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 in 1937 at a cost of $35 million, this bridge is more than a mile and a half long, and was built to connect San Francisco with Marin County.
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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 Saint Patrick's Day Festival
Mar 15 » Civic Center Plaza
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 15 » San Francisco
- 2-day In-person Seminar: Rummler Process Methodology (RPM) Seminar
Mar 24 to Mar 25 » Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco Airport
- Redwood Coast Jazz Festival
Mar 27 to Mar 30 » Municipal Auditorium
- San Francisco’s Annual Union Street Easter Parade & Spring Celebration
Apr 02, Apr 20 » San Francisco
- Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting
Apr 05 to Apr 06 » Fort Mason Center
- San Francisco Giants Home Games MLB 2014
Apr 08 to Sep 28 » San Francisco Giants Baseball Club (MLB)
- Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Apr 12 to Apr 13, Apr 19 to Apr 20 » San Francisco
- San Francisco International Film Festival
Apr 24 » San Francisco
- San Francisco Wine Auction
Apr 25 » The Westin St. Francis San Francisco
- Cinco de Mayo Festival & Parade San Francisco
May 03 » Mission District
- Carnaval San Francisco
May 24 to May 25 » Mission District