California Academy of Sciences
Lindy in the Park
Sundays swing at the free Lindy-hopping dance party in Golden Gate Park, on a sidewalk near the MH de Young Museum (weather permitting)....
Japanese Tea Garden
Since 1894, this picturesque 5-acre garden and bonsai grove has blushed with cherry blossoms in spring, turned flaming red with maple...
Kennedy Drive Freestyle Roller Dance
Roller boogie is alive and kicking – at least on Sundays in Golden Gate Park. Fearless skaters leap, twirl and pirouette to blaring...
Head south of Golden Gate Park's border for upscale, sustainably sourced Cal-Mex, including tasty tortas (sandwiches on round Mexican...
Lonely Planet review
Architect Renzo Piano's 2008 landmark LEED-certified green building houses 38,000 weird and wonderful animals in a four-story rainforest and split-level aquarium under a 'living roof' of California wildflowers. After the penguins nod off to sleep, the wild rumpus starts at kids'-only Academy Sleepovers and over-21 NightLife Thursdays, when rainforest-themed cocktails encourage strange mating rituals among shy internet daters.