Touring San Francisco, The San Francisco FAQ
WARNING: Here are hotels that could be visited by very loud late night protests.
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Cable Car, Streetcar, and Bus Routes;
our streets' grades,
our 49-Mile Scenic Drive, our Presidio,
Topographic and Regional maps.
Oro en paz, fierro en guerra
Gold in peace, fire in war
to Your Hotel
San Francisco Municipal Railway's
ROUTES – FARES – PASSES
|Many pictures of
GOLDEN GATE PARK
Caveat: Time's needed for the above map.
Dancing and Music
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
A bit of non-gambling LAS VEGAS
Driving in LOS ANGELES
|REPORTS ON TRIPS TO|
Las Vegas via Yosemite and Death valleys
Anaheim via the Cabrillo and Pacific Coast highways
with Maps and Links
SAN FRANCISCO to MONTEREY
Daly City, PACIFICA, Montara, Princeton, Moss Beach, HALF MOON BAY,
Bonnie Doon, Ben Lomond, Felton, SANTA CRUZ, Capitola, Pájaro Dunes, Seaside, Sand City
YOSEMITE — DEATH VALLEY — LOS ANGELES — SAN DIEGO — LAS VEGAS
Point-to-point Distances and Times
San Francisco to Phoenix via Monterey, Yosemite, Death Valley, and Las Vegas
THE FINE PRINT
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What nickname or abbreviation is acceptable?
For those of us who were born and educated here,
are employed/retired, invested, and who recreate here:
There is no other name for SAN FRANCISCO!
There is no acceptable abbreviation for SAN FRANCISCO!
The only acceptable reference to The City other than
SAN FRANCISCO is “The City”
unless you're one of us in which case it's “Home”!
Time-lapse of construction of the San Francisco Bay Brige replacement span.
There are places named F***** in Alabama, Colorado, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. The F***** Bridge spans the Mississippi at Memphis. There is no “F*****” surrounded by California.
San Francisco in 1905, 1906, and 1941 (to One Mint Julep ChaCha) — Market Street, 2006
*The Columbia Broadcasting System's television program 60 Minutes reported that
David Kiehn, a film historian in Fremont, used puddles, automobile registrations, and classified
advertisements to prove the shoot was in April 1906, not the long-believed September 1905.
Remembering PlayLand at The Beach
Theatres, Cinemas, Nickelodeons, Dancehalls: Past and Present
Compiled by Jack Tillmany
♥A heart's been found.♥
San Francisco is the golden pot under the rainbow at the edge of North America. A beacon of tolerance and mulitculturality, it attracts new residents from all over the country and the world. Perhaps they come for the weather, or for the city, or for the money. For whatever reason they come, many decide to stay. San Francisco has one of the highest percentages of non-native-born residents in the country. Those of us who were actually born there are in the minority … they say that those born in San Francisco will be lucky the rest of our lives.
Subject: 50 Awesome Days – We'd Like To Thank You All
People [in San Francisco] are unimaginably helpful. If you need help, you don’t have to shout or even ask. It is enough to look confused or take out your map. If for 10 seconds nobody approaches you, it means there are no locals around, just tourist[s].
DarekMroczek, Kielce, Poland — 13 December 2009
Subject: San Francisco is simply unbelievably beautiful.
… I wanted to acknowledge the unbelievable graciousness of Californians from Sonoma to Big Sur. The scenery is unique, the food is wonderful, but the welcome from the people we met will draw us back … Thanks to all [who] helped make our trip so memorable.
— WaterBug2468 The Sea — 24 April 2010
COMMENTS ABOUT SwingCha and TouringSFO:
Subject: Suggestions for 2 stops on Central Coast
kartofeliano said: «SwingCha your are a legend in [TripAdvisor's San Francisco] forum … it wouldnt be the same without your colourful and funny comments.»
Kibblesmom responded 4:34 later:
«Amen to that! We LOVE you, Swingcha».
Subject: Grayline Trolley Hop questions
«I really enjoyed reading your TouringSFO site. Good stuff…»
Subject: San Francisco to LA in October
carriegee said: «Wow - [TouringSFO]'s fantastic info. Many thanks!!!»
Subject: coast towns via train ~ when to drive or other splurge
MOMofONEteen said: «Thank you Swingcha …
info you recommended … trip reports - VERY useful stuff…»
Cynde808, Ewa Beach, Hawaii, said:
«SwingCha, you never cease to amaze me with your vast knowledge. You're aweseome!»
mez1973, Oldham, United Kingdom said:
«Thats a nice site there swingcha, very informative.»
Subject: California & National Parks Roadtrip
Onmission, London said: «Thanks for the tips - especially introducing me to the TouringSFO website. It's brilliant for driving directions! … SwingCha … touring SFO your site … Congrats...»
Subject: San Francisco to Los Angeles - best routes?
acciesfan said: «Thanks, SwingCha. Th[ese pages] are a great help.»
Subject: Day trip to Felton
OMEXICO said: «Thank you so much! This information is priceless---exactly what we need.»
Subject: Can we make it from Yosemite to SF airport in 4 hours? summerJerseygirl New Jersey said: «thanks for the link to TouringSFO. It's awesome!!»
Subject: San Francisco in Nov/Dec henrylee, Singapore said
«Thanks Swingcha! Appreciate your answers and expert advice!»
Subject: A day trip from Monterey. sandra215, Lake Arrowhead, said: «Thanks, Swingcha! … Thanks soooo much for your helpful advice.»
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