The SF Sketchfest, also known as the San Francisco Comedy Festival, is a month-long extravaganza of laughs that takes place throughout the Bay City. Performances ranging from sketch, stand-up, improve, and experimental comedies are held at ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review With its Burberry-plaid and gold-plated AK-47 over the bar and a mirror-covered bomb standing in for a disco ball, Madrone Art Bar already eschews the typical club look. Add to this a jumbled hodgepodge of paintings, sculptures, and video displays, a few snaking wooden chandeliers, and wildly varied music, and it’s no wonder ... more
500 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Since 2001, foodies all across the Bay area have flocked to San Francisco for the annual San Francisco Dine About Town (now SF Restaurant Week). Held from January 21-30, 2015, SF Restaurant Week helps bring in thousands of food lovers during ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Arguably the first – and easily the most famous – gay neighborhood in the country, the Castro first experienced the tides of LGBT activism during the 1970s, and nowhere is this history more alive than along its namesake main drag. Emporiums for libidinous shoppers are easy to find – especially with ... more
Castro Street between Market Street
and 19th Street and surrounding environs
San Francisco, CA 94114
Oenophiles from around the Bay area come to the Presidio and the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco for the annual ZAP Zinfandel Festival. Held on January 29-31, 2015, the ZAP Zinfandel Experince features four different tasting events and ... moreFour Seasons San Francisco
757 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Party Earth Review A heavily guarded military post for more than two hundred years, The Presidio and its dense forests, myriad paths, and stunning views were turned over to the public in 1994, and now attract an estimated five million visitors every year. The mixed-use park is a favorite for cyclists who whizz through the canopies of eucalyptus ... more
Roughly bounded by Lyon Street
and the Pacific Ocean
San Francisco, CA 94129
Early German Expressionist films and classics like Robert Wiene’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Friedrich Murnau’s Nosferatu, and Fritz Lang’s Metropolis helped shape the development of world cinema. In celebration of German ... moreCastro Theatre
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
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
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 Incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge are undoubtedly the main draw for tourists, but postcard vistas aren’t the only reason to go to Baker Beach. A nude section, hiking trails, dense coastal forest, and a varied history all help visitors feel like they’ve escaped the bustle of the urban landscape, while the beach ... more
Battery Chamberlin Road
Presidio of San Francisco, CA 94129
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 Located in the city’s official Little Italy – and often called “North Beach’s Living Room” – the block-wide Washington Square is a popular oasis for everyone from artists, pet owners, and families to students, neighborhood locals, and groups of Tai Chi practitioners from nearby Chinatown. Hourly chiming bells from the ornate ... more
Between Stockton to Powell Streets
and Filbert to Union Streets
San Francisco, CA 94133
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.
Bowling Alley / Lounge