The beautiful city of San Francisco is located at the western coast of California. It has been one of the most important tourist spots in the US and millions come every year to see San Francisco attractions. It is a must stop if you ever get a chance to visit California’s western coast. The city was found by the Spanish in 1776.
The Red Poppy Art House
The Red Poppy Art House is a neighborhood center for the intersection of cultural and inter-generational artistic engagement located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.
The Red Poppy Art House provides a space for artistic expression on Folsom Street. A quite cozy venue, with a total area of 650 square feet (60.4 square meters), the Red Poppy plays host to a passel of events, including musical performances, art exhibitions, dance events, and even film screenings. The venue also organizes workshops and art programs that have been well-received in the city’s art community.
This place is small and cozy. A variety of artists perform, and sometimes they play an early and late show. There are different cozy chairs to choose from, and a selection of wine and beer. Great place to go with a friend to catch up between sets. The art classes, hands down. There’s a painting class that’s held about twice a year called “The art of not knowing”, a truly superb way to just let your emotions pour out onto the canvas.
The Art House is such a special place for a community of creative, musical and politically active people to gather and share beautiful moments through sharing art, ideas and experiences.
The Red Poppy Art House is a working artists’ studio, gallery, classroom, and performance space. We are dedicated to providing an accessible and intimate experience of the arts, and are convinced that the joy and power of the arts lie in the creative process much more than in the creative product. We are committed to bringing that process to public light. The Art House hosts interdisciplinary arts events, collaborative exhibitions, workshops, small concerts, and private parties.
Bay City Bike Rentals
Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours has been modernizing the bike rental market in San Francisco and surrounding areas. The idea for an efficient and easy bicycle rental operation in San Francisco was the idea of husband and wife who sought to offer visitors top quality bikes for rentals and tours. The goal of the small, family-run business was to transform the rental business with professional, bright, clean and welcoming facilities; new, high quality bikes replaced annually; exceptional customer service; and quick check-out procedures. Over the years, we’ve expanded to four Fisherman’s Wharf storefronts featuring 100s of bicycles. We feature a fleet of 1,000+ bicycles; from standard Comfort Hybrids, Performance Bikes and Tandems, to Electric, Kids and Road Bikes. With each rental we include a map, route advice, helmets, bike storage and rear gear racks. We give you the option to comfortably and safely experience San Francisco like a true native. Guests can indulge in the road less traveled and the exciting “underground” routes through this spectacular city offers using our custom, high quality maps that detailing rides for all levels of riders and interests. In addition to self-guided rentals, we feature four Daily Guided Tours led by expertly trained guides.
These tours take guests over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, around the city on a custom urban tour, and through the historic back roads of the Presidio- respectively. The guides strive to provide an excellent experience for guests, with safety and fun as the objectives of each tour. Our Tour Guides retain the freedom to personalize their tours with their personality and to cater to their riders’ needs – if riders are experienced the tour can be embellished; if riders are novice the tour can slow it down a bit.
Madame Tussauds in San Francisco is great for families. There are scenes from Haight Street and the Golden Gate Bridge. There are also props like guitars, drum sets, umbrellas, etc to use at some of the figures, so you can take some more interesting photos. This place has costume-bits and props for people to dress up and appear in the scene along with their favorite famous wax people.
The museum displayed a few figures of current interest in the lobby, which is open to the street. The bodies of the wax statues are made of wood, fiberglass and beeswax. The process to make each figure and prepare it for display takes approximately two or three months. Many of the sculptures were created by Gem’s Wax Figures in London. A few were crafted by Ron Fong, others by Los Angeles wax sculptor Henry Alvarez, and the museum’s resident sculptor, Kahn Gasimov who was hired away from London’s Madame Tussauds.
Madame Tussauds is the ultimate celebrity fun day out, where else can you get up close and personal with A-List celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons and relive the lives, events and moments that made the world talk about them.
You even get to go behind the scenes to discover what it takes to create these incredibly lifelike models. Want more? Upgrade to combine this experience with admission to the San Francisco Dungeon next door.
A wide variety of food and San Francisco hotels can be found here which is suitable for all budgets and palates.