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
Jan 29 to Jan 31 » Four Seasons San Francisco
- Union Street Has a Crush on You Valentine Wine Walk
Feb 12 » San Francisco
- Pacific Orchid Exposition
Feb 19 to Feb 22 » Fort Mason Center
- Gold Country Classic
Feb 20 to Feb 22 » San Francisco
- 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 Parade
Mar 14 » San Francisco
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Festival
Mar 14 » Civic Center Plaza
- 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