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Title: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: thief on September 04, 2012, 08:06 AM
Hey forum-peeps...
Heading out to San Francisco this friday morning and staying out until Sunday night....my wife is staying out  until Wednesday for work.....
So....planning on trying to see the city as much as possible.....i will be bringing a couple of single lines at the least.......
Would love to get across the bay, but not certain it will happen....

So....
any thoughts on places to go see? eat at? hang out? any and all thoughts are welcome!


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: DonCrash on September 04, 2012, 10:09 AM
Truly depends on what your into...hmm...
Tickets for Alcatraz Island go fast, or rather, early fast; if your thinking of it, you should buy tickets online ASAP, as tickets tend to fill up fast. It's a self guided tour with a headphone and a locked mp3 player that you pick up inside the island.

Western side of SF is typically foggy, eastern end is the sunny side. When trying to get views of the golden gate bridge, most of the time it is covered by the fog  :(

There is a parking lot area just before the bridge toll (free but can get packed); walking the bridge doesn't take too long.

Fisherman's wharf is a tourist place/trap. Can rent bikes to bike towards the bridge, rent a mini-go-kart and follow the map for some stuff to see.

Golden Gate Park; You would want the Eastern end of it, you've got the museums there, the Botanical Garden, other stuff, Japanese tea garden (small but cheap place to go into).

Kite related events- BASKL is having their competition this Saturday at Ocean Beach (directly west/next to Golden gate park); SF Kites have their fun fly on Sunday at Marina Green, you can see the bridge from here too at the background if its not covered by fog.

I'll post more as I think of them


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: thief on September 04, 2012, 10:22 AM
Thanks DonCrash! those are brilliant!


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: Smeagol on September 04, 2012, 10:50 AM
How far you willing to drive? ;)

There's also our Ripon fun fly on Sunday.  It would be great to have you there!

Plus, we'd get to meet the legendary thief.  :D

-Mike


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: Dano on September 04, 2012, 11:12 AM
Alcatraz Island tour is definately something you should do.
There is a lot of history there..

If you get near the big Golden Gate Park, head west to the pacific and fly a little on the nice beach there, what is it called (?) Ocean Beach, i think  ;D

Have fun


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: thief on September 04, 2012, 11:28 AM
i am legen-dairy?
ha!
At this moment we are planning on getting out to ocean beach on saturday to see how people fly out there! wind comes from a different direction than herein Massachusetts! Plus I owe Tracy a beer or two ;)


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: Ca Ike on September 04, 2012, 03:16 PM
If your willing to drive a bit come on out to our fun fly in ripon on sunday.  ALways a great time even if the wind is absent abd it would be great to meet ya in person.


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: Dano on September 04, 2012, 05:32 PM
a beer or 2..... ?

Be sure to check out the Rogue Brewery Taphouse in SF.   8)

Closest thing to that good, is about 9 hours north of SF.


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: thief on September 04, 2012, 05:59 PM
a beer or 2..... ?

Be sure to check out the Rogue Brewery Taphouse in SF.   8)

Closest thing to that good, is about 9 hours north of SF.
yes....i owe T a few beers....she did me a huge-o-matic favor last year..........


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: DonCrash on September 04, 2012, 09:10 PM
At this moment we are planning on getting out to ocean beach on saturday to see how people fly out there! Plus I owe Tracy a beer or two ;)


I'll be there too, either flying on the side and/or watching. It is my usual flying spot. I'll cya there  :)


Title: Re: San Fran this upcoming weekend? (9/7-8)?
Post by: DWayne on September 05, 2012, 06:21 AM
There are more top notch restaurants than you can shake a stick at, bring your appetite.  ;)
The Golden Gate Bridge, from Marina Green
(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii151/KenikeNui/MarinaGreen004-1.jpg)

Denny