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17 things we love about Summer in San Francisco

By Time Out San Francisco editors

In honor of the upcoming solstice (June 20!) we've picked our 17 favorite things about summer in the city. Did yours make the cut?

1. The San Francisco Giants and their delicious torture

2. Facebook posts from friends back East bemoaning the humidity. What's humidity?

3. Rooftop cocktails high above the city

4. Film Night in the Park (see the schedule

Photograph: Michael Patrick

5. Wine-tasting parties in the Napa Valley

6. Summer weddings in Sonoma 

7. Celebrating San Francisco Pride

8. Scavenging the Treasure Island Flea Market during their outdoor months of April to November

9. BiRite Ice Cream in Dolores Park

Photograph: Star5112

10. Day-tripping to county fairs in Alameda and Marin 

11. Afternoons on Baker Beach

12. Free outdoor music festivals 

13. Major festivals in our parks and on our islands

14. Spotting the (brave) surfers at Ocean Beach

Photograph: Nathan Rupert

15. The summer-only heirloom tomato cart at Bix (Yes, we're serious.)

16. Sampling all the food trucks at Off the Grid Fort Mason

17. That fact that our summer weather doesn't really begin until October

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