Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In San Francisco

Cool Places To Spend An Afternoon In San Francisco

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Got a few hours of free time? Here are the best places to spend an afternoon exploring San Francisco.

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    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST MICROBREWMonk's Blood: a spicy, bracing special-occasion ale crafted by Nico Freccia and Shaun O'Sullivan of SOMA's 21st Amendment Brewery… -- SF Weekly via Foursquare
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    This is the first working brewery in the Mission since the 1950s, and you can count on $3 drafts and a menu of inventive but hearty eats. Expect a big back patio for whiling away sunny days. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    Explore the gardens, which have a variety of great photo opportunities. Try going to the top, above the waterfall. If you’re good, you might be able to capture the reflection of the city in the water. -- Windows Live Photo Gallery via Foursquare
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    Look for the man with copper pots. He has the most amazing goodies for you at a reasonable price!! Also, the views of the city are amazing. -- Jessica Kinlund via Foursquare
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    This hands-on museum, set to move to a downtown pier next year, is looking to reach a broader audience via exhibitions geared toward adults like "Sexplorations" night and other evening events. -- The Wall Street Journal via Foursquare
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    Take the kids on an evening “haunted tour” of Stow Lake—legend has it a woman drowned here more than a century ago and still makes spooky appearances. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    Hit up the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday nights. They always have great live music, creative cocktails and there is always a diverse, hip crowd hanging out and enjoying the scenery. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    From the museum’s copper-clad torqued tower, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid, Sutro Tower, and the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tower’s café serves food sourced within a 150-mile radius. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    In my opinion, the best view of the golden gate bridge is at this beach. You can also spot dolphins swimming here sometimes. I've been all over the US and this is my favorite beach in the country! -- Edward Homick via Foursquare
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    Bring a magnet! We love to collect “black sand” or magnetic mineral magnetite at Ocean Beach. Drop a magnet inside your plastic cup & wave bottom of the cup just above sand to attract minerals. Demo: -- Exploratorium via Foursquare
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    Home to what may be the Bay Area's best non-fast-food burger. Called the "Gardenburger," it's huge, juicy & topped with freshness. There may also be homefires involved. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    ASIAN ART MUSEUM: TARGET FIRST FREE SUNDAYSFree general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day—is made possible by Target. Admission is granted on -- Diem Le via Foursquare
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