Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall with lights

Where Does The San Francisco Symphony Play?

The San Francisco Symphony is one of the most famous symphony orchestras in the world. Their concerts are a highly recommended activity for people who enjoy classical music and the performing arts. It’s an excellent … Read more

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Is San Francisco In The Mountains?

San Francisco is a notoriously hilly city. Whether it’s the unbelievable zig-zag of Lombard Street or the wildly steep 31.5% grade of 22nd Street and Filbert Street, we know the Golden City to be a … Read more

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What Was Treasure Island Used For?

Treasure Island sounds like a fascinating place – the name rings of riches, lush tropical greenery, perhaps some unique prize for the diligent searcher. Connected to Yerba Buena Island by a causeway, this one-square-mile island … Read more

Alameda Island

Is Alameda A Manmade Island?

Alameda is one of San Francisco’s nearest neighbors. You can hop on a ferry in Alameda, enjoy a 20-minute ride across the water with some snacks, and debark near Fisherman’s Wharf in the city. Alameda … Read more

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What Are The Painted Ladies In San Francisco?

Among San Francisco’s most famous sights to see are the Painted Ladies. When we hear the words “Painted Ladies,” we might imagine some kind of body-art festival, or perhaps classical portraits of women by the … Read more

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Why Is San Francisco So Foggy?

San Francisco is a gorgeous city that is often ensconced in fog. So persistent and pervasive is the fog that the locals have even given it a friendly nickname – Karl. But why is it … Read more