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Unique Ways to Explore San Francisco

  • Written by Jenny Tate

The City by the Bay offers tourists many opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities inside and outside the city. If you are a tourist without your own vehicle, you can hire a car, or an RV Rental to explore neighboring localities or areas further out. An RV Rental may also be a cheaper source of accommodation for the budget-conscious tourist.


Experience the Unique Treasures of the City by the Bay


San Francisco is packed with possibilities. It is one of the most culturally sophisticated cities in the country and its unusually active neighborhood activists have strived to protect their neighborhoods’ distinctive characteristics. The city’s geographical limitations and special topography have also facilitated the density of the city and its jam-packed treasure chest.


There are different unique ways to experience and explore San Francisco. I have been there for work and was shown around by colleagues; but friends have told me about some of the advice they received about spending time in and around the city. I will share what was passed on to me by so you can formulate your own unique ways to explore this unique American city.


A Plethora of Unusual Sites to See


Go see the wave organ, outdoor mosaic tiled staircase, castle with caves hidden underneath, concrete paved street slides, theater constructed for sound movement, and the other unusual features mentioned in the “Atlas Obscura Guide to Hidden San Francisco.” The hidden, distinctive features of the City by the Bay will delight you; and provide plenty of opportunities for selfies you can share.


Participate in Wine Education Classes


When you visit the leading wine producing region in the country, participate in some consumer education classes. Become a connoisseur before you take your wine region tour, car, or RV Rental to explore the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley regions.


One of the venues you can learn from is The Wine School at the San Francisco Wine Center. This wine school on Bryant Street offers weekly classes. The San Francisco Wine School, the largest wine education facility in the country, is another notable option. It is located on Grand Avenue. Call to inquire about class timings at these two schools, or others offering classes to the general public.


Take One or More Guided Tours


Take your pick of food tours which include Avital Tours, Edible Excursions, Gourmet Walks. Other themed tours include the AT&T Park Tour, San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour, the San Francisco Movie Tours. You can check out Neighborhoods with neighborhood tours, such as the Cruisin’ the Castro Walking Tours, San Francisco City Guides, Wild SF Walking Tours, A Friend in Town tour guide service.


The Urban Hiker San Francisco Tour and Streets of San Francisco Biking Tours are for the more active touring visitor. Seaplane Adventures and Electric Tour Company Segway Tours offer others ways to get around.


Water Sports and Land-Based Sporting Activities


Outdoor enthusiasts can relax with some water sport activities in the area. The waters may not be sufficiently warm for a swim, but surfing, water skiing, jet skiing, sailing, parasailing, paddling, kayaking, canoeing and fishing can be enjoyed on the San Francisco Bay and/or Lake Merced, and/or the Point Reyes National Seashore.


Besides water sports, bird watching, biking, rollerblading, hiking, and mountain climbing opportunities are available in the metropolitan area. The Angel Island State Park, the Ano Nuevo State Reserve, Candlestick Point State Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Mendocino National Forest, Ohlone Regional Wilderness and its Ohlone Trail, and the San Bruno Mountain State Park offer nearby venues for outdoor activities of your choice.


To get a feel for the city, renting a bike to explore the city’s neighborhoods is a fun thing to do on your own. You could also bike across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to explore Sausalito and nearby areas.


San Francisco offers more experiences than can be covered in a single trip! Come here to get a taste of what San Francisco and the region have to offer. No matter what you do, you will have experiences to treasure.


I would recommend that you research ahead of time to decide how you want to spend your time in the area. Personalize your trip to suit your preferences and the time you have to hang out in the city, the San Francisco metropolitan area, and its neighboring Northern California scenic sites.


Author Bio


Jenny Tate is a blogger at Apollo RV. Check us out when you are looking for an RV Rental service in San Francisco. Apollo RV offers a wide selection of RVs in San Francisco.

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