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Chinese New Year Flower Fair
Chinese New Year Flower Fair

Kicking off the Lunar New Year celebrations in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the annual Chinatown Flower Fair takes place the weekend before the New Year begins. This year, Lunar New Year began on Saturday, January 28 and the Flower Fair held over weekend, January 21 and 22. The street festival is one of a few that(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 19th, 2017
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco
War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

The San Francisco Opera is housed in the War Memorial Opera House near City Hall. Featuring incredible architecture inside and out, the Opera House is grand and old, and built in the Beaux-Arts style, an uncommon style for the region. Founded in 1923 by Gaetano Merola, the San Francisco Opera House has been in its(…)

Published On: Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
Chinese New Year Parade
Chinese New Year Parade

Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Parade Each year, in late January or February, San Francisco’s Chinatown is engulfed in Lunar New Year celebrations. From the Flower Fair to the Miss Chinatown pageant and the Community Street Fair on the day of the parade, festivities flood the streets with a vibrant cultural experience. The Dragon The Chinese(…)

Published On: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017
Alamo Square Park, San Francisco
Alamo Square Park, San Francisco

Alamo Square Park offers an iconic view of San Francisco – the “Painted Ladies” in front of the San Francisco skyline, including the Transamerica Pyramid, in the background. The old Victorian architecture is juxtaposed with the new, modern skyscrapers. It’s the view pictured on countless postcards sent from San Francisco, earning the strip of houses(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Chinatown in San Francisco
Chinatown in San Francisco

San Francisco’s Chinatown is a portal into an important part of San Francisco’s history, as well as a rich cultural center. The first big wave of Chinese immigrants arrived to San Francisco, the main point of entry, mostly from the Guangdong province during the Gold Rush, with hopes of building their fortunes and escaping the(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Ocean Beach in San Francisco
Ocean Beach in San Francisco

Ocean Beach, San francisco –  On the western edge of San Francisco, 3.5 miles (5.6 kilometers) of undisturbed beachfront stretches down the coast, from Lands End and the Cliff House, past Golden Gate Park, and all the way down to Fort Funston. Right alongside the beach, the Great Highway is the two-lane road that extends(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Coit Tower in San Francisco
Coit Tower in San Francisco

Coit Tower: A prominent monument in the San Francisco skyline, Coit Tower offers panoramic views of the whole city. Set atop Telegraph Hill between the Fisherman’s Wharf area and North Beach, Coit Tower can be seen from all around San Francisco. Coit Tower Location Map Features of the Coit Tower The climb up to the(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Conservatory of Flowers
Conservatory of Flowers

Conservatory of Flowers – Located within Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory of Flowers features a collection of exotic plants in a beautiful historic building. Completed in 1878, the Victorian greenhouse is constructed of whitewashed glass and wood. The Conservatory is the oldest building in the park, and is listed in the National and California Registers(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Pier 39, San Francisco
Pier 39, San Francisco

Down the promenade from the restaurants of Fisherman’s Wharf is Pier 39, which has somehow become the type of destination that someone halfway around the world wants to come here to see. So you meander through the shops, pick up some overpriced souvenirs to bring back to your coworkers, eat some generic and also overpriced(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

Alcatraz Island, out in the San Francisco Bay, once held some of history’s most infamous criminals at the country’s first supermax federal penitentiary. The allure of Alcatraz lies in its colorful history, featuring stories made for movies – notorious criminals, dramatic escape attempts, and some unsolved mysteries in a picturesque setting. Features of Alcatraz Island(…)

Published On: Thursday, January 5th, 2017