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.
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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).
- W San Francisco New Years 2016
Dec 31 » W San Francisco
- ON THE EDGE 6, Erotic Photography and Sculpture Exhibition
Feb 12 to Feb 14 » San Francisco
- 5th International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change
Jul 25 to Jul 27 » Hotel Stratford San Francisco
- Pier 39 Holiday Tree Lighting
TBA » Pier 39