Need SF tips!

Okay, I’ve booked the flight and the room. Now I’ve got about a month to gather as much information about SF and what I can do there in roughly 24 hours on a grad student’s budget. I’ll be giving a talk at a conference on Friday morning, but have a lot of time on Thursday afternoon/evening to explore.

I’ll be staying at 4th and Market, near Moscone Center. I will be reliant upon public transportation, preferably not taxis. HALP!!!

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  1. I forwarded your request to my sister in law, who lives there. I’ll let you know what she has to say!

  2. gimpy

     /  February 19, 2008

    The area around the Moscone Center is OK, not that great (one of our yearly conferences meets there in December). The Thirsty Bear is a pretty good brewpub. But, most of the more interesting stuff in that area will be across Market around Union Square.

    However, I think you’d be much better off hopping on the Muni and exploring some other part of the city. I think I could easily spend 24 hours in the Amoeba up in the Haight!!!

  3. You should definitely check out the Amoeba in the Haight – one of the best record stores in the world. There are a lot of little restaurants between Market and Union Square, but if you’re looking for good, inexpensive Chinese food, walk a few extra blocks into Chinatown.

  4. Stephanie

     /  February 22, 2008

    1. Bring me.
    2. Take the F Market down to the Castro. Or go to Golden Gate Park if the weather’s good. Or wander around Chinatown and into North Beach. City Lights bookstore is great, and the cafe opposite the Sts Peter & Paul Church will emblazon itself on your memory.
    3. Or go have tea at Samovar overlooking Yerba Buena park on Mission btw 4th and 5th (so one block east of your hotel).
    4. See #1.

  5. Montana Mike

     /  February 23, 2008

    The art museum (forgot the name) in Golden Gate Park is awesome.


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