San Francisco Bay Area Travel Resources

San Francisco Bay Area travel businesses

San Francisco is magical. Some days, a thick fog creeps over the Golden Gate Bridge and nestles among the rooftops. Other days, the sun comes out early and shines brightly while sailboats cruise the Bay and Frisbees are tossed in parks and on beaches. No matter the weather, the climate is mild enough to enjoy amazing outdoor activities throughout the city. Within a matter of miles, your surroundings change drastically; one moment you’re shopping in a busy downtown intersection, the next you’re walking out of the wooded Golden Gate Park and onto Ocean Beach where the waves lap at the sandy shore. There are a few destinations not to be missed on your NorCal escapades. Take a day to enjoy the touristy attractions at Fisherman’s Wharf. Here, you’ll find fresh seafood, the famous sea lions at Pier 39, cruises to Alcatraz and around the Bay, and beautiful views of Angel Island. Next, carve out some time to visit Golden Gate Park. This amazing area full of green lawns and Eucalyptus groves is larger than New York City’s Central Park, and home to the famous de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. During your visit, spend time in the dynamic neighborhoods. Chinatown will wow you with amazing dumplings, outdoor markets, and souvenir shops. In Haight-Ashbury, the shops will send you back to another era and immerse you in the city’s center of counterculture. Grab a gelato in North Beach, San Francisco’s little Italy, and hop on an iconic cable car to ride up and down the infamous steep streets. Before your stay is over, be sure to walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and feel the salty wind in your hair while taking in the breathtaking views of Marin’s Headlands. When your vacation ends, don’t be surprised when you leave just a little bit of your heart in San Francisco.

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Alegro Private Tours - Activity
Alegro Private Tours
Featured Business
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (62 reviews)
3145 Geary Blvd. Ste. # 22, San Francisco, CA 94118
Established in 1996, Alegro Private Tours specializes in customized itineraries of all group sizes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
SOMArts Cultural Center - Attraction
SOMArts Cultural Center
Featured Business
934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 8th) San Francisco, CA 94103
415-863-1414 www.somarts.org
Founded in 1979, SOMArts is an interdisciplinary arts organization that embraces the entire spectrum of arts practice and cultural identity, and it is beloved in San Francisco as a truly multicultural, community-built space where cutting-edge events and counterculture commingle with traditional art forms. Tap into the vibrant pulse of the Bay Area art scene through rotating art exhibitions, free and affordable performances, classes and events at SOMArts.
Elixir - Entertainment
Elixir
Featured Business
3200 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-710-9053 www.Elixirsf.com
ELIXIR is a neighborhood saloon located in the Mission Dolores neighborhood, where it has served its neighbors since 1858. Fresh and diverse beer and award-winning cocktails distinguishes Elixir in this vibrant nightlife corridor. As the Second Oldest Saloon location in the city, it is an authentic piece of the Old West that combines the warm appeal of a contemporary Pub, the camaraderie of a Sports Bar and the sultry allure of a Cocktail Lounge.
RAG SF- Residents Apparel Gallery - Other
RAG SF- Residents Apparel Gallery
Featured Business
541 Octavia St. San Francisco, CA, 94102
415-341-6412 www.ragSF.com
RAG (Residents Apparel Gallery), located in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco, proudly showcases over 120 California designed and manufactured men's, women's and children's clothing/accessories and wall art, prints, notecards and home decor since December 6 2002. Designers and artists display their consigned wares on separate rack/shelf space, and work at this space to test new designs, gain visibility (through hung biography and signage) and build a clientele. RAG's founder, Blakel... read more