Student City Guide: San Francisco
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Despite San Francisco’s high-end reputation it has a soft spot for students on a budget with great dive bars, cheap food stands and inexpensive ways to enjoy this enchanting city on the Bay. Where to go Sightseeing A drive down twisty Lombard Street has all the thrills of an amusement park ride and great views of the SF landmarks like Coit Tower. Enjoy the charm of the San Francisco Bay walking along The Embarcadero Waterfront that reputedly clears the mind and has an awesome view of the Bay Bridge and the city lights. Chill out and watch the hang gliders and canine antics at the Fort Funston National Park, the premier dog park in SF with great hikes through the sand dunes and past sea-worn caves burrowed into the rock ledges. For only $20 you can hop aboard a Red and White Fleet for a 90 minute daytime cruise complete with audio tour that takes you right under the Golden Gate Bridge. Where to Eat When touring Fisherman’s Wharf, look for Hot Spud where you can dress baked potatoes ($7.50) from the huge condiment bar (.65 per addition) with yummy toppings like fresh grilled shrimp, beef and vegetarian options. A favorite before and after partying is Da Beef in SoMa that serves up juicy hot dogs Chicago style ($4.00) and Polish style ($5.00). Although it sounds expensive, the Four Seasons Restaurant in Little Saigon serves up authentic Vietnamese dishes like garlic noodles and papaya salad for a quite reasonable price. At the foot of windy Lombard Street is the friendly Caffe Sapore with 10% student discounts, free Wi-Fi and inventive sandwiches, salads and signature coffees.
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