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Windmills in Golden Gate Park

Windmills in Golden Gate Park September 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are many curiosities in Golden Gate Park. One that has always peaked my interest are the two Dutch Windmills that flank the northwest and southwest corners of the park at Ocean Beach. It might be hard to imagine Golden Gate Park as a barren wasteland of sand dunes, but that’s what it was...

Huntington Park, Nob Hill

Huntington Park, Nob Hill September 12, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
Perched atop Nob Hill, Huntington Park  is not usually listed on a visitor’s agenda, but it should be. Resplendent Grace Cathedral flanks the west side of the park. Go up close to check out its impressively detailed Ghiberti doors (modern replicas and one of the few copies of Lorenzo Ghiberti’s...

San Francisco’s Gardens of Eden – Clandestine Public Spaces

San Francisco’s Gardens of Eden – Clandestine Public Spaces July 25, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Look out for the POPOs - we’re not talking SFPD, we’re talking Privately Owned Public Open Spaces. There are dozens scattered across downtown San Francisco in the Financial District and SOMA. Photo courtesy of SF Streetsblog It may be a rooftop, or it may be a small park, but usually it’s...

A Tour of San Francisco’s Microbreweries

A Tour of San Francisco’s Microbreweries June 18, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
I’ve been a beer snob forever. While my counterparts were doing keg stands of Coors Light in college, I assertively turned my nose up and said “pint of Sam Adams please.” It didn’t have to do with the fact that I babysat the Sam Adams’ founder’s ex-wife’s kid to help pay my way through...

What to Do on Father’s Day in the Bay

What to Do on Father’s Day in the Bay June 16, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Gifts are fleeting. Dad really doesn’t need another necktie, does he? Quality time is really what your pop wants. Here’s a round-up of some fun things to do this Father’s Day in San Francisco. For All-American Dads – Giants Vs. A’s The Giants are “away” this weekend, but never fear, they’re...

There’s a Hofbrau in Them Thar Hills

There’s a Hofbrau in Them Thar Hills June 9, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The best thing about San Francisco weather reports is they are never accurate. Last weekend promised a deluge of rain threatening to shatter a 127-year-old June record. I’m not sure what the results were, but after a drizzly Saturday, Sunday offered up a warm cloud cover — perfect for a leisurely...

Free Summer Concerts at San Francisco’s Stern Grove

Free Summer Concerts at San Francisco’s Stern Grove May 26, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
What’s better than listening to live music outdoors in the summer? Not much, and one of the best free things to do in San Francisco is spending an afternoon at Stern Grove. Beginning June 19, every Sunday afternoon will feature a concert or performance in its numinous, eucalyptus-filled meadows. All...

Free Bike Use for Hotel Guests

Free Bike Use for Hotel Guests April 14, 2011 | Hotels, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Great news for visitors who are staying at the Clift Hotel near San Francisco’s Union Square – the hotel is offering free use of hipper than thou Public bikes to get around the city. These trendy two-wheelers are lightweight and will handle hellacious hills with grace and style (though I have yet...

San Francisco Giants Cheat Sheet

San Francisco Giants Cheat Sheet April 8, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The San Francisco Giants home season opener is today. Need some conversation points while at the game? Act like you know what you’re talking about with this quick round up of a few key players you should know. Tim Lincecum – Tim is considered a hippie or “The Freak” (due to his sinewy body’s...

Baseball Season is Here!

Baseball Season is Here! April 6, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Daylight savings + warm weather = baseball season! Despite having one of the most beautiful stadiums in the nation, San Francisco never seemed to be much of a baseball town. That is, until the San Francisco Giants pulled off an awesome World Series win last fall. Every night of the playoffs, the whole...
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