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.
This is one of San Francisco's most popular destinations.
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).
- Rhone Rangers Wine Tasting
Feb 14 » Fort Mason Center
- Gold Country Classic
Feb 19 to Feb 21 » San Francisco
- Chinese New Year Parade
Feb 20 » Chinatown San Francisco
- Peru - land of many surprises
Feb 20 » San Francisco
- Annual Zinfandel Festival
Feb 25 to Feb 27 » Four Seasons San Francisco
- Pacific Orchid Exposition
Feb 26 to Feb 28 » Fort Mason Center
- Hamlet - a tourcing production of the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Feb 27 » San Francisco
Mar 10 to Mar 20 » San Francisco
- San Francisco Ocean Film Festival
Mar 10 to Mar 13 » Fort Mason Center
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Mar 12 » San Francisco
- San Francisco Saint Patrick's Day Festival
Mar 12 » Civic Center Plaza
- Redwood Coast Jazz Festival
Mar 31 to Apr 03 » Adorni Recreation Center