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San Fran lay lines

The San Francisco and Oakland international airports are the same distance from the America’s Cup Village and park: 13 miles as the crow flies. Public transportation options, such as Bay Area Rapid Transit, mean it’s not necessary to rent a car.

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Instead, do what San Franciscans do: Strap on some Tevas and burn those calf muscles on the city’s undulating slopes.

You can rent a bike from one of the city’s many vendors, or load up a “Clipper” card at a nearby Walgreens pharmacy and swipe it to enter most buses, trains, subways and ferries. San Francisco’s famous cable cars, however, take cash — $5 each way.

To help you navigate the city, visit, or download the free 511 Transit app.

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August 2013 issue