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Old 08 January 2014, 16:26   #11
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We went onboard the WW2 submarine USS Pamantino at Fisherman's Wharf and it was fascinating. That's going back a bit (1997), but it's still there. It gets put into dry-dock every 7 years and is due in this year for a general overhaul. Wow... thought RIBs were expensive to maintain! http://www.maritime.org/pampanito2014.pdf

Didn't realise the history of this sub until I did a little more research.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Pampanito_(SS-383)
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Old 08 January 2014, 16:51   #12
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I'll be in SF for a few days in April and wondered if anyone has suggestions for family-friendly boaty things to do or see? Alcatraz is obviously on the list, as are the sealions.

Any RIB trips or tours? Are the seaplane flights worth a go?
headsup yankee ribnobburs! mye mageistee wil bee kasting ay long shadowe onn yer soyl sharpish.

anywun wiv ay ribmashiyn neer mi preevious addrays wot wonts to liv in peas on here shud offyr mee ay voyig of SFB FOC orn theyril bee hel two pai

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Old 08 January 2014, 17:02   #13
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From the replies so far it seems that SF is all about the food and I'll be too busy eating to do anything else.
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Old 08 January 2014, 17:31   #14
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If you like a stogie go here

http://www.occidentalcigarclub.com

Fine cigars and rum. Had a very drunken afternoon with some clients here last year.

Probably not one for the kids ; )
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Old 08 January 2014, 17:39   #15
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If you like a stogie go here

Occidental Cigar Bar - The Legal Place to Smoke & Drink Since 2001

Fine cigars and rum. Had a very drunken afternoon with some clients here last year.

Probably not one for the kids ; )
Hmmm. Can't fault their Whisk(e)y list. Sounds like fun
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From the replies so far it seems that SF is all about the food and I'll be too busy eating to do anything else.
Correct - here is a man from San Francisco
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Weather dependent, I would recommend taking one of the ferries over to Angel Island and go for a hike if the family agrees. It is pretty physical though. I don't have a RIB myself, just a small SIB that most consider uncomfortable. In the past when I owned a wakeboard boat, we offered days on the water to traveling wakeboarders often. We still often take visitors out for the Bay tour, when folks aren't afraid of the little boat.

Another Beautiful Sunday at Angel Island
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We still often take visitors out for the Bay tour, when folks aren't afraid of the little boat.
That's OK, he's only got a little'un himself.
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Irish coffee at the Buena Vista and then rollerblading through Golden Gate Park. That was my first date 15 years ago with my now wife

Bring layers. It could be 80F or 50F and damp and windy ( like home?), no way to know.

The museums in Golden Gate Park are fun. The aquarium. The exploratorium if you have kids or are one, down on waterfront. The Marin headlands have good hiking and some old WWII leftovers for a bit of history, a mostly complete Nike missile site. Don't forget to walk across the Golden Gate. The list goes on....

Be prepared to part with your money, it's a pricy place to do anything but that's no excuse not to.

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You mean it could be 80F one second, and 50F the next. Microclimates...you have 80, 50, Fog and Sun, Windy, No Wind all on the same day at the same time.

Personally I hate Fishermans Wharf, serious tourist trap. Would definitely not eat there, you can do a lot better very easily.

Bigtalljv advise is good.

Cabs are easy to find, so visit some Neighborhoods.

North Beach
Castro
Haight/Ashbury
Mission
Embarqadero
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Ferry to Sausalito - good for lunch and looking at boats
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