SF Guide

Before the Castro, Polk Gulch was San Francisco's Gayborhood

Before the Castro became <i>the</i> gay mecca for the entire United States, Polk Gulch, centered around Polk Street, was the hub for the LGBT community.<p>Sure, …

San Francisco

Slay the 'Gram: 35 Absolutely Fabulous Pics From SF Pride 2018

Ah, San Francisco Pride—it's the hap-happiest season of all.<p>And no matter how many years you've partied it up, paraded around in your tutus and …

Tim Cook

Outdoor Guides | Hiking, Camping, Trail Running, Dog Friendly Trails

Find your next favorite trail<p>50,000+ trails. 8 million explorers. Endless memories.<p>The beauty of nature doesn’t need to be hard to find. Our goal is …

Hiking

12 Underground Wine Caves Open for Tastings

In Wine Country, a cave is more than a cave: It's a magical place where wine quietly chills out to age gracefully.<p>Despite the ubiquity of world-class …

Wine

6 Weekend Trips You Can Pull Off from the City

Overnight camping doesn’t have be a weeklong, use-all-your-vacation-days affair. Do it right, and you can pull off a solid one- or two-night trek into the wilderness during a weekend. This is true even for major cities like Denver or Boston. You just need to know where to go.<p>From: Denver, …

Hiking

Lily Kanter, Boon Supply

There's nothing around here we like more than shopping. But <i>do-good</i> shopping is the ultimate.<p>Lily Kanter, CEO of the just-launched Mill Valley–based …

Marin County

31 Flavors: The Best Ice Cream Scoops in the Bay Area

Dip into our favorite scoops, including some fro-yo, gelato, and vegan versions too—because hey, we don't discriminate.

Ice Cream

Bay Area’ Drag Shows

The art of drag has a long history in San Francisco, and with the growing popularity of RuPaul's Drag Race (RPDR) and with DragCon spanning both …

San Francisco

Wedding Inspiration: All Aboard for Nautical Nuptials on the SF Bay

Mark and Thomas met on Myspace (that's a story within itself), and began planning their San Francisco Bay-inspired wedding before Prop 8 was even …

Weddings

17 Street Fairs + Festivals for a Poppin' Summer

Summer is finally here, and with it comes festival season.<p>Grab your picnic blanket and sunscreen—the next few months are jam-packed with neighborhood …

Festivals

17 Fierce and Fabulous Pride Parties in San Francisco

Pride Weekend makes its dramatic entrance on Saturday, June 23rd, but the rainbow-hued festivities have already begun.<p>Mark your calendars for these …

Festivals

Hike, Rock Climb, Fish + More in California's Eastern Sierra

California's Eastern Sierra is a fascinating landscape, a land where 14,000-foot summits descend to sage-filled plains, where the oldest trees on …

Hiking

14 Fun Things: Murakami paints SF, free outdoor movie galore + more events this week

We hope you've recovered from your Father's Day festivities—it's going to be a full week of parties, dinners, roller disco and more.<p>Also, it's Pride …

City Halls

Experience an evening of decadence and spectacle at The Speakeasy

If you're ever walking the streets of North Beach on a weekend and see women in flapper dresses and men dressed up as gangsters, there's a good …

San Francisco

Wedding Inspiration: A Country Ceremony With a Keg-Stand Bash

You know it's a rager when there's fried chicken and keg stands.<p>There's perhaps nothing more badass than a female couple in commanding roles. Both in …

Weddings

The Big Gay To-Do: 50 Ways to Let Your Rainbow Flag Fly

It's the most wonderful time of the year—Pride month in San Francisco!<p>Gay it up (even more than usual) with our annual Big Gay To-Do, brimming with …

Golden Gate Park

New SF vodka brand will donate its earnings to charity—starting with local LGBTQ+ orgs

At 89 years old, one is supposed to retire. But San Francisco–based entrepreneur and philanthropist Maurice Kanbar still has work to do.<p>The creator …

Alcohol

Hello Kitty Cafe opens at Santana Row, people lose their minds over the cutsiest pastries ever

If you missed the Hello Kitty Bus when drove through the Bay Area earlier this month, don't worry—a brick-and-mortar cafe devoted to the iconic …

Northern California

All the Pics: 29Rooms is more than just an Instagram heaven

Vivid swirls of color swathed the five arched doorways of the Palace of Fine Arts, where inspirational mantras—"Be the spark. Live with heart. Turn …

Art

5 Cannabis Products to Beat Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are common in our fast-paced, frenetic world. Anxiety affects 40 million, or 18 percent of the U.S. population, according to the …

Cannabis

Hiking Among the California Redwoods | The Wordy Explorers

<b>By</b> Stacy <b><br>Posted On</b> 06/08/2018 16:00:31 <b><br>Trip Date</b> 08/26/2017<p>Prior to our visits to San Francisco in each of the previous three years we contemplated a …

Hiking

The Rainbow Houses of San Francisco

San Francisco wears its Pride on its sleeve—and in many cases, on the facades of its iconic Victorian homes.<p>So in celebration of Pride Week, take a …

San Francisco

Furniture for the People: A Modern Guide to Your Summer Home Makeover

Anyone who's lived in the Bay Area for a while has heard of Cisco Home.<p>It's a company guided by a passion to create good in the world. The …

Furniture Design

Exclusive Sneak Peek: NYC's The Wing is building a women-only coworking nest in SF

Ladies, your throne away from home awaits.<p>Finally, San Francisco queens, dames, broads, and bosses will be able to experience The Wing, the …

San Francisco

#TBT: San Francisco Pride Parades Through the Years

On June 5th, 1972, San Francisco first-ever Gay Freedom Day went down at Golden Gate Park, with an estimated 54,000 attendees.<p>That means this …

LGBTQI

The Complete Guide to 153 San Francisco Public Parks

Financial District + Embarcadero<p>Maritime Plaza<p>Who knew such a well-manicured swath of green grass could be found within the bowels of the Financial …

San Francisco

$13.8 Million Cow Hollow home has all the designer touches, plus a steam room

When you come upon the graphic black-and-white facade of this home on a tree-lined Cow Hollow block, you'll know instantly that you're in for a …

San Francisco Bay

'A Walk on the Moon' finds new life as an endearing period musical at ACT

The bungalow communities and resorts of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York, also known as the Borscht Belt of the 1960s—where working-class …

New York State

Wedding Inspiration: Fearless fashion and anime meet in a one-of-a-kind city bash

When a pair of creative women bonds over their shared love of fashion and Japanese anime, it's serious.<p>On election day 2016, Chen Jiang and Shaf Khan …

Weddings

10 Ways to Use Your English Degree at a Tech Job

You went to college for what you loved and somehow ended up in an open office plan. There are bean bag chairs and conference rooms and free beer …

Cotton Candy