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All reviews twin peaks great drive the golden gate bridge ocean beach take your time the presidio points of interest city tour palace of fine arts take pictures route sights sf neighborhoods clockwise beauty track
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Reviewed 1 week ago

who goes to sfo without seeing this fame bridge? then drive by to have a fancy dinner on the way back to the city center.

Thank amaninjamum
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a car this is a great way to see the sites, neighborhoods and view points. The signage can be difficult to spot so it better to go by the directions and map. If driving is too difficult in San Francisco for you,...More

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We were so lucky to have a crystal clear day on the ocean. There are so many picturesque spots; a must to-do if you get a chance.

Thank millie L
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I've tried a couple of times to follow 49 mile drive but I can never stay on the drive. I always lose the signs. Don't know if it is me or there are some signs missing.

Thank kshel132
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Drive along the beach and watch the surfers. Continue and see Lake Merced. It's easy to get back to 280 and downtown SF.

Thank karen2450
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This drive winds through the best of San Francisco sights and scenery. Walk, bike, scoot, or drive it...it’s all good.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Fabulous, stunning Great drive. beautiful views Very scenic and enjoyable. Learned a lot of things. .

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed August 12, 2018

We did the drive over three days,saw parts of San Francisco we had never noticed before.Look for the 49 milrpe drive signs marking the route.New book on 49 mile drive walks that gives explicit directions and what to see and how to get back home

Thank Janet L
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I was really looking forward to doing this drive. However, if you take the tour from stop 1, the directions want you to turn the wrong way on 1-way streets downtown. Traffic is heavy and going around the block is not a good option. Suggestion...More

1  Thank Donna K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Good scenic drive to the end and upper look out point . Beware of traffic during peak hours best enjoyed on weekend sor off peak times

Thank KKS81
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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March 6, 2018|
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Response from KLE2013 | Reviewed this property |
The route is designed for you to drive yourself at your own pace. As the blue and white seagull signs that marked the drive are sometimes missing at places, try using the phone app that provides directions. Take the time... More
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September 20, 2016|
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Response from Cookingforpleasure | Reviewed this property |
there is not parking spot... that is the problem....
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Response from D L | Reviewed this property |
Worse than a nightmare!