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9 things to do in San Francisco that aren't tourist traps

1/<p>Climb the mosaic-tiled 16th Avenue Tiled Steps for incredible city views.<p>Thanks to its hilly landscape, San Francisco boasts plenty of …

Sony’s MP-CD1 projector puts a 120in display in your pocket

Two hours of big-screen fun.

Gear & Gadgets

Top 10 surprises from a year full of California adventures

I've put in plenty of time as a California tourist over the years, but 2017 was different.<p>It was the year I finally stood up on a surfboard; tasted the explosive tang of an iced Tomales Bay oyster; rear-ended a luxury sedan near Charo's house; found Bolinas; gobbled a Double-Double, animal style, …

California

This cavernous carry-on funded on Indiegogo is the best travel bag I've ever owned

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><b>Cotopaxi</b><p><b>Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear and apparel company, recently launched their Allpa 35L Travel Pack through Indiegogo.</b>• <b><br>Thanks to its</b> …

How to eat your way around the world in San Francisco

During the holidays family and friends gather around food as delicious flavors unfailingly bring people together and put everyone at ease.<p>Often we're looking to share these meal at places where we can make a connection with a piece of our heritage, whether its a Mexican restaurant serving tamales …

Ten One Design's New Mountie+ Lets You Mount Your iPad to Your MacBook as a Second Screen

Ten One Design is today introducing the Mountie+, a new version of its popular Mountie device that allows an iPad or iPhone to be attached to the display of a Mac laptop for use as a second screen.<p>The Mountie+ mount for the iPad has been designed with larger devices in mind. Mountie+ uses a …

IPad Air

3 Top-Notch Road Trips You Can Do Now in Sonoma County

Although Sonoma County is still recovering from wildfires, don’t be discouraged from visiting. There are plenty of tasting rooms, eateries, and the …

Why the customer experience function should now be in control of the brand

Traditionally, marketing has operated on the premise that brands are messages to be communicated and broadcast. Yet consumers experience a service …

The horror! First-world San Francisco 'problems' we face every day

There’s no city quite like San Francisco, which is why so many people want to live, work, and vacation here. But with unique benefits come unique first-world "problems" that our out-of-town friends and family may not be able to understand, or even want to.<p>Who else faces snow-flaked dilemmas like …

When Microsoft's CEO joined the company 3 years ago, he had an epiphany that has guided his role ever since

In his new business-book-slash-memoir, "Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone," Nadella recounts how, as a new CEO, he came to realize that the company's recent stumbles weren't due to failures of intellect, but of cultural cohesion.<p>In a …

Returning Customers Spend 67% More Than New Customers - Keep Your Customers Coming Back with a Recurring Revenue Sales Model

It's common business knowledge that it's cheaper to retain a current customer than it is to attract a new one. A great way to retain...<p>It's common …

10 of the Best Things to Do in San Francisco

For a city that’s less than 50 square miles in size, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of awesome things to see and do in San …

San Francisco

25 summer day trips around the Bay Area

Head off in any direction and there is plenty of fun to be had<p>No matter where you go in the Bay Area, there's plenty of summer fun to be had. Head off in any direction and something to see or do awaits, be it a peak to climb, an offbeat museum to explore, or a swimming hole that, if you time it …

Itinerary: One day in SF. What do you do to show visitors the real city?

There's plenty to see, but here's how to visit the city by the day<p>Perhaps your in-laws are in town, or your best friend from college is visiting, but at one point or another every Bay Area local is confronted with the task of figuring out how to help someone explore San Francisco for the first (or …

How to Spend 3 Days in San Francisco

San Francisco is one of those cities that has a little bit of everything. From stunning landscapes to iconic monuments, along with a thriving arts, …

Steps you must take to become a true Californian

This is what you have to do to really call yourself a Northern Californian, at least according to the stereotypes.<p>How long does it take for someone to become a Californian?<p>Well, it depends on who you ask.<p>To the out-of-state folks in cities with a widespread animosity to those darn Californians, you …

21 unusual places to impress your date in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO is a city where people come to reinvent themselves and when it comes to dating, that is just about as exciting and terrifying as it …

This Is the Coolest Watch Strap to Get for Your Apple Watch

Though they’re appreciated today by vintage watch enthusiasts, the expansion bracelet is something of a relic from the mid-20th century. Arguably, …

Smartwatches

The top 5 things to see and do in San Francisco - including the sights you won't want to miss

With its spectacular hilltop surroundings, a vibrant nightlife and picturesque landmarks, it's no wonder that San Francisco has long been a firm …

20 Best Restaurants With a View in Sonoma, Napa & Marin

Sure, the North Bay has plenty of lovely patios, but how about an amazing view and great food to boot? Not quite as easy. We’ve culled through our …

Napa Valley

Best Bay Area hikes for beginners

BEST BEGINNER HIKES IN THE BAY AREA<p>The Bay Area has an immense amount of wilderness, and much of it is open to hikers of all skill levels.<p>Beginners might want to check out the San Francisco Bay Trail, which spans 350 miles, with a plan for another 150 miles to connect 47 cities and nine counties in …

Make Your Vacation a Little Smoother with These Handy Gadgets

Traveling can be stressful enough with overcrowded flights and trying to find your way in unfamiliar surroundings. Running out of power for your phone or getting lost in a strange city should not be something you have to deal with. From suitcases that can find themselves, to ensuring you never run …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Spend a Night in San Francisco

For night owls, travel junkies, and adventurers alike.<p>Startup culture and surges of absurdly lucrative tech money have sunk their bland bougie tentacles into California's most historically eccentric, experimental, and sexually inclusive city. Still, old school pockets of strangeness have managed to …

San Francisco in the spring: 26 things to do - Curbed SF

After a dry yet chilly winter, springtime has arrived in full glory. Colorful flora. Birkenstocks. Baseball season. Asparagus. These are just a few signs that spring is in full effect.<p>We have put together a list of 26 places that will have you falling in love again with the City by the Bay, even as …

Secret spots for viewing 4th of July fireworks around the Bay Area

Don't want to hear "Daddy, I can't see" during this year's 4th of July fireworks?<p>To help you avoid the crowds who can block your view of the spectacles in the sky and make the experiences all around less enjoyable, we rounded up the best secret spots for watching fireworks around the Bay Area with …

​Yeti Just Made an Indestructible Duffel Bag and it's Awesome | Men’s Health

If you plan on spending a night or two outdoors, finding the right duffel bag should be at the top of your to-do list. The Panga Submersible Duffel really does have it all. With Hydrolock zipper to keep water out, an impervious ThickSkin shell, QuickGrab lash points, stowaway mesh pockets for …

This ‘Indestructible Hoodie’ Is Built To Last 100 Years

They say when the nuclear apocalypse happens all that will be left is the shells of our crumbling society and cockroaches. But <i>they</i> didn’t count on the biggest survivor of all…this hoodie.<p>Adventure clothing brand, Vollebak, claims to have invented a nearly indestructable hoodie that will last for a …

The photogenic Instagram destinations of Marin

Let's be blunt: the North Bay is one of the most naturally beautiful places in the United States, and tourists and locals alike head to Marin and beyond every weekend to set up the tripod.<p>With cliffs, beaches, and sky-high views from mountaintops, snapping a gorgeous photo of the local landscape is …

Hop off BART for These Nearby Happy Hours in Oakland

Sometimes the daily commute takes a lot out of you. If you're looking for a watering hole with weekday deals up the wazoo to take the edge off on …

America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2017 The Progress, San Francisco, CA

A thoughtful, producer-focused list (complete with producer bios) joins dishes like Monterey Bay abalone with heirloom broccoli di cicco, and morel …

San Francisco