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Top 10 shops and attractions in San Francisco for design lovers

Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field<p>Just because the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is closed for two years for major renovations doesn't mean you can't still enjoy its exhibits – at the Asian Art Museum, at the Legion of Honor, even outdoors. In collaboration with the National Park Service, …

Top 10 historic sights in San Francisco

Fort Point<p>At the foot of the Golden Gate bridge is Fort Point, built from 1853 to 1861 to protect the Bay from naval attacks. It is constructed in the multi-tiered Third System military style, with a design allowing cannons to hit enemy ships at water level; Fort Point is the only one of its kind …

Local's guide to San Francisco's coolest neighbourhoods

Hayes Valley<p>San Francisco's 1989 earthquake damaged the Central Freeway so much that it was eventually torn down. The development attracted shops, bars and restaurants to the urban jumble around Hayes St, west of Van Ness. New greenspace along Octavia St added to the area's appeal. Now you can …

Top 10 outdoor activities and events in San Francisco

Ocean Beach<p>San Francisco's longest beach is also its most reliable surf spot. When the swells are right, hundreds of surfers in black wet suits bob offshore, waiting for their wave. Whether you're a surfer or not (the cold water and challenging break are not for beginners), this 3.5-mile stretch of …

First time Yosemite National Park

'The mountains are calling, and I must go,' penned John Muir, the poetic naturalist of the Sierra Nevada. You'll feel that same irresistible urge once you find out all that Yosemite, Muir's move beloved national park, offers.<p>If you've never before stood underneath a giant sequoia tree bigger than a …

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Time-Lapse: Spectacular Landscapes of the Southwest U.S.

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Everything you need to know about visiting the Grand Canyon

Don’t be blasé about the Grand Canyon. If you are, it will eat you. It will shame and humiliate you. Go ahead and get ‘morning-before-Christmas’ style excited about this place. And expect the dictionary definition of the word ‘awe’ when you see it for the first time: “solemn wonder tinged with …

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