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Sightseeing in San Francisco Bay Area

Farmers Market
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“Market inside Ferry Building with a diverse selection of famous SF eateries: Hog Island Oyster Co, Acme Bread, Cowgirl Creamery, Blue Bottle, Miette and more.”
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Historic Site
“A fascinating site, with much history. Be sure to rent the audio as the sound track & inmate interviews make this place come alive. Its a nice ferry ride to the island, offering great views of the City. During peak summer months, recommend securing tickets well in advance at they sell out week(s) in advance. ”
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Historic Site
“Explore the old sac and get the feeling of Wild West, dine in very cool cozy cafes, try craft beers and gourmet food. When you’re in downtown you can visit the Capitol and walk in the beautiful park that surrounds it. ”
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Point of Interest
“You have to visit to see the beauty of this place. There also is the world famous San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. ”
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Historic Site
“Not cheap, but interesting history of the Winchester (rifle) family and interesting architecture. They sometimes have tours after dark.”
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Monument / Landmark
“This famously crooked block of Lombard St is an iconic SF landmark and a great place to get a view of the city.”
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Indie Movie Theater
“This old-school movie palace has been a fixture in the Castro neighborhood since 1922. The grand interior and signature pre-show organ music are worth the price of admission alone — but stick around for their ever-changing roster of classic films, spirited sing-alongs, and rotating film festivals. Absolutely one of our favorite destinations in SF!”
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Historic Site
“Probably no description needed here... the 24 bus just out the doorstep takes you there in 4 quick stops.. then maybe stop by Little Star for some delicious pizza or 4505 bbq for amazing briskets afterwards ”
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General Entertainment
“Just a few minutes outside of Santa Cruz you'll find this really fascinating "mystery spot". If you're into science at all you'll want to check this out... is it an Optical Illusion or a defiance of gravity?!?!? Only about $5 for a ticket online but best to buy in advance to avoid long wait times. ”
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Historic Site
“For those who love a little bit of spooky, head to the haunted Winchester mansion.”
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Historic Site
“A big pool burned down, and the ruins were so pretty, we just left them there.”
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Farmers Market
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“Charming restored original ferry terminal, now housing unusual shops, food markets and restaurants ( famous Slanted Door is here and my fav, Hog Island Oyster.) Nice views of the Bay. Suggest you take the restored street car (MUNI) line from the Castro down Market Street to the Ferry Bldg, that will give you a better sense of SF along the ride. ”
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Historic Site
“Just a quick walk away, explore the beautiful handiwork of experimental botanist Luther Burbank”
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Playground
“What on earth is this fancy Merry-Go-Round doing in a park in the Berkeley Hills? Well, they had to put it somewhere. There are also snacks and coffee inside, but don't expect the cafe quality you would find in town.”
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Garden
“A tranquil place of peace and harmony One of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s premier sites and 100 years old, Hakone is one of the oldest Japanese estate, retreat and gardens in the Western Hemisphere. Hakone has also been on the National Register of Historic Places since 2013. 18 acres of magnificent beauty is nestled in the verdant hills of Saratoga overlooking Silicon Valley.”
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French Restaurant
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“Great lunch and dinner spot in downtown Larkspur serving delicious French fare. Full bar and bar menu as well.”
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