The city by the bay has a reputation for having great views, and so it should come as little surprise that many want to get out and explore its borders. Though there’s a lot that goes on within this city’s 7×7 confines, there is even more excitement beyond (have you ever seen the mohair hills of the Marin Headlands?). If you are looking to get out there and on the water in an effort to explore the new, here are the best ferry rides in San Francisco.
America’s Cup is world renowned for excellence in open-water racing. Essentially the playing field for the world’s fastest boats and best sailors. Out on the open ocean these paragons of the race industry fly out into the open ocean with carbon-fiber hulls, ultra-lightweight sails, and a whole lot of bravado in their hearts. A test of engineering prowess as much as navigational and seaworthy skill and commitment, the America’s Cup is where the world turns when interested in cutting edge boating.
San Francisco, being technically located in Northern California, isn’t necessarily the port of call most that most readily comes to mind when people think of taking a cruise. Sure, there’s Muir Woods, the Embarcadero, and a whole slew of bars to appease us, but sometimes we just want to get out on the open water and see something new – like a Hawaiian island. Who doesn’t want to see a Hawaiian island?
An update on the art world: San Francisco’s venerated Museum of Modern Art (known locally as SFMOMA), is set to close in the early June of this year. Sad, but true. There’s a silver lining, however – the closure is only to renovate, redesign, and come back stronger than ever.
San Francisco is known to be a funky town. Lots of active youths, a free California culture, and the hustle and bustle of a big city (which also happens to be remarkably beautiful) creates a confluence of creativity and expression. See this in all its denuded glory in the 101st annual Zazzle Bay to Breakers 12k run.
San Francisco has a great reputation going for it for being a young, hip town. A big city with a small city feel, there’s always something going on in San Francisco. And if you’re headed to town, it might be in your best interest to see these wild and animated youths in their best – during one of the area’s many street fairs.
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Welcome to San Francisco. Hailed as America’s most European city, this great cultural expanse is really only seven by seven miles in area, thus making for some of the greatest walking and touring experiences of any major city anywhere. If you’ve just touched down and only got a day, you’re in luck – you can see and do so much that your day will be filled with excitement and wonder and leave you with a definitive taste for more.
Come April 17th, The Exploratorium, San Francisco’s much anticipated interactive science and activities museum, is set to re-open its doors to the patient public. Previously located in the Palace of Fine Arts in the city’s Marina, the Exploratorium’s new location along Pier 15, boasts 330,000 square feet of prime waterfront real estate and has many anxiously waiting to see what will be behind closed doors.
Though you might not think it at first blush, the city of seven hills, aka San Francisco, is actually a great biking town. Not only do the streets and drivers naturally yield to those on two wheels (the limited parking and sheer numbers lend them favor), but there’s lots to see and plenty of pit stops to be had along the way. If you’re interested in seeing San Francisco on the power of your own two feet and you don’t like walking, here’s some insider tips.