San Francisco résidents - is this route walkable?

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  1. BadgerDave

    BadgerDave Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm going to be returning a rental motorcycle in San Francisco mid afternoon on a weekday. My hotel is about 1.5 miles from the drop off point and I'd like to walk if there's anything worthwhile to see on the way.

    Here's the route:

    Starting at the EagleRider store near the intersection of 8th and Bryant, heading north.

    Several blocks NE on Harrison to Victoria Manalo Draves Park

    North on Harriet St. past Gene Friend Recreation Center

    NW on 6th, crossing Mission

    Turning NE on Market Street for a few blocks to Westfield San Francisco Center

    North on Powell St. to Union Square Park.

    Mapquest says it's a half hour walk. Any thoughts from the locals?

    Thanks!
     
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  2. EricPeterson

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    My wife and I have visited San Fran a few times and we walked everywhere, I think San Fran is a great town to walk around, take in the culture and the people, I love that city.
     
  3. martyncrew

    martyncrew Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, that's an easy walk although I'd guess it's closer to 50 minutes than 30. If you're not already aware, that end of 6th Street is one of the major homeless hang outs. That may or may not concern you but if I was planning that walk I'd take 3rd or 4th from Harrison to Market. YMMV.
     
  4. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    What he said.

    San Francisco is a very walkable, albeit hilly city. For one thing it isn't all that sprawling as far as major cities go.
     
  5. DGTCrazy

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    Once you get closer to between Market & Mission Street, (3rd/4th Street blocks), there's plenty of cool places to see nearby, like the Yerba Buena Gardens and Center for the Arts, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Metreon, places like that. Hide your Credit Cards from any "significant other" once you get to Union Square:)
     
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    One of the great things about San Francisco is that if you don't feel like walking or don't have time, just hail a cab or summon an Uber/Lyft. How much could they possibly charge for 1 1/2 miles?
     
  7. Polynitro

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    just go up 8th to market to powell
    30 minutes
     
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  9. BadgerDave

    BadgerDave Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks!

    Very much appreciated.
     
  10. diego

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    All good advice above!

    I walked from Gary Brawer's shop near Mission and South Van Ness to California and Arguello today... very nice.

    A stop at Patxi's Pizza in Hayes Valley, cut through Alamo Square and then Cafe Abir at Fulton and Divisadero for coffee on the way...
     
  11. Dereksslide

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    Is 1.5 miles walkable? Yes. Yes it is.
     
  12. Peteyvee

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    I wouldn't do it in LA*, but in SF, NYC or Glasgow, it's expected.

    * :D
     
  13. Dereksslide

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    I definitely walked more than that in LA, as my walk included all of the Walk of Fame. Should I be dead? :D


    Will listen to that when I get chance!
     
  14. Polynitro

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    that song (nobody walks in la) was on the radio like an hour ago
     
  15. Peteyvee

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    If you walked down Hollywood Blvd alone at night, you're lucky you aren't dead. Just kidding, they've cleaned it up quite a bit. It was really dicey in the 70s and early 80s.
     
  16. Scott Miller

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    Another vote for north on 3rd or 4th. Lots of foot traffic going to and from the train station on those streets.
     
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