[INFJ] Need Help On Trip Planning (San Francisco)

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This is a discussion on Need Help On Trip Planning (San Francisco) within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; I stay indoors ALOT. Either I'm busy doing all my indoor things or I can't afford to do the fun ...

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    Need Help On Trip Planning (San Francisco)

    I stay indoors ALOT. Either I'm busy doing all my indoor things or I can't afford to do the fun outdoor things.

    Most things that fall in line with my pocket book these days is retail-related.
    "Hey, I know, lets go to Barnes and Nobles!!"
    This line of thinking falls flat when you have the opportunity to actually travel outside of your town. Who goes to Alaska to visit a Walmart? You know what I mean?

    I always seem to have trouble planning a fun trip Maybe because my idea of fun, is just talking or studying something interesting

    I'm visiting a really great friend (ENFP) up in San Francisco on Halloween weekend.
    This will be the last time I see her for a few years because I'm going to be moving to the other side of the country

    I'm happy staying in her apartment, doing her hair, talking, watching a movie, or eating dinner; but all of this seems like a waste of a good opportunity to do something new, interesting, and outside of the box (and the house).

    The older I get, "been there, done that"

    I've googled "sight seeing in San Francisco" and saw "Bubblegum Alley" - but that's unappealing to me.
    The golden gate bridge I have already visited.
    There's also the zoo.... I've been to plenty in my life and a zoo is a zoo is a zoo! I just can't seem to find that fun, interesting, or engaging these days.

    Please not the same Starbucks. A bookstore that isn't Barnes and Nobles would be nice, do they exist? Yes to unique or local eateries but then again, I can only EAT so much

    How do you guys plan trips? Do you have any tips or ideas? Any reccomendations while visiting San Fran? If you live in SF, what are some really fun things to do? If you have been to SF or live there, can you recommend something that's relatively unknown but extremely cool to see?

    Ideally, I want to see and experience things you can't already do in Los Angeles.
    Lately I find it so hard not to yawn at most things. If I could have it my way, I would like the Sistine Chapel and all of Bernini's sculptures to be in San Francisco; that would be so great to see in person.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Ethanol; 10-24-2015 at 04:26 PM. Reason: less repititious
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    You could send this to your ENFP friend, or talk about it over the phone. The ENFPs I know are incredible at coming up with things that don't lose my interest. Something physically, relationally, and intellectually stimulating. It tends to be an enjoyable balance of all that, or if it's not, we're both okay to move quickly on to the next thing.

    Do you think this has the potential to be "it's not what you do but who you're with"? The benefit of Ne is that it's like Ni actualized. Going to the zoo with Ne isn't just going to the zoo. Last time I went to the zoo with Ne, we spent most of our time inventing personalities for each fish in the aquarium. I usually hate zoos, and I'd never go on my own, but that's a great memory for me.

    What about a car ride to a national park? Camping? Corn maze?

    You could browse meetup.com for ideas on lectures, concerts, sports, art galleries.

    Groupon and livingsocial have a way of getting people to do things they didn't know they wanted to do.

    What about a massage?

    Ever been paintballing?

    Know how to surf? Paddle board? Sign up for a lesson.

    Find a boxing gym and take a free "first-timers" lesson.

    Go to an intro-to-swing-dancing event.

    Ever tried fencing?

    Search to see if they have a Spy Museum nearby with interactive displays.

    Go through every store in the Mall and try to touch the back wall without getting asked by an employee if you need any help. (Mattress stores are the hardest.)

    Find a rock climbing gym, get a day pass, and teach yourselves how to boulder (climb on short walls with no ropes). Pull up some youtube videos beforehand.

    Make a list of things you don't know and find a way to learn about them.

    Learn how to shoot a shotgun at a clay-shooting range.

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    OMG, thank you so much for these ideas! LOL
    I came on the INFJ forums because I was hoping to hear some ideas I could jive with, and I love the list already. Thank you. Let me do more research then.

    I kept researching for "sight seeing in San Francisco" and could not find anything that really screamed "new, interesting or fun" to me. THANK YOU!
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    Let us know how the research goes!

    I'll come back with more ideas later.

    Shooting ranges usually have an intro class and gun rentals.

    Go karts! The fastest, most dangerous ones, of course.
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    Planning? A trip? Why would you plan a trip?
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    Could I have lots of INFJs just pitch in with strange or weird ideas?

    If I could get a gigantic list of unique, interesting, fun, odd, out of left field ideas... it could be a resource other people can come back to if they ever plan a trip.

    Maybe we could just make a giant list of things together.

    I will be back with more ideas if I can find them.
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    @Ethanol

    Like A Local Guide
    Urban Adventures | City Tours | Best. Day. Ever.
    Travel Tips, Trip Planning and Discount Travel - Independent Traveler | IndependentTraveler.com

    Home - The Boutique Traveler (this one also relevant to your destination)

    In my experience: if you want to go off the beaten track, don't get your information from mainstream sources. The links I gave you are few of many travel websites like that.

    I would also ask your friend about places where locals go all the time. If you go where the locals go => often a very authentic travel experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chasing Nereids View Post
    Planning? A trip? Why would you plan a trip?
    It's just so I make the most of my visit ;D

    Quote Originally Posted by yippy View Post
    @Ethanol
    ....
    In my experience: if you want to go off the beaten track, don't get your information from mainstream sources. The links I gave you are few of many travel websites like that.

    I would also ask your friend about places where locals go all the time. If you go where the locals go => often a very authentic travel experience.
    Yip thanks so much for those resources. I'm currently looking at them.

    My friend just moved to SF for a job about 3 months ago, so she's new there as well LOL We're kind of exploring the city together for the first time :D

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    Here’s just a list of stuff I researched, some are inexpensive and some might cost $$, others may or may not be events occurring at the same time of visit :

    Visit a Cemetery

    Go Bigfoot hunting/searching in the forest

    Go Hiking

    Bike Riding

    Fishing

    Picnicing at a local park

    Visit the Beach

    Go to a tanning salon for the first time

    Dare to get a random Hair Cut at a hair salon

    Get a Pedicure or Manicure

    Visit an Antique Shop

    Visit a local farmer’s market or flea market

    Strawberry Picking

    Visit a local botanical garden

    Take a Aerial Tour with a tiny 4 passenger GA Aircraft

    Go see a live acting show

    Go to the Opera

    Go to a local Art Walk/Festival

    Go to a Jazz House

    Go to a Slam Poetry

    Scuba Diving

    Sky Diving / Parachuting

    Go Handgliding

    Ride an Ultralight

    Visit a Themepark

    Visit a local Architectural Historical Landmark

    Visit an Arcade
    Last edited by Ethanol; 10-24-2015 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Some were duplicates XD Sorry!
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    If I was going to San Francisco, I'd be going to a comedy club one night, fa sho.
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