A Tourist for a Day
Experience the city as if you were on vacation.
San Francisco is hands down the most beautiful city in the continental United States. We have breathtaking views and great restaurants to go along with them. If you're looking to get out there this spring and see the city... this is what you can do:

Strap on your kicks and head out to North Beach. A bicycle is the way to roll if you're looking for a crazy good time. Blazing Saddles on Columbus has been renting bikes in SF since before Barry could spell HGH. Stop in for a perfect fit of wheels for the day then bike down to the Embarcadero and check out the bay. Head down to Pier 39, lock up your ride and hang out with all the tourists who spend their hard earned dollars to vacation where you live! Stop into The Hard Rock Cafe for a beer and be sure to pick up some Ghirardelli Chocolate. Get back on your bike and make a quick return to Blazing Saddles. Now it's time to eat -- North Beach offers some of the city's best dining options. The Stinking Rose is a unique garlic-infused dining experience that people from all over the world travel to sample. With this'll see some of what makes SF one world class city.

Gimme a Kiss
A Romantic Adventure
San Francisco has a never-ending supply of beautiful views, romantic walks, delicious restaurants and libatious watering holes. For this adventure take your special someone out for an evening of romance at some of our favorite places. Start the night off with an amazing dinner at The Franciscan Crab Restaurant. In addition to anything from the crab menu, the Artisanal Salumi and Antipasto Bar selections are ridiculously good. After dinner kick it up a notch and head over to Mission Rock Cafe where bay views and good music will keep the mood flowing. If you need a ride at the end of the night, don't distress. There are a number of reliable and quick cab companies at your service. If you're looking to pull out all the stops, you may want to call a limo from Bauers' Limo Service. You can never go wrong with a limo.

Treat Yo Mama Right
A Day of Pampering
This spring, treat your mother to a day of pampering. JLaChic is offering a Mother's Day Royal Treatment at the Claremont in Berkeley. Afterwards why not indulge in a brunch fit for a queen or catch a dinner show. Don't skimp on the gift - remember, she gave you the gift of life! You can also check into re:fresh day spa and pick up a certificate for a relaxing massage, facial and/or mani pedi package that will have your mother feeling like the Princess of the Bay. For hotel suites please check out's Hotel Page.

It's in the Mix
Who doesn't want a little bit of everything? For this adventure you'll be traversing the city while experiencing some SF Classics. Start off on Sunday with a brunch at Levende Lounge. Build your own eggs benedict or live large and indulge in the filet mignon; both are amazing. Then walk over to Market Street and hop on the #47 bus headed up to Haight Street. Stop off at Hobson's Choice and have a glass or two of their famous rum mystery punch. This concoction is the perfect companion for a day idling about. With your frisbee in tow, head down the street for some fun in Golden Gate Park. Soak up the sun, have a few laughs and when you are ready to get moving hop on Golden Gate Park's free shuttle and take it all the way to the end of the line hopping off at The Great Highway. Finish the day with some calamari and a glass of shiraz at the Beach Chalet. The sunset views are incredible as is the cuisine.

Come be a beach bum with me.
So many beaches so little time...Baker Beach has one of the most breathtaking views of any beach in the world, and I'm not talking about the nudists. With the majority of San Franciscans thinking it's a trek to the other side of the world, it's usually pretty private and a great place to hang out for the day. When the winds pick up and you've taken in your daily limit of ultraviolet rays pack up your gear and head over to Drunken Sushi at 24th and Clement. The prices are light, the rolls are tight, and the staff will treat you right. Order up a few Sapporos and some sake and get ready to get lively. Then hop in a cab over to 3rd and Geary. Buckshot is one of the city's newest buzz spots. This bar is like a mini Dave and Busters (another great place to have some fun) touting shuffleboard, skeeball, pool, darts, video games, cheap beers, nachos, hot dogs...and more. It's hands down guaranteed fun.
Fri Apr 25 - Sun May 4
Bay Area National Dance Week 2008 at various locations
The Bay Area dance community has long been one of the largest, most active and thriving dance communities in the country. Each year's participants and volunteers reaffirm...
Sat May 3
SF Cinco de Mayo Festival at Dolores Park
San Francisco's annual Cinco De Mayo celebration is one of the City's most spectacular traditions! Cinco de Mayo San Francisco Festival showcases the very best of Mexican, Latin American and Chicano cultures with a diverse array of music, dance and artistry for the entire family...
Sat May 3
Norway Day Festival at Herbst Pavilion
You are cordially invited to the 2008 Norway Day Festival. Bring family, friends & co-workers and spend a day in San Francisco enjoying Norwegian food, culture and fun. The 18th annual Norway Day Festival promises to be a good time for everyone.
Sat May 3 - Sun May 4
Maker Faire Bay Area 2008 at San Mateo County Fairgrounds
A two-day, family-friendly event that celebrates arts, crafts, engineering, and science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset. It's for the creative, resourceful people who like to tinker and love to make things.
Sat May 3 - Sat Oct 18
Yerba Buena Gardens Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children's programs, reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the region. Between May and October the Festival presents nearly 100 programs in Yerba Buena Gardens, all Free and open to the public.
Sun May 4
How Weird Street Faire on Howard Street
The How Weird Street Faire is moving 10 blocks down Howard Street, but continues to bring together a diverse assortment of electronic music styles by collaborations of collectives and artists working together for a celebration of peace. You are invited to join us in starting a new era!
Sat May 10
KFOG KaBoom! at Piers 30-32
This year will feature an outstanding fireworks display synchronized to a World Class Rock soundtrack, 3 Foghead favorite artists on the KFOG KaBoom stage, a Children's Stage with continuous performances, and the exciting, fun atmosphere that Fogheads make happen every year.
Sat May 10
The Human Race at Shoreline Park
The Human Race is the annual premier community fundraising event providing all non-profit organizations the opportunity to raise money for their programs and services. The event is produced by the Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley and makes the fundraising fun and easy.
Sat May 17
Uncorked! at Ghirardelli Square
Ghirardelli Square will host the third annual Uncorked! Wine Festival. In partnership with COPIA, the American Center for Wine, Food & Arts located in Napa, Uncorked is a public event which provides an opportunity to taste, learn and experience wine and gourmet food from throughout Northern California...
Sat May 17 - Sun May 18
Oyster and Beer Festival at Great Meadow at Fort Mason
Annual celebration of the unique combination of oysters and Guinness Stout. With great live music, cooking demos, shuck and suck competition, Whelan Academy of Irish Dancing, Long Puc competition and much, much more...
Sun May 18
Bay to Breakers 2008 from the Embarcadero to Ocean Beach
ING Bay to Breakers is a 12K (7.46 miles) course. From sea level at the Embarcadero the course rises steeply along Hayes Street Hill. Around the 2.5-mile mark runners climb an 11.15% grade between Fillmore and Steiner, bringing them to the highest point in the race, approximately 215 feet above sea level...
Sat May 24 - Sun May 25
Carnaval 2008 on Harrison Street
One of the city's most spectacular traditions, Carnaval San Francisco showcases the very best of Latin American and Caribbean cultures and traditions with a diverse array of food, music, dance and artistry, including works created by the talented community of Mission District residents and Bay Area artists.
Sat May 31 - Sun Jun 1
Union Street Festival at Union Street
In its 32nd year, The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco's largest annual free events, and this year it's going Green. The festival which attracts in excess of 100,000 attendees each year from all over the United States is adding an eco-friendly theme.
The Butterfly Zone at Conservatory of Flowers
Fly on over to the Conservatory of Flowers this spring because the butterflies are back, and there are more than ever. The popular exhibit "The Butterfly Zone: Plants and Pollinators" returns to San Francisco's beloved greenhouse with double the number of butterflies and more nectar plants for feeding.

Yoga Studios

Laughing Lotus Yoga Center
Yogic Motion
One Taste Urban Retreat Center
Yoga Tree Valencia
Integral Yoga Institute

Fitness Centers/Gyms

Diakadi Body
Mission Cliffs Climbing & Fitness Club
Gold's Gym
Crunch Fitness
San Francisco Public Swimming Pools Schedule

Day Spas

Kabuki Hot Springs
Meditrina World Healing Spa
Spa Bar
LaBelle Day Spa

Alemany Farmers Market
Started by John Brucato in the 1940s, the Alemany Farmers' Market is the oldest farmers' market in the Bay Area. It offers some of the lowest farmers' market prices in the Bay Area as well as specialty items specific to Asian cuisine.
100 Alemany Blvd, San Francisco (Bernal Heights)
Bayview Hunters Point Farmers Market
Great produce in the middle of Bayview! Runs Mid-May through mid November. Every Wednesday 8:30am - 12pm.
Bayview Opera House/Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre, 4705 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94124
Berkeley Farmers Market
All Tuesday events are on Derby St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (2-7pm) and all Saturday events are on Center St. at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (10-3pm).
2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley (West Berkeley)
Crocker Galleria Farmers Market
Get stocked up on fresh produce on your lunch break! Open year-round, every Thursday, 11am - 3pm. Features approximately 20 certified growers and producers. Crocker Galleria, 50 Post and Montgomery, Downtown San Francisco
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Roam through the lively open-air market where you'll find over 75 small family farms and food vendors.
One Ferry Building (@ Market Street), San Francisco (Embarcadero)
Grand Lake Farmers Market
Take in the views of the beautiful lake at this year-round market. Every Saturday, 9am - 2pm.
Corner of Grand and Lake Park Avenues, Oakland, CA
Jack London Square Farmers Market
This is another great Oakland market right on the waterfront. Sunday, 10am - 2pm, year-round.
Jack London Square, Embarcadero and Broadway, Oakland, CA
Kaiser Hospital Farmers Market
Get checked up and then do some shopping! This market is year-around every Wednesday, 10am - 2pm.
2425 Geary Boulevard at St. Joseph's Street, San Francisco, CA
Noe Valley Farmers Market
Yet another reason to visit Noe Valley! Year-round every Saturday, 8am - 1pm.
3861 24th Street, between Vicksburg and Sanchez Streets, San Francisco, CA

Belden Place
A stroll down this little alley will make you feel as if you've been transported to Europe. Choose from a variety of fine restaurants and have either a leisurely lunch or a romantic dinner seated in one of their numerous outdoor tables.
Belden Place, San Francisco, (Downtown/Financial District)
415-421-7044 (Tiramisu) or 415-986-5673 (Bastille)

Bill's Place
This unpretentious eatery is the embodiment of All-American wholesomeness. Chow down on a wide variety of burgers as you lounge in the enclosed patio with a group of friends or family, safe from the avenue winds.
2315 Clement Street, San Francisco (Outer Richmond)

Café Flore
Of all the coffee houses in town, this might be one of the coolest for social gathering and people watching . This charming greenhouse-style cafe sits off of busy Market Street and attracts an eclectic and diverse steady flow of gay, straight, and very open-minded locals. On those beautiful sunny days, the outdoor seating area is a great place to enjoy some sun over a bagel and a latte.
2298 Market Street, San Francisco (Castro/Upper Market)

Goemon Sushi
Possessing a low-lit atmosphere and a beautiful back garden complete with an outdoor lounge and koi pond, this sushi venue is an excellent place for a rousing group dinner or an intimate date.
1524 Irving Street, San Francisco (Outer Richmond)

Park Chalet
After a bike ride or walk through Golden Gate Park rest your tired legs at this urban oasis. Tucked in the back of the better-known Beach Chalet, it features both a fireplace and retractable glass doors!
1000 Great Highway, San Francisco (Outer Richmond)