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  • Avail Cheap Business Class Flights from Turkish Airlines...
    Are you a frequent traveler to Asian destinations? Well, good news is just waiting for you. Now you can travel to different Asian cities luxuriously without actually paying for it. Yes, this is not a joke. ASAP Tickets has brought never [...]
    D: 9mi00
  • Steps to Obtaining a Passport for Your Child
    If you’re planning a foreign trip and you have little kid who doesn’t have a passport of his own, your primary concern might be the proper ways of obtaining one so as to travel with your entire family. For getting a passport for your [...]
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    Asia comprises of some of the largest global cities of the world. Prominent names in the list include Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Seoul and Manila and so on. Innumerable global travelers visit these Asian cities from various parts of the [...]
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  • Dolores Park Movie Night
    On Thursday night’s throughout the summer, there is a free movie shown in Dolores Park.  Don’t expect your typical quiet theater atmosphere. It’s more like a party at Dolores Park. There are no assigned seats and [...]
    D: 8mi00
  • Stow Lake
    Hidden within Golden Gate Park is a lake and a mountainous island. Stow Lake which has deep San Francisco history is a great spot for a picnic or an afternoon stroll.   The lake offers quiet scenery and abundant wildlife.  The [...]
    D: 9.5mi00
  • Anchor Steam Brewery
    San Francisco's one and only Brewery offers two free tours and tasting daily. With history dating back to the late 1800's Anchor Brewery is one of San Francisco's least known landmarks. They offer great tours which fill up weeks if not [...]
    D: 8.3mi00
  • Musée Mécanique
    Hidden in the back of Pier 45 is an warehouse converted into an old arcade Museum. Featuring a variety of games dating back to the early 1900's. This museum is a hands on enjoyment of the past. Includes old mechanical baseball games, [...]
    D: 11.3mi00
  • Balmy Street Murals
    Located in the heart of the latino district of San Francisco is a little gem of a street where the houses are painted with latin-american centric murals. These murals, which are painted on the garages, each have some sort of meaning and [...]
    D: 7.4mi00
  • Golden Gate Park Bison
    Yes, believe it or not. There are bison in Golden Gate Park. They are kept within fences on JFK road between MLK and Crossover. The best times to view the bison are usually during the early morning/day as they are most active then. [...]
    D: 10mi00
  • Lands End
    Lands End is a true San Francisco Gem. One of the beautiful trails hidden within the city. Follow this trail to the end, and take in spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean. View the bridge from where only the [...]
    D: 11mi00
  • Sutro Baths
    Sutro Baths is at the north west corner of the city next to the Cliff House. The baths, which are now ruins, was a popular swimming pool that opened in the 1800's which burned down in the 1960's. What is left is a beautiful building [...]
    D: 10.8mi00
  • Twin Peaks
    Twin Peaks is one of the most underrated spots in the city. It offers some of the most magnificient view of the city on clear days and nights. Twin Peaks provides views of downtown, At&T park, the Bay Bridge plus more!This is a must [...]
    D: 7.7mi00
  • Powell St Cable Car
    The Powell/Market Street Cable Car is one of the most popular Cable Car Stops in the city. It showcases the famous Cable Car Turnaround, where drivers manually turn the car the same way it has been done since its opening. The line to get on [...]
    D: 9.7mi00
  • San Francisco Marriot Fisherman' s Wharf Hotel
    Because this hotel is near the piers and the Golden Gate Bridge (one of the famous sights in San Francisco), the price is a little expensive. I picked the regular room with pleasure purpose, and it cost $169 per night. It is pretty [...]
    D: 11.1mi02
  • California Wine Merchant
    I recommend to sit by the window, the view to Chestnut street is very nice. California Wine Merchant is not a very special place, but it is cozy and pleasant for a drink with your friends. You will fine good wine and great service if [...]
    D: 10.9mi00
  • Cafe Du Soleil
    The best thing is that you can sit on the terrace and enjoy both the sun and one of the best places for a breakfast. They have good coffee and delicious cakes. You can stay on the sun and have your breakfast and also have a break from [...]
    D: 8.8mi00
  • Coit Tower
    The most amazing sight I've ever seen. The Coit Tower, built in 1933 in memory of an eccentric rich lady, Lillie Hitchcock Coit (who left all her money to this tower) and the brave firemen of the city, is a tall white marble tower which [...]
    D: 10.9mi00
  • De Young Museum in San Francisco
    A truly amazing location to visit, the De Young Museum led me to a path of illogical, free thinking. Full of impressionist artworks such as painting, sculptures and other interesting works of contemporary American, African and [...]
    D: 9.4mi00
  • Adolph Gasser Camera
    Great place for emergencies, if you are a tourist. They have all kinds of cameras and all you need for them. Best thing, you can also rent cameras from them and they have cleaning services for your actual camera and stuff. Very useful [...]
    D: 9.8mi00
  • Dosa (Fillmore)
    We made a reservation to a restaurant which serves South Indian food. I always wanted to try that out. It was a good idea to book a table in advance, because it was pretty crowded, being weekend and all. We got a table upstairs that [...]
    D: 9.8mi00
  • DeLessio
    The most delicious cake I've ever tasted was here in San Francisco in a little pastry shop on Market Street: DeLessio. At first I didn't even find the bakery, it so hidden, but already as I stepped in I was overwhelmed with the sweet, fresh [...]
    D: 8.8mi00
  • Ferry Building
    I think Ferry Building is one of the nicest places in San Francisco, which is a great thing knowing that the whole city is so great! The building was finished in 1903 and it was the center to wager the boats and ferries that crossed the [...]
    D: 10.4mi00
  • Bacar
    Can you imagine 1400 kinds of wine in one place? I couldn't, but there it is. Very nice place indeed, not only because of its wide collection of the best wines. The decoration and furniture is also very stylish and elegant, you will be [...]
    D: 9.3mi00
  • Bix
    Like Art Deco? Definitely this is the place for you. It's like you are back in the America of the 1930s. There is live Jazz music that remind us to the great old days. The decoration is very nice and stylish, there are paintings on the [...]
    D: 10.5mi00
  • City Beer Store
    Here is a great news for beer lovers in San Francisco. City Beer Store is a fabulous little place with an extremely wide selection of beers. It is not easy to chose from the more than 300 types of beers, but you can take your time, you [...]
    D: 9mi00
  • Alamo Square
    The Square gives the most beautiful view in the whole city. One can see it on many postcards. One especially beautiful view is towards Steiner street, with the famous houses, the 'painted ladies'. They are also called the Victorian [...]
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  • Alcatraz Island
    Probably one of the most famous jails in the world and home to many myths and movies, this used to be a high security federal prison in 1934. Originally the Island was home to many pelicans and for that reason it was called "Isla de los [...]
    D: 11mi10
  • Museum of Asian Art
    This museum is amazing, you simply cannot miss it. It was first opened when a factory owner from Chicago gave his Asian art collection to San Francisco to open a museum with it. The museum has more than 17, 000 objects, from religious [...]
    D: 9.3mi00
  • Golden Gate Bridge
    Well, I guess this is something pretty obvious, but then I guess it's a valid tip. Go visit the Golden gate bridge. Try to come during the late afternoon and maybe wait for sunset, that will make some awesome pictures. [...]
    D: 12.5mi00

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San Francisco Nightlife

The city offers a large number of entertainment from trendy night clubs to sexy lounges. Several music festivals are also held here that include indie rock, hip hop and jazz. Some of the pubs and bars also offer live music shows featuring local singers as well as popular national singers. If you are interested in a sort of change, you may enjoy a dinner at a circus on the water front and also be a part of an Asian drag show. In all neighborhoods of the city, you can notice different restaurants and bars but some of the parts are just perfect for bar hopping. The Haight and the Tendernob are popular among the locals as both of them have [...]
 
 
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    Portland, OR (PDX)San Francisco, CA (SFO)11/19/201808:00 am
    San Francisco, CA (SFO)Portland, OR (PDX)11/30/201804:05 pm
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    San Diego, CA (SAN)San Francisco, CA (SFO)11/20/201806:35 am
    San Francisco, CA (SFO)San Diego, CA (SAN)11/27/201809:55 pm
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    Phoenix, AZ (PHX)San Francisco, CA (SFO)02/06/201908:15 pm
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