In and Around San Francisco
The San Francisco Outdoors Guide
Feel like doing something active in the city by the bay? San Francisco has got you covered with acres of parks, miles of beaches, hills to climb, neighborhoods to explore and trails to hike!
San Francisco is for Lovers
From waterfront dining to awe inspiring viewpoints, San Francisco offers couples a chance to slip away from the ordinary and into the romantic world of America's most beautiful city. Here is our list of the top romance inspiring activities and destinations in the city of San Francisco.
San Francisco Beaches
From nude beaches to family-friendly stretches of Pacific surf, San Francisco and the surrounding area offers multiple option for visitors looking to spend a day on the sand.
Major Architectural Landmarks
From Victorians to Greek Palaces, 800 foot Pyramids to stark modernity, San Francisco is an architectural playland.
Guide to Public Transportation
An overview of San Francisco public transportation
Muni Metro Map
Here's how to get from point A to point b on MUNI
Map of Downtown
Find your way around the streets of downtown San Francisco.
Citywide and Regional Map
See San Francisco in context.
Top San Francisco Hostels
Check out our exclusive guide to the best hostels in San Francisco including the legendary Green Tortoise, the elegant Adelaide hostel and the HI Hostel right on the bay. Save money and meet new friends by staying in a backpacker hostel in San Francisco.
Art Museums in San Francisco
From the Museum of Modern Art to the Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Asian Art Museum to the Contemporary Jewish Art Museum, San Francisco is an art lovers paradise. Check out our pick of the top art museums in San Francisco.
City Hall: The Majestic Crown of the City
San Francisco's City Hall is an important architectural landmark, a two block long Beaux Arts monument to the City Beautiful movement and the fifth largest dome in the world. Come explore this awe-inspiring building, which is actually taller than then the nation's capital and every bit as regal.
The Hippies of San Francisco
The Hippie movement emmerged out of San Francisco in the 1960s and took the nation by storm. Young and old dropped out of mainstream society and joined this moevement that emphasized music, love and freedom as well as a strong dose of ant-war sentiment.
San Francisco Walking Tours
San Francisco was made for walking. It's many compact neighborhoods, architectural treasures, and open green spaces lend themselves easily to being explored on foot. Check out our list of the best walking tours in the city, many of them free, and join in on the fun.
Tours From San Francisco
San Francisco is the natural base for exploring many Northern California attractions including Yosemite, the wine country, Muir woods and both Monterrey and Carmel on the coast. Most tours pick you up and drop you off right at your San Francisco Hotel.
San Francisco Tours
There is so much to see in San Francisco it is often much wiser to take a guided tour of the city to cover as much ground as possible. From walking tours to bay cruises, culinary tours to trips to the redwoods, there are endless tour possibilities in and around the city of San Francisco.
North Beach Photos
The most charming neighborhood in the United State, North Beach is part Italy, part bohemian paradise and part sin city. Check out my North Beach photos and learn about what makes this San Francisco neighborhood so famous.
The Fillmore District
The Fillmore Jazz Preservation District is a fascinating mix of art galleries, fine dining and family run restaurants and the top live jazz music clubs in the nation.
San Francisco's Main Library
Located in the Civic Center, San Francisco's Main Library is both a treasure trove of information and an architectural masterpiece.