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Inside Background
Considered an “American phoenix,” modern San Francisco rose out of the ashes of...
Last edited: January 21, 2012
As the last stop for American westward expansion on the continent, San...
Last edited: September 10, 2014
Like any major city, San Francisco definitely has some rough edges and...
Last edited: June 01, 2013
Even by “New World” standards, San Francisco was a late discovery. Several...
Last edited: December 17, 2012
San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, due to its topography and man-made...
Last edited: November 28, 2014
Websites If you're researching from afar, here are several websites that can...
Last edited: November 16, 2013
San Francisco Visitor Information Center – lower level of Hallidie Plaza at the...
Last edited: January 21, 2012
Mark Twain once said, "If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a few...
Last edited: January 21, 2012
San Francisco is a popular destination not just for tourists but also for the...
Last edited: June 06, 2015
San Francisco is one of the most famous and popular tourist destination in...
Last edited: April 17, 2012
San Francisco's art scene is small but active. San Francisco Arts Monthly has...
Last edited: May 23, 2012
It is rather easy to come to San Francisco for vacation and never go outside...
Last edited: April 24, 2013
Renting a cell phone is both convenient and necessary for keeping in touch...
Last edited: September 03, 2011
This article provides links to various websites that cover the two most recent...
Last edited: May 15, 2013
This Traveler Article has a link to a map with a list of hotels that offer...
Last edited: May 27, 2013
Planning a visit to Alcatraz The following topics are covered in this article...
Last edited: July 15, 2015
A decade ago, San Francisco--"The City"--was riding high on the wealth of the...
Last edited: November 17, 2013
This is a link to some State Historical Landmarks in San Francisco County
Last edited: January 18, 2007
    Staying Along Lombard Street Where Is This? For visitors with cars, needing...
Last edited: January 04, 2015
This article is written in a Q&A format to Guide visitor with the Public...
Last edited: October 27, 2014
If you are visiting San Francisco, leave your car at home! The city of San...
Last edited: January 16, 2013
This article has links to three maps, a Google map highlighting some of the...
Last edited: September 23, 2013
Topics covered in this article   Do visitors need a car in SF? What if visitors...
Last edited: July 22, 2015
Here are a few articles on how much to Tip: Trip Advisor Article CNN Money...
Last edited: November 07, 2013
Top 10 Travel Tips for visiting San Francisco: 10. Bring warm clothes, such as...
Last edited: November 17, 2012
San Francisco creates significant challenges for people in non-motorized...
Last edited: August 30, 2012
People coming to visit San Francisco often ask "Where is the best area to...
Last edited: February 19, 2015
The first and most important thing you need to know about what to wear in San...
Last edited: July 19, 2012
Many visitors to San Francisco are traveling with a family group. It’s...
Last edited: December 22, 2012
Inside Transportation
San Francisco is served by two major airports as well as several bus and train...
Last edited: April 03, 2015
San Francisco may be one of the “biggest” tourist destinations in the United...
Last edited: February 05, 2015
San Francisco is a compact city with an extensive public transportation network...
Last edited: September 21, 2014
San Francisco is extremely well adapted to the tourist on foot: BART will...
Last edited: July 21, 2015
San Francisco is well served by public transit, so there are usually multiple...
Last edited: April 22, 2015
San Francisco Airport (SFO) is about 16 miles south of the Fisherman's Wharf...
Last edited: May 12, 2015
The Golden Gate Bridge has switched to "All Electronic" toll collection.  There...
Last edited: February 25, 2015
San Francisco is well served by public transit, so there are usually multiple...
Last edited: April 24, 2015
Public transportation within San Francisco is provided by the San Francisco...
Last edited: February 24, 2015
San Francisco Airport (SFO) is about 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco...
Last edited: May 12, 2015
Please be aware of the new arrangements for paying tolls to cross the Golden...
Last edited: May 21, 2013
While San Francisco is best enjoyed without the hassles of a car, many trips...
Last edited: November 27, 2012
Getting around San Franciso couldnt be easier. Good idea if there  for 3 days...
Last edited: September 03, 2014
Inside Things to Do
So you have blocked off one day of your San Francisco trip to explore outside...
Last edited: May 23, 2012
April 20-21, 2013 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival San Francisco's...
Last edited: January 13, 2014
The City by the Bay is a perfect destination for families. It is a unique...
Last edited: May 11, 2012
First-time visitors to San Francisco often spend most of their time...
Last edited: June 04, 2014
San Francisco is rich with museums, particularly  small museums littered...
Last edited: March 02, 2012
The Bar Scene With over 10,000 places to get a drink, you should be able to...
Last edited: January 23, 2011
San Francisco is a great place to visit because you can fit so many unique...
Last edited: March 16, 2015
San Francisco’s culture shines through in the quality and sheer number of...
Last edited: December 14, 2008
For shop-a-holics, Union Square is a must see. Whether you're looking for the...
Last edited: July 16, 2015
Even this day-in-age of the corporate-sponsored ballpark and steroid scandal...
Last edited: December 20, 2007
day     Activity     Lunch     Activity     dinner     activity     1...
Last edited: March 28, 2015
Off the Beaten Path San Francisco - The neighborhoods to discover If you are...
Last edited: April 21, 2012
Take a walk down to the trolley terminus and get a ride  to the water. Hang on...
Last edited: November 05, 2007
If you want to check out the art scene in San Francisco, take a guided tour...
Last edited: February 10, 2009
This article is meant for San Francisco visitors who are interested in catching...
Last edited: June 27, 2015
Renting a bike and riding across the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the best...
Last edited: November 24, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most diverse and best areas in the United...
Last edited: September 13, 2013
There are all kinds of Japanese items for purchase at this store. They have...
Last edited: November 30, 2008
A fabulous day trip for folks who want to visit the area north of San...
Last edited: April 28, 2015
A great day trip from San Francisco includes a drive over the Golden Gate...
Last edited: September 07, 2008
Discover San Francisco San Francisco is a very  popular tourist destination, in...
Last edited: April 21, 2012
There are many free activities in San Francisco.  Twin Peaks is a breathtaking...
Last edited: January 26, 2013
Golden Gate Getaways Private Tours are a great way to see San Francisco: in...
Last edited: January 16, 2009
Alcatraz is definitely one of the must-see iconic attractions in San Francisco...
Last edited: May 31, 2015
www.sanfranciscom... Departs at 10:30 from Pier 43 1/2, which is down on...
Last edited: October 30, 2007
Here are a few handy tips for families: Playgrounds -- kids need playgrounds...
Last edited: July 08, 2006
As we know kids come in all shapes, sizes, age groups and interests. What...
Last edited: March 16, 2015
Mint Plaza is a wonderful spot to relax and soak up some history while enjoying...
Last edited: August 19, 2010
San Francisco is a place where one could spend a day, a week perhaps even a...
Last edited: July 23, 2011
Cable Car Ride ( http://www.sfcabl... ).  Start your day with a ride on the...
Last edited: January 04, 2015
This is a list of some parks and gardens in the area of San Francisco City...
Last edited: November 05, 2007
San Francisco is beautiful, most of the year, but yes there are those days when...
Last edited: June 22, 2010
Thanks to poster ALTippet for this information :-)  Redwood National Park...
Last edited: July 18, 2013
The best way to see geological fault lines is from the air, over the middle of...
Last edited: May 11, 2009
  This is not a definitive list of tour operators in San Francisco but the...
Last edited: June 10, 2015
(Draft article.  needs editing and links need to be fixed article created using...
Last edited: August 15, 2014
San Francisco is a great cosmopolitan city—from major attractions, to great...
Last edited: January 20, 2015
Around San Francisco ( Muir Woods, Muir Beach and drive to Stinson Beach...
Last edited: August 08, 2012
A favorite with every visitor to San Francisco is seeing the Sea Lions at Pier...
Last edited: July 29, 2008
When visiting San Francisco first time one goes obviously for the major...
Last edited: November 28, 2014
One of the best ways to orient yourself in San Francisco is a city tour via...
Last edited: August 05, 2013
Even vacations can become overwhelming with lots of running around and things...
Last edited: October 15, 2014
Walk the  Golden Gate Bridge. Stroll along the  Embarcadero from the baseball...
Last edited: July 09, 2012
Visiting Yosemite in just a day ... is it really possible? Some visitors prefer...
Last edited: July 16, 2015
The City of San Francisco offers UK tourists a unique opportunity to sample...
Last edited: July 26, 2015
Stage Werx Theatre is a new cutting edge underground theatre in the Union...
Last edited: October 07, 2008
Some of the ways to save money when visiting San Francisco is to know about the...
Last edited: December 10, 2014
Alcatraz Island, located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, is a must-see...
Last edited: October 24, 2013
Anchor Brewing Company is an operational brewery in San Francisco. Tours of...
Last edited: April 25, 2011
The Asian Art Museum is one of the best Asian art museums in the world so plan...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
  ATT Park opened as the home of the San Francisco Giants in 2000.  It has...
Last edited: April 25, 2011
Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in theatre history...
Last edited: April 29, 2011
Do the Open Top Sightseeing tour when in San Francisco. Ít is a great...
Last edited: April 02, 2009
Buena Vista Park is a park in the Haight-Ashbury and Buena Vista Hieghts...
Last edited: April 25, 2011
The Castro Movie Theater was built in 1922 by the Nasser borthers...
Last edited: April 29, 2011
The Children's Creativity Museum (formerly Zeum) opened its doors in October...
Last edited: June 12, 2013
San Francisco's Chinatown is the largest outside of Asia.  It is a place many...
Last edited: November 30, 2012
Easy kayaking to McCovey Cove for a baseball game. Mission Creek houseboats and...
Last edited: April 11, 2011
The Cow Palace is located in Daly City, south of San Francisco. It's a popular...
Last edited: April 29, 2011
The DeYoung museum has been a San Francisco institution since it opened in...
Last edited: April 28, 2011
Discover Walks offers FREE Walking Tours and give their guests a couple of...
Last edited: April 27, 2011
Yes, it is over-the-top touristy, although it has one or two high points.  Yet...
Last edited: May 06, 2015
Flax 
This shop is very San Francisco. Creative, different, inspirational, and has...
Last edited: June 08, 2010
The Golden Gate Bridge is not the oldest suspension bridge nor the newest.  It...
Last edited: May 20, 2014
The Golden Gate Park is a large urban park configured in a rectangular shape...
Last edited: October 01, 2013
Harvey Milk Plaza is one of many San Francisco public institutions and...
Last edited: April 29, 2011
A perfect San Francisco adventure: see the sights, tackle the hills, breathe in...
Last edited: February 22, 2011
San Francisco's Japantown is one of three left in California. It was once a...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
The Japan Center and the adjacent blocks of Japantown are home to scores of...
Last edited: December 21, 2013
ONE STOP SHOPPING FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS: Start on Laurel and California Streets...
Last edited: December 21, 2010
Macondray Lane is a small pedestrian lane on the south eastern side of Russian...
Last edited: April 29, 2011
Oxygen Massage Therapy is one of those unique small business that makes San...
Last edited: May 14, 2010
The Pacific Heritage Museum displays, on a rotating basis, exhibitions based on...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
The Palace of Fine Arts was built for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International...
Last edited: October 07, 2008
The Royal Exchange has 32 beers on tap and is known for their burgers, but also...
Last edited: April 05, 2010
Great Jazz venu located in Hotel Nikko near to Union Square with first class...
Last edited: June 05, 2010
The San Francisco Ballet is the oldest classical ballet company in the...
Last edited: March 01, 2009
Opera season runs September through November.  Generally a dozen Operas are...
Last edited: March 01, 2009
The 49 mile scenic drive was created in 1938 to showcase the city and to...
Last edited: July 12, 2011
Silver Lion Service provides Custom driving tours around San Francisco, the San...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
Stoked SF is a private adventure guide service with tours for mountain biking...
Last edited: March 31, 2011
Sundance Saloon is now the place to go in San Francisco for country western...
Last edited: June 30, 2011
Now this club is really an all night affair.  They close at 4am on Fridays and...
Last edited: November 09, 2006
The Booksmith is a clean and friendly independent bookstore located in the...
Last edited: October 12, 2008
Situated on the corner of Market and Castro streets the Twin Peaks Tavern is...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
USS Pampanito (SS-383) museum and memorial is open for visitors at Fisherman's...
Last edited: April 27, 2011
The Walt Disney History Museum is a wonderful museum dedicated to the life and...
Last edited: October 11, 2009
The War Memorial Opera House is home to both the San Francisco Opera and...
Last edited: July 15, 2009
The Warfield Theater, also known as The Warfield, is a 2,250 seat music venue...
Last edited: April 27, 2011
San Francisco Wells Fargo Museum is built on the same site as where the...
Last edited: April 25, 2011
Inside Dining Scene
From Persian to Swiss and Chinese to seafood, this city’s restaurants offer...
Last edited: September 21, 2006
For the person on the run in the morning, to the person who can pick up a bag...
Last edited: June 01, 2013
  There are views aplenty in San Francisco, some more well-known than others...
Last edited: March 13, 2014
In the Union Square area, Lori's Diner is a popular place for families. Vinyl...
Last edited: August 15, 2006
San Francisco can be a challenging place to find late night food, especially...
Last edited: September 19, 2011
San Francisco Trip Advisor regulars and Destination Experts would love to help...
Last edited: July 28, 2015
San Francisco - A Paradise for Food Lovers: San Francisco is  is home to some...
Last edited: March 13, 2012
San Francisco has many dishes that have deep historical roots to the city. And...
Last edited: July 21, 2014
On the San Francisco forum, people always want to know where they should dine...
Last edited: March 12, 2015
Italian food is very popular in San Francisco and while North Beach is full of...
Last edited: May 12, 2015
  This article lists some of the Chinese restaurants mentioned by TA regulars...
Last edited: June 02, 2015
This is a list of seafood restaurants that have been recommended by Trip...
Last edited: June 10, 2015
Aluminum-foil wrapped SF burritos - a GREAT cheap eats (Chipotle, etc. are a...
Last edited: January 25, 2009
 The Terrace Restaurant is located in the elegant Ritz Carlton on Nob Hill...
Last edited: October 11, 2008
aziza's food is a Morrocan-French-C... fusion with all the spices and polish...
Last edited: October 12, 2008
Hunan Cooking The Brandy Ho Brothers were born in Hong Kong.  They came to San...
Last edited: May 11, 2009
American Seafood  and Raw Bar    Recently named one of the " Top 4 seafood...
Last edited: November 09, 2006
Like a local's secret getaway, Mars Bar & Restaurant is comfortable and...
Last edited: April 27, 2009
E'Tutto Qua's website is:  http://etuttoqua....
Last edited: November 17, 2008
Fior d' Italia is America's Oldest Italian Restaurant - established in 1886, it...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
The House of Prime Rib often hosts the San Francisco 49ers, and is a tradtional...
Last edited: October 07, 2008
For those looking for a great place to eat in San Francisco, Jake's Steaks is...
Last edited: October 12, 2008
On the Bridge serves Yoshuku-style Japanese susine in San Francisco's Japan...
Last edited: October 07, 2008
If you want a warm atmosphere (inlcuding the back patio that has strong heat...
Last edited: October 12, 2008
This is one of the top restaurants in town, so if you’re planning to go, be...
Last edited: May 15, 2008
Website:http://ww... Attire:Casual Culinary Team:Jason Gaskins General...
Last edited: July 08, 2009
Wipe Out Bar & Grill is reminiscent of the classic beach restaurants and...
Last edited: October 05, 2011
Zuni Cafe is one of San Francisco's most popular restaurants, yet sometimes the...
Last edited: October 13, 2008
Inside United States: For Foreign Visitors
Currency  The United States uses the United States dollar as its currency. The...
Last edited: May 04, 2015
A little preparation will help simplify the process of entering the United...
Last edited: September 12, 2014
Despite the best of intentions, accidents and illness happen when away from...
Last edited: April 03, 2015
Temperature in the United States... How Hot is HOT? How Cold is COLD?  100°F...
Last edited: May 14, 2015
General: The standard American telephone number is ten digits, such as (555...
Last edited: April 12, 2014
While tipping is not mandatory in most of the United States, it is customary in...
Last edited: March 25, 2015
In many states motels, hotels and innkeepers of any description are subject to...
Last edited: September 21, 2014
Being victimized by scandalous businesses when traveling is one of the sad...
Last edited: February 28, 2015
Depending on where you travel to in the U.S. bottle/container deposit laws...
Last edited: October 02, 2010
Car hire in the USA for incoming travellers How to rent a car abroad, what is...
Last edited: July 15, 2015
United States of America has a history of unified etiquette protocols that may...
Last edited: October 06, 2014
A discount shopping trip in the United States can be a real bonanza for...
Last edited: September 25, 2013
A popular holiday destination for international travellers is the United States...
Last edited: November 06, 2014
Canadian citizens flying between a Canadian and American airport require a...
Last edited: May 04, 2014
An important task prior to your international travel is to determine what visa...
Last edited: August 30, 2014
How to Save Money while travelling - Transportation A major expenditure when...
Last edited: October 20, 2014
When traveling, one of the major expenditures that must be planned is food and...
Last edited: September 19, 2014
A common discussion within travel communities is the question of independent...
Last edited: September 17, 2014
Before making international travel, it is important to determine the electrical...
Last edited: April 08, 2013
A common question seen on many of the Tripadvisor forums is something along the...
Last edited: October 26, 2014
  Some Anglophone Nations  United Kingdom On your first visit to the USA from...
Last edited: April 29, 2014
There are many Forum posts where people ask about how to use their Mobile Phone...
Last edited: December 17, 2013
When going for a holiday or even for a short trip a checklist with "not to...
Last edited: November 05, 2013
Eye Contact In the United States, most people consider it polite, and a...
Last edited: June 06, 2014
For those out there exploring the opportunity to travel around the world on a...
Last edited: September 18, 2014
Contents:  1. Understanding the "sales tax" on merchandise and food in the U.S...
Last edited: September 09, 2014
Travellers often schedule multiple cities during their holidays. When doing...
Last edited: November 11, 2014
The following links provide access to lots of travel and tourist information...
Last edited: December 10, 2014
This is a listing of SmartPhone and Tablet Apps that will be of benefit to the...
Last edited: June 02, 2014
One of the most common mistakes people make when traveling is being overly...
Last edited: November 06, 2014
Many visitors to the United States go to typical tourist areas like New York...
Last edited: July 15, 2015
In the U.S., there are certain customs about the young that may differ from...
Last edited: October 28, 2010
Everyone who arrives in the United States is processed by U.S. Customs and...
Last edited: January 11, 2014
If you are a citizen of a foreign country, and not a resident or citizen of the...
Last edited: November 10, 2014