Tips and Articles for San Francisco

Amanda Marsalis

What would childhood be without dreams of banana splits—the ultimate reward for ... Read More

kids' town: san francisco Talk about a San Francisco treat: kids are holding court at the new Rooftop at ... Read More

Let's vent• Doesn't it seem as if you always get stuck in an airplane seat that has no direct view of the movie screen?• Why do so many good hotels have... Read More

The Safari Lodge of the MomentThe big-game region of Welgevonden, a dramatic landscape of savannas, waterfalls, and craggy mountains, is home to South... Read More

For those who suffer from what Cocteau called the "red-and-gold disease," relief is found only in the glittery, cavernous darkness of an opera house.... Read More

Inspired by the artisanal shops and diverse restaurants of San Francisco's just-inaugurated Ferry Building Marketplace, two city hotels have introduced... Read More

See our slideshow of America’s Best Retro Escapes. ... Read More

You know you're in San Francisco when the bartender pours your martini with organic vermouth. When you see Lawrence Ferlinghetti at the Farmers Market,... Read More

We have just arrived in San Francisco for the weekend, and the desk clerk at the game-themed Serrano Hotel invites us to roll the dice for an upgrade.... Read More

We eat many of our 30 billion—plus burgers a year as Slyders, Hockeyburgers, or Liplockers at places like Bob's Big Boy or In-N-Out Burger—or hot off... Read More

The eighties slogan has been replaced with "Worship your body, nourish your soul." To that end, temples of fitness are reinterpreting what it means to... Read More

Converting pagans. Raising the dead. Chasing every last snake out of Ireland. Saint Patrick is known, by history and by legend, for many things, but to... Read More

Marylanders love their soft-shells, while Mainers tout the peekytoe; Floridians insist on stone crabs, Alaskans flaunt their long-legged kings. But ask... Read More

(01)Haggerstone IslandFar away in Australia ... Read More

These days, a monogram isn't enough. Women around the world are customizing their handbags—picking the style, skin, and size of their arm candy. At the... Read More

Maybe they need a change of pace, or just a break from the stove: hotshot chefs across the country are trying their hands at preparing sushi and sashimi... Read More

The brainy chef behind French Laundry in Yountville, California, is known for reinventing such iconic American pairings as macaroni and cheese, peanut... Read More

Since art deco began looking good again in the 1970's, the French, in that endearing French way, have convinced themselves and the world that they were... Read More

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 among the art galleries and... Read More

A foodie face-lift in the Marina District—on the bay between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz—has San Franciscans riding a post-recession buzz. The... Read More

In an effort to curb traffic, cities across America are following San Francisco's lead and reinstating their cable car systems. Philadelphia's Girard... Read More

OCCUPATION Screenwriter and director HOME BASE Santa Monica, California GOLDEN GATES The Canadian-born television writer turned filmmaker, best known... Read More

Some people unpack when they first arrive in a city. Me, I look for Chinatown. It started, I suppose, with my grandparents. Traveling halfway around the... Read More

"San Francisco these days?It's like a groovy Mayberry!" Ben Ospital tells ... Read More

Detailed street grids, uncluttered graphics, and indexes to streets and attractions make Insight Flexi-Map ($7.95) ideal for drivers. The laminated... Read More

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