Good luck finding a weekend in San Francisco when there isn't a festival, block party, parade or street fair going on. If you want to get out and meet some San Franciscans, cultural events are the place to find them. In a city that celebrates its diversity as often as it can, gatherings and goings on ranging from Jazz Fest to Pride, Love Fest to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass bring people from all walks of life together in some of the city's best locations. And if quiet culture is more your style, the city's world class art museums, galleries, theaters and classical ballet and opera houses ought to satisfy.
415 Geary Street
(between Polk and Larkin streets)
499 Jefferson Street
Visitor's Center: Hyde and Jefferson Sts (near Fisherman's Wharf)
Historical tour with an emphasis on the LGBT community... read more
853 Valencia Street
(between 19th and 20th streets)