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August 22, 2016

San Francisco Frequently Asked Questions: What Can I Do in San Francisco for a Few Hours?

What can I do in San Francisco for a few hours? This is the City by the Bay. There are so many options. We put Zherr-Anne to the test and made her answer this week's question.

Many people who have time to kill find their way to the Visitor Information Center right next to the Powell Street Station. Most ask this question: I have a few hours in the city, what can I do? Well, you can do a lot. Here are some options that are easy to do from 900 Market St. 

Take a Hop-Off/Hop-On Bus
There are many options out there for a tour, and there's no better way to see San Francisco than on top of a double-decker bus with the wind in your hair (don't forget to bring your jacket). Popular tours are Big Bus or City Sightseeing.

Ride a Cable Car to Fisherman's Wharf
From the Visitor Information Center, take the escalator up and on your right is the world famous Powell Street Cable Car turnaround. You can take a cable car for $7 all the way down to Fisherman's Wharf, where you can see the sea lions at PIER 39.

You Can Visit a Museum
There are many museums within walking distance or a short train ride away from the Visitor Information Center. You can go to the Asian Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum, SFMOMA, Museum of the African Diaspora, Children's Creativity Museum, Exploratorium, California Historical Society, American Bookbinders Museum, the San Francisco Railway Museum, International Art Museum of America, California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Legion of Honor, Walt Disney Family Museum, Museum of Craft and Design and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.

Explore the City on Bike
Ride a bike along the Embarcadero and see beautiful views of the bay. Your options include Sports Basement, Blazing Saddles, Bike & View, Parkwide and Spinlister.

Explore the City on Foot
Don't let our 50 hills daunt you. San Francisco really is a walkable city. Take these self-guided tours of Hayes Valley or NOPA. Be sure to come hungry.

There so many more things to do, but we could only fit so much in one Snapchat story. Stay tuned for next week's SF FAQ.


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