Nils Frahm

Tuesday, Nov 11 08:00 PM

Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm has built a steady reputation for his intimate, poignant piano recordings, yet they so far......more

Hoodie Allen

Friday, Nov 14 08:00 PM

It is not only a refreshing feeling, but it is a refreshing sound when you hear the name Hoodie Allen.......more

Gareth Emery

Friday, Nov 21 10:00 PM

Most DJ/producers don’t crack into the DJMag Top 100 before the age of 30. Most of them don’t shun major......more

Dry The River

Wednesday, Oct 22 09:00 PM

Critically acclaimed UK band, Dry the River, are touring in support of their debut album, Shallow Bed, which was released......more

My Brightest Diamond

Wednesday, Dec 10 08:00 PM

Not many people can front a rock band, sing Górecki’s Third Symphony, lead a marching band processional down the streets......more

King Diamond

Thursday, Oct 30 08:00 PM

KING DIAMOND is quite possibly the most recognizable and prolific personality ever in heavy metal. Revered by icons as big......more

Rebecca & Fiona

Saturday, Oct 25 09:00 PM

At the heart of the music Rebecca Scheja and Fiona Fitzpatrick make as Rebecca & Fiona is their friendship. The......more

An Evening with Jared Diamond

Tuesday, Dec 9 06:30 PM

Jared Diamond, Professor, UCLA; Author, Guns, Germs and Steel, Collapse and The World Until Yesterday Jared Diamond is a scientist......more

Electric Youth

Tuesday, Nov 4 08:00 PM

In a click-bait driven music scene, it's rare to find an album that stands the test of time, but Toronto-based......more

Cooks with Books -- Marcus Samuelsson

Monday, Nov 3 12:00 PM

Our award-winning Cooks with Books events are held at outstanding Bay Area restaurants. The meal is inspired by the author/chefs......more

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Tourism Leaders Step Up to the Plate with NLCS Wager

October 15, 2014 – As the exciting battle for the National League Pennant continues with the San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals, both cities’ tourism leaders have stepped into the fray. Joe D’Alessandro, president of San Francisco Travel and Kitty Ratcliffe, president... more

What’s New in San Francisco | October/November 2014

A monthly look at some of San Francisco's newest and most notable happenings. ARTS & CULTURE ____________________________________________________ Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House at Legion of Honor Oct. 18, 2014 – Jan. 18, 2015 Houghton Hall brings to San Francisco... more

San Francisco Travel Board Chair Stephen Revetria joins Hostelling International USA to “Sleep for Peace”

What: For the second year, Hostelling International USA (HI USA) celebrated “Sleep for Peace” in honor of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace. The values of the Day of Peace are echoed in HI USA’s own mission to create a more tolerant world by fostering... more

San Francisco’s LGBT News and Events for Jan-March 2014 | San Francisco, CA | sanfrancisco.travel

San Francisco is filled with LGBT activities this Fall

As a true gay Mecca, San Francisco can sometimes overwhelm visitors with its vast number of activities appealing to the LGBT Community. Often referred to as the “First Lady of San Francisco,” Donna Sachet’s more than 20 years of experience and affiliations with a broad spectrum... more

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

What’s New in San Francisco | September/October 2014

Keep current on San Francisco newest features each month. EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS ____________________________________________________ SanFrancisco’s New Pier 27 Cruise Terminal On Sept. 18, 2014, the GrandPrincess will be the inaugural ship at the new James R. Herman Cruise Terminal... more

San Francisco named Saveur Readers’ Choice for Best Culinary Destination, Large Domestic

Sept. 10, 2014 – The readers of Saveur, the definitive culinary and culinary-travel magazine, have voted San Francisco the Best Culinary Destination, Large Domestic in the second annual Saveur Culinary Travel Awards. According to Saveur, “San Francisco, as our readers have discovered,... more

San Francisco Travel names Antonette Eckert Director, International Tourism-Asia/Pacific

Sept.4, 2014 – The San Francisco Travel Association has named Antonette Eckert to the position of Director, International Tourism-Asia/Pacific. In her new role, Eckert will manage ongoing tourism sales programs in the Asia/Pacific region, including China, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand,... more

Leave your heart in San Francisco this Valentine's Day

From “Woo at the Zoo” to the Eternity Ball, there is a reason for everyone to leave their heart in the City by The Bay this Valentine’s Day. VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS IN SAN FRANCISCO After Dark: Heartworks Feb. 2 Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon St. www.exploratorium.edu, 415-561-0363 What... more

San Francisco Convention Update, September - October 2014

The following is a list of major conventions coming to San Francisco during September 2, 2014 through October 30, 2014. ORGANIZATION MEETING START DATE END DATE DIRECT SPENDING ESTIMATED ATTENDANCE Box, Inc. BoxWorks 2014 9/3/14 9/4/14 $4,429,212 3,000 California Dental Association CDA Presents the Art and Science of Dentistry 9/4/14 9/6/14 $13,758,992 16,000 Intel Corporation Intel... more

San Francisco Launches Global Sustainable Tourism Initiative in U.S.

Mayor Newsom to introduce resolution at US Conference of Mayors San Francisco, the birthplace of the United Nations, will be the lead US city to partner with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria Partnership, a coalition of more than 40 international conservation, development, and travel industry... more

Things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco Labor Day Weekend Highlights

(Aug. 27, 2014) Spend Labor Day weekend sampling Filipino cuisine at the inaugural Savor Filipino, picnic in the Presidio at Shakespeare in the Park, and do the doggie bar crawl at Treasure Island Flea. Channel your “inner-force” at the fourth annual Star Wars Day at AT&T Park. Sport... more

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Ice Cream in San Francisco – The cool, sweet city of love

Along with a delicious variety of neighborhoods to explore, San Francisco offers some of the best ice cream in the country in an array of classic and unique flavors. Here is a list of some of the coolest spots in the city to indulge a sweet tooth. Cole Valley The Ice Cream Bar 815 Cole Street, http://theicecreambarsf.com/ Harken... more

San Francisco experiences no damage in Napa earthquake

August 25, 2014 - The San Francisco Travel Association expresses their support for those affected by the earthquake that occurred at 3:20 am on August 24, 2014. The epicenter was approximately 35 miles from San Francisco, near the town of American Canyon. The United States Geological Survey (USGS)... more

Great Wine Capitals Announces 2015 Best of Wine Tourism Award Call for Entries

San Francisco and Napa Valley applications now accepted for awards in regional excellence in wine tourism. The San Francisco | Napa Valley region of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network announces its call for entries for the fifteenth annual Best Of Wine Tourism awards, which recognize innovation... more

San Francisco unveils new and renewed venues ready to be booked for events of all sizes

August 11, 2014 – San Francisco has a bumper crop of new venues, debuting now and in the near future, with facilities perfectly suited to events of all sizes and types. The Masonic in San Francisco 1111 California St. 3,300 capacity – Opens September 2014 Live Nation has announced the... more

San Francisco Celebrates 11th Annual National Black Business Month in August

Aug. 4, 2014 – On the eve of August’s 11th annual National Black Business Month, co-founders Frederick E. Jordan Sr. and John William Templeton discussed how to increase economic growth in black neighborhoods at a meeting of San Francisco Travel’s Diversity Advisory Council. Jordan... more

San Francisco Convention Update, Aug. - Sept. 2014

The following is a list of major conventions coming to San Francisco during Aug. 2, 2014 through September 28, 2014. For a list of major conventions scheduled for the coming months, please visit http://convention-calendar.sanfrancisco.travel/meetings_nonmembers.asp. The San Francisco Travel Association... more

San Francisco Bakeries by Neighborhood

San Francisco’s Tartine Bakery was recently named one of the 25 bakeries to should visit before you die. While the popularity of their morning buns and the long lines their country bread creates every morning are well known, Tartine is not the only bakery in town that is a bread winner. Below... more

Oldest Bars in San Francisco by Neighborhood

July 28, 2014 - In a city that is steeped in new technology, San Franciscans are still traditionalists at heart. They love their bars with a sense of history. These spots preserve the city’s history, cultural identity and make some darn good drinks. SF Heritage, which works preserve and enhance... more

San Francisco Convention Update, July - August 2014

The following is a list of major conventions coming to San Francisco during July 8, 2014 through August 20, 2014. The San Francisco Travel Association is the official tourism marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. Tourism, San Francisco's major industry, generates in excess... more

Celebrate Pride in SF

San Francisco's Special Summer: Warm Weather, Warmer Locals and Hot Parties!

July 1, 2014 -- As a true gay Mecca, San Francisco can sometimes overwhelm visitors with its vast number of activities which appeal to the LGBT Community. Often referred to as the “First Lady of San Francisco,” Donna Sachet’s more than 20 years of experience and affiliations with... more

San Francisco Travel’s new offices reflect the spirit and excitement of the city it promotes

June 26, 2014 – San Francisco Travel has moved to new offices that are as exciting and unique as the destination that the organization has promoted since 1909. The new headquarters on the 29th floor at One Front Street has been created to reflect the spirit and creativity of the city while... more

San Francisco Travel Association Presents 2014 Silver Cable Car Award to United Airlines

June 19, 2014 -- At its 104th Annual Luncheon meeting today, the San Francisco Travel Association presented the Silver Cable Car Award to United Airlines. The Silver Cable Car Award is presented annually by San Francisco Travel to an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution... more

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San Francisco Travel Association Presents Crystal Bridge Award to American College of Surgeons

June 19, 2014 – At its 104th Annual Luncheon today, the San Francisco Travel Association presented its Crystal Bridge Award to American College of Surgeons. Based in Chicago, the American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913... more

Giants Enterprises V.P. Stephen Revetria Installed as Chair of San Francisco Travel Association’s Board of Directors 2014/15

June 19, 2014 – The San Francisco Travel Association installed Stephen Revetria, vice president & general manager, Giants Enterprises, as chair for the 2014/15 fiscal year at the organization’s 104th Annual Luncheon meeting today. Revetria succeeds 2013/14 Chair Mariann Costello,... more

Moscone Center expansion and improvement plans unveiled

San Francisco’s economic future tied to increasing space for meetings and conventions June 19, 2014 – The Moscone Center Expansion and Improvement Project, which will keep San Francisco’s No. 1 industry competitive, create thousands of new jobs and enhance the neighborhood with... more

Media Alert: Moscone expansion plans to be unveiled

What: A media briefing to present the revised plans and renderings for the expansion and improvement of Moscone Center. When: Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Moscone West, Room 3014, 800 Howard St., San Francisco Who: Joe D’Alessandro, President &... more

San Francisco Travel adds Sidney Lovett Hunter as Manager, Convention Sales, for self-contained meetings

June 13, 2014 - San Francisco Travel has secured Sidney Lovett Hunter for the position of Manager, Convention Sales. She assists customers located in Northern California (except those in Silicon Valley and San Francisco) in sourcing and planning ‘self-contained’ meetings in San Francisco... more

Where to watch the World Cup in San Francisco

Break out those lucky kits -- the World Cup is back. While the main event is taking place in Brazil, celebrations are happening all over the world, especially San Francisco. So get off the couch (that's better for American football anyways) and head to one of these soccer-enthused spots to catch the... more

San Francisco: Fourth of July

Fireworks, picnics in the park, hot dogs on the grill — well, OK, maybe a veggie burger, or two, but San Francisco will be right in step with the rest of the U.S. for the Fourth of July despite her reputation for being a bit of a maverick. Outdoor concerts and cruises on the bay to watch the... more

San Francisco Convention Update June - July 2014

The following is a list of major conventions coming to San Francisco during June 1, 2014 through July 29, 2014 Organization Meeting Start Date End Date Direct Spending Estimated Attendance Merkle, Inc. Merkle Summit 6/1/14 6/7/14 $250,300 350 Association... more

“Dine About Town” returns June 1

San Francisco’s “Restaurant Week” back June 1-15 for a second helping of fine dining at great prices May 31, 2014 – June 1 is a day that San Francisco food lovers savor. “Dine About Town” – San Francisco’s own Restaurant Week – returns for a... more

“It Begins Here” is the theme for San Francisco Travel Association’s 104th Annual Luncheon on Thursday, June 19

More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the 104th Annual Luncheon of the San Francisco Travel Association on Thursday, June 19, at Moscone West, 800 Howard St., San Francisco. The annual event is the largest gathering of San Francisco’s tourism industry, a major economic engine for the... more

San Francisco Travel Association announces grants for 2014-2016 Neighborhood Partners Program

Businesses in the Fillmore, Western Addition, Richmond, Polk, Chinatown, Mission and Castro districts selected in fifth year of program to extend the power of San Francisco’s #1 industry to more areas of the city May 13, 2014 – The San Francisco Travel Association has selected 10 businesses... more

San Francisco rolls into National Train Day in Seattle with Amtrak car transformed into cable car

May 9, 2014 - San Francisco will be hard to miss at the 7th annual National Train Day at Seattle’s King Street Station on Saturday, May 10. In addition to hourly prize giveaways via Twitter and a drawing for a trip to San Francisco via Amtrak, one car of Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train... more

“Dine About Town” returns June 1-15, 2014

San Francisco’s “Restaurant Week” back for a second helping of fine dining at great prices May 2, 2014 - “Dine About Town” – San Francisco’s own Restaurant Week – returns for a second helping on June 1-15, 2014. Now in its 13th year, this popular program... more

San Francisco Convention Update May - June 2014

The following is a list of major conventions coming to San Francisco during May 7, 2014 through June 29, 2014 Organization Meeting Start Date End Date Direct Spending Estimated Attendance Heart Rhythm Society 2014 Annual Scientific Session 5/7/14 5/10/14 $21,833,684 14,000 CISCO... more

San Francisco Memories Are Made of This…Make it a Memorable Memorial Day Weekend

April 21, 2014 – San Francisco will be the setting for traditional Memorial Day commemorative ceremonies May 23-26, 2014. It is also the final weekend to see “Yoga” The Art of Transformation” at the Asian Art Museum and an installation of eight massive sculptures by Mark di... more

San Francisco is never the same, but it’s always San Francisco

April 17, 2014 -- San Francisco is changing and evolving every day, but the reasons that millions of visitors leave their hearts there never change. A look at some of the events and attractions available this spring illustrates the San Francisco Travel Association’s new theme, “Never... more