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    Staying in SF...advice?

    Sooooo...I'm gonna head out to SF for the SoG convention...I dont necessarily want to stay out by the airport. I'm originally from Oakland (moved when I was a baby) and I havent been to the City in about 14 years. I thought about staying in the neighborhood by AT&T park. Like around Harrison and 5th. It seems pretty close to a BART station (and about about a mile and a half from Black Heart). I just want to make sure i can make the walk back from the station at night with less than a 50/50 chance of getting mugged (I'm not fearful of walking around in cities, but I'd like to have an idea of what I am getting into).

    Any advice appreciated! thanks!

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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    I don't know much in the way of hotels and the like, but there are some great restaurants in the food thread. Here are a few of my favorites.

    Freddie's- sandwich shop by Ocean Beach.
    Fresca- Peruvian food with three different locations in SF.
    North Beach Sushi- amazing sushi in North Beach of all places.
    Basil- Thai food in SoMa.
    Golden Boy Pizza

    Who are you getting zapped by at the convention?

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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    I stayed at the Convention hotel last year and plan to do the same this year. At night the Wife and I plan to head into the city for dinner.

    I think it's much more convenient and cost effective to just stay where the convention is held...

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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    @cfgsteak SOMA and The Mission have seeing a spike in mugging-esq crimes over the past few years though SOMA does have some good places to eat and stay then The Mission good places to eat. The closer to Market is best for BART. For all those who are coming to SF the World Wide Website Jetsetter has been having some really nice SF and Sausalito hotels for good prices so you may want to sign up on that site and watch for sales....if you want to join send me an email with your email address and I can send you a join link. It's a good site to be a part of if you travel fairly often as well.

    We just may have to do two back to back month LST meet ups.....September for our two years and October for those coming for the convention....

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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    Thanks @Lochlan

    I appreciate the information, hmmmm...maybe it would just be better to stay at the hotel and travel into the city like @ian...but I would like to check out that site. I'll shoot you an email.

    Thanks @Boohdah, i will check out the food thread too. I have an appt with Valerie Vargas and I have contacted two other guys and I am just waitin on confirmation. I am very excited about the whole deal, going to SF, getting tattooed, seeing some badass tattooers and tattoos, meeting some people from here. Seems like it will be a fun weekend.
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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    I will be solo and think it will be easier to go to city for dinner or meet up. I think i will be getting lots of stuff done possibly starting my back at BH before convention so I think the hyatt would be nice command central.

    is it ok to bring my oklahoma whittle stick on the plane ?
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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cu_Bu View Post
    is it ok to bring my oklahoma whittle stick on the plane ?
    Dude, you will have so many hands in places you never thought you had if you bring that mother fucker on a plane.
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    peacethefuckkouttthomosss

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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    We stayed here last summer:
    Hotel des Arts, San Francisco

    Very cool hotel with art on the walls/ in the rooms, right outside the Chinatown gate.

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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by dcostello View Post
    Dude, you will have so many hands in places you never thought you had if you bring that mother fucker on a plane.
    oh the possibilities!
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    Re: Staying in SF...advice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cu_Bu View Post
    oh the possibilities!


    These are EVERYWHERE here. Be warned brother.
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