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Best summer music festivals in San Francisco
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Best summer music festivals in San Francisco

Summer is coming, and that means that festival season is here. To gear you up for six months of fun, sun, food trucks and live music, we’ve put together your ultimate music festival guide for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Dance the night away at the best nightclubs in San Francisco
Clubs

Dance the night away at the best nightclubs in San Francisco

These top nightclubs in San Francisco invite you to drink up and let loose.

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 at these concert venues in SF. 

The best performing arts centers and theaters in San Francisco
Theater

The best performing arts centers and theaters in San Francisco

Where to catch a Broadway hit, a symphony show, or an innovative new ballet. 

The best places to see free live music in San Francisco
Music

The best places to see free live music in San Francisco

It's almost always possible to catch free live music in San Francisco, no matter your musical tastes

Best music festivals in the Bay Area

Outside Lands
Music

Outside Lands

Your guide to SF's biggest fest. 

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Music

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

This free, three-day fest in Golden Gate Park returns every October. 

BottleRock
News

BottleRock

This Napa fest features almost as much food and wine as it does rock and roll. 

Stern Grove Festival
Music

Stern Grove Festival

A Golden Gate Park meadow transforms into a free, secluded concert venue every summer.

Best nightlife spots for night owls

The best karaoke bars in San Francisco
Nightlife

The best karaoke bars in San Francisco

The best environments to let your inner diva shine. 

The 8 best escape rooms in San Francisco
Things to do

The 8 best escape rooms in San Francisco

The best escape rooms in San Francisco run the gamut from terrifying scenarios to clever kid-friendly puzzles, but no matter what room you choose to break out of, you'll need to combine right-brain rational with left-brain creativity to crack the code. (So make sure you pick up the best coffee in San Francisco before you get locked in.) The rooms combine fictional narratives with real-life scenarios to apply the pressure as you race against the clock and the potential consequences. So gather your coworkers, friends or significant other for a fun date idea and head to one of our favorite escape rooms in San Francisco. Afterwards, don't forget to celebrate at one of the best bars in San Francisco.  RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in San Francisco

The best places for stand up comedy in San Francisco
Nightlife

The best places for stand up comedy in San Francisco

Wondering where you can catch a good laugh?

San Francisco’s best 24-hour restaurants
Restaurants

San Francisco’s best 24-hour restaurants

Our favorite 24-hour restaurants for those early mornings when you're just not ready to go home.

The best San Francisco movie theaters for new releases and indie films
Movies

The best San Francisco movie theaters for new releases and indie films

San Francisco has appeared in more than 4,000 movies. 

The best bowling alleys in the Bay
Things to do

The best bowling alleys in the Bay

An evening of bowling is the perfect indoor solution to escape the rain, fog or wind.