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If you have missed the link to our Bike The Golden Gate Podcast you can get it here below. Download and listen and plot out your Bike The Golden Gate adventure. This is fun for visitors and locals. You can certainly stretch it out to a whole day but remember to not miss the ferry boat back from Suasalito or do it in half a day where it’s more about the exercise and the workout of the bike ride – your call. The fun part is that you get to ride a bike across the Golden Gate Bridge. How many people can say that they have done that?
Riding across the Golden Gate Bridge is such an exhilarating experience that I think everyone should do it.
Along the way you will see all the historic street cars that run here in San Francisco, you can stop at the Ferry Building, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Musee Mecanique, Ghiradelli Square, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, St. Francis Yacht Club, the Wave Organ, the Presidio, Palace Of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, Marin Headlands and on down to Suasalito. Ferry back to San Francisco and along the way you’ll see Alcatraz, Angel Island.
These are very popular spots so bring your camera along with you and enjoy the ride.
Hey everyone here’s our first ever FREE podcast on San Francisco Photos (SFPhotorama.com) site. It’s called Bike The Bay in half a day.
Download it here for free. Link below. We will have more podcasts in the coming weeks so stay tuned. If you’d like to be kept up to date please register to receive our newsletters and every time we have a podcast we’ll send a reminder to everyone.
Basically this podcast will have you see a lot of the San Francisco sites and popular tourist attractions on a bike. So bring your camera and take lots of pictures. You can do it fast or slow. It’s all up to you.
Along the way you will see street cars, the Ferry Building, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Musee Mecanique, Ghiradelli Square, Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, Crissy Field, St. Francis Yacht Club, the Wave Organ, the Presidio, Palace Of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Point, Marin Headlands and on down to Suasalito. Ferry back to San Francisco and along the way you’ll see Alcatraz, Angel Island.
It’s fun and I’ve done it 8 times so go out and do it and let me know what you think.
Remember it’s 25 megabytes so it might take a little time to download. Also you can right click the link to the podcast above and it will download right to your desktop or just click on it and it will load in your web window.
Since I’ve lived here in San Francisco for over 15 years I know that the below list are the sites that are most popular with visitors and tourists that come to San Francisco. Unfortunately this is not my favorite list but it’s definitely the places that folks go to over and over again. The best time to come to San Francisco is not really the Summer months but more later on in the Summer. I’d say late August and on if you want warmth. Although San Francisco does not really get that hot but lately we’ve been having some heat spells here and it’s not feeling great.
If you are a photographer and you like your photos to look bright and sunny then choose to not come in May, June or July as those months it tends to get foggy, cloudy and over cast. I’d say just before May is good like February, March and April and late August, September, October, November and December. You’ll get the most sun in those months. Of course it’s not going to be warm but you can’t have it all can you? At least you’ll have beautifully exposed pics. Just bring warmer clothes of course.
So here’s the list and any first time visitor should check these sites out. Photos below as well.
Golden Gate Bridge
City Hall Building
Painted Ladies – Alamo Square
Well my first Top Ten Things To Do In San Francisco list was a success (I think) and I had several comments and suggestions from folks to include others so I decided to put together a part 2. In the future I’ll have several more of these Top Ten Lists as well so keep coming back to SFPhotorama for more!
The items on this list and the last one (Top Ten Things To Do In San Francisco) are some of the things I enjoy doing in San Francisco and I recommend it to others as well. When friends and relatives visit San Francisco and ask for recommendations these are some of the places I recommend. Everyone visiting San Francisco should know about this.
Ride or Walk Down Lombard Street
Enjoy The Farmers Market At The Ferry Building
Have A Clam Chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf
Take The Ferry To Alcatraz
Ferry Ride To Tiburon/Suasalito
Take A Relaxing Tour Of The Japanese Tea Gardens
View the Painted Ladies from Alamo Square
Take a stroll at the Palace of Fine Arts grounds
Enjoy a classic film at the Castro Theatre
Catch a view of the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Bay + Skyline from Marin Headlands
I’m interested in the buildings and restaurants in the Fisherman’s Wharf area so I was checking it out recently and I shot a picture of the Fisherman’s Grotto restaurant. It’s a very colorful restaurant and looks quite run down but that’s pretty much it’s unique charm. I’m interested in trying it but it reeks of tourist trap! It also kind of reminds me of the Madonna Inn in San Louis Obispo.