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Hayes Valley Travel Guide

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New Beer Gardens Grow in San Francisco

Is San Francisco the new Munich? With a crop of new German-style drinking establishments in the city, it would seem so. At the uber-popular, 100-seat...

Rise of the Pop-Up Shop

Pop-up shops are a sign of the times—temporary restaurants, here-for-now shops, fly-by-night galleries, even hotels.

Reinventing San Francisco

After a stratospheric rise and precipitous tumble, the City by the Bay is reclaiming its glory days with bold design, innovative chefs, stylish boutiques, and...

Why Traveling “Small” Is Trendy

Downsizing is the order of the day. T+L considers our obsession with intimate restaurants, “boutique” hotels, and other decidedly little gems.

Ask T+L: Recycling Abroad, Pyramids, San Francisco, Hong Kong

Q: My family and I are renting a country house in England. Do we need to follow any specific recycling guidelines? —Charlotte Gandossi, Jacksonville, Fla....

The Sweets of San Francisco

Retro candy stores are back in style.

San Francisco

Hayes Valley, a four-block corridor west of Civic Center Plaza, is drawing more style mavens than an Eames retrospective at SFMOMA.

San Francisco’s Eco-Evolution

San Francisco is green, clean, and organic—the architecture is high-tech and eco-friendly, and the food is excruciatingly fresh and local. Is this the world’s first...

Make Like a Local

Eating locally harvested food whenever possible helps the farming economy and the environment. (Come December, those fresh blueberries have to travel by plane from Argentina...

San Francisco Treat

Next time you’re in the City by the Bay, you can all be like kids in a candy shop at the new Miette Confiserie. Tucked...
RESTAURANTS

Absinthe

Located within walking distance of the San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, this Hayes Valley brasserie is ideal for pre-show French fare and inventive absinthe-based cocktails.... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Miette Confiserie

Miette translates to “crumb” in French, and is a small, boutique-style pastry shop with four California locations. At this Hayes Valley branch, the store is decorated with pink and yellow... more ›


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