San Francisco is among the top cities to visit in the US, and it’s relatively small size (seven miles by seven miles) makes it perfectly suited for exploring over the course of a long weekend. But since there’s also so much to do packed into those 47 square miles, that long weekend will probably leave you feeling like you’ve just scratched the surface.
Custom built for art history and architecture enthusiasts, as well as the discriminating tourist who wants to venture beyond the Wharf and Alcatraz, the Art Deco Walking Tour of San Francisco will appeal to anyone interested in the luxe 1920s and 30s history that overwhelms the city’s Financial District.
Situated in the middle of San Francisco Bay with an easy exit halfway across the Bay Bridge, Treasure Island is a sightseeing stop most tourist don’t make. Most locals passing it en route to the East Bay don’t stop either. Originally built as part of a Works Progress Administration project in the 1930s in advance of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition, there’s more to do on this little man-made island than you might expect.
When you think of wine tasting and winery tours, you probably don’t imagine walking into a beautifully appointed tasting room right off a busy city street or with a gorgeous view of the San Francisco skyline, but maybe you should.
Win 2 tickets to enjoy a San Francisco Food Tour: Ferry Building and Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! Sample exquisite local delicacies and browse the diverse selection at the farmers market with your expert guide.
No matter how you’re hoping to ring in 2014, San Francisco’s got you covered. There’s always an abundance of special New Year’s Eve events to choose from, and this year is no different. Take your pick from the many glamorous galas, costume parties, and annual events featuring DJs and bottle service, or find something a little less fancy.
The Castro is one of San Francisco’s most well known neighborhoods. During the ’60s and ’70s, it became the epicenter of the country’s emerging gay community, and the neighborhood still plays an important and emblematic role today. From history to nightlife, there’s lots to see and do in the Castro.
Italian cuisine first came to San Francisco with the arrival of Italian immigrants during the Gold Rush and experienced a resurgence with the settlement of North Beach by the Ligurians during the 1880s. This long-standing Italian connection has meant that it’s always been possible to get good Italian food in San Francisco, and never has that been more true than it is now.
I have been hearing about how my grandparents lived in San Francisco during WWII for my whole life. I knew little tidbits about their experiences and I have always wanted to visit so that I could see the city for myself. Of course, I jumped at the chance for the early bird tour of Alcatraz combined with an exclusive cable car tour of San Francisco, the city that my grandparents once called home.