Tips and Articles for San Francisco

Amanda Marsalis

I’m a tea obsessive. I carry bags of loose tea on business trips and judge restaurants by the breadth of their selection. I know the names of specific... Read More

LondonEvery weekend, some of the best food artisans in Britain assemble under railway viaducts in southeast London to display their wares at Borough... Read More

For me, a trip isn’t complete unless there is afterward something tiny and preferably sparkly in my possession. Of course, buying a new piece of jewelry... Read More

Seen that commercial in which a raggedy summer of love bus morphs into a modern-day minivan, and the freewheeling hippies inside become yuppies?To most... Read More

Top New BridgesNo. 1 Grand Canyon Skywalk, ArizonaNo. 2 Henderson Waves Pedestrian Bridge, SingaporeNo. 3 Millau Viaduct, Millau, FranceNo. 4 Ponte... Read More

It is a glorious morning, and Vivaldi is blasting from my car radio as I cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Not only is this oxblood-red span an... Read More

SustainabilitySustainable Design: SFO Terminal 2, San FranciscoAs the only LEED Gold–registered terminal in the United States, San Francisco... Read More

Food: O’Hare installed 28 beehives on unused land and expects to harvest 700 pounds of honey this year; soon you’ll find it at O’Hare and Midway. Look... Read More

Like the consummate Californian, the City by the Bay is continually experimenting, working on self-improvement, getting in shape. Neighborhoods... Read More

What do you do when your yard is the neighborhood embarrassment?When spring is on its way and your garden still looks post-nuclear?The only sensible... Read More

San Diego just opened the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, the first in the U.S. designed to meet LEED Silver standards for environmentally friendly... Read More

Where to Stay Sherman House 2160 Green St., San Francisco; 415/563-3600; doubles $340-$800. Manka's Inverness Lodge Callendar and Argyle Ways, Inverness... Read More

I’ve prepared for my appointment with Mayor Gavin Newsom by stopping at Citizen Cake, a Hayes Valley restaurant where my iced coffee is made with... Read More

With the economy still in flux, hotels are continuing to reduce their rates—in some cities by as much as 30 percent. Hotwire.com publishes a monthly... Read More

It started at a Los Angeles flea market. I was foraging casually through rows of card tables when I spied a book of old postcards: ALONG THE 'LINCOLN... Read More

For spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, and for plenty of other reasons—many of them man-made, thank you very much—the fantasy of a coast-to-coast... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Secret Neighborhoods.“The suit-and-tie crowd has a little trouble here,” says David Bishop, owner of Atlanta’s 97... Read More

San Francisco to Calistoga, CaliforniaA day of spas, with a side of SyrahDistance 80 milesDriving Time 2 hoursThe AppealSan Franciscans seeking a... Read More

StaySet in an 1872 mansion, the 21-room Inn San Francisco (doubles from $175) brims with authentic Victorian details—ornate woodwork; marble fireplaces;... Read More

celebrating the 20th centuryLONDON THE YEAR 1900: ART AT THE CROSSROADS ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS (JAN. 16-APRIL 3). A reassessment of the birth of modern... Read More

The city’s cultural terroir is on view in two remarkable exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine... Read More

With hotel occupancy rates on the rebound, are last-minute bookings still a bargain? To find out, we reserved a standard room for one night at hotels in... Read More

My parents tasted their first kiwi at Trader Vic’s in San Francisco in the spring of 1962. My mother grew up in Minneapolis, and Vic’s was the most... Read More

Philadelphia: Pizzeria StellaDinner for two $31.The Scene: A Naples-meets-NYC-style pizzeria from restaurateur Stephen Starr.The Dish: Pizza topped with... Read More

I’ll wager you two bits your bartender’s wearing muttonchops and a waistcoat. If not you should ask for your money back, order your Sazerac elsewhere.A... Read More

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