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    Minimum 3-4 days, a week is better. Get Rick Steve's book and plan the things you want to see. Public transportation is good and easy to use. over 6 years ago

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    We did a week last year, that was plenty, tip, if you want to do Alcatraz get your tickets online in advance as they sell out days ahead at the ticket booth.. over 6 years ago

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    If you are talking about just the city of San Francisco, you can cover all the touristy places in 2-4 days (depending on how throughly you want to stay in each places).
    - 0.5 day: North beach, Chinatown
    - 0.5 to 1 day: Pier 1 (Farmer's Market) to Pier 39 (Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz) to Pier 45 (Ghiradelli Square)
    - 0.5 to 1 day: Golden Gate Park, Castro, Noe, Fillmore, Twin Peaks
    - 0.5 to 1 day: Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Region of Honor

    That said, I strongly urge renting a car and venture outside the city. Sausalito, Napa Valley in the north. Silicon Valley (Stanford, tech companies if you are so inclined), Monterey/Carmel, Big Sur in the south. Berkeley to the east (if you are into 60s scene). over 6 years ago

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    3 days is perfect. SF is only 7x7! over 6 years ago

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    Agreed with nutmac as there are many interesting places to visit outside the city of San Francisco. A week is just about right for SFO and most of the nearby attractions. SFO is a great city to fall in love, almost like Paris... a romantic city. over 6 years ago

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