A beautiful city of icons that includes the gleaming Golden Gate Bridge, and infamous Island, clanking cable cars, and roller-coaster streets. San Francisco is a unique blend of youthful exuberance and old world sophistication. The city boasts a dazzling array of world-class museums, restaurants and neighborhoods with their own distinct personality. There are more reasons than ever to leave your heart in San Francisco.
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Cable Car to Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39
- Golden Gate Park
- Irish Coffee at Buena Vista Cafe
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Bike to Sausalito/return by Ferry
- California Academy of Sciences
- Angel Island
- Beach Blanket Babylon
- Neighborhoods: Castro and Soma
- Muir Woods
- Napa Valley Day Trip
You might have heard that a little Broadway show called Hamilton is kicking off its revolutionary national tour right here in San Francisco (now through Aug. 5). It seems only right; after New York, few cities have as vibrant and historic a theater scene as San Francisco. So don’t despair if you’re among those who can’t be in the room where it happens. Check out any one of these stellar productions playing in San Francisco for a guaranteed great night at the theater. And don’t forget the always topical Beach Blanket Babylon which for more than 40 years has been taking on the famous and infamous. Recent additions to the characters in the show include Donald and Melania Trump, Vladimir Putin and Kellyanne Conway.
Almost any time of the year there’s a film festival unreeling in San Francisco. The fare ranges from the San Francisco International Film Festival, the longest-running film festival in the Americas, to the quirky Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival, which advertises itself as “three weeks of celluloid mayhem not usually found in your local Cineplex.
In San Francisco there’s apt to be a food experience that will pique the palate of most foodies and the fare literally run the gamut from A to Z: artichokes to Zinfandel. Here’s a quick calendar of some savory selections and if we’ve missed any, let us know. We’ve also included a few taste bud ticklers from the Northern California area as well.
To learn more about the local foodie scene try one of the food-focused tours or opt for a home-cooked meal arranged by EatWith which matches guests with hosts who range from professionally-trained Michelin-starred chefs to accomplished home cooks with a passion for great food. You can also find your next culinary adventure with these handy apps.
Distance from Major Airports
- San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 14 miles