hi Richard-personally, I like this place to stay: http://www.sealrockinn.com/ It's convenient, on a main street for buses & you're near the ocean. If you're going to Alcatraz, let me know. Husband has been saying he's never been (& he's been here in Ca. for 41 years) It'd be fun to meet you, after all I am half Canadian (by a weird twist of fate) When are you coming? Hope we're here. Sunny today, cold yesterday, especially when the fog rolls in.......Gotta go-the SUN is OUT!
Yes, very lovely, and right next to the Zen Center. Be forewarned that if you have a tendency to get carsick, the road to Muir Beach, Muir Woods, Stinson Beach and other spots of interest will be something of a challenge, so prepare appropriately.
One section of Muir Beach is clothing-optional. In my experience the temperatures are rarely such to make this an inviting prospect however.
the coldest winter i ever spent was summer in san francisco!
and that boat ride out to alcatraz is bone chillin' freezing, muir woods is a must and whats the name of the beach north of SF past the woods, is it muir beach? whatever the name it's just beautiful, grab some sourdough, cheese and some wine have a picnic and chase the crabs.
do not believe all this business about Sunny California when it comes to San Francisco. The first time I came, on a family trip when I was in high school, we came up in our SoCal summer clothes and I was so cold and miserable all the time that I vowed never to return. Fortunately I thought better of this. But heed the wise words of BobbaLee and bring warm clothes. Maybe not warm clothes by Canadian standards, but if you dress for Vancouver you won't be far off.
Of course we COULD get a heat wave, but it's unwise to count on it!
The big park is Golden Gate Park, which of course has many Dead-related landmarks, including the Polo Field (site of the Human Be-In), Kezar Stadium, the Panhandle, etc.
We'll be there for 10 days.
It's expensive and surprisingly cold. There is a lot of stuff to do. Of course it depends on how much time you have.
Chinatown is fun as is City Lights bookstore There is a big park with a nice museum that is very interesting.
Alcatraz is worth it.
If you like naval history the submarines in the dock are cool.
wine country is close.
Muir Woods across the bay is a must.
And the road goes on forever....
that you must do the traditional photo outside 710. And of course there's the Fillmore, and don't miss the poster room.
We gonna do it at the end of next april.
Hey bros and sis, my wife and I are planning to visit the town where it all started.
One little detail, it will be our first time in SF. So we need some ints about hotels, place we have to go etc.
Please help us to make that trip a one we'll never forget!
We already thank you, Marjelaine and Richard.