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Green Dragon Guest House Guidebook

Sightseeing
The Bay Area is packed full of things to see and do! I say there are "10 top things" to see and do--look for listings that begin with [1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do Around the SF Bay Area]
[One of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do around the SF Bay Area] The best selfies are taken from Battery Spencer on a hill to the north and west of the bridge. You can use your smartphone's map apps to get there.
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Golden Gate Bridge
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[One of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do around the SF Bay Area] The best selfies are taken from Battery Spencer on a hill to the north and west of the bridge. You can use your smartphone's map apps to get there.
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] This place is a tourist trap. You come for the smell of the sea, the fresh sourdough bread, the fresh seafood, the wild sea lions, the Ghirardelli chocolate, a Bay Cruise or trip to Alcatraz, and maybe a tour of a battleship. Everything else? Meh. Watch your wallets and valuables! Specific locations I recommend around the Wharf are listed here, too.
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Fisherman's Wharf
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[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] This place is a tourist trap. You come for the smell of the sea, the fresh sourdough bread, the fresh seafood, the wild sea lions, the Ghirardelli chocolate, a Bay Cruise or trip to Alcatraz, and maybe a tour of a battleship. Everything else? Meh. Watch your wallets and valuables! Specific locations I recommend around the Wharf are listed here, too.
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] [Also See Mt. Tam East Peak and West Ridgecrest Boulevard listings, plus Sol Food and The Buckeye Roadhouse, for food] Anyone coming for more than 2 days should visit Muir Woods, plus drive to the top of Mount Tamalpais (Muir Woods is located in a valley of this mountain), for a spectacular view (and hike, if you want it) of the entire Bay Area. Muir Woods is amazing. Be sure to look up when you walk around! When you see a dirt path off to the side, walk up one of them until you get above the tree line, then walk back down, for a more complete experience. Parking is challenging and by reservation. Use the government run website of the national park service.
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Muir Woods National Monument
1 Muir Woods Rd
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[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] [Also See Mt. Tam East Peak and West Ridgecrest Boulevard listings, plus Sol Food and The Buckeye Roadhouse, for food] Anyone coming for more than 2 days should visit Muir Woods, plus drive to the top of Mount Tamalpais (Muir Woods is located in a valley of this mountain), for a spectacular view (and hike, if you want it) of the entire Bay Area. Muir Woods is amazing. Be sure to look up when you walk around! When you see a dirt path off to the side, walk up one of them until you get above the tree line, then walk back down, for a more complete experience. Parking is challenging and by reservation. Use the government run website of the national park service.
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] [Also See Muir Woods and West Ridgecrest Boulevard listings, plus Sol Food and The Buckeye Roadhouse, for food] Good for a combined trip to see Muir Woods. Offers a 3-mile gentle hike around the top, and spectacular views of the Bay Area. Also be sure to visit
Mount Tamalpais East Peak
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] [Also See Muir Woods and West Ridgecrest Boulevard listings, plus Sol Food and The Buckeye Roadhouse, for food] Good for a combined trip to see Muir Woods. Offers a 3-mile gentle hike around the top, and spectacular views of the Bay Area. Also be sure to visit
[Also See Mt. Tam and Muir Woods listings] Spectacular views all the way to and along Ridgecrest. Once you break out of the trees over Stinson Beach there is a small parking area, but you can also stop anywhere along the road. Take time to sit quietly and just be in the immense beauty of the hills and vast ocean before you. This location has been known to change lives, if you let it. There is a spirit in the mountain, and it will guide you if you listen quietly for long enough.
West Ridgecrest Boulevard
[Also See Mt. Tam and Muir Woods listings] Spectacular views all the way to and along Ridgecrest. Once you break out of the trees over Stinson Beach there is a small parking area, but you can also stop anywhere along the road. Take time to sit quietly and just be in the immense beauty of the hills and vast ocean before you. This location has been known to change lives, if you let it. There is a spirit in the mountain, and it will guide you if you listen quietly for long enough.
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] The largest hands on science museum in North America! You could easily spend two full days here and not see and do everything this science museum has to offer. There is also a completely-in-the-dark walk/crawl/climb through experience that is amazing, and very worth doing, called the Tactile Dome. That experience usually requires reservations in advance. Visit the Exploratorium website for more info.
The Exploratorium at Pier 17
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] The largest hands on science museum in North America! You could easily spend two full days here and not see and do everything this science museum has to offer. There is also a completely-in-the-dark walk/crawl/climb through experience that is amazing, and very worth doing, called the Tactile Dome. That experience usually requires reservations in advance. Visit the Exploratorium website for more info.
[Fisherman's Wharf] I don't really recommend Pier 39--it's a tourist trap--but you can walk down the left side of the pier to avoid all that . . . and at the end of the pier are (most times of the year) wild sea lions! This walk also affords great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Pier 39 Sea Lions
[Fisherman's Wharf] I don't really recommend Pier 39--it's a tourist trap--but you can walk down the left side of the pier to avoid all that . . . and at the end of the pier are (most times of the year) wild sea lions! This walk also affords great views of the Golden Gate Bridge.
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Chinatown is mostly shops and restaurants, but it can feel like you are in China because of the number of Asians walking around. I recommend going at night. Worth walking from the Dragon Gate all the way north to Columbus St.
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Chinatown
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[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Chinatown is mostly shops and restaurants, but it can feel like you are in China because of the number of Asians walking around. I recommend going at night. Worth walking from the Dragon Gate all the way north to Columbus St.
World famous as one of the institutions that helped to launch the 60s, which has inspired today's environmental and other social change movements.
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City Lights Booksellers & Publishers
261 Columbus Ave
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World famous as one of the institutions that helped to launch the 60s, which has inspired today's environmental and other social change movements.
You can walk up to Coit Tower from the Exploratorium (see my listing for that), for an amazing view of the Bay Area.
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Coit Tower
1 Telegraph Hill Boulevard
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You can walk up to Coit Tower from the Exploratorium (see my listing for that), for an amazing view of the Bay Area.
A great modern art museum
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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St
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A great modern art museum
If you get a chance to walk under the waterfalls here, take the time to SLOWLY read some of what Martin Luther King taught our culture. Beautiful and sacred.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
750 Howard St
If you get a chance to walk under the waterfalls here, take the time to SLOWLY read some of what Martin Luther King taught our culture. Beautiful and sacred.
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Actually, this is really at least 3 or 4 or more of the great things to do here. There are so many things to experience in the park. You can easily spend a day or even two around here. Attractions include the De Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Botanical Gardens, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, the California Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Tea Garden, a Bison Paddock, Stow Lake Paddleboats, and more. Look for listings beginning with [Golden Gate Park] for details. ALSO visit the nearby historic Haight Street shopping district, where there is still a feel of the 1960s, AND when you are done at the end of the day wrap things up down at the Beach Chalet for a beer, good food and a view of the ocean (see my listing under Food)
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Golden Gate Park
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[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Actually, this is really at least 3 or 4 or more of the great things to do here. There are so many things to experience in the park. You can easily spend a day or even two around here. Attractions include the De Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the Botanical Gardens, the National AIDS Memorial Grove, the California Academy of Sciences, the Japanese Tea Garden, a Bison Paddock, Stow Lake Paddleboats, and more. Look for listings beginning with [Golden Gate Park] for details. ALSO visit the nearby historic Haight Street shopping district, where there is still a feel of the 1960s, AND when you are done at the end of the day wrap things up down at the Beach Chalet for a beer, good food and a view of the ocean (see my listing under Food)
[Golden Gate Park] Amazing and beautiful. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F Kennedy Drive
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[Golden Gate Park] Amazing and beautiful. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] Near the Conservatory of Flowers, the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Garden. 6 or 7 times a year on Saturdays and Sundays in the warmer months there is an amazing event here called Flagging in the Park that is UNIQUE and INCREDIBLE. This grove is in honor of all who have died of AIDS. The grassy area is a quiet place to picnic. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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National AIDS Memorial Grove
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[Golden Gate Park] Near the Conservatory of Flowers, the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, and the Japanese Tea Garden. 6 or 7 times a year on Saturdays and Sundays in the warmer months there is an amazing event here called Flagging in the Park that is UNIQUE and INCREDIBLE. This grove is in honor of all who have died of AIDS. The grassy area is a quiet place to picnic. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] Get some tea and cookies and enjoy the koi pond. Ciimb over a classic japanese bridge. This garden was a gift to the people of San Francisco from the people of Tokyo. When you are in this garden, it feels like you are in Japan. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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Japanese Tea Garden
75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
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[Golden Gate Park] Get some tea and cookies and enjoy the koi pond. Ciimb over a classic japanese bridge. This garden was a gift to the people of San Francisco from the people of Tokyo. When you are in this garden, it feels like you are in Japan. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] An amazing museum, worth going to if you like art. Next to the Japanese Tea Garden and across the way from the California Academy of Sciences, and walkable to many of the other attractions of Golden Gate Park. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
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[Golden Gate Park] An amazing museum, worth going to if you like art. Next to the Japanese Tea Garden and across the way from the California Academy of Sciences, and walkable to many of the other attractions of Golden Gate Park. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] A combo rainforest, aquarium and planetarium, all in one. If you want to go to a show in the planetarium, be sure to visit the CA Academy of Sciences website to make reservations in advance. This attraction is walkable to the Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum, and other things to enjoy in the park. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
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[Golden Gate Park] A combo rainforest, aquarium and planetarium, all in one. If you want to go to a show in the planetarium, be sure to visit the CA Academy of Sciences website to make reservations in advance. This attraction is walkable to the Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum, and other things to enjoy in the park. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] Beautiful. Walkable to Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum, and CA Academy of Sciences (to name only a few. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Ave
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[Golden Gate Park] Beautiful. Walkable to Japanese Tea Garden, de Young Museum, and CA Academy of Sciences (to name only a few. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] See buffalo! See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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Bison Paddock
1237 John F Kennedy Drive
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[Golden Gate Park] See buffalo! See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Golden Gate Park] Take a leisurely paddle ride around Stow Lake. Stop off at the island in the center and climb to the top for a view of the surrounding area.
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Stow Lake Boathouse
50 Stow Lake Drive East
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[Golden Gate Park] Take a leisurely paddle ride around Stow Lake. Stop off at the island in the center and climb to the top for a view of the surrounding area.
[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually. Its a 30 minute bus or 15 minute drive away. A beautiful 3 or so mile walking and biking route around the lake. Best viewed around sunset. Can be romantic on warm nights (which unfortunately are rare).
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Lake Merritt
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[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually. Its a 30 minute bus or 15 minute drive away. A beautiful 3 or so mile walking and biking route around the lake. Best viewed around sunset. Can be romantic on warm nights (which unfortunately are rare).
[1 of the Top 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] [Alameda] Immediately across the street from the Guest House. Relax by taking a walk or sitting quietly here. Sunsets are often amazing.
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Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach
8th Street
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[1 of the Top 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] [Alameda] Immediately across the street from the Guest House. Relax by taking a walk or sitting quietly here. Sunsets are often amazing.
[Monterey] One of the best aquariums in the world
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Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
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[Monterey] One of the best aquariums in the world
[Monterey] Take the time to slowly drive and stop periodically along this historic and stunningly beautiful piece of California oceanside. The route is fee-based, there are entrances at either end of the 17 mile drive where you pay your fee.
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17 Mile Scenic Drive
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[Monterey] Take the time to slowly drive and stop periodically along this historic and stunningly beautiful piece of California oceanside. The route is fee-based, there are entrances at either end of the 17 mile drive where you pay your fee.
[Monterey] I cannot recommend this enough if you are up for it. Takes about four hours. Kayak out onto the bay, where you are likely to kayak by the adorably cute California sea otters.
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Monterey Bay Kayaks - Monterey Location
693 Del Monte Avenue
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[Monterey] I cannot recommend this enough if you are up for it. Takes about four hours. Kayak out onto the bay, where you are likely to kayak by the adorably cute California sea otters.
[Monterey] A great place to find good seafood
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Old Fisherman's Wharf
6 Fishermans Wharf
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[Monterey] A great place to find good seafood
[Napa Valley] Take the wine train for a tour of classic Napa Valley wineries
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Napa Valley Wine Train
1275 McKinstry St
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[Napa Valley] Take the wine train for a tour of classic Napa Valley wineries
[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Well, not exactly in the Bay Area. Its actually about a 4.5 hour drive away! But if you are only coming to this area once, you need to see this valley. Check my website Tourist Info for more suggestions and info.
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Yosemite National Park
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[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Well, not exactly in the Bay Area. Its actually about a 4.5 hour drive away! But if you are only coming to this area once, you need to see this valley. Check my website Tourist Info for more suggestions and info.
[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] For people who love to hike ONLY. Especially on weekdays it can feel like you almost have this entire island to yourself--right in the middle of the Bay Area! Walk around the island and to the top. Bring lunch with you (though there is a snack bar with hot dogs).
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Angel Island State Park
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[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] For people who love to hike ONLY. Especially on weekdays it can feel like you almost have this entire island to yourself--right in the middle of the Bay Area! Walk around the island and to the top. Bring lunch with you (though there is a snack bar with hot dogs).
[ALL San Francisco] A fun way to take a tour of San Francisco. Get in your own go-cart and drive it around San Francisco, following the recommended route and destinations suggested by GoCar Tours.
GoCar Tours
431 Beach Street
[ALL San Francisco] A fun way to take a tour of San Francisco. Get in your own go-cart and drive it around San Francisco, following the recommended route and destinations suggested by GoCar Tours.
Food scene
[Fisherman's Wharf] Worth it! A good tour and great bread! Get the Clam or Crab chowder bread bowl. A true taste of San Francisco!
Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour
160 Jefferson St
[Fisherman's Wharf] Worth it! A good tour and great bread! Get the Clam or Crab chowder bread bowl. A true taste of San Francisco!
This is some of the best Chinese food San Francisco has to offer! Don't mind the decor or the so-so service--the food is excellent. They have a spicy sauce you can take home with you for $10. I personally recommend the Shrimp & String Beans and also the dumplings (when they have them). But anything on the menu is good, authentic recipes from Hunan province. Check hours before you go. There are also other Henry's Hunan's around the city, use your favorite search engine to find them.
Henry's Hunan
674 Sacramento Street
This is some of the best Chinese food San Francisco has to offer! Don't mind the decor or the so-so service--the food is excellent. They have a spicy sauce you can take home with you for $10. I personally recommend the Shrimp & String Beans and also the dumplings (when they have them). But anything on the menu is good, authentic recipes from Hunan province. Check hours before you go. There are also other Henry's Hunan's around the city, use your favorite search engine to find them.
A great place to stop after a trip--to the Wine Country, Muir Woods, Mount Tam or Sausalito--for a great cocktail and fabulous food. 1/3 of the seating is NOT reserved, so if you're willing to wait, you can always get a table. Not cheap.
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Buckeye Roadhouse
15 Shoreline Hwy
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A great place to stop after a trip--to the Wine Country, Muir Woods, Mount Tam or Sausalito--for a great cocktail and fabulous food. 1/3 of the seating is NOT reserved, so if you're willing to wait, you can always get a table. Not cheap.
This is the most popular restaurant in Marin County, home of Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais (see Sightseeing listings). The food is awesome! ALL the food is great, but I personally love both Camarones Criolles and the Bistec Encebollado combos. Share a fresh sparkly limeade, for your drink. Sooooo good!
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Sol Food
901 Lincoln Avenue
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This is the most popular restaurant in Marin County, home of Muir Woods and Mount Tamalpais (see Sightseeing listings). The food is awesome! ALL the food is great, but I personally love both Camarones Criolles and the Bistec Encebollado combos. Share a fresh sparkly limeade, for your drink. Sooooo good!
[Fisherman's Wharf] Get some chocolate and see how it's made!
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The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop at Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point Street
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[Fisherman's Wharf] Get some chocolate and see how it's made!
[Golden Gate Park] Wrap things up at the end of your day in Golden Gate Park by getting a beer, some good food and a view of the ocean. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
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Beach Chalet Brewery and Restaurant
1000 Great Hwy
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[Golden Gate Park] Wrap things up at the end of your day in Golden Gate Park by getting a beer, some good food and a view of the ocean. See the Golden Gate Park listing or search for [Golden Gate Park] for other things to see and do in the park.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes. A great place for a special occasion. Chef owned--if you sit at the bar you can often talk to the chef/owner! Not cheap.
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Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails
2213 South Shore Center
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[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes. A great place for a special occasion. Chef owned--if you sit at the bar you can often talk to the chef/owner! Not cheap.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Five Guys
2254 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
2314 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Panera Bread
2249 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House. Fast custom-made personal pizzas in under 15 minutes
MOD Pizza
2308 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House. Fast custom-made personal pizzas in under 15 minutes
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Jamba
2306 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House.
Applebee's Grill + Bar
2263 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes. Good sushi. Can get crowded on weekends.
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Sushi House
2375 Shore Line Drive
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[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes. Good sushi. Can get crowded on weekends.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Starbucks
2227 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Bagel Street Cafe
2212 S Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
[Castro/Gay] Historic bar
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Twin Peaks Tavern
401 Castro St
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[Castro/Gay] Historic bar
[Alameda] Alameda doesn't have many bars. This is the one I recommend. For other nearby nightlife, I suggest going to Jack London Square (listed in neighborhoods section), or head over to San Francisco.
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Lucky 13
1301 Park Street
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[Alameda] Alameda doesn't have many bars. This is the one I recommend. For other nearby nightlife, I suggest going to Jack London Square (listed in neighborhoods section), or head over to San Francisco.
Neighborhoods
[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Walk around this historic gay district, and get a drink at the world-famous Twin Peaks bar, which was the first gay bar in the world to stand out and proud--with its bay windows for passersby to see the clientele.
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The Castro
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[1 of Markus' TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Walk around this historic gay district, and get a drink at the world-famous Twin Peaks bar, which was the first gay bar in the world to stand out and proud--with its bay windows for passersby to see the clientele.
Classic Italian food to be found here!
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North Beach
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Classic Italian food to be found here!
[Golden Gate Park] I include this as part of the Golden Gate Park tour as its next door to it. Still has a feel of the 1960s. This was part of where hippie culture began. Take time to stroll up and down the street. Check out the wild and weird shops.
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Haight-Ashbury
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[Golden Gate Park] I include this as part of the Golden Gate Park tour as its next door to it. Still has a feel of the 1960s. This was part of where hippie culture began. Take time to stroll up and down the street. Check out the wild and weird shops.
[Alameda] Look for listings that begin with [Alameda] for everything local to the Guest House.
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Alameda
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[Alameda] Look for listings that begin with [Alameda] for everything local to the Guest House.
[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See or Do in the SF Bay Area] A week-long visit to San Francisco isn't complete without a tour of the Napa Valley Wine Country. See my website for a few suggestions, including the Wine Train.
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Napa Valley
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[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See or Do in the SF Bay Area] A week-long visit to San Francisco isn't complete without a tour of the Napa Valley Wine Country. See my website for a few suggestions, including the Wine Train.
[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Well, this one is actually a bit outside the Bay Area. It can take a good two hours to get there, and that isn't during Rush Hour. But if you have the time, it's beautiful and worth it. Look for my listings that begin with [Monterey], including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, historic Carmel-By-The-Sea, and Monterey Bay Kayaks.
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Monterey
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[1 of the TOP 10 Things to See and Do in the SF Bay Area] Well, this one is actually a bit outside the Bay Area. It can take a good two hours to get there, and that isn't during Rush Hour. But if you have the time, it's beautiful and worth it. Look for my listings that begin with [Monterey], including the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 17 Mile Drive, historic Carmel-By-The-Sea, and Monterey Bay Kayaks.
[Monterey] This historic town is adorably quaint. Most shops and restaurants are not cheap. Walk down the main boulevard down to the ocean.
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Carmel-by-the-Sea
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[Monterey] This historic town is adorably quaint. Most shops and restaurants are not cheap. Walk down the main boulevard down to the ocean.
[Yosemite] I also list this under Sightseeing, but because of the 4.5 hour distance it is also a "neighborhood." Check my website for suggestions on how to visit. One of the most popular parks in the entire world so plan ahead if you can, and read my suggestions on my website!
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Yosemite Valley
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[Yosemite] I also list this under Sightseeing, but because of the 4.5 hour distance it is also a "neighborhood." Check my website for suggestions on how to visit. One of the most popular parks in the entire world so plan ahead if you can, and read my suggestions on my website!
[Alameda] [Bars/Restaurants/Entertainment] Want to enjoy some nightlife, and not got to San Francisco? Try theJack London District. Walk around. I do highlight Yoshi's Jazz and Sushi in these listings.
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Jack London District
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[Alameda] [Bars/Restaurants/Entertainment] Want to enjoy some nightlife, and not got to San Francisco? Try theJack London District. Walk around. I do highlight Yoshi's Jazz and Sushi in these listings.
Groceries, Pharmacy, Laundromat
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes
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Trader Joe's
2217 South Shore Center
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[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes. Open 24 hours.
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Safeway
2227 South Shore Center
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[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes. Open 24 hours.
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House (about 20 minutes)
Walgreens
2300 Otis Dr
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House (about 20 minutes)
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 20 minutes.
Launderland South Shore
545 South Shore Center
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 20 minutes.
[Alameda] Hardware store. Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Pagano's Hardware Towne Center
2298 South Shore Center
[Alameda] Hardware store. Walkable from the Guest House, about 15 minutes.
Gymnasiums
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 25 minutes.
Rise Bodyworks
1226 Park St
[Alameda] Walkable from the Guest House, about 25 minutes.
[Alameda] Actually in Oakland, about a 15 minute drive. This is the gym I go to.
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FITNESS SF - Oakland
600 Grand Avenue
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[Alameda] Actually in Oakland, about a 15 minute drive. This is the gym I go to.
Ferries and Public Transit
[Alameda] One of TWO ferry terminals in Alameda. Check to be sure which one you need to go to. This is the Main St. (and main) terminal.
ferry stop alameda
2990 Main St
[Alameda] One of TWO ferry terminals in Alameda. Check to be sure which one you need to go to. This is the Main St. (and main) terminal.
[Alameda] This is a commuter ferry terminal. It only operates during rush hours Monday through Friday . . . but during those times anyone can use it. The main ferry terminal is the Alameda Main St. Terminal.
Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal
[Alameda] This is a commuter ferry terminal. It only operates during rush hours Monday through Friday . . . but during those times anyone can use it. The main ferry terminal is the Alameda Main St. Terminal.
[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually--but its close enough. This is one of the three closest BART ("Bay Area Rapid Transit") stations to the Guest House. The bus that goes past the Guest House has its one of its route terminus' here. This BART station is the one closest to San Francisco.
BART West Oakland Station
1428 5th St
[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually--but its close enough. This is one of the three closest BART ("Bay Area Rapid Transit") stations to the Guest House. The bus that goes past the Guest House has its one of its route terminus' here. This BART station is the one closest to San Francisco.
[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually--but its close enough. This is one of the three closest BART ("Bay Area Rapid Transit") stations to the Guest House. This one is in downtown Oakland.
12th St:Broadway (12th St BART Station)
[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually--but its close enough. This is one of the three closest BART ("Bay Area Rapid Transit") stations to the Guest House. This one is in downtown Oakland.
[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually--but its close enough. This is one of the three closest BART ("Bay Area Rapid Transit") stations to the Guest House. The bus that goes past the Guest House has its one of its route terminus' here. This BART station is the one furthest from San Francisco, good if you want to travel south.
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Fruitvale Station
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[Alameda] Well, Oakland actually--but its close enough. This is one of the three closest BART ("Bay Area Rapid Transit") stations to the Guest House. The bus that goes past the Guest House has its one of its route terminus' here. This BART station is the one furthest from San Francisco, good if you want to travel south.
[Alameda] Home of the Green Dragon Guest House
1777 Shore Line Dr
1777 Shoreline Dr
[Alameda] Home of the Green Dragon Guest House
Sports Complexes
The OAKLAND home of the Golden State Warriors. They also have a new home in the Chase Center in San Francisco.
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Oracle Arena
7000 Coliseum Way
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The OAKLAND home of the Golden State Warriors. They also have a new home in the Chase Center in San Francisco.
This is the San Francisco home of the Golden State Warriors. They also have a home in the Oracle Arena in Oakland, across the bay. There is not clear date (as of this writing in January 2020) when the Warriors will begin playing at the Chase Center.
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Chase Center
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This is the San Francisco home of the Golden State Warriors. They also have a home in the Oracle Arena in Oakland, across the bay. There is not clear date (as of this writing in January 2020) when the Warriors will begin playing at the Chase Center.
Home of the San Francisco Giants
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Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza
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Home of the San Francisco Giants
Home of the San Francisco 49ers. NIOT close or easy to get to from the Guest House! Takes about an hour drive.
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Levi's Stadium
4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way
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Home of the San Francisco 49ers. NIOT close or easy to get to from the Guest House! Takes about an hour drive.
Home of the Oakland A's
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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
7000 Coliseum Way
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Home of the Oakland A's