Organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi, the 2014 Bridge School Benefit Concert is an annual, all acoustic, non-profit charity event held every October at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. All proceeds directly ... moreShoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
1 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043
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
Aykut Events has been known for hosting blow-out Halloween parties all over SF since 2002, and the company’s Halloween International Ball – normally held a few days before Halloween – promises a great excuse to dress up ... moreW San Francisco Hotel 181 3rd Street
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
Dance Festival / Arts Festival
People from all over the Bay celebrate the diversity of Mexican culture through live music at the 2014 VivaFest! Held from the end of August through September, the 2014 VivaFest! takes place at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. VivaFest ... moreSan Jose, CA
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
Fitness & Health Event
Spa Week is a bi-annual beauty and wellness event that allows the public to take advantage of full-service spa treatments for just $50. The treatments are offered at the most luxurious spas in a variety of cities throughout North America ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Born as a biker haven, Zeitgeist has evolved into an institutional dive that attracts everyone from Harley loyalists to skinny-jeaned bike messengers with its mix of surly bartenders, solid beer selection, and expansive graffiti-laden courtyard. Beneath the venue’s unmistakable logo – a Playboy bunny with a skull instead ... more
199 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Conference / Convention / Expo
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport (Burlingame, CA) 133 Bayshore Highway
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
Special Event / Holiday Event
If someone needed evidence that pirates are popular in American culture, they need not look further than the success the Pirates of the Caribbean series has experienced at the box office over its lifetime. The box office provides further ... moreAlameda County Fairgrounds (Pleasanton, CA) Pleasanton, CA 94566
Party Earth Review The seasoned musicians who take to Savanna Jazz’s small stage five nights a week aren’t drawing a crowd with their made-up pop looks or licentious dance moves, but with their fierce dedication to pure Brazilian and Latin jazz. Old-school music junkies drop in early so they have time to scan the myriad albums and photos ... more
2937 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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