A 30-minute drive directly north of San Francisco, the rolling hills and dramatic cliffs of the Marin Headlands offer the perfect respite from city bustle. The...more
Home to the city's Latino community and popular with artists and yuppies, too, the gritty Mission District has taquerías and thrift stores, hip bars and...more
Bring quarters (or dollars for the change machine) so that you can fully enjoy this bizarre collection of historic arcade games housed at this wacky museum on...more
This museum, sandwiched between the boutique hotels, bars, and shops just off Union Square, is much cooler than it sounds. Enter through a magnificent...more
First colonized by railroad magnates and silver barons, Nob Hill is now home to apartment buildings with wedding-cake facades and venerable hotels like the...more
Traditionally an Italian neighborhood, North Beach was also the hangout of Beat writers such as Jack Kerouac and Gary Snyder. A necessary stop for any...more
Erected in the late 19th century, the elaborate Victorians here are now inhabited by millionaires. Notable houses include the Spreckels Mansion (2080 Washington...more
A mock-classical ruin erected for the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915, the Palace of Fine Arts was originally fashioned from wood, plaster, and...more
June is Pride month in San Francisco. Rainbows flags disco-dance in the breeze along Market Street and there's a certain glitter in the air. But, before you...more
This architecturally arresting black, gray, and white museum, designed by Mario Botta and built in 1995, has five floors of 20th-century art, including works by...more
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