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So I'm traveling out to SF for the 11/12 Monday night game against the Giants.  Need some advice/pointers:

  1. Going to be there for 5 days (Friday to Tuesday) since it's a Monday night game.  Staying in a hotel that long is going to be expensive, so I've been looking to AirBNB and VRBO.  I'm thinking we should stay in one of the following areas: PacHeights, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, SoMa, Mission, or Marina.  Any other locations you guys recommend?  Don't really have any plans yet other than the MNF game and possibly catching the Chargers/Raiders game on Sunday.
  2. What's the best way to get to Levi's from SF?  Caltrain? Shuttle? Uber? Other?  I'm leaning Caltrain...
  3. Besides the MNF and possible the Sunday Raiders game, don't really have any set plans.  Anything you guys recommend doing?  I've been to SF 4-5 times now, but this is going to be with a group of guys.  Not sure I want to talk them into a trip up to Napa...

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@TheVillain112

You should look into the Union Square area as well. That is where my girlfriend's brother came and stayed when he visited and there is a lot going on there and its very walkable (no hills lol) 

I live on the peninsula closer to SFO and I always drive to Levis.. Caltrains to the VTA does seem like it would make some sense. The first year levis was open we talked about doing that, but the VTA always seemed packed leaving the game so we never bothered. Levis security takes roughly 25 minutes to get through FYI, so try to get there very early if you can. If you are on the east side of the stadium (on the opposite side from the boxes) then you WILL NEED A HAT AND SUNGLASSES. The sun is brutal, although it might be fine by halftime

As far as other activities in the city , it really depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.

Dolores park on a sunny day in the city is always a good time. There are a lot of people sitting on the grass drinking beer etc. Very good views of the city, great place to have a picnic. El Techo (lolirita) is a place in the mission with iconic views of the city. amazing food, amazing drinks, pretty expensive and sometimes a little bit of a wait. If you get there right when they open again for dinner at 5ish though you can get in easily. Its pretty close to dolores park too that could be a good follow up on Saturday.. Dolores park around 12-1 then take a 5 min lyft to El Techo for an early ish dinner an cocktails.. did I mention they have really incredible drinks and the absolute best view of the city? 

If you are looking for a cheap place to try a lot of California beers that are hard to find, I recommend Toronado and/or Rosamundes. Rosamundes has super good sausages and $5-6 beer. They always always have Pliny the Elder on tap which is like a unicorn around here. 

There are a ton of good EDM shows in the city.. not sure if that's what you are into but this place is a house hotbed www.westcoastedm.com has every EDM show going on in the city arranged by date

If the weather is nice you can always go on a hike through Golden Gate Park. The natural history museum is excellent and is located in the park. My personal favorite park in the city is Buena Vista Park, but golden gate is bigger and there are more places to explore. 

I also recommend the Exploratorium, its similar to the Boston Science museum except its more interactive. Lots of cool things to play with. https://www.exploratorium.edu/ 

You could also go up to Coit tower for truly spectacular views of the bay.. 

 

If you give me an idea of what you want to do I could probably add to the list

 

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19 hours ago, N4L said:

@TheVillain112

You should look into the Union Square area as well. That is where my girlfriend's brother came and stayed when he visited and there is a lot going on there and its very walkable (no hills lol) 

I live on the peninsula closer to SFO and I always drive to Levis.. Caltrains to the VTA does seem like it would make some sense. The first year levis was open we talked about doing that, but the VTA always seemed packed leaving the game so we never bothered. Levis security takes roughly 25 minutes to get through FYI, so try to get there very early if you can. If you are on the east side of the stadium (on the opposite side from the boxes) then you WILL NEED A HAT AND SUNGLASSES. The sun is brutal, although it might be fine by halftime

As far as other activities in the city , it really depends on what you want to do and how much you want to spend.

Dolores park on a sunny day in the city is always a good time. There are a lot of people sitting on the grass drinking beer etc. Very good views of the city, great place to have a picnic. El Techo (lolirita) is a place in the mission with iconic views of the city. amazing food, amazing drinks, pretty expensive and sometimes a little bit of a wait. If you get there right when they open again for dinner at 5ish though you can get in easily. Its pretty close to dolores park too that could be a good follow up on Saturday.. Dolores park around 12-1 then take a 5 min lyft to El Techo for an early ish dinner an cocktails.. did I mention they have really incredible drinks and the absolute best view of the city? 

If you are looking for a cheap place to try a lot of California beers that are hard to find, I recommend Toronado and/or Rosamundes. Rosamundes has super good sausages and $5-6 beer. They always always have Pliny the Elder on tap which is like a unicorn around here. 

There are a ton of good EDM shows in the city.. not sure if that's what you are into but this place is a house hotbed www.westcoastedm.com has every EDM show going on in the city arranged by date

If the weather is nice you can always go on a hike through Golden Gate Park. The natural history museum is excellent and is located in the park. My personal favorite park in the city is Buena Vista Park, but golden gate is bigger and there are more places to explore. 

I also recommend the Exploratorium, its similar to the Boston Science museum except its more interactive. Lots of cool things to play with. https://www.exploratorium.edu/ 

You could also go up to Coit tower for truly spectacular views of the bay.. 

 

If you give me an idea of what you want to do I could probably add to the list

 

Appreciate all the info!  I did had Union Square to the list, definitely easier than the walk up Nob Hill.  I've been able to find some decent deals on VRBO and Airbnb thankfully.  Hotels are way too expensive in SF.  Rosamundes we'll definitely have to check out.  Can't say no to Beers and sausages...

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