Urban Hike--Embarcadero/C­­oit Tower/Lombard St/Aquatic Park Beach & Thai Food!

Join us for a fun buddy walk Sunday afternoon. Together, we will explore different walking paths, steps & hidden gems this beautiful city has to offer & experience it in a fun way. We will view some of the most beautiful points of the San Francisco Bay. It's a great way to enjoy the city & see some of the city's best points of interest: Coit Tower, Lombard Street, Aquatic Park & Beach & Fort Mason. Have a great time socializing while meeting new friends & enjoy lots of fun & laughter. Members in the group are always nice & friendly. We always have a lot of fun whenever we all get together with a couple of other meetup groups also invited. So join in on the fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

We will meet for coffee in the San Francisco Ferry Building for a meet & greet. Please arrive by 1pm for announcements & brief intros. To begin, we will walk down the Embarcadero by the bay front towards Levi Strauss Plaza & check out their charming fountains. Then, we will take the wooden stairs of Filbert Street & explore this fascinating neighborhood as we climb up to Coit Tower to stop for a break & catch the amazing view of the San Francisco Bay. From there, we descend then we walk up the crookedest street in the city, Lombard Street, to view some of the beautiful plants & flowers along the famous street. Thereafter, we will retreat to the beauty & tranquility of Aquatic Park & Beach surrounded by some of the most picturesque & breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay as we head up the path towards Fort Mason Great Meadows Park via some hidden steps & a secret path. There, we capture more beautiful views of the S.F. Bay. Then we end at mysterious Fort Mason & walk down to the pier for an amazing view of the bay & the sunset. It's quite a distance & a few hills, so you will get a pretty good workout. We end the walk at 5 pm where we will head for some tasty Thai food in the local area.

• BEFORE MEETING UP: Be sure to grab your lunches, drinks & snacks for our exploration. Be sure to have a healthy snack handy & a bottle of water in case of dehydration & blood sugar drops due to exercising several hours. Conveniently, there are plenty of stores, shops & delis in the area.

• AFTER BUDDY WALK: Dinner, dessert &/or group singing karaoke!

• PLEASE NO LATE GUESTS arrivals after the hike. Thank you!

• RETURN: Most members will be taking the Muni from Fisherman's Wharf to downtown (15 min) after dinner.

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• DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate -- 3 hours walk/hike with lots of steps & a couple of hills. We will take some rest stops & breaks in between to regroup.  For specifics: please google map -- Directions from the Ferry Building to Levi Strauss Plaza to Coit Tower to Lombard St/Hyde St to Aquatic Park to Fort Mason to Jefferson St & Leavenworth St. (Difficulty Rating Legend: http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendRating.html)

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• CASH ONLY PLEASE -- for dinner at the restaurant for easier & quick bill payment.

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PARKING INFO: We usually get some late-comers because of parking issues. Parking is difficult in this busy area, especially on weekends. I would highly recommend public transportation. But, if you need to drive in, here is a link for parking garages in the area:

PARKOPEDIA: http://en.parkopedia.com

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  • Cela

    It was great meeting everyone today. It was a really fun day hiking the city together. Also, if you like to get in touch with any of the other members from our group Sun, they are in one of the following groups:

    Bay Area Adventures - Hiking, etc
    SF Random Adventurers

    January 27, 2014

  • Cela

    Nice! Only 1 no-show --
    Helen

    January 27, 2014

  • Stephanie H.

    Hi Cela! Thanks for letting me join in on the hike today, I had lots of fun (well, maybe not as much fun during the stair portions!). Hope to do it again soon!

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Cela

      It was really nice meeting you Stephanie! Really glad you were able to join us. Hope to see you on an another hike soon :)

      January 27, 2014

  • Davis W.

    Photos are uploaded!

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • Cela

    Hi Members, Please be sure to change your RSVP if you can't make the event. We appreciate you letting the group know if you won't be able to attend. Looking forward to a fun day exploring the city together & meeting everyone!
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    NOTE: Please help me keep YOU off the no-show (naughty) list by simply remembering to change your RSVP. Thank you! :)

    January 25, 2014

  • Sonya

    If I finish my project today, I'll get to join you guys tomorrow, if not, DEFINITELY another weekend. Enjoy.

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup walking & exploring the city together. So far we have about 15 members who have RSVPd from various meetup groups invited. Looking forward to a fun day socializing & meeting new friends!

    January 23, 2014

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