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151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
It had been a long wait for modern art lovers, but after a three-year closure and a $305 million renovation and expansion, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) reopened in May 2016, and was it ever worth the wait. A new 10-story...
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8204 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA
Driving a car through Golden Gate Park doesn’t do the landscape justice. The best way to appreciate the grandeur and diverse greenery of the 1,017-acre park is by bicycle. To ensure that your two-wheeled adventure doesn’t end with you...
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55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

The California Academy of Sciences is an unfortunately stuffy name for an institution that is anything but staid. The country's largest natural-history museum includes an aquarium, a planetarium, an enormous rain-forest exhibit under a...

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4519, 261 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA

In an age when many independent bookstores have surrendered to the advance of chain stores and Amazon, City Lights is a true survivor. Since it was founded by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in 1956, it has served as a gathering place for San...

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2900 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

While Heath Ceramics is over 60 years old, having been founded in 1948 in Sausalito, their colorful bud vases, dinnerware and tiles have enjoyed a boom in recent years. Straddling the line between a rough, hand-crafted aesthetic and an elegant,...

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24 Pier, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
The single largest venue for photography in the country is located in San Francisco. It’s not an art museum or a proper gallery; you’ll find the collection in a former port warehouse built out onto the bay. Pier 24 had sat empty and...
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Ferry Building, 1 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
Caramelized pork belly with young coconut, Thai chilies, and ginger; Dutch bullet bean soup with cabbage and tomato; Togarashi tea ice cream—the options are dizzying at the Ferry Building, where dozens of the city’s best restaurants...
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1275 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA
For San Francisco art lovers, 2016 was a banner year. While the reveal of the renovated SFMOMA made national news, the almost simultaneous opening of an innovative arts complex in the industrial Dogpatch neighborhood nearly stole the show. Deborah...