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).
- Spooky Hotel W San Francisco Halloween 2014
Oct 31 » W San Francisco
- American Indian Film Festival
Nov 01 to Nov 09 » San Francisco
- San Francisco World Music Festival
Nov 09 » Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
- Celebration of Craftswomen
Nov 09 to Nov 11 » Fort Mason Center
- Hip Hop Dance Fest
Nov 14 to Nov 16 » Palace of Fine Arts
- Pier 39 Holiday Tree Lighting
Nov 22 to Nov 23 » Pier 39
- International Automobile Show
Nov 22 to Nov 29 » The Moscone Center San Francisco
- Guardsmen Christmas Tree
Nov 29 to Dec 23 » Fort Mason Center
- Orchids in the Park
TBA » Golden Gate Park
- International Conference and Exhibition on Biopolymers and Bioplastics , August 10-12, 2015 San Fra
Aug 10 to Aug 12 » San Francisco