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San Francisco Coronavirus: What's Open When

Discover traveler information about the San Francisco Coronavirus. Find out what's closed, canceled and other updates for attractions, museums, events, and more.

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SFTourismTips: Your Insider's Guide to San Francisco 2021

Discover San Francisco like a local, from a local. Uncover tips to visit top attractions, attend popular events, find hidden gems, and save money along the way.

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Christmas in San Francisco 2020: Outdoor Activites this Year

Christmas in San Francisco looks different in 2020. Discover some fun outdoor activities including outdoor gardens, hiking trails, and lighting displays.

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San Francisco Christmas Lights: 2020's Top Displays

San Francisco Christmas lights 2020 include holiday trees in Union Square, colorful displays in local hotels, & tours to see them all.

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Alcatraz History, Its Prisoners & The Indian Occupation

Discover a brief overview of the history of Alcatraz and its infamous prisoners. Uncover details on the Indian Occupation of the island in 1969.

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Alcatraz Night Tour: An Insider's View on What to Expect

Discover what to expect from the Alcatraz Night Tour. Find out how it's different than the day tour, where to find tickets, how to get to the ferry, if it's scary and more.

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Fort Point National Historic Site | Presidio in San Francisco

Fort Point National Historic Site is a little known San Francisco attraction. Discover its rich history and tips for visiting this important historical landmark.

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Pier 39 San Francisco: Tips to Visit this Fisherman's Wharf Gem

Discover the top things to do on Pier 39 San Francisco in Fisherman's Wharf.. Highlights include the Aquarium of the Bay, restaurants, nearby hotels and shopping.

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Curran Theater in San Francisco: Broadway Show Calendar

The Curran Theater in San Francisco features Broadway shows each year. Find a current schedule, what to wear, where to grab dinner and parking + transit tips.

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Thanksgiving Dinner in San Francisco 2020: My Top Picks

Thanksgiving dinner in San Francisco 2020 includes both traditional and non-traditional restaurant options. All dining is outdoors or takeaway. Find my list of top picks.

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2019 San Francisco Tree Lighting Ceremonies and Other Holiday Events

Discover all of the best tree lighting ceremonies, holiday festivals, and Menorah lighting celebrations in San Francisco and the Bay Area for 2020.

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Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting: 2019 Event Details

The Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is a great holiday event in San Francisco. Get details on the 2019 event &other fun events this season.

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SF Bay Area Thanksgiving Day & Weekend 2020: Top Things to Do

SF Bay Area Thanksgiving ideas for the holiday and the weekend. Top picks include the SF Botanical Gardens, the Skystar Wheel in Golden Gate Park, and the Oakland Zoo.

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Free Museum Admission Days in San Francisco 2020

Discover a calendar of free museum admission days for 11 of San Francisco's top museums including the California Academy of Sciences, the deYoung and the Exploratorium.

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San Francisco Museums: 20 Most Popular

Uncover a list of the 20 best San Francisco museums including the California Academy of Sciences, Museum of Modern Art and the Exploratorium.

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Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco: What to Expect on Your Visit

Explore the man behind the magic at the Walt Disney Museum in San Francisco. Find hours, ticket and discount pass details and an overview of its galleries.

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Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco: Visiting Tips

Learn about the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. Uncover pictures of the SF museum and find out what it's like to visit.

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Thanksgiving in San Francisco 2020: Fun Things to Do All Weekend

Discover the best things to do this Thanksgiving in San Francisco including restaurant recommendations, open attractions, tours, and outdoor activities.

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Black Friday in San Francisco 2020: 8 Places to Shop

The best places to shop on Black Friday in San Francisco include Union Square, the Westfield Mall, and Fisherman's Wharf. Find 8 options all around town.

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SF Museum of Modern Art: Visiting Tips

Discover the SF Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Highlights include their current exhibits, ticketing info, discounts and more visiting tips.

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Hi there! I'm Jill Loeffler and welcome to my site. I've been exploring San Francisco for almost two decades and I can't wait to help you find the best things to do here! Thanks for stopping by and please contact me if you have any questions before your trip.


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