 30s and want a place that can give us a feel for what it's like to ...
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Public transport connections to San Francisco after Caltrain stops running

Let's say I'm in Mountain View (next to the Caltrain station) and it's 11:00 pm. Or, equivalently, in Palo Alto or Menlo Park, and it's a little past 11. Is there any way to get to central San ...
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San Francisco to Los Angeles: bus or plane?

Coming from Europe, I have been living in San Francisco for a month, and this is my first visit to America. In two months, I will have to go to Los Angeles for a meeting. Obviously, taking the plane ...
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Arriving in SFO with 6 24" (61 cm) luggage pieces - will these fit in a cab to South Bay?

I, my wife and our baby will arrive in SFO airport, and will stay in the South Bay. We will have 6 pieces of approximately 24" (61 cm) luggage, and allowance for only one taxi. Will we be able to ...
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How useful is a car to visit San Francisco?

I'm travelling to SF in February and would like to hire a car at some point to drive out-with the city, however I'll be staying in a hotel in the middle of the city and the hotel change $30 a night to ...
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San Francisco: Getting from Union Square to Hawk hill

What are the possibilities to go from Union Square to Hawk Hill (the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge) excluding by foot/bicycle? Factors I am interested in are the time it takes to get there, a ...
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Is it possible to manage without cash, but with credit cards only when visiting San Francisco?

I have managed in the UK to go around without Pounds. You can easily go around the UK with credit cards only. Even paying for a beer in the pub, a bus ticket, or a train ticket is just a question of ...
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What is the alternative to BART to travel between San Francisco and Oakland?

It sounds that BART goes on strike on a regular basis and might be just on the week I will be in SF. What other alternatives do I have to travel between the SFO airport, San Francisco and Oakland. I ...
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Can Alcatraz tours only be booked from their website?

I'm currently checking the web site www.alcatrazcruises.com to book an Alcatraz tour 2 weeks from now but they are fully booked. Is that web site the only way to book a tour of the island? Will it ...
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What are the musts for a trip to San Francisco? [closed]

A friend of mine and myself will be in San Francisco this summer. It is our first time traveling to the US and we want to make sure we can make the best out of it. We are especially interested in the ...
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Getting a BART clipper card

I'll be visiting San Francisco for a week and want a Clipper card as a souvenir. It looks like I can order one online and have it shipped to me: ...
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5.5 hr layover in San Francisco International Airport enough time to visit city?

I'm flying Seattle, USA (SEA) -> San Francisco, USA (SFO) -> Frankfurt, Germany (FRA) -> Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI). In San Francisco Airport I have a 5.5 layover. Is it advisable to leave the ...
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Are San Francisco Muni tokens still valid?

I have some old San Francisco Municipal Railway tokens. Are they still accepted as fares?
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Finding a quiet place to meet in San Francisco (or any city)?

I am going to a conference in San Francisco, and would like to schedule a one hour meeting with two people in person and one on Skype, somewhere near the Moscone center. What are my options for ...
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Cheapest way to go from San Francisco to Los Angeles?

I will visit San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas next winter and I will have 15 days to visit the 3 cities, which one is the best option to visit and connect the cities: Rent a Motorhome Rent a ...
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Unlimited-ride pass on San Francisco BART

Most public transit networks I have used offer a so-called day pass, weekly pass or similar ticket that allow unlimited rides during a limited time, on the whole system or on certain zones in case of ...
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What recommended festivals are there in San Francisco during Aug- Sep?

I would like to go to some cool festivals in SF in AUG or SEP, something like this, are there any stuff like this?
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San Francisco to Singapore with a two-day stop in London

I live in Singapore and I am planning to to SFO/SJC for a conference. But I want visit my sister and my little nephew who live in London and I wanted see if I can plan for it enroute. I have not ...
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Computer geek tourist attractions in the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley?

We're planning a family vacation to the San Francisco Bay Area & Silicon Valley, and one of the highlights I don't want to miss is the Computer History Museum. However, I didn't find that listed ...
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What clean, comfortable, affordable hotels are within a 5 minute walk of Moscone Center in San Francisco?

A friend tweeted about how expensive the hotels near Moscone Center in San Francisco are (for Macworld). I've tried more reasonably-priced hotels near Union Square (which isn't too far a walk), but ...
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From San Francisco airport to the South Bay by public transit

I'll be landing at San Francisco International Airport, and my final destination is Silicon Valley. To be precise, I want to get to the VTA light rail line from Mountain View, but more general advice ...
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Is there a bus from San Francisco to Sonoma?

I had heard that one existed, but I can't seem to find it online. I'll be near Chinatown, but I can take BART to anywhere in the city to catch a bus. A cheap train would also work.
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Are there any good hostels in San Francisco? [closed]

I will be staying in San Francisco for about a week. Coming from New Zealand I've already paid an arm and a leg for airfares so I'm quite interested in backpacker accommodation options in or around ...