Sep 20

Golden Gate Bridge Jumilla 650X350 Dive into the Nightlife and attractions of San Francisco

The nightlife and attractions of San Francisco is as much diverse as San Francisco is and each club, lounge and bar in the neighborhood of San Francisco have different atmospheres. San Francisco offers a unique and plenty number of sources for entertainment from erotic lounges to trendy nightclubs.

The city boasts everything from ballets and opera to Irish pubs, hipster hangouts, piano bars, live music, cabaret, theatres, and more. There are plenty of other things that can be done once the sun sets over San Francisco. The bar scene is common place in San Francisco for both the locals and visitors.

The Mandarin Lounge is a great spot offering a hotel port for private conversation and great mixed drinks. If you’re looking for something a little more romantic, the Empire Flush Room is an ideal place hosted by vocalist, pianist and cabaret performers.

Other popular places where you can enjoy the San Francisco nightlife include: The North Beach, consisting of many strip clubs and historic beatnik bars.


SoMa caters to those seeking an upscale San Francisco nightlife experience. Dress to impress and head over to SOMA where you will find dance clubs, lounges, and electronic music. World-class DJs are in San Francisco regularly so plan on having an amazing night and check where the party will be.

  • Bars/Lounges: 1015 Folsom, Paradise Lounge, 111 Mina, Anu, Mezzanine
  • Restaurants: SupperClub, Ame, Basil Thai, Espetus Churrascaria, La Bricola


The Mission

This area is fabulously stylish, while still maintaining its grunge appeal. Here you’ll find cheap food, drinks and an abundance of popular 80′s music.

  • Bars: Zeitgeist, Delirium, The Elbo Room, Amnesia, Beauty Bar, Double Dutch
  • Restaurants: Delfina, El Cachanilla, Bar Tartine, Specchio, Bambino Cafe


Marina/Polk St

If you go to the Marina or Polk Street you will find an educated, young-professional crowd. Grab some great sushi, wine, and choose from an abundance of local bars for your drinking pleasures. Marina is great for the “Hollywood” types.

  • Bars: Bin 38, The Matrix, Circa, Amelie, S.N.O.B Wine Bar, R Bar
  • Restaurants: Isa, Zushi Puzzle, Mas Sake Sushi, Crusacean Restaurant


Union Square/Tenderloin

To the naked eye all this area has to offer is world-class shopping, surrounded by the not-so-glamorous Tenderloin. To the seasoned partier, this area is a gold mine for trendy SF nightlife.

  • Bars/ Music Venues: Ambassador, Ruby Skye, Rye, The Regency Ballroom
  • Restaurants: Michael Mina, E&O Trading Company, Masa’s, Gitane, First Crush


Lower Haight/Divisadero

If you want to keep it cheap and casual this is the perfect area to explore. You will find some of the best happy hour specials in the city on Divisadero. Once you’re done with Happy Hour grab a show at one of the awesome music venues.

  • Bars/ Music Venues: Fly Bar, The Fillmore, The Independent, Molotov’s
  • Restaurants: Little Star Pizza, Bean Bag Cafe, Nopalita, Green Chili Kitchen


Many music festivals are held here which includes indie rock, jazz, hip hop etc. Many bars and pubs offer live music at nights featuring great national singer or band. You can even enjoy dinner at the circus on the water front, Teatro Zinzanni, can also get pleasure from the Asian drag show.

The city bay also offers plenty of fun in the water including dinner dance cruises. Coming alive at night, you will hardly find yourself bored in San Francisco.

There are many places neighboring San Francisco which can be explored if you are looking for some fun around.

1. Union Square

Surrounded by palm trees, Union Square is an ideal place for shoppers, with Macy’s, Saks, Neiman Marcus, Levi, Virgin Megastore, FAO Schwarz, Gump’s and Britex Fabrics, along with boutiques for Coach, Bulgari, Cartier, Thomas Pink, Louis Vuitton, MaxMara, Emporio Armani, Diesel, Prada, Celine, Escada, Gucci, Guess, Hermes etc.

2. North Beach

Also known as San Francisco’s “Little Italy” this San Francisco neighborhood holds onto its legacy with the bohemian City Lights Bookstore. Plenty of opportunities, for night life, North Beach is an ideal place for people who love to hang out.

3. Noe Valley

Unlike North Beach, Noe Valley offer quaint cafes, craft boutiques and coffeehouses. You will simply love this neighborhood, if you are looking for a relaxed Way of life.

4. Chinatown

San Francisco’s very own Asian Hub. Here you come across an area bustling with activity and tightly packed with a flurry of Chinese restaurants, shops, temples and street vendors. So, if you are a food enthusiast, especially in Chinese food, then this would be the right place for you.

5. Fisherman’s Wharf

The wharf is a major tourist attraction with its collection of stores, restaurants and entertainment. The Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39 are some of the more popular shops and for your visit. The Maritime National Historical Park and Museum is also close by.

6. Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden gate bridge is one of the largest suspension bridges in the world and a symbol for the city. This major landmark connects the main city with Marin County.

San Francisco is a great place to visit and with all of the attractions of San Francisco, you just can’t go wrong. Stay at the Howard Johnson hotel near San Francisco International Airport offering complimentary Breakfast and High Speed Internet and witness the beauty of San Francisco.

The luxurious rooms of Howard Johnson hotel are fully equipped with Hair Dryer, Iron/Ironing Board, Coffee/Tea Maker, Microwave/Refrigerator and many more other amenities. To relax in these rooms after a busy and tiring day, make a reservation directly at

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Jul 31

Painted Ladies of San Francisco are a row of vibrant Victorian houses located at 710–720 Steiner Street in San Francisco. This particular row of colorful houses was built between 1892 and 1896.

These Victorian-style houses are one of the countless numbers built in San Francisco during its growing at the end of the 19th century. Many of these old houses were lost during the 1906 San Francisco Earth quake, a large number of the mass-produced, moderate houses live through in the European and southeast communities of the city.

Around 48,000 houses in the Victorian and Edwardian styles were built in San Francisco, and many were painted in bright colors to accentuate their architectural details. Red, yellow, chocolate, orange, and other bright and loud colors were in fashion.

If you love the beauty of San Francisco then you’ll want to stay at the Howard Johnson hotel near San Francisco International Airport. Book directly at

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Jul 17

The Randall Museum is a museum in San Francisco which opened in 1951 and  completely focuses on the arts, crafts, sciences, and natural history. It spread out over a 16-acre hill area, offers children and adults a place to explore, investigate and create from the natural world at a spectacular site overlooking San Francisco.

The Randall Museum features a live animal exhibit displaying native California animals, vibrant interactive exhibits and tree houses. The museums houses changing science, art, and interactive exhibits where as everlasting areas includes a live animal exhibit, woodshop, art and ceramics studios, lapidary workshop, a 188-seat theater, a greenhouse, and beautiful gardens. This museum supports arts and science as it features exhibits on the natural environment in the Bay Area, hosts events, and features classes, camps, theater and musical performances, a movie club for teens, and birthday parties for kids. Donations are allowed as it is owned and operated by the City’s Recreation and Parks Department.

Hours: Tue – Sat: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Free

Randall Museum is truly a hidden gem in the center of San Francisco. Stay at the Howard Johnson hotel, located next to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and get rooms at very affordable rates.

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Jul 10

San Francisco Railway Museum is a local railway museum located in the South of San Francisco and serves as an information and interpretation center for a full-sized exact replica of the motorman’s platform of a 1911 historic street cars. It features exhibits and displays on the old-fashioned streetcars and national landmark cable cars that continue to run along the city’s major arteries since present. Also offers static displays, model railcars, and lots of paraphernalia. The museum is designed to complement the historic rail vehicles of the F-line and cable car lines.

Hours: Mon: 9am – 5pm, Tue- Sun: 10am – 6pm
Admission: Free

The San Francisco Railway Museum dedicates itself to the history of San Francisco rail transportation showing combine history, artifact and art of various vehicles. Gift shop is available and a great place to stop for souvenirs with iconic images as well as a selection of cards and gifts bearing railway graphics and themes.

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Jul 03

Orange Memorial Park is a beautiful park in South San Francisco designed by Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects. It is a new recreational venue for locals as well as any tourists visiting San Francisco. In addition to a brand new recreation building it includes a soccer field, a playground, a picnic area, basketball courts, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, ball fields and other outdoor amenities.

Orange Memorial Park covers 21 acres and a Pavilion sits at the center of park. Also features a community building, a swimming pool and a sculpture garden pushes up the focal point of the park available for cultural, recreational, celebratory, and educational activities. There were 15 tennis courts available for the public. Outdoor grills and plenty of benches make this a great destination for picnics and general relax.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: FREE

Orange Memorial Park is a great place to go if you want to be out and about during a nice sunny day, Stay at the Howard Johnson Hotel near San Francisco, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit:

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