Brisbane (CA) to San Francisco

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  1. Music_Producer macrumors 68000

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    So I'll be staying at a hotel in Brisbane - close to the airport for business for a few days - is it relatively stree-free to drive to Fisherman's wharf and all the usual sights and find parking, etc ? Or should I ditch the car?

    There are no public transportation options near the hotel so I would have to drive - but I keep hearing how horrible parking is in San Fran and I've never been there before.

    Any opinions would be helpful. :)
     
  2. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Drive to the nearest BART station and take that into town. Parking is possible, but I think you'll enjoy the city more on foot.
     
  3. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    Ditch the car. The drive to Fisherman's Wharf is unpleasant, and parking is difficult and expensive.

    If you're staying at an airport hotel, they probably provide a free shuttle to the airport. From the airport, you can get to BART, which is then the best way to get to San Francisco. Within San Francisco, depending on where you're going, either BART or MUNI will be the best way to get around. To help you figure out public transit here, try out the public transit trip planner on 511.org.
     
  4. Peace macrumors Core

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  5. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    Caltrain isn't really great for getting to San Francisco from SFO. You have to take BART to get to Caltrain from there, and Caltrain only gets you to the ballpark, which is on the opposite end of town from Fisherman's Wharf. Unless you want to see the Giants, there's not a lot of great reasons to be in that neighbourhood. BART gets you downtown, which is much better in terms of seeing the sights.
     
  6. Music_Producer thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the replies everyone - as everyone suggested I will ditch the car - and nadyne, yes there is a free shuttle from the hotel to SFO - so I'll take BART to Powell and other destinations coupled with the cable cars.

    Thanks again :)
     

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