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San Francisco with an infant

Flying down from Seattle for a long weekend, staying at the Fairmont. Arrive Saturday evening, leave Tuesday evening to/from OAK.

It will be our first time to SF so we are looking to do all the typical touristy items including Alcatraz, Golden Gate, FW/Piers, cable cars, Lombard St., Union Square.

I understand staying at the Fairmont we will have ample opportunity to utilize the cable cars. We might like to do a neighborhood like North Beach or Haight Ashbury. We will rent a car for the GG bridge one day...any other area or thing that lends itself well to having a car that we could couple with that?

What are some "cheap eats" in or around the areas we plan to hit? We like the Diner/Drive-ins/Dives type places usually. Food budget would be <$100/day for 2 adults.

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1. Re: San Francisco with an infant

well you can do every part of the city using MUNI buses and not have to worry about cars -- did you read the top question on not having a car in SF. How about the one on what to eat in SF. Do look at the first question on the TQ -- it has about 5 or 6 links on food. www.sfgate.com/food has bargain bites list.

Make sure if you rent a car that you read www.goldengate.org/tolls to pre-pay your car toll. Twin peaks is one that is best seen by car. You can also check the Western edge of the city GG park, landsend , fort funston as well and go to Muir Woods, Tiburon and Sausalito outside SF

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2. Re: San Francisco with an infant

How old is the "infant?" Will you have a stroller or some type of sling? For the most part strollers are not allowed on cable cars because they are usually very crowded, space is at a premium and the conductor/breakman must have access throughout the car.

Strollers are allowed on buses and you are not required to remove the child from the stroller (as was once the case). However, if you are traveling with a stroller having a small, easily collapsible umbrella style stroller makes boarding much easier than having some huge pram.

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3. Re: San Francisco with an infant

Our son will be 6 months. We will be bringing a sling carrier - no stroller.

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4. Re: San Francisco with an infant

If you rent a car, you will need to have a car seat, bring one from home, rent one from the rental car company, or buy one when you get here. (The problem is that you need to have the seat before your infant can ride, so maybe rent the car, go to a Target or Walmart to buy one, then return to pick up your child.

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5. Re: San Francisco with an infant

Your best bet is to bring your own infant car seat, as you can usually carry it on the plane, not to mention the sanitary considerations.

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6. Re: San Francisco with an infant

We will be bringing our own car seat should we decide to go the car rental route.

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7. Re: San Francisco with an infant

if you end up renting a car and go across the GG, make a stop in Sausalito.

you'll have some great photo opportunities with the little one

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