The best damn driving tour of San Francisco as far as you know.

The best damn driving tour of San Francisco as far as you know.

Never been to San Francisco before? Never driven across the Golden Gate bridge? Never seen the Red Line to Alcatraz? Never heard the sea lions of Fisherman’s Wharf? Never watched the sunset from Twin Peaks? Then you need my Best Damn Driving Tour of San Francisco.

Is this the best damn tour of San Francisco? Yes. 

People who visit the Bay Area always ask me to give them a tour of San Francisco. It’s happened so many times, in fact, that I finally made a Google Map of it so I didn’t have to keep reinventing it every time a friend or family member told me they were in town for a seminar or trade show. As a result, I created the Best Damn Driving Tour of San Francisco:


It’s a fairly comprehensive — but speedy — driving tour covering the “Jewel Of The Pacific.” Here’s what you’ll see when you pilot your rental car around on my best damn driving tour of San Francisco:

  • (A) Caltrain Station
  • (B) PIER 39
  • (C) Ghirardelli Square
  • (D) Coit Tower
  • (E) City Lights Bookstore
  • (F) Chinatown
  • (G) Cable Car Museum
  • (H) The Fairmont Hotel
  • (I) Union Square
  • (J) Lombard Street
  • (K) Fillmore Street
  • (L) Palace of Fine Arts
  • (M) Crissy Field Picnic Area
  • (N) The Presidio
  • (O) Sea Cliff
  • (P) Great Highway
  • (Q) Twin Peaks
  • (R) Haight-Ashbury
  • (S) Alamo Square
  • (T) The Castro
  • (U) Mission Dolores Park
  • (V) City College

Frankly, San Francisco is a pretty damn attractive city. There are a lot of sights to see, so get started on the tour early. Also, wear several layers of clothing, always—seriously, it gets damn cold in San Francisco, especially in the summer. And bring a camera or an iPhone.

Also, sourdough bread kinda sucks. There, I said it. 

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