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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

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duck8to wrote a review Jan 2021
Montville, New Jersey6533 contributions1373 helpful votes
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The 49 Mile Scenic Drive was created in 1938 in order to showcase the highlights of the City of San Francisco. for the 1939 Golden Gate Exposition. It was already a convoluted route which originally began at city Hall and ended on Treasure Island. Since 1939 the route has been altered somewhat but still remains convoluted and today plagued with traffic problems and poor maintenance of signage. Specifically, the Seagull in profile with a blue background signs have been badly faded and not all are clearly visible. You will need to use the internet to get a clear description of the route. Some of the major sites along the route are City Hall, Asian Art Museum, Little Saigon, Japan Town, Union Square, China Town, Telegraph Hill, Lombard Street, Coit tower, Fishermen's Wharf, Palace of fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Lake Merced, California Academy of the Sciences, Haight-Ashbury, Twin Peaks The Castro and Oracle Park. Parking at these various sites runs the range of easy to very difficult. Metered street parking is available at some locations. Due to the numerous hassles involved in trying to run the route most tourists opt for city transportation or the Hop-On, Hop-Off bus.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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mini wrote a review Jun 2020
Fremont, California106902 contributions3999 helpful votes
We have driven Scenic 49 Mile Drive in San Francisco Numerous times. This time we enjoyed driving it again. There are various points of interest, scenic views, and of course lots of things to do.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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norman wrote a review Feb 2020
Farnborough, United Kingdom376 contributions145 helpful votes
If you're looking at your SF guide book thinking "Crikey, where do we start?" then a day spent on this driving tour gets you around the city's main sights, attractions and scenic points. Parking along the route was pretty easy on street and where there are meters they take credit cards - so if you want to take an hour out to visit a place, grab refreshments, stroll around one of the parks, explore Chinatown or Fisherman's Wharf then you can!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Roving291359 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Took a partial walking tour of this Drive from Chinatown to Fisherman's Wharf. Lots to see and learn about!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Thomas V wrote a review Jan 2020
Oakland, California10281 contributions2829 helpful votes
This is a wonderful way to see much of the city and the sites, but be aware that traffic has become very congested, so this is not for the feint of heart. Be prepared for delays.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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