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

Join us for a fun a fun urban hike Wednesday evening. Together, we will explore different walking paths, steps & hidden paths this beautiful city has to offer & experience it in a fun way. It's a great way to enjoy the city & see some of the city's best points of interest: The Embarcadero, 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 no later than 6:10 pm for announcements & brief intros. At 6:15pm, we will begin our 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 around  8 pm where we will grab a couple of drinks or food if enough people are interested.

• BEFORE MEETING UP: Be sure to grab a snack for our exploration & 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.

• 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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• IMPORTANT NOTE: CASH ONLY PLEASE!! -- for dinner at the restaurant for easier & quick bill payment. -- Please no excuses if you don't read the description. (It takes a long time to process the half dozen credit cards members want to use to pay with & unfair for other members to have to wait for them.)

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• ORGANIZER FEE ONLY IF MORE THAN 10 MEMBERS SHOW UP: You may pay the $2 fee in person at the meetup location. Thank you!

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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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• RSVPs -- Out of courtesy, if for some reason you cannot make the event & have RSVPd "YES", please change your RSVP to "No" -- instead of doing a "No Show." We appreciate the notice even if it may be last minute. Thank you for your cooperation!

• NO-SHOW & CANCELLATION POLICY -- Please be courteous & considerate to all members involved in this event by cancelling at least by 12noon on the day of the event. Members with habitual NO-SHOWS & LATE CANCELLATIONS (3 or more) may not be welcomed back to these events.

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  • Brandi

    Sorry for not changing my RSVP and I hope you'll host this event again.

    April 23, 2014

    • Cela

      Thanks for the msg Brandi

      April 23, 2014

  • Brandi

    Hey yall, I hate I couldn't make it tonight I forgot I had a dentist appointment this afternoon.

    April 23, 2014

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun meetup exploring some of the best spots our city has to offer.This So far we have about 8 members who have RSVPd from various meetup groups invited. --As a REMINDER: Please help the group keep the no-show list to a minimum by remembering to change your RSVP if you can't attend & keep your name off the no-show list. Your cooperation is appreciated.-- Looking forward to meeting everyone & to a fun day walking/ hiking, socializing & meeting new friends!

    April 22, 2014

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