YBCA | Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Explore SFʼs leading contemporary visual, performing and film and video arts center featuring endless creative programming.
701 Mission St at 3rd St, 415-798-2700.
2. The Mission
Stroll through this eclectic and vibrant neighborhood absolutely brimming with arts and culture. Galleries, theaters, boutiques, restaurants, street food vendors, bars, clubs and dives all coexist in this lively district with no shortage of action.
“My favorite might be a tour of the Mission area. Start at Bi-Rite, the best little market anywhere, then walk down the street to Tartine Bakery or Delfina Pizzeria, another great option. Or buy a picnic at Bi-Rite, walk to Dolores Park on a pretty day and take in a scene that is absolutely San Francisco. And of course, finish it off back at Bi-Rite Creamery for an ice cream or soft serve.” -Traci Des Jardin, Chef and Owner of Jardiniere, Americaʼs Top Chef Contestant
3. Exit Theatre
Attend a cutting-edge, locally-produced performance in one of four intimate stages, all with a lively, bohemian cabaret atmosphere.
156 Eddy St at Mason St, 415-673-3847.
Visit the first GLBT History Center in the U.S., or whatʼs often called the "queer Smithsonian," owning one of the largest archives of GLBT historical materials anywhere.
4127 18th St at Castro St, 415-621-1107.
Explore the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. Enjoy the newly-opened rooftop sculpture garden while relaxing with a cup of famed Blue Bottle coffee.
151 3rd St at Mission St, 415-357-4000.
Pick up the quintessential messenger bag from Timbuk2, an SF original. Select from their creations or design your own. Continue shopping in the trendy Hayes Valley shopping district.
506 Hayes St at Octavia St, 415-252-9860.
Experience the exhibitions and innovative programs in visual, performing, and media arts. Once a power substation, this 1907 landmark was transformed by famed-architect Daniel Libeskind.
736 Mission St at 3rd St, 415-655-7800.
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