10 San Francisco Hotels to Park Your Luggage While You're Out Having an Adventure

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From gay bed & breakfasts that launched in the ’60s Castro to the groundbreaking Phoenix Hotel in the Tenderloin, home to rock stars and celebrities, to hundreds of hosts at Airbnb, San Francisco has created unique hospitality for the millions of visitors who pour into the city every year, many who arrive for Pride, Folsom Street Fair or dozens of other only-in-San Francisco affairs. When the city calls to you for a visit — and it will call, often — here are some of the best places to park your luggage while you’re out having an adventure and, ideally situated for a good night's sleep when you return from your exploring.
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Leather, Lace and Levis: San Francisco’s Wildest Costume Events

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Just who do you think you are? Thanks to San Francisco’s long history of cherishing outrageous self-expression, you can dress up as just about anyone you like. There’s no surer sign of a typical day in the City by the Bay than people-watching in a sidewalk cafe and seeing someone stroll down the street in a strange, gorgeous and/or sexy outfit.

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9 Legendary San Francisco Gay Bars

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There’s something magical about walking through the doors of a gay bar or club that's older than you are. You can almost feel the personal stories, the come-ons, the banter, the longing for freedom seeping out of the nicked wood of the bar.  

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10 Amazing San Francisco Highlights From the History of the Radical Faeries

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What could possibly be more radical than a faerie? Especially when that faerie is part of a worldwide movement to elevate queer consciousness and liberation through spiritual exploration, which was the whole message of San Francisco's Summer of Love. For decades, San Francisco has been home to a life-changing movement known as the Radical Faeries, a loosely-organized group of free spirits who prize creativity, freedom and spirituality.

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9 world changing moments from San Francisco’s history of sexual liberation

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From gay liberation to non-monogamy and same-sex marriage, America’s sexual revolution came to the forefront in the 1960s, with much of it taking place within San Francisco. Since then, the city has solidified its standing as the world’s freedom pioneer, showing the power in simply getting naked and being unashamed.

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