San Francisco Travel Guide
Welcome to San Francisco!
The list of attractions in San Francisco reads like an all-star vacation checklist: the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, the cable cars—and the list goes on. Visitors to San Francisco are never far from one of the many attractions that has put this coastal city on the map. One of the distinctive local attractions is the Haight area of the city. Once synonymous with hippies and the counter-culture, today the corner of Haight and Ashbury Street is a confluence of modern, trendy shops and piercing salons and alternative bookstores. San Francisco is well known for its support of alternative lifestyles, as is evidenced with the annual Bay to Breakers Run, which routinely sees families and frat boys pounding the pavement next to nudists and artists. Film enthusiasts flock to the San Francisco International Film Festival, which occurs in April and features over 200 acclaimed films from around the world.
Built on its own island, Alcatraz operated as a Federal Prison from 1934-1963.
Hotels & Motels
Following the 1906 earthquake, the Fairmont San Francisco underwent a $72 million renovation project to return it to its previous appearance.
SF Bay Adventures offers public cruises and private yacht and sailboat charters for two to 59 passengers on the San Francisco Bay.
Current & Upcoming Events [ View All ]
Looking for something to do in San Francisco? Check out these current and upcoming events. If you know of an event that is not listed in the travel guide, please feel free to add an event listing (it's free).
- San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Feb 27 to Mar 01 » Fort Mason Center
- Chinese New Year Parade
Mar 07 » Chinatown San Francisco
Mar 12 to Mar 22 » San Francisco
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Festival
Mar 14 » Civic Center Plaza
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 14 » San Francisco
- Redwood Coast Jazz Festival
Mar 26 to Mar 29 » Adorni Recreation Center
- Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration
Apr 05 » San Francisco
- HDSA 7th Annual SF Celebration of Hope
May 30 » San Francisco
- The 39th Union Street Festival
Jun 06 to Jun 07 » Union Street
- The 61st Annual North Beach Festival
Jun 13 to Jun 14 » North Beach Neighborhood
- Orchids in the Park
TBA » Golden Gate Park
- The Fillmore Jazz Festival
Jul 04 to Jul 05 » Fillmore Street