Your ultimate guide to San Francisco

Discover San Francisco's best things to do, restaurants, theater and nightlife

Christmas events in San Francisco
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Christmas events in San Francisco

Celebrate the season with festive shows, Christmas lights, drunken Santas and fun Christmas events.

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Where to eat in San Francisco

The best chicken and waffles in San Francisco
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The best chicken and waffles in San Francisco

Peanut butter and jelly, burgers and fries, wine and cheese—some things are just better together, and chicken and waffles are definitely two of 'em.

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Top vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco
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Top vegetarian restaurants in San Francisco

Peruse our top picks for places that dedicate most or all of their menus to plant-based cooking.

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The best burgers in San Francisco
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The best burgers in San Francisco

Get your hands on a prime patty—Time Out's top-five contenders for the best burgers in the city.

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The best hot dogs in San Francisco
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The best hot dogs in San Francisco

“Some people wanted champagne and caviar,” Dwight D. Eisenhower once remarked, “when they should have had a beer and hot dogs.” A well-done dog has the ability to evoke childhood nostalgia, fierce geographic rivalries (ketchup, really?), and campfire memories. But, most of all, it sparks cravings. Whether you prefer yours slathered in mustard, piled with toppings or wrapped in bacon, here’s where to find the best hot dogs in San Francisco.

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Arts and culture in San Francisco

Mission murals tour
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Mission murals tour

Get an eye-popping preview of the famous street-art enclave with our curated highlights of murals in the Mission, including paint-covered Balmy Alley

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The best San Francisco art galleries
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The best San Francisco art galleries

From blue-chip institutions to funky artists’ collectives, we’ve selected the best art spaces to see local and international talent

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The best San Francisco museums
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The best San Francisco museums

Explore everything from local history to cutting-edge science and globe-spanning art—these museums are well worth the price of admission

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Where to see live music and concerts in San Francisco
Music

Where to see live music and concerts in San Francisco

Catch a touring star or a homegrown hero with our guide to the best venues in the city for live music and concerts

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Plan the perfect weekend or day out

Free things to do in San Francisco
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Free things to do in San Francisco

Have great day out without spending a dime with these inspiring ideas for free things to do in the city, including gratis sites, attractions and museums

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San Francisco events calendar
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San Francisco events calendar

Plan ahead with Time Out's guide to the biggest and best annual events, festivals and concerts

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San Francisco area guides

The Mission
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The Mission

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SoMa
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SoMa

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Downtown San Francisco
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Downtown San Francisco

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North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf
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North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf

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The Haight, Western Addition and Hayes Valley
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The Haight, Western Addition and Hayes Valley

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Sunset, Golden Gate Park and Richmond
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Sunset, Golden Gate Park and Richmond

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