49-Mile Scenic Drive of San Francisco

Written by Golden Ashby, Bauer’s Online Marketing & Social Media Manager  goldena@bauersIT.com

Last Friday I was fortunate enough to take a few hours out of  of my busy day here at Bauer’s Intelligent Transportation and go for the  49-Mile Scenic Drive through the city’s most accessible scenic and historic points. After picking up our San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau clients, we circled the convention center and made our first stop  in  Japantown, which hosts  many shops, restaurants, several theaters and two hotels. At the Peace Plaza, the focal point of the Japan Center, Bauer’s staff hand delivered sushi and other Japanese specialites to our clients who enjoyed their lunch as we continued on with our scenic tour.

Next we skirted Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach and Telegraph Hill and we stopped at the Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is the center for seafood restaurants, fishing boats, bay cruises, gift shops and numerous attractions including Boudin sourdough French bread bakery, SS Jeremiah, O’Brien and USS Pampanito. Bauer’s staff served delicous dungenous crab to our clients.

We then drove past the Marina and the Palace of Fine Arts. The Navy was out in full force, staging for the Fleet Week weekend. We then passed through theLombard Gate at the Presidio, and continued on towards Ocean Beach and a view of the small, stony islands called Seal Rocks. There were many surfers out enjoying the windy fall day. We stopped off at the Beach Chalet for sliders and a restroom break.

After the delicious slieders, we made our way to Twin Peaks, a 910-foot (227 m) summit, which offers a 360° panoramic view of the city. The views were absolutly spectacular and the weather could not have been better. We then dipped down to Mission Dolores where we me made our final stop for tachitoes.  We concluded with a fun announcement of the winner of our Bauer’s contest and a parting gift of cannoli’s from Stella Pastry & Cafe.

I absolutly loved this tour. Over the years, I have been to almost every place mentioned in this 49 Mile Drive route. But seeing them all at once as part of a coherent and carefully planned road trip left me with a renewed appreciation for San Francisco’s natural, cultural and historical diversity. Bauer’s is proud to work side by side with the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, who work on behalf of its members to promote San Francisco as the destination of choice for conventions and leisure travel. Bauer’s makes passenger transportation convenient, innovative, comfortable and eco-friendly. I hope everybody had as  good of a trip as I did, and I look forward to many more!

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