Things To Do While In San Francisco

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You'll be really busy at JavaOne, but you've got to sample a bit of the City by the Bay. Here are some recommendations:

1) Get culture-fied
If you get to town early enough, check out  J-Pop, Japantown's pop culture festival on Saturday. Get your Tokyo Mew Mew fix. Eat sushi. September 18 at 11am; Free. Japantown Peace Plaza, at Geary and Webster Streets.

2) Ride a bike across the GG bridge.
It's been said in other blogs, but this is a must-do. Rent a bike at Fisherman's Wharf. It's a bit a of steep incline to the bridge, but it's a great ride across the bridge and then down into Sausalito. There, you can have a beer (or ice cream [or both]) with a fantastic view of the Bay. Take the ferry back to the city.

3) Eat Crab!
Hop on the Powell street cable car go to Fisherman's Wharf. Get some some crab from a street vendor or sit down and have lunch at Alioto's. Stroll around a bit. Now get out of there before it gets full of (other) tourists. Take the Muni F line back to the Ferry Building.

4) Check out the SF Ferry building.
If you haven't been there in a while, they've done a great job of restoring it and filling it with shops and restaurants. Hog Island Oyster Co is a fav of ours.

5) Stroll over to Chinatown.
Late in the week, here's the place to get souvenirs. Find a run down (but full of people) Dim Sum joint on Jackson street for lunch.

6) Enjoy an ocean view.
For a view of the ocean, go to Geary Street and take the 38 Muni bus west all the way to the Pacific. You can have a drink at the swank Cliff House, or check out the Beach Chalet for a microbrew with a view.

Now get back to the Mason Street tent! You are missing stuff!
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