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    • San Francisco Farmers' Market
      • San Francisco Farmers' Market at Crocker Galleria

        San Francisco Farmers' Market

        Every Thursday

        Named #1 Favorite Small Farmers’ Market in San Francisco, this award-winning market in the Crocker Galleria is framed by a beautiful glass atrium, sprinkled with hand-painted umbrellas. Lunchtime crowds enjoy picking up fresh fruits and vegetables for meals at home and office snacks on their way to the myriad of restaurants above the market. Click here for more information.

    • San Francisco Art Dealers Association “First Thursday” After-Hours
      • SFADA

        San Francisco Art Dealers Association “First Thursday” After-Hours

        Every First Thursday Starting January 3, 2019

        The San Francisco Art Dealers Association invites you to join us for “First Thursday,” a downtown tradition since 1993. On every first Thursday of the month, many of our member galleries remain open to welcome visitors after normal working hours. Click here for more information.

    • Yoga on the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral
      • Yoga Class at Grace Cathedral

        Yoga on the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral

        Every Tuesday Starting January 8, 2019

        Yoga class held every Tuesday at Grace Cathedral. Bring your yoga mat and other yoga props. Mats are available for loan for $5 minimum donation. Click here for more information.

    • The 18th Annual SF Sketchfest
      • The 18th Annual SF Sketchfest

        The 18th Annual SF Sketchfest

        January 10-27, 2019

        Highly anticipated artistic showcase that delivers top quality comedic performances, tributes and panel discussions. Click here for more information.

    • SF Restaurant Week
      • SF Restaurant Week

        SF Restaurant Week

        January 23, 2019 through February 3, 2019

        SF Restaurants Week is a celebration of San Francisco’s world-class dining community. Nearly 130 restaurants around San Francisco offer special prix-fixe menus to showcase their passion for sharing great food with diners. Click here for more information.

    • Saves the Day
      • Slim's Great American Music Hall

        Saves the Day

        February 27, 2019

        Slim's Great American Music Hall presents Saves The Day with Specials Guests Remo Drive and Mighty. Click here for more information.

    • How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San Francisco
      • Boomtowns - How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San Francisco

        How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San Francisco

        February through March 2019

        The exhibition features important photographic work from the California Historical Society’s permanent collection by both anonymous photographers and well-known artists such as Ansel Adams, Laura Adams Armer, Arnold Genthe, Eadweard Muybridge, Carleton Watkins, and Minor White. Click here for more information.

    • Julia Holter
      • Slim's Great American Music Hall

        Julia Holter

        March 8, 2019

        Slim's Great American Music Hall presents Julia Holter. Click here for more information.

    • Macy’s Flower Show
      • Macy's Flower Show

        Macy’s Flower Show

        March 24, 2019 through April 7, 2019

        Macy’s Flower Show has delighted generations of floral aficionados with spectacular gardens filled with millions of live flowers, plants and trees from around the world. Click here for more information.

  • Arts & Culture
    • Known for its beauty, diversity and inclusivity, San Francisco appeals to visitors from around the world. A lot of it has to do with its thriving culture scene. Explore the SoMa district, a lively neighborhood filled with buzzed-about restaurants, nightspots, art spaces, furniture showrooms, tech companies and more. 

      Meanwhile, the arts are alive and well. See for yourself at museums like the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California Historical Society, Cartoon Art Museum, Contemporary Jewish Museum and Museum of the African Diaspora.

  • Landmarks & Attractions
    • At Hotel Emblem you’ll be ready to head out and experience San Francisco like a local. First up: a picnic and people watching at Dolores Park, a beautiful two-block stretch of green in the heart of the Mission District. Stroll through the colorful streets of the Castro District, famous for its LGBTQ culture, then wander north to the Marina neighborhood and check out the shops, bars and restaurants on Union Street.

      Into sports? Catch a San Francisco Giants baseball game at AT&T Park and be sure to check out the historic Francis “Lefty” O’Doul Bridge, located nearby.

      For a truly unique outing, spend the afternoon in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where you’ll discover the Lands End Labyrinth by local artist Eduardo Aguilera. In the evening, head underground to Hogshead Reserve, a cash-only speakeasy hidden below The Barrel Room. 

  • Shopping
    • Shoppers, get ready to follow your every whim. From the trendy boutiques of Union Square to the import vendors of Chinatown to the vintage shops on Haight Street, San Francisco is one amazing shop-ortunity after another. And for every budget, too. Check out the big-name retailers at Westfield San Francisco Centre, the specialty stores at the Embarcadero Center, and the art galleries and design studios in Hayes Valley.

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