: Hi bootmen, I'm from Guadalajara in Mexico and I might be visiting San Francisco for my holidays, may be may or june. : Can someone who lives there tell me how many days I need so I can see most of the attractives of the city? I would like to go to museums, pier, shopping in outlets and of course a Visit in Castro Street. I only know it by pics but I would like to stroll there and get also leather outfits and boots. : Any advice is well accepted. : Thanks in Advanced!
Hi, Al! The guys who live around San Francisco will have better information for you, but speaking as a repeat visitor to the San Francisco Bay Area, I can say the more time you can plan for a visit, the better. But it all depends on how much time you have available for vacation, and what and how much you want to see and do. Coming from another country and if you've never before visited SF, I should think at bare minimum you would want to devote a long (4-day) weekend to your stay.
These are a few of the spots I have enjoyed when visiting "The City"....
-California Academy of Sciences -Legion of Honor (an art museum) -UC Berkeley campus and neighboring craftsman homes (in Oakland) -North Beach neighborhood (Italian sidewalk coffeehouses/cafes by day, restaurants and jazz clubs by night) -Occidental Cigar Club (Financial District) -Sutro Tower (big antenna on a high hill with great views) -Marin Headlands (north end of Golden Gate Bridge, offering gorgeous views of the City) -Gall's uniform store -brunch in The Castro -restaurant and retail therapy (dining and shopping) all over town!
Wherever you go, whatever you do, I encourage you to wear your jeans tucked into those kickass knee-high boots! When I have visited San Francisco, even for Folsom and Dore Alley, I have found exploring the City in my Wescos or Dehners far more interesting than hanging around bars in the Castro or SOMA Districts. But see if you might find a local boot bud or two who would enjoy seeing their town through a visitor's eyes...in boots, of course. Boots enjoy company. :)
Enjoy your visit. And please, take lots of booted pictures!