Twin peaks is one of my favorite places to visit in the city.  From there 
you get an incredible 270 deg panoramic view of SF and surroundings 
including the Golden Gate bridge.  Beautiful both during the day and at 
night (fog permitting)

As for Walnut Creek, Riv is by far the most interesting place to visit in 
that town.  There's not much else for a tourist.

Have a fun trip!

On Monday, 12 February 2018 19:07:13 UTC-8, REC wrote:
> Thanks to all, so far.  I just decided this morning to make the SF 
> stop--that will be Feb 25-27.
> I probably should have mentioned that I own a Joe Appaloosa (so there IS 
> Rivendell content)  and just love it.  The group here, as well as my calls 
> to Riv,  helped me with my decision last April and I appreciated all the 
> input.  
> I do like the idea of staying in SF and doing some hikes there (and the 
> Sutro Baths look interesting).  It makes a good use of time.  I went to 
> Muir Woods years ago and was just awed by the experience. 
> Roberta
> On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:43:26 PM UTC-5, Jim M. wrote:
>> To paraphrase: Walnut Creek is a nice place to live, but I wouldn't want 
>> to visit there (other than Riv, and there are a lot of nice hikes on and 
>> around Diablo if you want to see Riv's roots). If you want to visit Muir 
>> Woods, you now need to make parking reservations or a shuttle reservation. 
>> See the Muir Woods website for instructions.
>> One outing that I highly recommend is walking around the Presidio to see 
>> their Andy Goldsworthy collection. They give guided hikes on Saturdays, for 
>> which you need reservations, but there is a map here to guide your own walk:
>> jim m
>> walnut creek, ca
>> On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 5:14:58 PM UTC-8, REC wrote:
>>> If this is too off topic, I'm sure the moderator will delete.  I know a 
>>> lot of you live in the area and would love your input.
>>> Since I'll be flying from PA to S. CA at the end of the month for 
>>> business, I decided to stop in San Francisco to visit Rivendell.  I'll be 
>>> arriving on a Sunday about noon, and leaving Tuesday, probably on a 5pm 
>>> flight out. I'll be flying into SFO, and I can fly out of either SFO or 
>>> Oakland airport, whichever makes most sense with my schedule.  I'll be 
>>> renting a car, because I'll need it for some of the trip, but I have no 
>>> issues using BART when that is more practical.  I'll be staying in 
>>> Emeryville and that would be my first stop, so I could drop off my bags.
>>> I'm planning on visiting Golden Gate Park (conservancy of flowers, Art 
>>> Museum) , take a walk in Muir Woods, perhaps Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, 
>>> and visit Rivendell.  My tastes are more toward nature and museums, but I 
>>> love the get a feel of the area, so I'd probably just want to "walk around" 
>>> but I'm not sure where.  I'm open to all suggestions on what to see, when 
>>> to see it, and how to maximize my time.  
>>> So, with two half days and one full day, are there any suggestions on 
>>> how to split my time, especially when it comes to potentially getting 
>>> caught in traffic?   Perhaps Muir Woods on Sunday, SF on Monday?  What is 
>>> the traffic like--would SF be better on a Sunday (or twice)?  I figure 1/2 
>>> day at Riv for the drive up and back and "visit." or should I see what 
>>> Walnut Creek has to offer?    It's probably been 25 years since I've been 
>>> to SF area.
>>> And, no, I won't be doing any biking.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Roberta

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