San Francisco in November

Mar 18th, 2015, 10:35 PM
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San Francisco in November

G'day everyone. My friend and I are travelling from Australia for a tour of east coast of USA and ending with our own trip of a few days in San Francisco (on my bucket list !) we are 60ish.
We will be free of our group and able to do whatever we might wish.
Obviously we want to go to Fisherman's Wharf and ride on a Cable Car...
we were thinking of perhaps a little half day tour? Any suggestions?
Or other ideas that would be relaxing and fun.
And also coming into your Autumn (Fall) from our Spring .. what should we wear?
We are also doing NYC and Toronto ... so I think it will be cooler for that part of our journey.
Thank you in advance, from an excited traveller.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 06:44 AM
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Weather:
http://gocalifornia.about.com/od/cas...y_Month_11.htm
Donation only tours LOTS of different ones, depends on your likes:
http://www.sfcityguides.org/

To get around, while walking is the best way, Using SF Muni Visitor Pass is the least expensive way to get around and also inlcudes Cable Car, which otherwise is $6 every single time you get on. The 3 day might work for you. At $26, it's a good value.

http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/...tor-day-passes
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Mar 19th, 2015, 07:05 AM
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Depends which part of November, but it could be rainy and cool.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 12:19 PM
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DebitNM thank you so much that is all fabulous information !! I love the SF Muni Visitor Pass which we will definitely do now. Yes such good value for the three days. with gratitude, Sarah

Thanks MichelleY - the first week of November.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 02:33 PM
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Mar 19th, 2015, 04:11 PM
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StuDudley I'm going to print all that out !!! Nothing like tips from a local. Cannot thank you enough
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Mar 19th, 2015, 05:27 PM
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Since you plan to visit Fisherman's Wharf, if you find that you need something warmer or drier to wear, you'll find it in abundance at affordable prices. Stu is the expert for the area. Enjoy.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 05:41 PM
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Thank you so much also sludick ... that's also good to know
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Mar 19th, 2015, 06:12 PM
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In case you wanted an example of sarcasm, that was it
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Mar 19th, 2015, 06:21 PM
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Really? Fortunately the sarcasm went right over my head sf7307
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Mar 19th, 2015, 11:03 PM
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we only pray for rain in NOVEMBER! The weather is generally cool but not Midwest cold. Always have a jacket, sweatshirt with you and an umbrella may bring us good luck!
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Mar 20th, 2015, 12:57 AM
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Thank you so much Shar, I have no idea what Midwest cold is ...but I love your response. Definitely packing an umbrella and a jacket of some kind.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 03:42 AM
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Fishermans Wharf is incredibly tacky, full of shops selling cheap trinkets and, yes, clothing with the city's name....lots of it. Hence the sarcasm.

The suggestions in the link above are good.
While at Coit a Tower, look for the Filbert Steps (on the list of stairways cited); you'll feel almost like you're in the country, in the middle of the city. Flower gardens, and a flock of wild parrots too.
The Mission is an interesting neighborhood, in transition. Shops, restaurants...
Haight-Ashbury is good for lovely painted houses, and the unique art/fabric/hardware store Mendel's.
I like walking on Ocean Beach (at the far end of GG park). And the weird buffalo enclosure in GG Park (yeah, I know....don't have to say it).
You could easily spend all your time in the city, but there are tours to Muir Woods and beach, hiking on Angel Island, ferry to Sausalito, Bart to Berkeley to wander around campus and hills....
Enjoy
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Mar 20th, 2015, 08:08 AM
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Kal linked this on another SF thread.

http://www.thrillist.com/entertainme...herman-s-wharf
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Mar 20th, 2015, 10:34 AM
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Really? Fortunately the sarcasm went right over my head sf7307

Stu is well known to dislike (to the extreme) Fisherman's Wharf.
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