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Scenic 49 Mile Drive

Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-391-2000
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“great drive” (3 reviews)
Throughout San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-391-2000
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic drive through some of SF residential areas. Lots of beautiful homes to see.If you have time and have a cal it is an OK thing to do.

Thank drastler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went up not knowing what kind of view I would be seeing. The view is breathtaking. I went around sun set and I took amazing photos. I watched the sun goes down and bridge goes Gold.

Thank vienna B
Reviewed 14 January 2018

If you have a car and are not in hurry, drive along this 49 mile - either in its entity or a part of it. A really fun way to see this city. Just make sure to watch your road for people and traffic light.

Thank sun20
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I enjoyed the drive and we also to a drive through the forrest after crossing the Golden Gate. Best thing is you have to cross back over to get into San Fran again and you get to see both sides of the view of the...More

1  Thank Debra C
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Very expensive, and traffic congested. The city has lost it's original attractions. With tons of street construction works, and cutting off lots of parking spaces on some major streets, it's really driving unfriendly city. Too many Uber drivers would just break any traffic laws to...More

Thank tony d
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We decided to do the 49mile drive on a Sunday, as the roads are so congested during the week, which turned out to be the right thing to do. We had a map with directions which was fairly accurate, but, didn't allow for street name...More

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A great sample of the iconic views of the coast that can be seen all up and down the coast highway. Well worth your time.

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you have the time and want to experience the beauty of San Fran this is the way to do it. I would say more of an adult activity unless the kids are into sitting in a car and getting in and out at the...More

1  Thank Rainindancers
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited this 49 drive to see the boat museum & various artefacts of SFO. it does give you an idea of lifestyle of SFO over a period of time. It has lot of historical background.

Thank sudeshrele
Reviewed 28 October 2017

If you have a car, this is a great way to see the city and many of the sights of SF. Take a day and do the drive or just use this route as a guide for a multi-day exploration of the city. Plenty to...More

Thank ttmt2
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Hack W
21 September 2016|
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Response from Cookingforpleasure | Reviewed this property |
bus stops, very small parking place right by the souvenir shop nothing else that could help stopping before to cross the bridge
Google Translation
3 September 2016|
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Response from D L | Reviewed this property |
Worse than a nightmare!
daniel h
7 May 2016|
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Response from Tomer76 | Reviewed this property |
There is a google map file for this route. I found it quickly on google, and you only need to download it and follow it on google maps.