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This will most depend on your own pace, so this is hard to predict. However, on Wikipedia we can find that the PCT association recommends 6 to 8 months for the entire trail. Starting near San Francisco (at Lake Tahoe, still hundreds of kilometres from San Francisco?), you seem to be able to start near the California Section K, which starts at mile 1092, out ...


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Container ships frequently enter the bay, but there isn't a continuous stream of them, so you may be waiting for a while for optimum viewing. You might want to use a ship tracking website (such as this one) to see what is coming in and out. This will show smaller vessels as well, but if you click on each ship, it will tell you its name and type, and often ...


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3 months seems like it would be on the tight side, especially if you're not an endurance athlete capable of sustaining a particularly fast pace every single day. The Pacific Crest Trail Association recommends allowing at least five months for the entire trail, and you're doing a substantial portion of it. The time will depend a lot on weather and other ...


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Unfortunately, the SFMTA is in the process of moving their schedules around between websites and either they or the MTC have made an utter mess of the process. That said, the information is still out there: The F-line [streetcars] is open 365 days a year from before 6:00 a.m. until after 1 a.m. Streetcars are scheduled to run at least every 15 minutes ...


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Most of the time, you will get the best rate and convenience by using an ATM. Is this not an option?


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San Francisco is the major financial center for US-Pacific trade and the many bank branches will exchange your Euros. There's an exchange booth in one of the largest downtown shopping malls (other locations mentioned; I am not affiliated with that link). The problem is that exchange rates are terrible everywhere in the United States. I don't even get a good ...


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Answering if someone is looking for answer. Italian consulate website adds new slots (I guess these slots are a result of automatic cancellations in their system) everyday at 12 midnight Italy time. I made sure to login at that time and managed to find a slot well under a week.


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Assuming that by "historic...street cars" you mean the F line, its schedule is available here. It's approximately from 5am until 1am. Per this page, the cable cars run from approximately 6:30am until midnight, every 6-15 minutes. I would note that if you're boarding at Powell during certain times, the size of the crowd will be a significant factor in your ...


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It's not quite a tour, but the SF Muni runs through at least one buried ship downtown, near Justin Herman Plaza. More information here: https://www.sfmta.com/about-sfmta/blog/muni-metro-runs-through-buried-ship-part-1


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Disclaimer: I've only done this by bike. I've rented a bike a few times in San Francisco, crossed the bridge and rode up the hill. There are two main parking areas (I believe!) and in the times I've been it would seem likely that you'd be able to park, perhaps if you have to wait a bit for someone to leave after doing a bit of sightseeing. Also, you can park ...


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There's a fairly small amount of parking in two clusters along Conzelman Road near the visa point. From there you can hike down the trail all the way to Kirby Cove (be advised, especially for the way back up, that it's a fairly steep trail). It may be somewhat busy, but many people only stop to take a few pictures, so if the spaces are full, you could wait ...



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