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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

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Address: Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Takes you to the top sites in San Francisco

We drove this tour with a friend who has lived in the bay area for 22 years. She bypassed some of the neighborhoods because she either felt they were unnecessary or the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We drove this tour with a friend who has lived in the bay area for 22 years. She bypassed some of the neighborhoods because she either felt they were unnecessary or the neighborhoods had changed and weren't that safe. Occasionally we had trouble following the route. There are 49 mile signs but it is difficult for the driver to drive... More 

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Memphis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This is a great way to see all parts of San Francisco; however, traffic is exponentially worse now than it was when we visited several years ago, which can make the drive a little difficult and frustrating for those of us who are unfamiliar with the city. Allow plenty of time to make stops and allow for getting lost a... More 

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

For first-time visitors discovering the lay of the land or those who can’t leave until they’ve seen it all, the 49-Mile scenic drive is a fantastic way to get acquainted with all of San Francisco. If you are only going to be in the area for a day or two, then an unique way to fit them all in is... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

The scenic drive was created in the 1930's to help promote San Francisco's treasures. It more than accomplishes that task. In a very short time you are introduced to a unique blend of city,ocean,mountain and trees. It is stunningly beautiful and a great way to get familiar with the city by the bay.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I did the 49 mile drive 20 years ago , it was great , I tried this year and 80 % of the route signs are missing . On some parts of the drive you only have to miss a turn and it throws you off course , because there are so many one way streets and turn restrictions .you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

There isn't a single visitor who had come to see us and not gone to 49 mile drive. It always ends up being one of their top 3 attractions in Northern Cal. Well organized and one of the most breath taking views anywhere in the world. At the end of the drive you end up in beautiful renowned Carmel city... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

SF is 7 miles by 7 miles for 49 square miles. If it takes me 30 minutes to go half way across town, 3.5 miles, or longer, do the calculation for the 49 mile scenic drive. You'll go crazy with the driving, maybe even get a ticket or two, but never completed close to 10 miles before giving up! Beware... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Love the state for the beauty. The coast is gorgeous Loved the wine areas. So many wineries to visit and try the wine

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SF
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

49 Mile Drive is a wonderful meandering route throughout San Francisco, laid out in such a manner that you can just follow the signs (do pay attention though) and make random stops as you so desire. Think of this as your own personal "Hop-on-Hop-off" tour - except that you have the freedom to pick and choose. The only downside will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Hopefully when visiting the Bay Area one knows a friend or family member to drive this route. We just completed this drive to show off the region. Along the way are many dining choices at all price levels. Wear layered clothing as the San Francisco area is home to a multitude of micro climates. One suggestion is to bring a... More 

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