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San Francisco tours

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San Francisco tours

We will be going to SF in a couple of months and need ideas what are the best tours, restaurants and hotels that are centrally located so we can take public transportation. We are senior citizens and want to have fun, but not work at this.

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1. Re: San Francisco tours

sure, please do check the top questions on the right and you will find a wealth of info on what to do, what to see, the names of tour companies, and where to stay as well as hotels.

As you do have 100 posts you do realize that we work best if the questions are more specific rather than what you have asked which is the content of a whole guide book.

It is your vacation so some work has to be done to plan your vacation based on a budget, likes and dislikes

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2. Re: San Francisco tours

You've chosen well by coming to San Francisco, as the whole city is very compact and user-friendly. The main tourist sights are in an even smaller area, probably 2 miles by 1 mile. Also we have a very good public transit system, as well as taxis and shank's mare (walking). There are a "few" hills, but that's why we invented cable cars.

In fact, San Francisco is so small, that we gauge things by blocks and even which side of the street, rather than miles. So our neighborhoods are very cheek-by-jowl, and if you stay in Union Square, for example, you're still just a couple of blocks from Chinatown. And with public transit, you're 20 minutes or so from Fisherman's Wharf and 30 minutes by bus will take you to the other end of the city.

So your first step will be to pick a neighborhood. To help with that, we've published a Top Question as mentioned by belomiser that describes the various areas where the majority of hotels are located. Once that's settled, you can start compiling your list of what YOU want to see and do. We're happy to help if you'll give us information on what YOU like to see and do -- there's no use our going on and on about biking across the Golden Gate Bridge if that's something you're never going to do. Same with museums, or baseball games, or pretty much anything.

As far as tours, there are three types of tours: group tours like Greyline which can be either in small or large vehicles, Hop-on/Hop-off tours, and private tours. Popular destinations include the city itself, Muir Woods/Sausalito, wine country, Monterey/Carmel and Yosemite. Again, there's a top question to help with that.

Please let us know if we can help with personalized recommendations to make your trip a success!

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