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Docks/Richard....

The dirt parking lot (of our youth) was paved over within the last 5 or 10 years (unfortunately) The ruins of Sutro Baths are still there-nice to hike down to....I think JackStraw is referring to Bill Graham Civic Center, which is near city hall, probably within 10 blocks of Eddy st.
when yall coming out again?

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wich venue are you talking about?
And thanks Dock.

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Golden Gate Park & the Ocean

The park starts in the Haight, I would use JFKennedy Drive thru the park as it passes so many places to stop and enjoy. Almost to the Polo Field where the Human Be In was held is a herd of buffalo that have been in the park for 60 yrs or more. I think they have over 20 acres but they feed near JFK drive and are good to see. You will pass the meadows where many concerts were held. When you get to the Pacific you will be close to where Playland and the Family Dog at the Beach was. It is all gone now, replaced by condos but you are at the base of a rise where the Cliff House is with its grand views of the Pacific. There is a nice park up there on the inland side of the street, Sutro Heights, again with good views. Just past the Cliff House and on the ocean side are the ruins of Sutro Baths from probably the 20's or before. It's fun to hike around the ruins. There is a large dirt parking lot above the Cliff House and paths from there leading down into the ruins. The viewpoints at each end of the Golden Gate Bridge are wonderful. On the SF side the cutoff may be called Fort Mason but I get mixed up. It is right before you start across the bridge so stay in the right hand lane so you don't miss the cutoff. From there you get a view from under the bridge. The viewpoint on the Sausalito or Marin Co. side is bridge height and you see the bay and the city. San Francisco is beautiful. Enjoy. I think anywhere you go you will be pleased. It is a city of hills, vista upon vista. Ride the cablecar for sure.

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Richard (or anyone) -

Is Eddy street pretty close to the venue? Within walking distance?

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Well

looks good for us.
Anything else?

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Make sure...

you go down to the ocean......& have fun

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Well, you'll be just a few minutes walk to the south of Little Osaka (a.k.a. Japantown) and maybe a 15 minute walk north of the City Hall and the Opera House. There are plenty of restaurants in Little Osaka, the best of which is a place called Bushi-Tei. This is a very cool French/Japanese fusion restaurant. You sit family style at long tables with other diners and you'll eat dishes that you honestly won't find anywhere else. Good wine list too! The Web site is:

http://bushi-tei.com/

I'd also save a few bucks for a visit to Indigo. This place is located near the Opera House at 687 McAllister Street. Good food, great wine selection and you'll be in one of the prettiest parts of the city. The Web site can be found here:

http://indigorestaurant.com/

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hotel booked

It's gonna be Rodeway Inn on Eddy st.
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hotels online

i work at a hotel and have a little bit of advice always call the hotel before booking online to check rates....constantly i deal with very irate guest who thought they where getting a deal on-line and who are paying $50 to $100 more than booking directly with us. one good place online is booking.com they usual are cheaper than the hotel. ..

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The Thirsty Bear

While there are tons of great places to grab a drink in SF - you should consider making a stop at The Thirsty Bear (http://www.thirstybear.com/) at 661 Howard Street. Great food, very good beer and ale (brewed right there) and a very happening place in the evening. I also figure that any place that serves tapas is on target anyway.

Cafe Claude (http://www.cafeclaude.com/) is a pleasant spot for an afternoon cocktail or a glass of wine. They feature live jazz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights too. It's located in the little alleyway between Sutter Street & Bush Street.

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