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Question reg. North Beach

Hey everyone

I am planning to take a trip to Sf in a month or so with some friends. Being on a budget, we are thinking of staying at the Green Tortoise hostel in North Beach for 5 days. However, we are not planning on driving, and I was wondering if anyone could help us out and give some info about public transportation in North Beach. Is it easy to get to Union square, golden gate park, the attractions and various neighbourhoods? Is it connected by BART/ buses cable car? There isn't much info online about this and any help would be appreciated. thanks.

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1. Re: Question reg. North Beach

«Is it easy to get to Union square,»

It's a very nice walk through Chinatown on Grant Avenue but you will also want to walk the parallel streets, Kearney, Stockton, and Powell. Two blocks out of your way is via Montgomery Street but, during business hours, it's a nice walk with much to see and do. You may also take the Stockton Street bus or the Powell Street cable car.

Golden Gate Park is too far to walk if you have only five days but our public transportation is excellent. San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit [BART] is absolutely useless unless you plan to leave town.

As you know, North Beach is a haven for restaurants. There are many good, and not expensive, ones near the Green Tortoise. For about $20 per person, just a few doors to the Left is The Helmand Cuisine of Afghanistan that's among the very best restaurants in town.

The "Don't-miss SIGHTS in San Francisco" page geocities.com/iconoc/Articles/Sights.html has enough to keep you busy for nine twelve-hour days. It includes links to your best source of advice on WHERE TO EAT here, the UseNet Group ba.food, and the quite-good sfSurvey. It also has a WEATHER CHART with a link to current conditions.

The best on-line MAP of San Francisco is an inter-active PDF created for the San Francisco Municipal Railway: geocities.com/iconoc/Grafix/CityWide.pdf. I recommend 150% or greater magnification. There's also a link that will tell you HOW TO GET THERE FROM HERE. Other links on the page, geocities.com/iconoc/Grafix/FlagMaps.html are a map of our CABLE CAR ROUTES and a superb map of GOLDEN GATE PARK.

The frequently-updated SPECIAL EVENTS page has irregularly-scheduled music and dances as well as links to seven calendars of regularly-scheduled dances, a composite of five of them, and one of dance cruises and events around the world: http://geocities.com/dancefest/Specials.html

«thanks.»

welcome.

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Thanks a lot Swing, that map site especially is a life saver.

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3. Re: Question reg. North Beach

I neglected to say that you should walk Stockton Street during business hours.

«Thanks a lot Swing, that map site especially is a life saver.»

You're welcome. That's why we're here.

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