San Francisco holidays

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10 of the best restaurants near San Francisco's main attractions
When you’ve admired the Golden Gate and done Haight-Ashbury’s hippie shake, skip the tourist trap restaurants and refuel at these local favourites

Charlotte Simmonds in San Francisco

22, Aug, 2018 @5:30 AM

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San Francisco's Japantown: vibrant, on-trend and fighting for its future
Japanese people started moving to J-Town after the city’s 1906 earthquake and the area still reflects its roots with festivals, food stops and arty stores but its small businesses face a battle against a real-estate boom

Alec Scott

27, Mar, 2018 @5:30 AM

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Weed and wine tours in California
With recreational use becoming legal in January 2018, visitors to the state can join trips matching cannabis with the more established legal high of the region: wine

Ella Buchan

10, Dec, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Big Sur, California’s most scenic coast, reopens – to hikers only
The picturesque highway from San Francisco to LA was battered by floods last winter, but an emergency walking route for residents is now a tempting trail for hikers too

Laura Chubb

27, Jul, 2017 @5:30 AM

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San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of Love
The scent of marijuana still lingers in the air, but what about rebellion? Half a century on from the year the world was told to turn on, tune in and drop out, we revisit the birthplace of 60s counterculture

Caroline Eden

03, Jun, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Golden daze: 50 years on from the Summer of Love
It’s the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s Summer of Love. Here five people who were at the heart of the counter-culture movement tell Aaron Millar how flowers, LSD, music and radical ideas changed youth consciousness forever

Aaron Millar

21, May, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Escape from Alcatraz: a swim from the Rock to San Francisco
The cold water and tricky currents of San Francisco Bay make the crossing from Alcatraz a daunting one, but a group of expert guides is helping hardy souls complete the ‘impossible swim’

Graham Little

04, Jan, 2017 @6:30 AM

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San Francisco on a budget: readers’ travel tips
Despite rampant gentrification, the City by the Bay still has some great affordable experiences, if you know where to look. Readers share their best bargains

Guardian readers

12, May, 2016 @12:05 PM

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Oakland city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants
The city across the bay has shed its inferiority complex and offers plenty of reasons to visit. In fact you can skip San Francisco altogether, and fly to Oakland direct from the UK

Paul Laity

12, May, 2016 @11:12 AM

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San Francisco on a budget – send us your tip and win a £200 hotel voucher
San Francisco’s colourful reputation has suffered in the wake of gentrification from Silicon Valley. Help us shed some light on the affordable and independent hotels, restaurants and other genuine local spots

The Guardian

04, May, 2016 @5:26 PM

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Stir it up: San Francisco's Cala eatery uses ex-cons to serve and cook
Cala, the new fine dining spot from Mexico City’s Gabriela Cámara has taken a novel approach to the city’s hiring problem

Rachel Levin

14, Feb, 2016 @11:30 AM

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Gay San Francisco: a guide to clubs, bars, drag shows and queer culture
One of the world’s most openly queer cities is a buzzing, colourful and heritage-rich destination full of party nights, live music, film festivals, street events and nightlife that offers something for everyone

Wonder Dave

02, Dec, 2015 @6:30 AM

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