“What’s New” is a listing of new venues, attractions and activities compiled by the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau.
The official travel and visitors guide for San Francisco. Only In San Francisco can you find San Francisco hotel reservations, tours, flights, maps, popular shopping destinations, one-of-a-kinds sights and attractions and the best selection of Bay Area and San Francisco restaurants.
The San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau will award as many as ten Neighborhood Membership Grants this year to unique “Only in San Francisco” businesses located throughout the city, with an emphasis on those operating outside the traditional visitor areas.
The San Francisco Book and the San Francisco Visitors Planning Guide, published by the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, have been given a cover-to-cover makeover for the new year.
San Francisco is a city where people live to eat and their appetites are far ranging and eclectic, whether it’s a craving for an ample rice plate from a café in Chinatown or pancetta wrapped frog legs staged on Limoges china.
As a true Gay Mecca, San Francisco can sometimes overwhelm visitors with its vast number of activities which appeal to the LGBT Community. Often referred as the “First Lady of San Francisco,” Donna Sachet’s more than 20 years of experience and affiliations with a broad spectrum of the LGBT Community will guide you through the year’s highlights. From entertainment to fundraisers, from small events to major galas, and from the Castro to the entire City, Donna is tapped into everything that is happening in San Francisco and she will share the “what, when, and where” with you in her quarterly updates.
With the ascendance of Nancy Pelosi to the post of speaker of the house and all the coverage of “San Francisco values” in the political arena, it only seems fair that equal time be given to the other kind of values in San Francisco.
San Francisco is as famous for its restaurants and food trends as it is for its Golden Gate Bridge and cable cars. Among the unique or regionally typical foods to be sampled in San Francisco are abalone, Dungeness crab, sand dabs, bay shrimp and crusty sourdough French bread.
San Francisco refuses to fit a mold. It climbed hills while other cities spread out. It encouraged immigrants to guard their ethnic distinctions while other cities assimilated them. It rejects urban freeways because they’re unsightly and renovates dusty keepsakes (an archaic cable car system, an abandoned factory, an antiquated cannery) with felicitous results.