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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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Buyer and Cellar

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Aug 30 - Sep 1

Sausalito Art Festival

Aug 30 - Sep 21

San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Editor's Picks

Napa Earthquake

We express our support for those affected by the Napa Earthquake. There were no damages in San Francisco....more

36 Things to Do in SF Before Summer Starts

We took a look at the calendar and there’s a little more than 30 days of summer left before the first official day of autumn on Sept. 23, 2014. Don’t waste a minute. We’ve come up with a list of 36 things to do before fall arrives. ...more

Things to do in August

Top Things to Do in August

Hot August Nights.Not likely in San Francisco, but we got your attention, didn’t we? Well, the temperatures may be on the cool side but we make up for it with some very hot, hot things to do....more

Best Foodie Tours in San Francisco

Best Foodie Tours for Exploring All of San Francisco’s Most Delicious Locales

One fabulous way to get out and about in San Francisco is to try a food tour. You can sample a wide variety of treats, plus go behind the scenes to learn a bit more about the folks making that perfect doughnut or incredible sandwich....more

Oldest Bars in San Francisco

Awesome Old Bars to Drink at by Neighborhood

We love our bars with a sense of history. They preserve our city history, cultural identity and make some damn good drinks. Here are the oldest, most awesome bars in the city that you should visit the next time you're in town....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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