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Old 14th July 2008, 10:33 AM   #1
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I'm going to SF this summer. Never been to the US before. Looking forward to it a lot.

What to see in SF? I'm going with my GF, - we are both 30yo.

Music? Bars? Concerts? Shops? Areas? (Fashion?, shoes? for GF).

Are there any electronics-shops in SF? Speaker-parts?

Could any of you recommend hotels in the city? Cheap, but not the lowest of the low...

I'm guessing that most American shops accept a VISA-card for payment?

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Old 14th July 2008, 06:02 PM   #2
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Depending on what you like, there's a long of great things on Haight St. (pronounced like hate). Amoeba is a gigantic CD/Record store in an old bowling alley. Haight St. also has a number of shops for your GF. If you like beer, there's Toronado with over 2 dozen taps (cash only, though).

About a 30 minute drive south of the city is HSC Electronics which has all kinds of parts and things.
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Old 14th July 2008, 06:14 PM   #3
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What to see in SF? I'm going with my GF, - we are both 30yo.
Spending hundreds of millions and a couple years in rebuilding, Academy of Science is reopening.

http://www.calacademy.org/index.php


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Music? Bars? Concerts? Shops? Areas? (Fashion?, shoes? for GF).
Live music at

http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1259

Probably the best food in any US cities.

All the major brands -- Versace, Armani etc have their own stores in San Francisco.

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Are there any electronics-shops in SF? Speaker-parts?
Not that I am aware of

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Could any of you recommend hotels in the city? Cheap, but not the lowest of the low...
Just use something like Priceline.com. You are probably looking at 50 - 100 Euros per night

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I'm guessing that most American shops accept a VISA-card for payment?
Yes. All major credit cards -- Visa, MasterCard
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Could any of you recommend hotels in the city? Cheap, but not the lowest of the low...
I can recommend this place wholeheartedly:

http://www.hotelca.com/sanfrancisco/
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Of all the activities I've indulged in while in SF, my favorite is the simplest: visit Golden Gate Park. Restaurants are great in SF, too.
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I always enjoy the Exploratorium.

http://www.exploratorium.edu/

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Ride a mountain bike up and down Mt Tamalpais?

Drive to Angel's Camp for the Calaveras County frog-jumping contest. That's the old gold rush area. There's still some small towns that look almost like Western movie sets.

Is Fry's Electronics near SF?
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Hi.

Thanks for the many good hints. I'll be looking into that.

Sadly I'm not in SF during the burningAmp. Sounds like a bizarre thing. I would probably like it :-)

Keep the tips coming.

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