San Francisco has a mystique all its own. The pretty Victorians climbing its steep hills, the clang of the cable cars, the fresh sea air and the swirling fog...there's magic afoot!
I live in San Francisco - I've been here over 20 years, and was born just across the Bay - but the City still casts its spell over me.
I want you to enjoy it as much as I do, hence this guide. I'll tell you what it's really like, unlike the usual tourist websites.
Browse through the site to get some ideas for fun things to do in San Francisco. First-timers, repeat visitors, and local Bay Area folks, welcome!
When I travel, I love to get suggestions from the people who actually live there. And now you know someone in San Francisco!
Take a look and get recommendations for:
Come and join us... Sit in a cosy San Francisco cafe, order an Irish coffee, and listen to the foghorns while the mist gathers outside.
Wander the streets where Sam Spade, Janis Joplin and the Beat Generation hung out.
Go off the beaten track... See some sights that most visitors don't see, like the haunting ruins of the Sutro Baths.
Ready to explore San Francisco like a local? Take a look through the site and see what sparks an interest.
San Francisco native
...after a long day of sightseeing