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Shopping in Downtown San Francisco

One of San Francisco’s main attractions is our Union Square shopping district. There’s nothing quite like shopping in downtown San Francisco! No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to find it here. And better yet, all of San Francisco’s Union Square shopping is within a few blocks of The Pickwick Hotel. Enjoy […]

Bay Bridge Lights in San Francisco

What is the most unassuming place you can think of for an art installation? We can think of many, and the beautiful yet quirky city of San Francisco certainly offers countless possibilities. If you have visited downtown San Francisco after sunset recently, you likely saw our latest large-scale public art offering lighting up the Bay […]

San Francisco’s 2013 Autumn Events

Though Halloween is one of San Francisco’s most celebrated autumn events, there are plenty of autumn-centric happenings to enjoy before then. Explore some San Francisco fun and delight in the City’s beautiful Indian Summer! 1. NotOberfest Taking place on September 20, NotOberfest specifically highlights the fact that they do not abide by the German beer […]

Visiting San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is a favorite San Francisco destination for visitors and locals alike.  Covering over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park is 20% larger than New York’s Central Park. Events large and small are hosted here year-round and 13 million people visit annually! In a park that sprawls for miles, it can be difficult to […]

Urban Wine Tasting in San Francisco

One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s main attractions is wine tasting. A trip up to Napa Valley is seen as a “must-do” excursion when visiting San Francisco, and while we certainly agree it is worth the trip, there are some excellent wineries and tasting rooms right here in the city! Whether you have limited […]

Winter Ice Skating in San Francisco

Winter ice skating in San Francisco? We may be known for our temperate winter season, but that doesn’t stop us from having two outdoor ice skating rinks to bring a little winter cheer to locals and visitors each year. There are a few weeks of outdoor skating left this season, so there’s still time to go […]

Around Town: San Francisco Beaches

Locals know that San Francisco is famous for its Indian Summer. June, July, and August tend to be quite chilly here, but Mother Nature cranks up the heat once September and October roll around! You may not think of the early Autumn months as providing beach-going weather, but trust us–this is the best time of […]

Around Town: San Francisco’s Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside Asia and the oldest in North America. Certainly worth a visit on your next trip to San Francisco! Events are held each month and several walking tours are available as well. There are numerous restaurants, shops, and historic landmarks to see in Chinatown. Here are some of […]

Around Town: Visiting San Francisco’s Ferry Building

One of San Francisco’s top destinations for locals and visitors alike is the city’s historic Ferry Building. Opened in 1892, the Ferry Building was a bustling transit hub; since the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges were yet to be built, nearly all visitors arrived to San Francisco by boat. Fast forward to today and San […]