Mission High School
San Francisco’s most spectacular bell tower is the churrigueresque tiled tower of Mission High, built in the mission revival style from...
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The nation's first female-owned-and-operated community center has been quietly doing good work with 170 women's organizations since...
Samovar Tea Lounge
Zen-chic Samovar's sunny Castro location specializes in organic, fair-trade teas and provides a fresh alternative to the bars....
SF's unfair culinary advantages – organic local ingredients, Silicon Valley inventiveness and Pacific Rim roots – are showcased in...
Dolores Park information
Lonely Planet review
Semiprofessional tanning, taco picnics and a Hunky Jesus Contest every Easter: welcome to San Francisco's sunny side. Dolores Park has something for everyone, from street ball and tennis to the Mayan pyramid playground (sorry kids: no human sacrifice allowed). Political protests and other favorite local sports happen year-round and there are free movie nights and Mime Troupe performances in summer.
Climb to the upper southwest corner for the best views of downtown, framed by palm trees. Flat patches are generally reserved for soccer games, cultural festivals, candlelight vigils and ultimate Frisbee. Second-hand highs copped near the bathroom may have you chasing the helados (ice-cream) cart.