A global outpost for dreamers, this city’s western spirit is strong, a pull that’s drawn gold rushers, Beat poets and tech boomers with visions of opportunity and reinvention.
"San Francisco has always hosted those who would defy gravity. The Gold Rush was that. The Beats were that. The Summer of Love was that. The dot-commers were that. Unbound to the earth, the Ginsburgs and Twains and Joplins and Keseys and Milks floated up into lives inconceivable elsewhere."
LOCAL STORIES, TRAVEL INTEL AND MODERN LORE, INCLUDING:
Master Baker Chad Robertson on his craft
A timeline of Bay Area technology
Where famous chefs love to eat
Why the Golden Gate Bridge is red
A secret bike path to avoid those hills
Inspiring words from Harvey Milk
A map of the city’s best vistas
Words from Mark Twain and Jack London
The one burrito to try in the mission
A simple explanation to the fog
SAN FRANCISCO CAN SEEM OVERWHELMING WHEN TRYING TO PLAN A VISIT, BUT THIS GUIDE HELPED ME TO NOT ONLY KNOW WHERE TO GO BUT GAIN A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE CITY AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER.
- CHRISTOPHER W
His loaves are considered by many to be the best in the world and his James Beard Award backs up the hype. Tartine in the Mission District sells out daily.
Fine artist, illustrator and author Lisa Congdon is best known for her colorful paintings and hand lettering, which have been featured by both Martha Stewart and MoMA.
STORIES - SAN FRANCISCO