Alcatraz Cruises

Official concessioner for the National Park Service. See Alcatraz, one of San Francisco’s most popular attractions, or take a combo tour of Alcatraz and Angel Island. Ticket Booth: Pier 33, 415.981.7625,

Angel Island

This small island just off the Tiburon Peninsula offers hiking and biking trails, campsites, picnic facilities and spectacular views of the city. Purchase tickets from Blue and Gold Fleet or the Tiburon Ferry, 415.435.3972,

Aquarium of the Bay

Visit San Francisco’s only waterfront aquarium to get up close and personal with the bay’s amazing marine life. The aquarium features over 180 unique local species. Learn about what makes the San Francisco Bay a welcoming home for wild marine life! Pier 39, 415.623.5300,

Blue and Gold Fleet

Blue and Gold Fleet offers tours of the Bay and Alcatraz. A free audio tour is available on select tours in nine languages. Bring Wi- Fi-enabled devices to access the tour. Pier41,415.705.8200,

Coit Tower

Lillie Hitchcock Coit bequeathed funds for the “beautification of the city.” Her heirs used the money to build Coit Tower. 1 Telegraph Hill Blvd., 415.249.0995,

Conservatory of Flowers

This botanical wonderland in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood and glass conservatory in North America. The inside houses nearly 2,000 plant species. 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, 415.831.2090,

Crissy Field

Waterfront recreation area, beach and wetlands is popular among locals and visitors. Great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Located along Mason Street in the Presidio. Warming Hut Park Store & Cafe: 983 Marine Drive, 415.561.3042,

Fisherman's Warf

Find crab stands along the sidewalks, seafood restaurants and shops in the historic heart of the city’s fishing industry. Pier 43, 415.674.7503,

Fort Mason

Once the embarkation point for soldiers going to war in the Pacific, the 13-acre campus now is home to theaters, galleries and museums. 2 Marina Blvd., 415.345.7500,

Ghirardelli Square

Former chocolate factory site is home to boutiques, restaurants and the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and ChocolateShop. 900 North Point St., 415.775.5500,

Golden Gate Bridge

One of the most iconic landmarks in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge defines the city. A stroll down the east side offers views of the city and the bay. Lincoln Boulevard and Armistead Road in the Presidio, welcome center: 415.426.5220,

Golden Gate Park

This park is home to the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences and the Conservatory of Flowers, with soccer fields, a golf course, tennis courts and more. Pick up a park map at McLaren Lodge, 501 Stanyan St., 415.831.2700,

Grace Cathedral

Cathedral, inspired by the architecture of Paris’ Notre Dame, serves as a diverse gathering place for worship, celebration and activities. 1100 California St., 415.749.6300,

Jack London Square

Dining, shopping and entertainment plaza named author Jack London, who spent much of his boyhood on Oakland’s waterfront. Water Street and Broadway, Oakland, 510.645.9292,

Japanese Tea Garden

Stroll among monuments, bridges, native Japanese plants and koi ponds in the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States. 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive,

Lands End

Known for its shipwrecks and landslides, this is San Francisco’s wildest and rockiest coast. The crown jewel is the scenic Coastal Trail, with views of the Pacific coast and Golden GateBridge. VisitorCenter:680 Point Lobos Ave., 415.426.5240,

Lombard Street

This famed landmark has eight hairpin switchbacks on a downward pitch, making it the “crookedest street in the world.”
Lombard and Hyde streets

Madame Tussauds San Francisco

This famous chain of wax museums is filled with celebrities. You can now get up close and personal with the figures—no more ropes— and snap a pic with your favorite celebrity. 145JeffersonSt., 415.757.2707,

Mission Dolores

Completed in 1791, Mission Dolores is the oldest intact building in San Francisco and was the city’s first church. 3321 16th St., 415.621.8203,

Mount Tamalpais State Park

Marin County’s highest peak (2,500 feet) is ideal for hiking, cycling and offers breathtaking views. Panoramic Highway, 415.388.2070,

Muir Woods National Monument

Famous grove of 400- to 800-year-old virgin redwoods that grow more than 250 feet tall. 1 Muir Woods Road, Mill Valley, 415.561.2850; parking/shuttle; reservations: 800.410.2419,

Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 750 native and exotic animals and is recognized for its outstanding animalcare. 9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland, 510.632.9525,

Painted Ladies

This row of seven Victorian homes (made famous by the opening credits of Full House) lines the eastern side of Alamo Square Park and is often called “Postcard Row.” 710-720 Steiner St.

Palace of Fine Arts

This domed rotunda is all that remains from the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Today this is a popular spot to stroll, take photos or attend events at the theater. 3301 Lyon St., 415.563.6504,

Pier 39

Popular shopping, dining and entertainment destinationnearFisherman’s Wharf features more than 50 shops and 14 restaurants with bay views. Beach Street and the Embarcadero, 415.981.7437,

The Presidio

Former Army base is now a national park with forests, trails, historic structures, restaurants and the Walt Disney Family Museum. Visitor center at 210 Lincoln Blvd., 415.561.4323,

Red and White Fleet

Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz aboard the one-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise. All cruises depart from Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman’s Wharf, 415.673.2900,

San Francisco Bay Boat Cruises, Inc.

Explore the San Francisco Bay and taste wines aboard the city’s only floating tasting room. Sip from a large selection of California wines. Pier 39, 415.859.7052,

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

This internationally recognized urban oasis includes 55 acres of gardens displaying almost 9,000 different kinds of plants, plus a library and a bookstore. 1119 9th Ave., 415.661.1316,

The San Francisco Zoo

Home to more than 2,000 exotic, endangered and rescued animals, among peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants. Sloat BoulevardatGreatHighway, 415.753.7080,

University of California Botanical Garden

The 34-acre botanical garden at UC Berkeley exhibits over 10,000 types of plants. It features nine regions of plantings from Italy to South Africa, as well as California native plants. 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley, 510.643.2755,

Yerba Buena Gardens

The Yerba Buena Gardens offer nine different types of gardens, a center for the arts, a carousel, an MLK memorial, an ice skating rink and bowling center, plus child care facilities. 750HowardSt.,415.820.3550,

Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Rifle heiress spent 38 years directing construction of the 160-room home, which is full of bizarre and unorthodox features, including doors that open to nowhere. 525 S. Winchester Blvd., San Jose, 408.247.2000,

The Women's Building Mural

Spectacular mural by seven women artists. conveys the healing power of women’s wisdom and the contributions of women. 3543 18th St., 415.431.1180,


Ace Parking

Don’t waste time searching for a place to park. Easily find available parking or a place to charge your electric vehicle with Ace Parking. Check online for locations. 855.223.7275,


Bay Area Rapid Transit trains serve the city of San Francisco, as well as San Francisco and Oakland International airports, Berkeley, Oakland and other Bay Area destinations. 510.464.6000,

Bay Wheels

Explore San Francisco with Bay Wheels, a bike-share system with docking stations around the Bay Area. Rides start at just $2. Requires the Lyft app. San Francisco and Bay Area, 855.480.2453,

Blazing Saddles

Bike on your own or take a tour with this biking adventure company, offering locations at Fisherman’s Wharf, the Financial District and Union Square. 415.202.8888,


Offering commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy. One-way tickets range from $3.75-$15. 800.660.4287,


Save 46% or more at the Bay Area’s major attractions. Choose between a booklet of four preset and one option tickets or a booklet of three tickets to attractions of your choice.

Clipper Card

Available for use on Muni, BART, CalTrain and more, this is an all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value loaded onto it.

Enterprise Exotic Car Collection

From sports cars to sedans and SUVs, this is one of the largest selections of high- end vehicles from some of the world’s top luxury manufacturers. 233 Ellis St., 415.542.6023; SFO: 780 N. McDonnell Road, 650.933.0124,


Golden Gate Ferry offers trips to Sausalito, Larkspur and Tiburon. Blue and Gold Fleet offers trips to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland. San Francisco Bay Ferry offers trips from Pier 41, SF Ferry Building, Oracle Park, South San Francisco, Mare Island, Vallejo, Richmond, Oakland, Alameda and Harbor Bay.

Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau

Visitors information on where to stay, who to meet, things to do and places to explore in Marin County. 1 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael, 415.925.2060,


Citywide bus and light-rail service. Muni Passports, good for unlimited rides for one, three or seven days, are available at the Visitor Information Center at the BART station on Powell and Market streets. 415.701.2311,

Park 'N Fly

The closest parking lot to the San Francisco International Airport, Park ‘N Fly offers valet parking, door-to-door shuttle service, luggage assistance and 24-hour security. Open 24/7. 160 Produce Ave., South San Francisco; lot contact: 650.877.8438; reservation help: 800.325.4863,

Presidio Visitor Center

The Center is home to a large-scale Presidio model, as well as a variety of exhibits and interactive displays focusing on the nature, culture and history of the former military base. 210 Lincoln Blvd., 415.561.4323,

Sausalito Chamber of Commerce

Reach Sausalito over the Golden Gate Bridge
or by 30-minute ferry ride. Special holiday events include the 13th Annual Gingerbread House Tour, Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks, and the Jingle Bell 5K Run and Pancake Brunch. 1913 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.7262,

S.F. Travel

Staff at the San Francisco Visitor Information Center can help with maps, guides, tour and attraction tickets and passes for Muni and the Cable Car. Inside the Moscone South Building, Fourth and Howard streets,

Tuolumne County Visitors Bureau

Tuolumne County is the place for Yosemite explorations, Gold Country discoveries and High Sierra adventures, just two and a half hours east of the San Francisco Bay Area. 193 S. Washington St., Sonora, 209.533.4420,

Visit Berkeley

Less than a 30-minute drive from San Francisco, Berkeley is your destination for arts and culture, with more than 100 cultural organizations, and for dining, with more than 350 restaurants citywide. 2030 Addison St., Berkeley, 510.549.7040,


The Antique Traders

This shop has a fine collection of original art nouveau antique items, which includes lamps and art glass, chandeliers, stained and beveled glass windows, bronzes, sculptures and furniture. 4310 California St., 415.668.4444,


ArtHaus specializes in contemporary works by established and midcareer Bay Area and New York artists. It also provides an intimate setting for cocktail receptions. 228 Townsend St., 415.977.0223,

Caldwell Snyder is a contemporary art gallery representing many significant international painters and sculptors from the 21st century. It has introduced many artists to the Bay Area for the first time. 341 Sutter St., 415.392.2299; 1328 Main St., St. Helena, 707.200.5050,

This is a gallery with attitude. It specializes in contemporary painting and new media installation art by emerging artists, often with social and political themes. 248 Utah St., 415.399.1439,

CCA Wattis Institute

The California College of the Arts’ Wattis Institute provides two floors of contemporary exhibition space that are free to the public, in addition to its artist residency and research programs. 360 Kansas St., 415.355.9670,

Christopher-Clark Fine Art

This premier gallery features paintings, drawings and original prints by European masters. Find art by Gauguin, Renoir, Manet, Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, Kandinsky and Dalí, plus Frankenthaler, de Kooning and Lichtenstein. 377 Geary St., 415.397.7781,

CK Contemporary

This gallery space is home to original paintings by noteworthy American and European contemporary artists. The gallery also works closely with collectors to assist clients in finding the perfect pieces for their home. 246 Powell St., 415.397.0114,

Bubble Street Gallery offers an eclectic mix of fine arts and crafts. Contemporary surrealist Daniel Merriam’s collection reflects styles from steampunk to neo-Victorian and pop surrealism. 565 Bridgeway Blvd., Sausalito, 415.339.0506,

Founded in 1979, this world-class gallery at 49 Geary focuses on photography, with rotating shows that span the medium’s history from the beginning to modern-day. 49 Geary St., Fourth Floor, 415.981.2661,

Hackett Mill

Hackett Mill represents the contemporary artists David Beck, Masatoyo Kishi, Manuel Neri, Raimonds Staprans, and Brian Wall and is the exclusive representative of David Park and Robert Schwartz. 145 Natoma St., 415.362.3377,

Hashimoto Contemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary is home to an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. The gallery focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. 804 Sutter St., 415.655.9265,

This gallery showcases works by 20th-century contemporary American and European painters and sculptors such as Richard Serra and Julie Mehretu, as well as historic exhibits of Georgia O’Keeffe and Matisse. 10 Hawthorne St., 415.781.4629,

Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art

This all-media gallery offers a mix of young urbanism and new traditional media. It focuses on exposition, showing works that encourage audiences to perceive visuals in new ways. 555 Sutter St., 415.369.9404,

Martin Lawrence Galleries

This gallery specializes in original paintings, sculptures and limited-edition graphics and features works by Basquiat, Dalí, Warhol and emerging artists. 366 Geary St., 415.956.0345,

One of the country’s leading galleries, Meyerovich specializes in American and European paintings, works on paper, graphics and sculpture by contemporary masters such as John Baldessari, Guy Dill, Alex Katz, Roy Lichten- stein, Robert Motherwell, Chuck Arnoldi, Ross Bleckner, Deborah Kass, Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan and Bernar Venet. The gallery has extensive experience in working with museums and international clientele. 251 Post St., Suite 400, 415.421.7171,


This gallery’s museum-quality program emphasizes historical exhibitions of significant artistic movements, foremost the Russian Avant-Garde 1910-1930. This was the first gallery to exhibit Andy Warhol in the Bay Area. 724 Ellis St., 415.541.0461,

The only gallery of its kind in San Francisco, Montague Gallery specializes in contemporary fine art glass with an expansive roster of world-renowned
artists including Dale Chihuly and Dante Marioni. 445A Sutter St., 415.964.4978,

This Jackson Square gallery offers works ranging from old masters to 20th-century modern, European and American impressionism, and 19th- and 20th-century Californian. 545 Sansome St., 415.788.8300,

Gallery includes established and emerging artists—such as Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Vik Muniz, Henry Wessel and Ron Nagle—whose work engages with contemporary social and cultural climates. 1275 Minnesota St., 415.982.3292,

This gallery offers a wide range of exemplary photography that spans from the 19th century to the present, exhibiting works by artists such as Isaac Abrams, Alex Webb and Debra Bloomfield. 49 Geary St., Fifth Floor, 415.421.0122,

San Francisco Art Exchange

San Francisco Art Exchange is a worldwide leader in art and photographs from pop culture, offering original photographs, paintings and limited-edition prints of the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and more. 458 Geary St., 415.441.8840,

San Francisco Center for the Book

This gallery showcases every artistic aspect of books, from the antique to the experimental. Ponder exhibitions on censorship and literary forms, or take a workshop on bookmaking. 375 Rhode Island St., 415.565.0545,

This gallery shows vintage and contemporary photographs by established and emerging artists. It’s home to an extensive inventory of photographs by iconic California photographers such as Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange. 450 1st St.
E, Sonoma, 707.343.1928,

Located in Union Square, this gallery features postwar and contemporary art by acclaimed American and European artists, including Hunt Slonem, Ross Bleckner and Miguel Condé. 345 Sutter St., 415.421.7770,

Tangent Contemporary Art

This gallery showcases works from American and international artists that present new approaches to traditional media and challenge viewers’ perception. 373 Geary St., 415.956.9999,

Bardot St. Tropez RoseThis contemporary and modern art gallery exhibits internationally renowned and emerging artists, as well as traditional and hybrid media, printmaking, sculpture and photography. 213 Jefferson St., 415.632.1036,


Asian Art Museum

Home to over 18,000 exquisite art objects spanning 6,000 years of history and culture throughout Asia, this museum is one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere devoted exclusively to Asian art. 200 Larkin St., 415.581.3500,


This museum has rotating art exhibitions that range from classical Chinese painting to abstract expressionism to pro- vocative multimedia work, plus a film archive that offers screen- ings. 2155 Center St., Berkeley, 510.642.0808,

Bay Area Discovery Museum

Interactive learning center lets children play outdoors, design and create high-tech projects and oversized structures. 557McReynolds Road, Sausalito, 415.339.3900,

Beat Museum

Dedicated to the poetry and social movement that made San Francisco part of literary history, this museum showcases artifacts from Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and others. 540 Broadway, 800.537.6822, front desk: 415.399.9626,

Cable Car Museum

Museum in the historic Washington-Mason cable car depot and powerhouse that houses historic cable cars, photographs and mechanical displays. 1201 Mason St., 415.474.1887,

California Academy of Sciences

The academy is an international center for scientific education and research and the only museum in the world to house an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum under one (living) roof. 55 Music Concourse Drive, 415.379.8000, 

Children's Creativity Museum

This hands-on, multimedia arts and technology experience for kids promotes 21st-century skills. 2214thSt., 415.820.3320,

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Located in a Daniel Libeskind-designed building, the CJM explores contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art and ideas. 736 Mission St., 415.655.7800,

De Young Museum

Founded in 1895, this impressively varied museum showcases collections from the Americas, Pacific Islands and Africa, as well as photography, graphic art and textiles. Free general admission first Tuesday of each month. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, 415.750.3600,


This educational center offers an array of interactive scientific exhibits and hands-on displays that stimulate the senses and mind. Pier15,415.528.4444,

GLBT History Museum

Celebrating the San Francisco gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community through dynamic exhibitions and programming. 412718thSt., 415.621.1107,

Legion of Honor

This grand art museum is a three- quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. The museum was built to commemorate soldiers who died in World War I. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Ave., 415.750.3600,

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

The MCCLA promotes and preserves arts that reflect the traditions of Chicano, Mexican, Central and South American and Caribbean societies. 2868 Mission St., 415.821.1155,

Musée Mécanique

Come see one of the world’s largest privately-owned collections of coin-operated mechanical music boxes and antique arcade games in working conditions. Free admission daily. Pier 45 at Taylor Street on Fisherman’s Wharf, 415.346.2000,

Museum of the African Diaspora

This cultural institution celebrates the richness of black culture and is one of the few museums in the world that exclusively examines the African diaspora. 685 Mission St., 415.358.7200,

Museum of Craft and Design

This is San Francisco’s only museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design. 2569 3rd St., 415.773.0303,

Museum of Ice Cream

Step inside an immersive experience, painted neon pink and populated with cookie carousels and a swimming pool filled with rainbow sprinkles. 1 Grant Ave., 855.258.0719,

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA is the largest modern art space in the nation. See painting, sculpture, photography, architecture and design, and media arts. Most of the museum’s ground floor is free. 151 3rd St., 415.357.4000,

Walt Disney Family Museum

This museum tells the story of the man behind the Disney magic. The tale of Walt Disney comes to life in galleries with voice clips, home videos and family photographs. 104 Montgomery St. in the Presidio, 415.345.6800,

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

This contemporary art center highlights multicultural issues through artwork, performing arts, film and civic engagement. 701 Mission St., general: 415.978.2700, tickets: 415.978.2787,


21st Amendment Brewery

This SoMa brewpub delivers reasonably priced, home-brewed beer in unique flavors alongside dependable standards like cheeseburgers and housemade chili. 563 2nd St., 415.369.0900,

15 Romolo

One of the best bars in the city for a perfectly crafted cocktail, this hidden spot in an alley off the North Beach strip also serves well-priced bar bites. 15 Romolo Place, 415.398.1359,

Alchemist Bar & Lounge

This bar and lounge mixes S.F.’s famed speakeasy-style bar scene (classic cocktails served in an off-the-beaten-path second-story location) with a hipster vibe in the SoMa district. 679 3rd St., 415.746.9968,

Amelie Wine Bars

This modern French-style wine bar has a wine menu that changes daily. Try the thoughtfully paired small plates to complement your wine. 1754 Polk St., 415.292.6916,

Barrel Head Brewhouse

This modern brewpub has a giant torpedo behind the bar, which serves as the base of the bar tap. Barrel Head offers over 30 rotating craft beers, plus cocktails and a full menu. 1785 Fulton St., 415.416.6989,

Boom Boom Room

Self-proclaimed as “San Francisco’s funkiest club,” this hot spot in the famed Fillmore District offers funk, soul, blues, jazz, rock and more. Shows are 21 years and older only. Check online for an up-to-date schedule. 1601 Fillmore St., 415.673.8000,

Bootsy Bellows

This beer bar features 42 taps and over 100 bottles from the best breweries in the world, exclusive house beers and a kitchen serving bar bites, sandwiches and a limited selection of entrees such as mussels. 34 Mason St., 415.984.0279,

Bottom of the Hill

Lauded by Rolling Stone as “the best place to hear live music in San Francisco,” this spot is open seven nights a week and showcases an array of styles, from hard rock and punk to folk and pop. 1233 17th St., 415.626.4455,

Bourbon & Branch

This Tenderloin speakeasy offers strong Prohibition-era cocktails in a 1920s private club atmosphere. Imbibe Champagne or bourbon- heavy libations in the library, or book a booth in the back. 501 Jones St., 415.346.1735,

Cityscape Lounge

Cityscape Lounge offers 360-degree views of the Bay Area and San Francisco’s iconic landmarks. The menu features small plates and appetizers. Hilton San Francisco Union Square, 46th Floor, 333 O’Farrell St., 415.923.5002,

Comstock Saloon

Named after Henry Comstock and the Comstock Lode, this historic watering hole offers classic cocktails and live jazz, plus upscale bar food. 155 Columbus Ave., 415.617.0071,


Serving since 1858, this Mission Dolores bar is the second-oldest continually operating saloon in San Francisco. There’s no better spot for handmade fresh fruit cocktails and a huge selection of whiskey. 3200 16th St., 415.552.1633,

El Techo

Drinks range from pisco-based cocktails to Brazilian beer at this expansive rooftop bar. Dig into tasty bites such as empanadas and meat skewers. 2516 Mission St., 415.550.6970,

The Fillmore

This legendary historic venue has hosted acts such as James Brown, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, the Smashing Pumpkins, the Cure, Sonic Youth, Prince and many more. 1805 Geary Blvd., 415.346.3000,


Horsefeather has a late-night food menu (serving until 1 a.m.) and stellar lineup of cocktails made with fresh ingredients and housemade syrups. 528 Divisadero St., 415.817.1939,

Local Edition

This classy cocktail bar is inspired by the 1950s and ’60s newspaper industry. The vintage decor includes typewriters and news clippings; the staff are dressed in period outfits too. 691 Market St., 415.795.1375,

Monk's Kettle

This gastropub specializes in craft beer, serving 28 drafts and over 150 bottles. The kitchen serves upscale seasonally driven pub food. Be prepared to wait—they do not take reservations. 3141 16th St., 415.865.9523,

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio

This jazz bar is hidden in a back alley in the Mid-Market neighborhood. The bar features live jazz nightly with no cover, a sharp list of rotating cocktails and under-$10 snacks. 39 Fell St., 415.384.9365,

Nihon Whisky Lounge

Nihon is a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya and a seductive whisky bar, serving over 500 selections of whisky. 1779 Folsom St., 415.552.4400,

Noir Lounge

Offering seasonal cocktails, an array of wine and a menu of elevated comfort food, Noir Lounge channels a 1940s jazz club with live piano Sundays through Wednesdays. It regularly screens noir films in a dedicated room. 581 Hayes St., 415.431.6647,


Novela is a book-themed bar where classic literary references present themselves in new and intriguing ways. Enjoy original house libations and historically inspired punches. 662 Mission St., 415.896.6500,

Players Sports Grill & Arcade

This sports bar features San Francisco’s only waterfront Tiki bar, plus over 35 HDTVs, 200 sports channels, 85 arcade games and 15 beers on tap. The menu offers bar bitesandAmericanfare. End of Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, 415.981.6300,


In2015, Food & Wine magazine named Rickhouse one of the best bars in the world. Dedicated to whiskeys from around the world, the bar also offers beer, wine and cocktails made from local ingredients. 246 Kearny St., 415.398.2827,


This historic bar’s motto is “Craft beer, done well.” Enjoy craft beer, wine and cider, plus pool tables; you can bring your own food and your dog. 3349 20th St., 415.506.7305,

Smuggler's Cove

Modeled after a pirate ship and Tiki hut and featuring a waterfall, this bar showcases more than 550 varieties of rum from around the world. 650 Gough St., 415. 869.1900,

Thirstybear Brewing Co.

The first and only organic brewery in San Francisco serves housemade ales that complement Spanish-inspired cuisine, with dishes served in tapas-sized portions. 661 Howard St., 415.974.0905, 

Twin Peaks Tavern

This Castro neighborhood landmark has seen the birth and growth of the gay movement through its large glass windows. 401 Castro St., 415.864.9470,


This historic North Beach dive bar, located just next door to City Lights Bookstore, used to quench the thirst of Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady. 255 Columbus Ave., 415.362.3370,


Featuring the largest gin selection in North America, Whitechapel’s cocktail menu celebrates the history and traditions of this versatile spirit. The limited food offerings include vegan options. 600 Polk St., 414.292.5800,

Yield Wine Bar

Yield specializes in sustainable vintage practices. The menu, which rotates monthly, consists entirely of “green” wines. 2490 3rd St., 415.401.8984,


American Conservatory Theater

Offering classical and contemporary theater productions, the A.C.T. is a large, highly respected nonprofit theater company. The Geary Theater: 405 Geary St., 415.749.2228; The Strand Theater: 1127 Market St,

Broadway SF

Formerly SHN, this theatrical entertainment company operates the Orpheum and Golden Gate theaters. 1192 Market St., 888.746.1799,

Curran Theater

Classic 1922 theater that hosts national productions of Broadway hits. The venue has been modified for the current run of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which runs now through Aug. 2. 445 Geary St., 415.358.1220,

New Conservatory Theatre Center

New Conservatory Theatre Center has been San Francisco’s premier LGBTQIA and allied performing artsinstitutionsince1981. 25 Van Ness Ave., 415.861.8972,

San Francisco Ballet

America’s oldest professional ballet company and one of the three largest ballet companies in the United States performed one of the first American productions of both Swan Lake and The Nutcracker. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., 415.861.5600, tickets: 415.865.2000,

The San Francisco Dungeon

This theatrical experience retells the city’s Barbary Coast and Gold Rush-era history through actors and special effects. Open Thursday through Monday. 145 Jefferson St.,

San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus

The San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus is an international standard bearer for a mix of extraordinary musical excellence and mission-driven activism and is an icon among LGBT organizations. 170Valencia St., 415.865.3650,

San Francisco Opera

Located in the War Memorial Opera House since 1932, this is the second-largest opera company in North America. It brings exciting performances to the stage each season. War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave., 415.864.3330,

San Francisco Symphony

Founded in 1911, the symphony is widely considered to be among the country’s most artistically adventurous art institutions, well known for its conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas. Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., 415.864.6000,


This is the first stand-alone performance venue built specifically for jazz in America. The 35,000-square-foot building seats 700 people and boasts the acoustic qualities of a concert hall with the intimacy of a jazz club. 201 Franklin St., 866.920.5299,


826 Valencia

This pirate supply store serves as a front for a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students’ writing skills. You can buy message bottles and spy glasses. 826 Valencia St., 415.642.5905,

The Alden Shop

This shoe company offers classic men’s footwear that represents New England’s tradition of custom boot-making at its finest. Find a complete line of shoes made with premium calfskins, luxurious suedes and genuine shell cordovan. 170 Sutter St., 415.421.6691,

Ambassador Toys

Find toys ranging from science-themed to traditional old world toys, books, arts and crafts, collectibles and puppets. 186 W. Portal Ave., 415.759. TOYS; 2 Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level, 415.345.TOYS,

Amoeba Music

This institution has one of the largest selections of CDs, DVDs, videos, vinyl records, enamel pins, turntables, stickers and vintage rock posters anywhere. It also hosts live music performances that range in genre and are all-ages. 1855 Haight St., 415.831.1200; 2455 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, 510.549.1125,

The Apothecarium

This dispensary emphasizes education and customer service for seniors, first-time visitors and patients with serious medical conditions. Flow Kana products are available here. 2029 Market St., 415.500.2620; 2414 Lombard St., 415.408.6986; 527 Howard St., 415.741.0741,

Amour Vert

This eco-fashion brand plants a tree for every purchase. This company has set a new standard for socially responsible clothing.
437 Hayes St., 415.800.8576; 2110 Chestnut St., 415.654.5385; 1840 4th St., Berkeley, 510.898.1870,


The modern items at this store are designed by architects and industrial designers. Most of the sleek pieces are imported from Denmark, Germany, France and Italy. 2149B Union St., 415.441.9220,

Azalea Boutique

This youthful, trendy boutique offers designs for men and women by the likes of Alexander Wang, A.P.C. and Richer Poorer, as well as an impressive inventory of denim. 411 Hayes St., 415.861.9888; 956 Valencia St., 415.682.6988,

Biordi Art Imports

The secret of Biordi’s success is to maintain a clientele with taste and a fond appreciation for Italian Renaissance-style majolica: exquisite objets d’art, hand-painted dinnerware and much more. 412 Columbus Ave., 415.392.8096,


This is the second largest Bloomingdale’s store in the country, offering the latest fashions for women, men and kids, plus home decor. 845 Market St.,415.856.5300,

Cable Car Clothiers

Cable Car offers classic British-made menswear, plus robes, boxer shorts, hats and scarves. Don’t miss the barbershop.
110 Sutter St., 415.397.4740,


This company’s mission was simple: create bags that are practical and functional. Street-tested by professional messengers and urban commuters, Chrome makes bags, footwear and apparel that adapt to unpredictability. 962 Valencia St., 415.874.9232,

City Lights Bookstore

Co-founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, this independent book store and publishing house has been a hub for writers and artists since the Beat era. 261 Columbus Ave., 415.362.8193,

Cliff's Variety

One of the oldest businesses in the heart of the Castro is a traditional variety store (hardware plus all manner of home necessities), but with some decidedly non-traditional goods, especially around holidays and Pride month. The annex next door is full of costumes, crafts, housewares and novelties. 479 Castro St., 415.212.8400,


Cuyana (“to love” in Quechua) creates premium apparel and accessories, designed with a classic, modern aesthetic, sourced from the world’s highest- quality materials and crafted to last. 291 Geary St., Second Floor, 415.445.3001,

Dandelion Chocolate

Dandelion is a bean-to-bar chocolate factory that only uses two ingredients, beans and sugar, and is meticulously sourced.
740 Valencia St.; 1 Ferry Building; 2600 16th St., 415.349.0942,

Embarcadero Center

The office towers known as 1, 2, 3 and 4 Embarcadero house more than 70 retailers, 50 restaurants and a movie the- after. Sacramento and Davis streets, 415.772.0700,

Ferry Building Marketplace

Located at the foot of Market Street, this marketplace is home to abundant food shops, ceramics, gardening supplies and skincare. 1 Ferry Building,

Ganja Goddess

If you tend to shy away from going to a physical dispensary, Ganja Goddess is the perfect solution, offering deliveries of curated cannabis products ranging from edibles to concen- trates to tinctures. Free ship- ping on orders over $75; most deliveries arrive within one businessday. 855.426.5246,

The Grocery Store

Hip European fashion oasis featuring cool clothing with a rock-star twist. 3687 Sacramento St., 415.928.3615

Hillsdale Shopping Center

Retail giants like Nordstrom and Macy’s anchor this large shopping center approximately 20 miles south of the city, which also features about 120 more specialty shops to boot. 6031st Ave., San Mateo, 650.571.1029,

Lang Antiques

Find fine jewels from every important design period, as well as estate diamond engagement rings, at this quaint little shop. 309 Sutter St., 800.924.2213,


The flagship store is housed in two buildings between O’Farrell and Geary streets on either side of Stockton Street and encompasses an entire city block. 170 O’Farrell St., 415.397.3333,

Marine Layer

This clothing company sells luxuriously soft sweatshirts, tees and scarves that are made in SanFrancisco from sustainable materials 2106 Chestnut St., 415.400.4136; 1572 California St., 415.970.5785; 498 Hayes St., 415.829.7519,

Mission Workshop

Chic, industrial storefront in the Missionwithitsownbrandof “technical lifestyle cycling bags and apparel” that is all designed and made in San Francisco. Clothing, bags and accessories are both rugged and stylish. 541 Valencia St., 415.864.7225,

Moe Greens

This dispensary claims to be a “place where you can bring your mother” and offers three different lounges: a vaping lounge, an extracts lounge and a lounge with large booths. Flow Kana products are available here. 1276 Market St., 415.762.4255,

Needlepoint Inc.

For the best in hand-painted needlepoint designs, visit this shop in the heart of Jackson Square. Needlepoint Inc. carries a wide assortment of original canvases, fibers and stitching accessories. 326 Jackson St., 800.345.1622,

Neiman Marcus

This shopping mecca features couture and accessories departments for men and women, plus high-end lingerie and cosmetics. Enjoy a lobster club sandwich or high tea inside the Rotunda restaurant overlooking Union Square. 150 Stockton St., 415.362.3900,

Omnivore Books

Featuring new, antiquarian and collectible books by and for culinary gurus, this bookstore is a wonderland for readers interested in food and drink. 3885A Cesar Chavez St., 415.282.4712,

Recchiuti Confections

Michael Recchiuti’s chocolates come in unusual flavors and designs. The company has been creating hand-made chocolates for 20 years. 1 Ferry Building Marketplace, Shop 30, 415.834.9494; 801 22nd St., 415.489.2881,

San Francisco International Airport

When traveling through SFO, make sure to pick up your holiday gifts for everyone on your list. Find everything from local specialties to international favorites. 

Shreve & Co.

One of the city’s leading purveyors of fine jewelry, watches and crystal, this San Francisco institution features an in-store Mikimoto pearl boutique, Rolex watches and more. 150 Post St., 415.421.2600; 329 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, 650.327.2211,

Small Frys

This hip children’s shop carries a variety of local brands, eco-friendly and organic items, accessories and baby essentials. 3985 24th St., 415.648.3954,

Stanford Shopping Center

Browse more than 140 boutiques and admire the gardens and picturesque sculptures. 660StanfordShopping Center, Palo Alto, 650.617.8200,


A Valencia Street staple, this family-owned store offers men’s and women’s clothing, handmade cards, books and a large supply of novelties and oddities. A portion of profits goes to local food banks and charities. 545 Valencia St., 415.865.0981,


This boutique carries messengers, laptop bags, backpacks, luggage, totes and accessories in limited-edition designs. Customerscanchoosetheirown color combinations and play with specialty fabrics. 506 HayesSt., 415.252.9860; 587 Shotwell St., 415.321.6806,

Vapor Room

Founded in 2004, this cannabis dispensary has been at the forefront of the industry and provides a caring and friendly service. Dogs are welcome. Flow Kana products are available here. 79 9th St., 415.626.2100,

Ver Unica

For over 20 years, this upscale vintage shop has been San Francisco’s go-to for high-quality finds. The exquisite collection offers everything from ‘50s sundresses to ‘60s Chanel baubles to ‘70s Gucci bags. 526 Hayes St., 415.621.6259

Warby Parker

The affordable eyeglasses retailer has limited-edition styles you can’t find anywhere else. 357 Hayes St., 415.906.5313; 216 Stockton St., 415.528.2698,

Welcome Stranger

High-end boutique for men’s apparel and shoes that are a curious blend of “rugged” (including brands typically associated with construction and farming) and hipster chic. Fits in well with the evolving Hayes Valley collection of hip shops. Stylish grooming products also on the menu. 460 Gough St., 415.864.2079,

Westfield San Francisco Centre

This nine-story shopping mall features Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and more than 200 shops and restaurants such as Aveda, Coach, Godiva Chocolatier, Kate Spade and Sephora. 865MarketSt., 415.512.6776,


Chase Center

Chase Center is an indoor arena in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco, California. The building is the home venue for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association and occasionally for San Francisco Dons men’s basketball. 1 Warriors Way, San Francisco, 888.479.4667,

Earthquakes Stadium

Earthquakes Stadium is a soccer stadium in San Jose, California, United States, and is the home of Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes. The stadium is located on the Airport West site that is located to the west of San Jose International Airport. 1123 Coleman Ave, San Jose,

Levi's Stadium

Levi’s Stadium is an American football stadium located in Santa Clara, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. It has served as the home venue for the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers since 2014. 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, 415.464.9377,

Oracle Park

Oracle Park is a baseball park located in the South Beach neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Since 2000, it has served as the home of the San Francisco Giants, the city’s Major League Baseball franchise. 24 Willie Mays Plaza, S.F.,

RingCentral Coliseum

The Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, or Oakland Coliseum for short, is a multi-purpose stadium in Oakland, which is home to the Oakland Athletics of Major League Baseball. 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland,

SAP Center

The SAP Center at San Jose is an indoor arena located in San Jose, California. Its primary tenant is the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, for which the arena has earned the nickname “The Shark Tank.” It is also home to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. 525 W Santa Clara St., San Jose, 408.287.7070,