Improv (San Jose, CA)
62 S. Second Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Party Earth Review Prior to the 1990s, establishments along the Mission and Valencia Street Corridor were mostly limited to auto shops, dive bars, and taquerias serving a working-class Mexican population. Internet-fueled gentrification, however, brought an explosion of eclectic stores, chichi restaurants, and higher-end bars, creating what ... more
Mission and Valencia Streets stretching
approximately from 16th to 24th Streets
San Francisco, CA 94103
Every April in the Bay Area, cinephiles and all types San Franciscans head to the prestigious SF International Film Festival. Founded in 1957, the SF International Film Festival is the longest-running event of its kind in the Americas. SF ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Although Union Square’s name technically refers to its 1850s-era beginnings as a place where pro-Union rallies were held prior to the Civil War, today it is better known for its surrounding blocks full of shopping options, live theater, restaurants, boutiques, and hotels. Six department stores, including high ... more
Between Stockton and Powell Streets
and Post and Geary Streets
San Francisco, CA 94108
Expo / Conference / Convention
NEW LIVING EXPO 2014: New to San Mateo! "Alternative" is becoming the new "mainstream" as more and more people embrace getting back to the basics with their homes, diets and bodies. The New Living Expo brings together ... moreSan Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403
Party Earth Review Mission Dolores Park, better known as just Dolores Park, packs a lot of action into its two-block stretch – and the diversity of its visitors is often a perfect snapshot of San Francisco’s eclectic citizenry. Warm afternoons find the grassy knolls and undulating hills covered in sunbathers, as clusters of athletes take ... more
In-between 18th and 20th Streets
and Dolores and Church Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
A new and different show twice a week, including babes, burlesque, sideshow, variety, musical acts, drag and comedy! Please purchase tickets here - see calendar! With a rotating cast of over 500 performers, every show is different and ... moreEl Rio
3158 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Party Earth Review Stretching more than three miles from the historic Cliff House Inn to the rolling sand dunes of Fort Funston, Ocean Beach is the longest – and probably the foggiest – beach in San Francisco. The area was largely undeveloped until the late 1800s, when a small amusement park and the famous Sutro Baths swimming complex drew ... more
Point Lobos Avenue/Great Highway
San Francisco, CA 94121
Party Earth Review With eight lakes, two major museums, celebrated gardens, and an abundance of outdoor activities, Golden Gate Park is an idyllic getaway for the more than thirteen million people who pass through every year, looking for a retreat from the urban crunch. Outstripping New York’s Central Park by 174 acres, the park’s three ... more
Between Stanyan Street to the east
and Great Highway to the west,
and Fulton Street to the north
and Lincoln Way to the south
San Francisco, CA 94118
Boots, buckles, belts outside; get all dressed up there's nothing to hide! Red Hots Burlesque, San Francisco's ONLY Weekly Burlesque Show since 2008, is NOW THREE TIMES WEEKLY! This new Saturday at The Cat Club will be exclusively ... moreCat Club
1190 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Party Earth Review Dozens of ferries may depart and dock each day at the historic Ferry Building – also the site of many retailers and upscale restaurants – but shoppers and foodies know it best for the popular weekly Ferry Plaza Farmers Market that sets up out front. Three days a week, roughly a hundred farmers turn a stretch of sidewalk ... more
1 Ferry Building
Ferry Building Marketplace
San Francisco, CA 94111
People like straightforward lists, but there are way more than 101 things to do in San Francisco.
Open spaces like Golden Gate Park offer go-to spots for outdoor activities and relaxed contemplation and also host music festivals like Outside Lands, while the spires of the landmark Golden Gate Bridge demarcate the border of SF’s biggest backyard playground – the bay itself.
It’s a major event all over the Bay Area whenever the Giants are playing at AT&T Ballpark, and tourists lose themselves in Chinatown’s hustle as easily as in the bustling promenades and plazas of Fisherman’s Wharf, where cable cars amble past piers overlooking Alcatraz prison and the famous herds of lazy sea lions.
No day would be complete without a shopping excursion in Union Square, home to a massive assortment of department stores, upscale boutiques, tourist trinket shops, art galleries, and salons.
And if all that wasn’t compelling enough, San Francisco boasts miles of beaches, soaring redwood forests nearby in Marin, and some of the best skiing in the country a few hours away in Lake Tahoe.
If you have anything left once the sun goes down, Happy Hour beckons from all over town, providing a budget-minded jump into a gloriously vivid nightlife scene.
Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:
Bowling Alley / Lounge