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My wife and I are driving down to San Francisco for the 4th of July weekend and are looking for some stuff to do!

Money is KIND of an issue... so nothing expensive ideally.

All we have planned so far is driving along SR 1 to get there/back, and something to do with Alcatraz.

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Don't go to the Wax museum. Its shit.

EDIT: Tandem bike across the golden gate bridge?
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Go to seal island.

If there's no seals, well then - no island... But go anyway

Try and get into the Mythbusters set and then try to take Jamie's beret, as he refuses you should storm out shouting "MOVIE-STARS!".
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If you're into science stuff the Exploratorium is awesome (maybe a bit kid oriented though).
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If you're into science stuff the Exploratorium is awesome (maybe a bit kid oriented though).


What kinda stuff does it have? We both like sciencey stuff
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"Seal island"?

It's an island off the coast of South Africa where everyone who makes a nature documentary goes to film great white sharks preying on seals. Trust me, I watch a lot of nature documentaries.
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Don't go to the Wax museum. Its shit.

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What kinda stuff does it have? We both like sciencey stuff

It's a giant interactive science museum. The last time I was there they had a device that allowed you to see the vibrations in a guitar string, and a pair of disc shaped chairs that allowed you to have a whisper conversation with someone across the room. There's a ton of exhibits though and they're changing all the time.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/
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Fishermans Wharf is by far the nicest place to just go for a wander.

I went to the exploratorium and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I'm going to try find some photos from the wax museum.. we spent most of the time there trying to figure out who people were, definitely didnt have the joy of seeing Paris Hilton cry
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It's an island off the coast of South Africa where everyone who makes a nature documentary goes to film great white sharks preying on seals. Trust me, I watch a lot of nature documentaries.


It's that and an actual island in San Francisco where seals take over like a barge for a part of summer or something. It's a random bit of knowledge i have of SF
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I talked to my wife about it and we definitely want to go to the Exploratorium... fo SHO.

The Wax Museum doesn't sound very interesting haha. Is Fisherman's Wharf a boardwalk kind of thing, with restaurants and stores and whatnot?
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I talked to my wife about it and we definitely want to go to the Exploratorium... fo SHO.

The Wax Museum doesn't sound very interesting haha. Is Fisherman's Wharf a boardwalk kind of thing, with restaurants and stores and whatnot?

Pfft, fun things never end in torium or -eum, they end in -rama, or -teria!
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It's that and an actual island in San Francisco where seals take over like a barge for a part of summer or something. It's a random bit of knowledge i have of SF

Yeah, but my thing is much cooler because sharks.
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I talked to my wife about it and we definitely want to go to the Exploratorium... fo SHO.

The Wax Museum doesn't sound very interesting haha. Is Fisherman's Wharf a boardwalk kind of thing, with restaurants and stores and whatnot?


Pretty much. I think it includes that whole seaside area. If you wander around enough, you'll see the wax museum, the seals and alcatraz from a distance... that's pretty much everything that's been mentioned

I spent a few months there a couple of years ago.
If you want to get into the aquarium for free.. just walk in through the gift shop
We cycled across the bridge and there's a better view of it from the other side. Downside was our asses hurt after. There's a cable car tour that goes to the other side too, and goes to Mrs. Doubtfire's house (and other significant landmarks). All the very touristy things are around the same area
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Pfft, fun things never end in torium or -eum, they end in -rama, or -teria!

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Yeah, but my thing is much cooler because sharks.


Haha so cool that you don't need to be a good at grammar?
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Haha so cool that you don't need to be a good at grammar?


He doesn't need to be "a good" at grammar because sharks.
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Haha so cool that you don't need to be a good at grammar?
No, I don't feel the need to be a good at grammar.

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Head across the bridge to the Marin Headlands. Nice beaches, good hikes, and the Marine Mammal Center. They are hosting an event called washed ashore.
It features sculptures of ocean life made out of trash found on beaches.
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He doesn't need to be "a good" at grammar because sharks.


That did me lol, nice
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#28
The best pizza I've ever had in my life was in San Francisco (and keep in mind I've been in Italy the past 2 weeks). It was some place at that really popular pier, there. A lot of tourists go to it.
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The Exploratorium is free on the first wednesday of every month, as are most museums. It's near the Palace of Fine Arts which is very pretty. You can see a bunch of stanky ass sea lions at Pier 39. There is also an aquarium there. The Asian Art museum is near the Main Library near the mayor's office. on Van Ness. There's also an opera house/symphony hall and some other theaters in the area.

Those are all more touristy things, though. Going up Twin Peaks is really fun, same with walking around Fort Funston/Batter Davis near the coast. One of the best beaches is China Beach near Sea Cliff which virtually no one goes to. It's kinda like a cove. The Sutro Baths are probably still closed off, but no one pays attention if you hike down there. It's a pile of ruins but there are some pretty cool caves.

Going to a show at the Fillmore would also be cool. It's on Geary and right near Japan Town (which is also super awesome). If you're looking for cheap stuff go to China Town. It's packed but pretty exciting.

Fisherman's Wharf is horribly packed all the time. You'd have to go there to catch a ferry to Alcatraz or Treasure Island (which is nice for camping, it's very remote). There are a lot of restaurants, yeah. That's where Pier 39 is (the hub of the area). The only saving grace for the wharf is In-N-Out (right next to Hooters -______-). Coit Tower, Dolores Park, the Haight, Golden Gate Park (awesomely huge playground, hippies to attack, museums, the Japanese tea garden, buffalo and shit).

For restaurants outside of the piers, Taqueria El Castillito on Church and Duboce across from Safeway, Yellow Submarine on 6th and Irving, EFNY Pizza on Haight (there's a dim sum place around the corner). House of Nanking is probably the best Chinese food in the city on Kearny and Jackson, Picadilly fish and chips on Polk and Pine. There are hundreds of places though those are my favorite.

I guess the Metreon/Yerba Buena downtown is kinda cool to walk around. I'd take the Presidio over that (there's a pet cemetary there).

edit: I could go on forever. There is a lot of shit to do/see/eat/mock in my homeland.
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If you're into science stuff the Exploratorium is awesome (maybe a bit kid oriented though).


This is a good idea. Some stuff is definitely for kids, but some other things are definite real life mind****s.
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Awesome, lots of good info, thanks

No problem. I just noticed you mentioned the 4th. There is an amazing fireworks display at the pier every year. Other than that, fireworks and firecrackers are illegal in the city. Not that anyone pays attention to that since you could just go to China Town or the Mission to get some.