Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

Best coffee shops in San Francisco for serious coffee fanatics

Good coffee is a way of life in San Francisco. It can be a leisurely affair — a way for city dwellers to slow down and savour the sweet nectar of coffee beans. Most of the places on our list of favourites below have what some may view as drawbacks:...

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Every mural in San Francisco’s Mission tells a story

Every mural in San Francisco’s Mission tells a story

Stepping into the Mission District instantly feels like stepping into the heart of San Francisco. I get an immediate sense that this is the engine room that keeps this city progressive, unique and vibrant. Mexican grocery stores pump out empanadas, brightly coloured murals decorate laneways and buildings, and a distinct...

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The complete guide to: San Francisco travel

The complete guide to: San Francisco travel

The iconic City by the Bay has so much to offer visitors: friendly locals, fascinating counterculture history, top-notch dining, the world’s most famous prison, cutting-edge tech and some of the country’s most illustrious architecture — San Francisco Bridge, anyone? Get the lowdown on all things SF from a local who...

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Best cities for showing your Pride

Best cities for showing your Pride

There are some cities that just know how to do Pride right. We’re talking going far beyond hanging a few rainbow flags in windows, and instead throwing the biggest, baddest parties to celebrate who you are — from sexual orientation to gender to race to age. Because while Pride started...

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The true stories behind San Francisco’s icons

The true stories behind San Francisco’s icons

You’ve seen them in every ad, top 10 list, or article about San Francisco. They’re front and centre in any movie that features the city. They’re so iconic that the mere mention of them screams San Francisco. But you probably don’t know some of the facts and stories behind the...

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A hippie’s guide to San Francisco

A hippie’s guide to San Francisco

Even if you don’t consider yourself a flower child, who doesn’t appreciate the message of peace and love that grew out of 1960s hippie culture in San Francisco (and NYC)? The culture surrounding the hippie movement of the ’60s had a huge influence on the city — one that you...

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Top 7 places to grab a beer in San Francisco

Top 7 places to grab a beer in San Francisco

A wise man once said, “Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.” That wise man was Henry Lawson, a 19th-century Australian writer. And while we’re not sure if he ever had the privilege of visiting San Francisco, his sentiment is universal. So whether you’re looking...

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24 hours in: San Francisco

24 hours in: San Francisco

San Francisco has long been inspiration for poets, filmmakers, artists, and musicians. There’s a lot to see in the City by the Bay, and one day isn’t much time to get it all in — but don’t worry! Our locally led tours of San Francisco can show you the sites...

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How to have the perfect day in San Francisco (or how an East Coaster fell in love with the West Coast)

How to have the perfect day in San Francisco (or how an East Coaster fell in love with the West Coast)

I’d heard the rumours about California: sunny skies, friendly people, and fresh food. But as a lifelong New Yorker who’d never left the East Coast, I assumed it was exaggerated. On this trip, I discovered in wasn’t. I was headed to San Francisco for the weekend for the yearly Women’s Travel...

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What to see at the San Francisco Exploratorium

If you’ve already hit up the big name attractions — the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Park — and are now looking for something a little bit different to do in San Francisco, the Exploratorium is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. San Francisco’s Exploratorium is...

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