Urban Hike--Explore Nob Hill/Russian Hill/Marina/Pacific Heights--food & drinks!

  • April 30, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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Join us for a fun a fun urban hike mid-week! 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: Fairmont Hotel, Mark Hopkins Hotel, Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill, charming Russian Hill, Aquatic Park Beach, Fort Mason, Marina Greens coastal trail & view of the SF Bay, Marina District's trendy shops & restaurants, Fillmore Street steps, Pacific Heights architecture & mansions, Polk Street hip restaurants & shops & exciting & buzzy North Beach. 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 at Starbucks for a quick meet & greet. Please arrive by no later than 6:10 pm for announcements & brief intros. At 6:15pm, we will begin to explore the city's most charming & fascinating neighborhoods as we climb up Powell Street to the beautiful SF Landmarks Fairmont Hotel, Mark Hopkins Hotel & Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill. Then, we walk pass the quaint streets of Russian Hill. Then we pass through the breathtaking Aquatic Park Beach & towards the mysterious Fort Mason. We will walk along it's piers then uphill to the peak for a breathtaking view of the SF Bay. We wind down towards Marina Greens where we capture more beautiful views of the S.F. Bay along the gorgeous coastal trail. As we walk through the Marina district, we will pass through a couple of SF's most trendy areas with it's many great restaurants & shops. From there, we head up the fun Fillmore Street steps. From this point, we walk have reached SF's most affluent & architecturally beautiful homes & mansions of Pacific Heights. We will walk through the neighborhood then head down towards hip Polk Street & up the hills of Union St ending in exciting & buzzy North Beach. 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 North Beach to downtown or Bart (10 min) after dinner.


• DIFFICULTY: Easy/Moderate -- 2 hours walk/hike with a couple of steep hills & steps. We will take some rest stops & breaks in between to regroup.  For specifics: please google map -- Directions from the Union Square to Fairmont Hotel to Aquatic Park Beach to Fort Mason to Marina Greens to Fillmore Street & Union Street to Broadway Street to Polk Street to Union Street & Powell Street. (Difficulty Rating Legend: http://www.hikenewengland.com/LegendRating.html)


• 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.)


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


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


• 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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Every member is responsible for his/her own safety on all events. Your RSVP to attend confirms that you have read and agree to our Liability Waiver below.


Participating in this event is entirely voluntary and you are responsible for your own safety. When you RSVP "yes" for this event, you are confirming that you understand and accept the risks, dangers and hazards of any outdoor activity and you are releasing and discharging any organizers & event hosts of the meetup group against any liability that arises from your participation in our group or its activities. Our guides are volunteers with no special training or qualifications. They are friends/members showing you around a place that they enjoy. They are not responsible for your safety or actions or anyone else’s.

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  • Cela

    It was so nice mtg everyone. Had a great time hiking & hanging out. It was lots of fun :D

    May 1

  • Cela

    We r headed to Marina Greens in 20 min

    April 30

    • Cela

      Pls comment if u would like to meet us there

      April 30

  • Jessica

    Any chance I can still meet up with on the hike? I live near by.

    April 30

  • Jessica

    Sorry to have missed the event. I got caught in traffic and did not get back in time.

    April 30

  • Cela

    NOTE: Pls remember to change ur RSVP if u can't make it & so u don't get put on the no-show list. See u there!

    April 30

  • Cela

    Welcome Members! This will be a fun urban hike exploring some of the most charming neighborhoods in SF & getting a good workout while socializing & meeting new friends. So far we have about 10 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 changing your RSVP if you cannot attend & to keep your name off the no-show list. Your cooperation is appreciated! See you Wednesday!

    April 28

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