First Timer's Guide To San Francisco

First Timer's Guide To San Francisco

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You're in San Francisco for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    they throw some interesting events. best was tim leary archive party. i got to hang with his old pals, meet ralph metzner and nobody said "what do you do?" -- Mel C via Foursquare
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    If you want to learn to play guitar, Blue Bear music school is here. If you want to try the best vegetarian food in SF, check out Greens. For comedy improv, they have the BATS improv troupe. -- AskMen via Foursquare
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    This is an awesome Museum/Gallery. There are more art exhibits and displays here more than one can see in a day. Check out all the photos that visitors have taken at this magnificent place. -- Arthur♡♡♡ via Foursquare
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    Take the eerie nighttime excursion: a narrated circuit around the island and guided tours to the main prison building (not to mention a few special programs only offered after dark). -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    Did you know? The Palace’s design is based on a Roman ruin. It was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, in honor of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the completion of the Panama Canal. -- K12 Inc 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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    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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    Enjoy the views from the observation deck but don’t forget to check out the socialist-leaning WPA-era murals in the base of the tower as well. - Green Guide Editor -- Michelin Travel & Lifestyle via Foursquare
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    Today’s adventurers will find lots of hiking around the ruins, a few good restaurants nearby, & some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge you’ll ever behold. -- 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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    The center doesn’t have its own café, but adjacent to Yerba Buena Gardens are the B Restaurant & Bar and Samovar Tea Lounge – two rooftop spots that are perfect on a sunny day. -- 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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