Thursday, September 5, 2019

Things to do in San Francisco - Muni Heritage Weekend (Sept. 7 & 8, 2019) #UrbanTrekUSATips

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This weekend, September 7 & 8, 2019, is the annual Muni Heritage Weekend from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. This can be fun especially for those who appreciate vintage public transportation. This year will be extra special because the oldest cable car (#19) built in 1883 - that has not been in operation since 1942 - will be running for the first time along the California cable car track since its long hiatus. (Note: To read an article about cable car 19, click here.)

The other neat vintage ones to check out are the open top boat tram from Blackpool (UK), the one from Melbourne (Australia), the Market Street Railway "dinky"streetcar (#578) built in 1896 and Muni's very first streetcar (circa 1912).

Some of the vintage motor coaches will provide free trips around sections of The City from where the San Francisco Railway Museum is located. For more details about this event, click here to the event website.

Additional information can also be obtained by clicking here.

These are some photos I took from last year's Muni Heritage Weekend:






Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Things to do in San Francisco - Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park #UrbanTrekUSATips

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To continue #UrbanTrekUSATips on things to do in Golden Gate Park, this post is about the Rose Garden. When the roses are in bloom, the Rose Garden is a beautiful place to visit as the photos show. Some (not all) of the roses even have wonderful fragrances.

Tip #1: The Redwood trees next to the Rose Garden is also worth checking out. If you walking in the middle of the place where the Redwood trees are, it feels like you away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city.

Tips #2: When taking a Muni bus (28, 5R or 5), disembark at the stop at Park Presidio & Fulton. The entrance to the Rose Garden is at the northeast corner.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Things to do in San Francisco - Yerba Buena Gardens #UrbanTrekUSATips

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Yerba Buena Gardens located along Mission Street between 4th and 3rd Streets is a nice green open space in the middle of the urban jungle (downtown). There are also an indoor ice skating rink, bowling alleys, the Metreon, a food court, Target, an arts center and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. The SF MOMA is also just across the street (on 3rd Street). What I like most is the green open space. I like going up above the waterfalls of the MLK Jr. Memorial where there is a sitting area with a panoramic view of the green space below and the tall buildings around the area.

From April to October, there are FREE events (i.e. musical, cultural, circus, etc.) during lunch time and after work hours for your entertainment. Click here to the calendar of events.









Friday, April 12, 2019

Things to do in San Francisco - POPOS #5 Rooftop Deck at 343 Sansome Street #UrbanTrekUSATips

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This is POPOS #5 (privately owned public open spaces) is located on the 15th floor of the office building at 343 Sansome Street. Being a rooftop deck, it has a nice view. Like most of the POPOS, this is open during business hours only. The video below shows the view. For nice photos taken by other people, click on this link.

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Video of the view from rooftop deck at 343 Sansome Street:


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Friday, March 8, 2019

Things to do in San Francisco - Dahlia Garden (Dell) in Golden Gate Park #UrbanTrekUSATips

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My last post on about things to do in Golden Gate Park on Jan. 22, 2019 was for the Conservatory of Flowers. Right next to the Conservatory of Flowers is the Dahlia Garden (Dahlia Dell). The Dahlia is the flower of San Francisco. The Dahlias a beautiful flowers and have different varieties. According to the Golden Gate Park website, these flowers are in full bloom from from June to September. However, I took the photos and videos below between March and October so the Dahlias can be just a gorgeous during those months.

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