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 Jewish Film Festival
Jul 24 to Aug 10 » The Castro Theatre
- The San Francisco Marathon
Jul 27 » San Francisco
- STEM Regaining Our Innovation
Jul 29 to Jul 30, Aug 08 » Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco
- Nihonmachi Street Fair
Aug 02 to Aug 03 » Japantown San Francisco
- San Francisco Aloha Festival
Aug 02 to Aug 03 » San Francisco
- Save The Princess Peach Pub Crawl! – A Burning Man Theme Camp Fundraiser
Aug 16 » San Francisco
- Color Vibe 5k: Omaha, NE
Sep 06 » Omaha, NE
- Autumn Moon Festival
Sep 06 to Sep 07 » Chinatown San Francisco
- Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival
Sep 13 to Sep 14 » San Francisco
- Comedy Celebration Day
Sep 14 » San Francisco
- International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics , August 10-12, 2015 San Fra
Aug 10 to Aug 12 » San Francisco