So far, no one's mentioned the obvious: take a walk across the Golden Gate
bridge and, if you're up for a bit of a hike, do the headlands on the
opposite side (Marin). The walk over the water is thrilling in and of
itself, but to see the bridge and its art deco designs up close is really
neat, and the headlands offers the classic view of it all (bridge, city,
And, yes, Rivendell is a hoot.
On Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:14:58 PM UTC-5, 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.
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