California Academy of Sciences
Sonnets dot the flower beds in this romantic gated garden, home to more than 150 flowering plants mentioned in Shakespeare's writings....
de Young Museum
Follow sculptor Andy Goldsworthy's artificial fault line in the sidewalk into Herzog & de Meuron's sleek, copper-clad building...
Lindy in the Park
Sundays swing at the free Lindy-hopping dance party in Golden Gate Park, on the south sidewalk near the de Young Museum , weather...
Head south of Golden Gate Park's border for upscale, sustainably sourced Cal-Mex, including cheesy squash blossom quesadillas with...
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Architect Renzo Piano's 2008 landmark LEED-certified green building houses 40,000 weird and wonderful animals in a four-story rainforest, split-level aquarium and planetarium all under a 'living roof' of California wildflowers. After the penguins nod off to sleep, the wild rumpus starts at kid's-only Academy Sleepovers ($109; ages five to 17, plus adult chaperones; 6pm to 8am including snack and breakfast) and over-21 NightLife Thursdays ($15), when rainforest-themed cocktails encourage strange mating rituals among shy internet daters.