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Major Northern California city and historic heart of the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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Multiday parking in San Francisco

I'm taking a road trip round California, with a four night stay in San Francisco. I will have a rental car for the duration of my stay but don't want to drive in San Francisco, apart from arriving and ...
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Motorcycle survival in San Francisco

I am visiting San Francisco and I find that renting electric scooters (🛵 not 🛴) is my only practical means of getting around the city. However, since motorcycles have something of a reputation when ...
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Bike location multi-destination California

Is it possible to rent a bike in California (SF ideally) and drop it off up north somewhere (Eureka ideally)?
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When should I buy a clipper card after flying to Oakland?

As far as I understand, there are no clipper card vending machines at Oakland International Airport (OAK). But there is one at Coliseum Station. If I plan to buy a clipper card anyway, should I do ...
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Currency exchange (USD to NTD and HKD) in San Francisco

Where can I buy NTD/TWD and/or HKD in San Francisco, preferably around Union Square? If there are such places at all. And is it more reasonable to do so rather than exchanging USD to NTD/TWD in TPE ...
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What is the most scenic route to drive from San Francisco to North Rim [closed]

I am planning to rent a car at SF and drive over ~2 days to Grand Canyon (Norht Rim part of it). What is the most scenic route? Is it interesting at all?? With 2 days to spare I want to do a couple ...
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Getting around San Francisco on a 3-day trip

I'll be visiting San Francisco for 3 days. I will use BART to commute from/to the airport and also to/from Berkeley. From what I found out, it's easiest to get a clipper card on arrival. But can I use ...
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Are There Baggage Lockers at the San Francisco International Airport?

My plane from SFO back to Germany leaves at 10 p.m. tonight, I thought I'd take an Uber from my Hotel in San Jose to the airport early, lock up my baggage there and then go downtown to explore the ...
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Is the Golden Gate Bridge toll fee indicated before entering the bridge?

I was traveling to San Francisco last weekend and went through the Golden Gate Bridge. I have just received an 8 USD toll invoice by mail (they use a plate reader). Is the toll fee indicated to the ...
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Layover in San Francisco

We are passing through San Francisco Airport on December 2, 2018. We arrive at 4:30 AM and depart at 6:45 PM. Is is enough time to visit the Golden Gate bridge and places around? Would appreciate any ...
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Free place to shower in San Francisco?

Well I sorta screwed up my itinerary flying out to California. I have a conference I'm attending for work in Santa Clara and I thought I'd fly into San Francisco instead of Santa Clara. Well, long ...
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Where can I buy MLS jerseys?(Las Vegas, LA, San Fransisco) [closed]

I'm from the UK, I want to buy an MLS Jersey, quite like FC Dallas' jersey or Colorado Rapids. I'm visiting The USA in May as my girlfriend has to go back home to graduate(been doing her degree ...
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Trains from SFO to LA and vice-versa

I want to go to LA on the weekend. I am a student and so I wanted to try out the most economical way to travel. I know the bus is one of the cheapest ways, but the problem is sleep, since the journey ...
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Getting a Chinese visa in the US as a tourist visiting the US

I will be visiting the US shortly as a tourist. From there, I have a flight scheduled from San Francisco to Beijing, China. I am on a world tour for about 10 months. In the South American countries I ...
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This roadtrip through California and National Parks possible? [closed]

I'm from europe and I want to do a roudtrip thorugh California and national parks which are closeby. I know, that every national park and every bigger city has it's own "vibe". But to take the most ...
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Getting around in California [closed]

We are a group of up to 8 people traveling to San Jose in first week of February. We are planning to travel to following locations - San Fransisco, Yosemite, Los Angeles and Las Vegas over 10 days. ...
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Flying on the 2nd floor of the airplane [closed]

So I will go to the check-in in an hour. My seat is on the 2nd floor of a 380 of Air France, is there I need to know? Or is just the same damn thing as flying on the 1st floor? PS - For some reason, ...
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San Francisco Airport - The plan

I am taking BART to the airport this Saturday, where I fly with Air France to Paris, at 16:00, thus I will have to pass immigration. I was thinking to weigh my luggage before going to counters, but ...
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Measuring my options to reach the SF airport

One of the hardest things for me, when in a new country, is to understand how public transportation works and if the taxis are worth it (i.e. whether the higher price you pay is not that much, given ...
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Should I convert US dollars to euros while in USA or in Europe? [duplicate]

I will eventually end up with so few US dollars when in San Francisco airport, that I won't have to declare them to customs when I arrive at Greece. Should I convert them to Euros in SF, or in El. ...
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Alcatraz from shore?

Will I be able to see anything recognizable on Alcatraz from shore? Like from Pier 39 in San Francisco.
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Fridge magnets in San Francisco!

From every destination, I buy a magnet (you know the ones we put in the fridge) that is strongly connected to that destination. Now for a guy that has been to several Greek Islands, (and not only), ...
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Pasta in San Francisco! [closed]

Is there any good place for pasta in San Francisco? I tried 2-3 restaurants, but wasn't really satisfy.. I am Greek, which might make it harder to get satisfied, but I don't know the city, so a local/...
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Laptop in a suitcase

When I go to airport, I recall following this procedure: Go at the kiosks (? how do we call them?) and the service person from the airliner will make sure my ticket is OK and will ask for my suitcase,...
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Do I have to declare my new laptop when leaving?

I know I have to declare my newly purchased laptop from San Francisco when I land in Paris. Do I have to declare it when I am at the airport of San Francisco as well? Or can I declare it while being ...
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What is San Francisco's most famous church?

I have been to Hagia Sophia, Notre Dame and La Sagrada Familia, so I was wondering what the most famous church in San Francisco is ?
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Acceptable terms for describing black people in California

Today, our team was bought a drink or two by our company, so I was talking with an Afroamerican colleague and was trying to describe him that I had seen San Francisco in San Andreas GTA game, but he ...
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Money limit in the airport

Is there a limit to the money I can carry with me (in my suitcase) at the San Francisco, California, United States of America airport? If so, which is that limit? I will depart from SF.
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Can I expedite Schengen visa at Italian consulate in San Francisco

I made the mistake of booking the tickets and accommodation without checking the consulate's appointment availability. Now I realize there is no slot available at Italian Consulate in SFO before my ...
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San Francisco cable car schedule

I am looking for scheduled start and stop times for the running of the historic cable cars and street cars in San Francisco. If I go to www.sfmta.com, I can not find anything useful. It usually links ...
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Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from San Francisco to Canada in 3 months?

I am considering flying to San Francisco next summer to hike the Pacific Crest Trail to Canada. Is 3 months likely to be enough for this route? I am only visa-exempt for 3 months and I really do not ...
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Watching container ships in SF bay area?

I will be in San Francisco this summer. I would love to sit by the sea and watch some big container ships passing by. Is there some nice place where you can do that? It wouldn't hurt if there is a ...
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Best place to convert Euros to US dollars in San Francisco [closed]

Is there any place (easily accessible by someone without a car) to exchange Euros to US dollars in San Francisco other than in the airport? For example, when I was in Lugano, Switzerland, it was far ...
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Are there any large ship tours around the San Francisco Bay Area?

I will be in the Bay Area for July 22, 23, 24. I have a really big interest in large container ships and tanker ships. I learned that there is a tour of the Port of Oakland, but to my dismay, there ...
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Baggage locker in downtown San Francisco

I'm staying at a hotel very close to the San Francisco International Airport on S Airport Blvd, South San Francisco. I need to check out from the hotel Saturday morning and I have a flight back to ...
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Is there somewhere I can store luggage (one or two normal suitcases) in San Francisco for a few days?

My girlfriend and I are taking a trip to California in a few weeks, and will spend a few days in San Francisco. My next plan is then to rent a motorcycle and spend several days riding down the ...
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Trying to get Schengen Visa for France - is Consulate Appointment Broken?

I'm trying to get a Schengen Visa from my first port of entry, France. I am trying to book an appointment with the French Consulate in SF, and the URL I am using is the following: https://pastel....
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3 blocks away from a fraud? [closed]

I am going for an Internship in San Francisco this Summer and I am seeking a place to live. I was told by a local university there to contact Paramount Student Housing, which offers a place (herbert ...
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Is it possible to get a South African visa in the US without visiting the consulate?

We want to visit SA together after getting married. From what I've heard, Chinese (PRC) citizens need to get a visa in person at the SA consulate. Unfortunately we live in San Francisco and the ...
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Arriving at a different port of entry in the same state in USA?

I am a girl in my early twenties traveling to USA from India and in my visa application I have provided the contact address for a relative in San Francisco, and their invitation letter. I would like ...
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What do locals call San Francisco?

I heard that San Franciscans hate nicknames like "San Fran" or "Frisco". If I want to travel around San Francisco without sounding like a rube, what should I call it?
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Checking in baggage early with United Airlines at San Francisco

I've got like a 10 hour stopover in San Francisco (SFO) and I want to check out the city quickly. How early can I check in my luggage or are there any other solutions for the baggage problem?
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Any tips for street parking in San Francisco?

I'm going to SF for a couple of days as a part of a road trip and would like to only street park. There's a map of permit parking zones and I assume that everything that is not colored on the map is ...
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Tourist visa processing times at the Italian consulate in San Francisco

I will be travelling to Italy on Nov 30th and the earliest appointment I can get at the Italian consulate for a tourist visa is Nov 4th. The consulate website says it takes 7-15 days to issue visas. ...
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Affordable stay options in / near SF in September 2015 [closed]

I was looking for hotels to stay in (just me) in SF between the 11th and 20th of September and the prices are HIGH! The lowest decent hotel's for $200 a night. Most of my meetings are in Santa Clara / ...
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Getting from San Francisco (Union Square) to Oakland Airport by public transport

How do I get from San Francisco (Union Square area) to Oakland Airport? Can I take BART the entire way?
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Long-terrm parking which is possible to prolongate in Bay Area

I own a car but but have to leave San Francisco Bay Area for a couple of months or so. The thing is I haven't rented anything so far, so just looking for a long term-parking with a possibility of ...
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Where is the Capitol Corridor bus stop for the Moscone Center located?

The Amtrak map online says it is at 747 Howard St in San Francisco, but I am looking around and I don't see any bus stop indicators.
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How can I get from Sausalito to Muir Woods on Friday?

I mean really, it's only eight miles. Here's our plan: Take a ferry from our hotel in SF to Sausalito on Friday, June 12. It can be any time on Friday, I don't really care. Get from Sausalito to ...
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Unable to get an appointment at San Francisco Italy Consulate

I am only a permanent resident of the United states so I need to apply for a Schengen visa. I'm going on a guided tour of several countries in Europe with a large group and we are staying the most ...