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.
Explore this redwood forest, which contains plenty of hiking trail and interpretive displays.
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).
- Annual Zinfandel Festival
Feb 23 to Feb 24 » Four Seasons San Francisco
- Pacific Orchid Exposition
Feb 24 to Feb 26 » Fort Mason Center
- San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Mar 09 to Mar 12 » Fort Mason Center
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 11 » San Francisco
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Festival
Mar 11 » Civic Center Plaza
- Global Summit on Emerging Orphan Drugs and Drug Abuse
Aug 23 to Aug 24 » San Francisco