Help me sort out some final details for our San Francisco trip.
June 29, 2010 2:49 PM Subscribe
We're in San Francisco for 3 days (this weekend). Should we rent a car to see Muir Woods, or take public transport?
posted by kitcat to Travel & Transportation around San Francisco, CA (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
In truth, I have three questions about our trip. I do hope that's ok just this once...
Background: Husband and I, never been to the city before, not American, I am 7 months pregnant, so no super long walks, uphill hiking or bike riding is on the plate.
1) I'm aware of the public transport options for getting to Muir Woods on a Friday morning, and its sounds like going that route will eat up much of our day. On the other hand, if we rent a car, it sounds like the trip won't take long at all and makes the car rental seem silly. Are there other nearby spots we could go to make the car renting worthwhile? Even scenic driving is nice. We don't want to use it in the city, due to the stress and high cost of parking. Previously, I thought of heading south to see (the?) Big Sur or Half Moon Bay, but that might be too ambitious for one day.
2) As we walk about the city, which streets should we take care not to miss so that we hit some neat shops (for example, gifts, baby stuff, knitting, sewing).
3) Will the BATS Improv show on Saturday night be full of insider city references - making it not so funny for tourists? In that case, I'll choose a comedy club instead.
I realize that these questions are greedy - so feel free to forgo explanations, links, addresses etc. in your answers. I can do the rest of the research solo.
Thanks very, very much in advance. You folks field a lot of questions about your city, and I'm grateful.