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Things To Do in San Francisco

To do, or not to do? That’s never the question in San Francisco. Find something to suit every aspect of your travel persona … from wanna-be rock star to rock climber. Who says you can’t be both?

Where to Stay in San Francisco

Whether it’s a sleek high rise hotel with a view or a cozy bed and breakfast tucked into a shingled Victorian, check out (and check-in) San Francisco’s accommodations.

Dining in San Francisco

Stir-fried or simmered. Slow food or street food. Haute or hip. Farm-to-table or caviar and Champagne. No matter what your taste, San Francisco has a menu to match it.

Nightlife in San Francisco

Culture and cocktails, a DJ twin spin or a jazz solo — nighttime is the right time to discover that there’s a fresh approach to everything here when it comes to new ways to have fun.

Shopping in San Francisco

Leave some room in your luggage for all the shopping you’ll do. From “made in San Francisco” souvenirs to trendy threads from top fashion houses, San Francisco has something for everyone.

Events in San Francisco

What’s happening? Stay current on San Francisco’s ever-changing entertainment and events line-up, exhibitions, performances and what’s to come — and be sure to check out the Editor’s Picks .

Arts & Culture

Muses and musicians. Painters and poets. Dancers and divas. Authors and actors. The fantastic and the familiar. The classics and the avant garde. San Francisco is all about the arts.

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Upcoming San Francisco Events

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Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic

Apr 24

Big Bang: Party After Dark

Apr 27

Marcus Shelby Family Music Making

Apr 24 - May 8

San Francisco International Film Festival

Apr 25 - May 4

Bay Area National Dance Week

Editor's Picks

All You Need to Know About Bay to Breakers

All You Need to Know About Bay to Breakers

Bring your costumed, your semi-naked body and participate in one of the largest races in America – one of the most strange and “San Francentric” events of the year....more

Top Things to Do in April

Top Things to Do in April

The hills are greener. Flowers bloom. Can’t you just hear Simon & Garfunkel singing “April come she will when streams are ripe and swelled with rain” on the radio? Oh, right. On your iPhone....more

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10 More Things to do with Your Extra Hour in San Francisco

With the start of Spring and more sunlight as the goes on, what better way to spend that time than in San Francisco. Here are ten more bright ideas to fill that extra 60 minutes of sunshine....more

Best Beaches Around San Francisco

Local's Guide

Get the inside scoop from personalities and ambassadors as they tell you why they love the city, from where to eat and drink to their favorite place to snap a photo. San Francisco, from the local's perspective....more


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