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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

This is what California is all about. The drive was beautiful. We took a tour so we could sit back and take it all in. The bus stopped frequently so we could take pictures. Don't go to San Francisco without doing this drive.

Thank ldevito
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Felt like we were in a movie............ driving down the drive............. and the only thing better was stopping and experiencing all the wonders of it.

Thank nativelove58
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We went for my brothers 40th birthday and did the wine tasting tours. it was so much fun I recommend San Fran to everyone one of my favorite cities.

1  Thank alexisashley4
Reviewed 29 June 2016

This drive used to be highly publicized, but has seemed to have fallen by the wayside during the past decade or so. Honestly, I can't understand why. If you follow the prescribed route, you will see 95% of SF's best attractions. If you did nothing...More

2  Thank Desp76
Reviewed 28 June 2016

One of our favorite things to do when visitng the City. We live nearby in the Santa Criz mountains and visit 3-4 times a year. If you have a car there is not better way to spend a day or two exploring the City. the...More

3  Thank KPdvmandJannieP
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Like any city tour a good way to discover where you want to revisit and spent more time. The tour we took Went over the Golden Gate Bridge both ways and stopped for photographs also visited the Twin peaks for the best view over the...More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Yes, you could do inner San Fran by transit and on foot, but then you'd miss this scenic drive. One of our fav things to do!

1  Thank LeahTravelsandWrites
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We drove this tour with a friend who has lived in the bay area for 22 years. She bypassed some of the neighborhoods because she either felt they were unnecessary or the neighborhoods had changed and weren't that safe. Occasionally we had trouble following the...More

2  Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a great way to see all parts of San Francisco; however, traffic is exponentially worse now than it was when we visited several years ago, which can make the drive a little difficult and frustrating for those of us who are unfamiliar with...More

1  Thank BMemphis_13
Reviewed 20 June 2016

For first-time visitors discovering the lay of the land or those who can’t leave until they’ve seen it all, the 49-Mile scenic drive is a fantastic way to get acquainted with all of San Francisco. If you are only going to be in the area...More

2  Thank Sidi P
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Hack W
Driving around what's the bestfree parking spots
21 September 2016|
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Response from Cookingforpleasure | Reviewed this property |
bus stops, very small parking place right by the souvenir shop nothing else that could help stopping before to cross the bridge
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Would this drive be easy to do if pulling a 22 ft travel trailer? More specifically, would traffic be very busy and parking at the attractions etc. be doable? Or would it just be a nightmare? Thanks in advance!
3 September 2016|
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Response from Janis Y | Reviewed this property |
Not with the trailer though. In SF 49 miles route everywhere are beautiful but Parking could be the Big problem. Why not stay in San Francisco then took different daytrips to enjoy all local attractions. Good luck!
daniel h
Is there a gps route that I can follow? I see it on google maps but doesn't actually lead you through it.
6 May 2016|
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Response from Tomer76 | Reviewed this property |
There is a google map file for this route. I found it quickly on google, and you only need to download it and follow it on google maps.