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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

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Address: Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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See everything of San Francisco from your car

The 49-mile drive gives you all of San Francisco has to offer in a couple of hours of a drive. Take stop and admire the views and atmosphere as often as you like, or can find a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 49-mile drive gives you all of San Francisco has to offer in a couple of hours of a drive. Take stop and admire the views and atmosphere as often as you like, or can find a parking place. Convenient on shorter trips to SF if you want to see it all.

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Windsor, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on my way up to Avenue of the Giants to see the massive red woods just south of Eureka and I know it's a long drive so I decided to make part of the trip with the time I had and head out the Presidio over the Golden Gate Bridge to start my 3+ hours drive. I really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend driving it instead of walking it because it really is 49 miles. Lots to see along the way.

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Bay Area, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take your picnic basket and drive the the 49 Mile Scenic Drive. It is beautiful on a clear day and places to stop along the way. Views are incredible and you get a feel for the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each location is unique, and show you the diversity to San Francisco. I recommend doing this drive with a car and river hired so you can stop an get out to explore the sights as well.

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Vallejo, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing that gets my pulse going than seeing the Golden Gate bridge...my favorite landmark in all of America.

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed seeing the sights by car on 49 Mile Drive. Great vistas, and a few places to pull off the road to take pictures/selfies and otherwise enjoy the fresh air.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Excellent Scenic view of the golden gat and Alcatraz. Getting there however may be limited for tourist unless you take the hop on hop off solution. Problem with hop on and off services is the frequenzy of service between buses and therefore will be a bad choice during winter periods.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I wanted to give it 5 stars, but really there are a few places that are the opposite of scenic that you have to battle your way through. But fear not, the reward is well worth it! You get the best of the best, from the GG bridge and the ocean, to the Palace of Fine Arts, lots of the... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Following this turn by turn proves to be difficult and many of the signs are easily missed. We used this as a guide to hit the highlights in the most efficient route. It serves that purpose great. Many areas are best to park and walk. Recommend this map to plan your SF visits.

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