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I left my heart in San Francisco

I left my heart in San Francisco February 13, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Anyone who has been to San Francisco over the past 5 years or so has probably seen one of the over 130 heart sculptures placed around the city. The Hearts in San Francisco Project is a public art installation benefiting San Francisco General Hospital. Most of the heart sculptures have been auctioned...

Treasure Island’s Bliss Dance

Treasure Island’s Bliss Dance January 6, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Originally debuted at Burning Man in 2010, “Bliss Dance” is a sculpture worth visiting. It currently resides on Treasure Island across the bay from San Francisco. It’s setting is amazing, with views of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco city skyline behind it. Even more amazing is...

Slideshow: San Francisco Sights

Slideshow: San Francisco Sights December 6, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Sun and fog, grandeur and blight, hipsters and suits, relaxed and industrious…San Francisco’s juxtapositions are infinite. Arguably the most beautiful city in the United States, the city by the bay is also the most un-American city, in attitude as well as looks. Old Victorian homes blend with...

Sonoma Coast Day Trip

Sonoma Coast Day Trip November 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
While there are certainly not a shortage of things to do in San Francisco, the Bay Area as a whole offers many day trip options for visitors and locals alike. One such trip is to the Sonoma Coast just north of the city. Sonoma often sits in the shadows of her bigger sister Napa, however Napa is inland...

Anchor Brewing

Anchor Brewing September 29, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of the more unique things to do in San Francisco is the Anchor Brewing Company tour and tasting. Brewing beer in San Francisco since 1896 and located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood since 1979, it’ s a great tour for those interested in either beer brewing or local history. Although they’ve...

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...

Fog Seeping Through the Golden Gate Bridge

Fog Seeping Through the Golden Gate Bridge September 16, 2011 | What's New | Read More
San Francisco’s Mediterranean climate is mild (the temperature nearly always hovers between 55 – 75 degrees F year-round), but when the fog invades, be prepared for the massive chill down. Most prominent in the summer months, the natural air-conditioning is both loved and hated by locals. Yes, we...

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry With Your Out-of-Town Guests

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry With Your Out-of-Town Guests September 8, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
I’ve had quite a few friends from my hometown of Boston cruise through the city recently. One of my favorite things to do with out-of-town guests is show off San Francisco’s eclectic mix of cuisine and cocktails. No knock on Boston at all (and I say that having just spent the majority of a week gorging...

Japantown’s Peace Pagoda

Japantown’s Peace Pagoda August 25, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Can you imagine bobcats, quail and rabbits roaming the land that is now Japantown? It’s true, Japantown (also referred to as Nihonmachi or Little Osaka) was once sandy and barren. The Japanese first arrived in San Francisco in the 1860′s. They initially settled in Chinatown and SOMA, but...

STRFKR and the City

STRFKR and the City August 19, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Indie electronica group Starfucker (often abbreviated “STRFKR” for those afraid of bad words) turned Speedway Meadow into one giant dance party last weekend with their upbeat, fun, and layered performance on the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands. Composed of Joshua Hodges, Shawn Glassford, and Keil...
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