Weird SF—the Counterculture Lives
Collected by Liv Combe , AFAR Contributor
Folsom St, San Francisco, CA, USA
If there’s one situation where the warning “Not for Childen” is suitable, it’s the Folsom Street Fair. (The organizers, Folsom Street Events, suggest not bringing anyone under the age of 18.) Held annually on September 21st along Folsom Street in...
Dolores St & 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
Since moving to San Francisco three months ago, I've gone to Dolores Park almost every weekend. The vibe there embodies what I've come to love about San Francisco. There's public drinking, yes, but people clean up after themselves, and behave...
826 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
In my writer circles, I knew 826 Valencia as the youth writing center co-founded by Dave Eggers. I'd passed by the actual place many times, but never went inside because I thought it was, I don't know, a room with desks. Then, my friend Charles...
650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
If rum is your drink of choice and you love nothing more than a good tiki bar, head to Smuggler’s Cove in Hayes Valley. This dark, pirate-themed bar has one of the best rum selections in the city, delicious cocktails made by talented...
Hippie Hill, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
In the center and western part of San Francisco is Golden Gate Park, 1,017 acres of natural beauty within the city. Along with miles of trails for running, biking, and walking, you’ll find lakes, botanical gardens, museums, windmills, and dozens...
429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA
Built in 1922, the Castro Theatre is a San Francisco Designated Landmark and one of the city’s best-loved and most flamboyant institutions. The exterior juxtaposes a cathedral-like plaster façade with a gauche box-office marquee and...
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