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going to be in san fran for the bay area convention...besides all the shops to visit where else is good to go..bookstores and whatnot..so far all i know is the one in japantown mall

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Half Priced Books in Berkeley is great. Other side of the bay mind you, but a great used book shop. Amoeba Records if you are into collecting records and stuff like that.

Check out the Mission around bar times (9PM-2AM) for some of the best street food in the bay area. Really something else what people cook up in little carts on the side of the street. If you check out Blackheart there is a decent bar right next door called Zeigist (I dont know how to spell it). Not too bad... lots of your typical stuck up hipster types, but the people who run it are great and so is the beer selection.

Golden gate park Buffalo are fucking awesome. I could watch them eat grass all day. Oh, Crissy Field has tons of babes on a a good sunny day. So check that out.

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You gotta hit City Lights Bookstore in North Beach for the SF experience. And yes, Kinokuniya Bookstore in Japantown Mall is awesome. Bonus: just under it, on the ground floor, is Suzu Ramen, my favorite ramen-ya in SF.

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thank you all...looking foward to this trip...if any of you are going to the bay area convention swing by the ink health booth and say hello, i would be stoked to meet you all!

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it's twee but i enjoyed alcatraz so much last time i visited. me and stewart spent a few hrs exploring the island and took about a million photos. i'm making notes of what to do this time that we didnt get time for last time already, the buffalo are in the top 5!

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If you're by the buffalo it's fun to go to stow lake and rent a rowboat or paddle boat if the weather is nice. as @Lochlan can attest the lake will eat your cell phone if you're not careful though...

hell all of golden gate park is nice. just walk from one end to the other.

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As @dooktruck mentioned the night tour at Alcatraz is a must do if you can get tickets and enjoy taking pictures...in the middle of the bay as the sun is setting around a rusted and corroding island, shamwow...some damn good photos! Plus it gets kind of ghostly fun....

Also the Contemporary Jewish Museum is doing a Houdini exhibit right now...going on the seventeenth and can let anyone know how it is after if anyone is interested....

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