Your Destination Guide to San Francisco

Destination Guide San Francisco - Your Destination Guide to San Francisco, CA

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© Lucius Kwok

The people of San Francisco are an active lot. You only need to walk down the street and dodge joggers, roller skaters, and bikers to realize this. So it comes as no surprise that there are numerous recreational activities at your fingertips. Strap on your roller skates, dust of those trainers, oil up that chain, and find the paddle for your kayak; its time to get active in San Francisco.

San Francisco | Recreation

  • Biking
  • Despite its steep hills and rainy winters, San Francisco is a great place for cyclists. The City is small enough to get around most of it by bike, and a comprehensive network of bike lanes and...
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  • Golfing
  • San Francisco is on par with other golfing destinations. Two of the city's courses are in the top 50 of Golf Digest's "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses," and the hilly terrain ranks San Francisco's courses as some of the more challenging around.
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  • Hiking
  • The mountains around San Francisco make this area a hiker's haven. Hikers do not have to go far to find trails for every skill level. Some trails follow gently rolling hills, while others climb steep mountainsides.
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  • Kayaking
  • The San Francisco Bay Area is a playground for kayakers. Miles of ocean coast and bay shoreline, rivers and tidal marshlands, offer various opportunities for every kind of kayaker, from first-timers to long-time experts.
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  • Running
  • Whether you are lacing up your running shoes for the first time or logging miles for that upcoming marathon, San Francisco offers runners of all abilities a wonderful, picturesque place to jog. In general, San Francisco is very runner friendly.
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  • Surfing
  • There might not be many surf songs about San Francisco, but it is still a popular surfing destination. The Bay Area's coastline boasts miles of beaches, from Santa Cruz to Point Reyes, with waves for beginners and experts alike. Each season brings its own list of pros and cons.
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