What’s New in San Francisco - April/May 2016

What’s New in San Francisco” is compiled by the San Francisco Travel Association. Past editions of “What’s New” and a list of “Recent and Coming Attractions” are available in the Media section of San Francisco Travel’s website

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Why Spending Time In This San Francisco Neighborhood Could Make You Say ‘I Do’

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Central Market could be considered the heart of San Francisco, not only because it’s right at the city’s geographic core but also because of its emotional resonance. Central Market is home to City Hall, the building that comes to mind immediately when we think of San Francisco’s groundbreaking fight for same-sex marriage. You could say that it is the birthplace of legal equality. Each June, City Hall also hosts its own swanky VIP Pride. The nearby Civic Center Plaza is actually where the Pride Parade culminates, so you’ll find thousands of LGBT people and allies coming together to watch live performances, listen to rousing speeches, and continue the celebration, of course.
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3 Ways To Relive San Francisco’s "Summer Of Love" In the Haight-Ashbury

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San Francisco's iconic "Summer of Love" had its beginnings primarily in one neighborhood: Haight-Ashbury. The free love movement that started in the Haight in the 1960s also paved the way for the area becoming a bohemian gay enclave. The free love philosophy wasn't discriminatory and the sexual revolution swept us all.
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Why These Two Neighborhoods Need To Be On Your Bucket List

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If you want to to visit and explore some of San Francisco‘s best-kept secrets, then you better spend some time in the Sunset and Richmond. These two most Western neighborhoods surrounding the grandiose Golden Gate Park are full of hidden hotspot waiting to be discovered. From basking on the beach to binging on authentic cuisine, allow us to take you on a special tour of the undiscovered Sunset and Richmond districts.
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San Francisco Travel Association’s Statement on Supreme Court’s Decision on Right to Same Sex Marriage

Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, released the following statement on the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.

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