My fiance and I are big fans of 'The Room', which, if you're not familiar with it, is a mind-blowingly bad movie set in SF. We'll be visiting SF in early September and would like to visit a few of the movie's locations, per this map:
We're mostly interested in the Golden Gate Park location and the two near the Palace of Fine Arts, and I'm thinking we could fit these in on a Sunday (Sep 8, if that matters) while sightseeing in the GGP and Lands' End areas, finishing near Fisherman's Wharf. Just hoping for some advice on how realistic this plan is, and any tips or possible issues we might not be aware of.
We'll be staying near Union Square, and our idea would be to take a 'C' shaped route, beginning with Golden Gate Park, spending some time exploring there (not just the area marked on the map), then heading north to Lands' End, then through the Presidio (though happy to mostly bypass this unless there is anything particularly recommended here) to the Palace of Fine Arts (which is also featured in the movie, in some of its 15,000 unnecessary establishing shots of SF) and the two locations near there. We are booked on the Alcatraz night tour at 5:55.
I figure we could eat lunch in the Richmond or Lands' End areas, a quick dinner in FW before visiting Alcatraz, and possibly something more substantial on our way back to Union Square afterwards.
So, any ideas as to the best way of getting around to complete this route? And is it realistic to complete in time for our Alcatraz tour, without being too rushed? We don't mind an early start.
I expect the best plan will include a combination of public transport and walking. We'll have MUNI passports. However, we'd also be interested in hiring bikes if there is any way it makes sense to do so. We're happy to walk about 10-15 miles or so in a day, though I know SF's hills will make it seem like more than that!
A bit about us: we are late 20s/early 30s, from Australia, fit and active. This is part of a 6 week trip around the western US and Canada, which TA has been most amazing in indirectly helping us plan. We're interested in getting a variety of experiences from this SF trip, most particularly fantastic scenery, seeing different parts of SF outside of Union Square/Fisherman's Wharf, and eating/drinking delicious things.
Sorry for the long rambling question! Hope it all makes sense. Please let me know if anything needs clarification.