From authentic Irish pubs and laid-back neighborhood bars to ultra-hip lounges and high-intensity dance clubs, the opportunities are endless for partying the night away in everyone's favorite City by the Bay. When the skyline begins to sparkle under the stars, San Francisco's nightlife comes alive--check out these popular spots for sipping cocktails, late-night dining, or dancing till dawn.
A new edition of the "511 Getting There on Transit Guide," a free pocket guide to riding public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been released by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). This handy booklet provides colorful maps and diagrams of more than three dozen transit systems throughout the region, as well as lists of popular destinations and directions to reach them on transit. For anyone--visitor or local--seeking an alternative to paying escalating gas prices and driving on the Bay Area's busy streets and highways, "Getting There" is the way to go.
A beloved San Francisco tradition since 1938, the Stern Grove Festival presents free outdoor concerts every Sunday from June 18 through August 20, at the Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful meadow surrounded by towering eucalyptus and redwood trees.
For 11 years the Common Murre Restoration Project has been restoring seabird colonies on a small seastack known as Devil's Slide Rock, on the San Mateo County coast just 15 miles south of San Francisco. The Devil's Slide breeding colony held close to 3,000 Common Murres (Uria aalge) as recently as the early 1980s, but was wiped out as a result of human-caused mortality.