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Where to eat and drink in San Francisco: House of Nanking, Chinatown

You won’t be shanghaied here at the House of Nanking, though you might experience the cold shoulder if you linger too long, but the food makes it more than worth it. House of Nanking located at 919 Kearny Street on the outskirts of Chinatown is one of my favorite Chinese eateries in San Francisco. It has a vibrant, casual atmosphere and excellent cuisine. The menu is deceptively simple. The variety…

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Free SF Tour celebrates Pride

This weekend commences the 48th San Francisco Pride Festival. It is a milestone that recognizes the trials of which the LGBTQ community endured for them to be recognized as equals. As we strut the streets and celebrate the progress made, we must remember those that sacrificed to get us to this point. A few who come to mind are Harvey Milk, the first openly gay individual to be elected for…

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Free SF Tour Meets SF Couchcrash

To travel is a chance to no longer live as a prisoner to long-held beliefs and norms. This past weekend I was blindsided and heartbroken on hearing the news of Anthony Bourdain’s passing. He lived a life that constantly sought to push beyond his comfort zone and challenge others to see the world differently. “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart.…

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So I did not sign up for Bay to Breakers 2018, what else can I do?

In the next week or so, San Francisco will be overrun by a wave of fanatics leaping through hills and running the streets in our annual Bay to Breakers footrace. This is one of the longest consecutive races in the world and was created in response to a spontaneous natural disaster that almost wiped out San Francisco. On April 18th, 1906, a powerful earthquake rattled through the city leaving everything…

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What to do in SF for two hours? North Beach.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in North Beach District, San Francisco? Fisherman's Wharf is swarmed by tourists and you can join the legions. But why not use your time less touristy with our list of…

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What to do in San Francisco for two hours? SOMA.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in SOMA, San Francisco? To make sure you're going in the right direction take the Market Street with the Bay Bridge visible and turn right wherever. But start at Union…

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What to do in San Francisco for two hours? Chinatown.

Alright, you have a couple of hours to spend between conference and dinner, chances are your starting point is a downtown venue. So what to do in downtown San Francisco when you're short of time? Read on. What to see in Chinatown, San Francisco? Find yourself the Dragon gate, Grant Avenue, or the Great Eastern Restaurant where Obama had dim sum. But you can also choose to start at Union…

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Why Is The Rent in San Francisco So High? Or is it? 4 Answers to 1 question.

Topping the rent charts nationwide, $3500/month for 1-bedroom unit is as real as is obscene. But where did it go wrong for San Francisco and is it really so bad as it looks? The supply side is pretty straightforward: available housing in San Francisco is scarce. Here’s why: Geographic constraints. Bay Area doesn’t have much land available to build out. San Francisco is a 7-by-7 mile city with sprawling problematic,…

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What Is The Weather In San Francisco In September, What To Wear, And How Weird Is The City’s Climate

The warmest month in the city, September is definitely a good time to visit San Francisco. Just bring your layers. What is the weather like in San Francisco in September? Expect temperatures around high 60s (19-22'C) by day to mid-50s (11-14'C) by night. Pleasant weather, coupled with diminishing crowds (tourists love summer), it's a good time to visit the city. Mind the famous San Francisco fog in early mornings and…

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Know Your Ropes: Best 12 Spots with Swings in San Francisco for Fun and Selfies!

Where are the most exciting swings in San Francisco? These are not the overprotected constructions on city playgrounds with rubber flooring, rather than old-school rope-and-tire tree swings done by enthusiasts on various precious spots. Most of them have the added value of a vista site so get your camera ready! #1. Bernal Heights Park Swing A very popular spot with a very wanted swing that was broken and repaired numerous…

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