• Little Saigon

    Little Saigon and Tendernob

    Little Saigon and the Tendernob are two Tenderloin neighborhoods that are home to large immigrant populations and some of the best food in the city. Join us as we take you on the only food tour of this district and explore the flavors of Asia, the Middle East, and beyond!
  • The Mission

    The Mission District

    San Francisco's 1st neighborhood, The Mission District is still the heart & soul of this vibrant city. This area is so rich in culture, that we have 4 Mission food tours & 2 neighborhood walks.
  • North Beach

    North Beach

    North Beach is that rare thing -- a neighborhood that manages to be a perennial hit with tourists, and also to remain beloved by San Franciscans. It's San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the beatniks.
  • Scenic Running

    Scenic Running

    Just a short run from the urban landscape of San Francisco's busy city streets you will find numerous trails and parks offering phenomenal views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the City Skyline and other gems.
  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    Established in the 1840s, San Francisco's Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and the largest Chinese community outside Asia. Our food and walking tours are 2nd to none.
  • Parrots!

    Parrots!

    Wild Parrots in San Francisco? Yes there are officially at least two flocks of wild Parrots here. These Parrots have evolved into a brand new species of parrot indigenous to San Francisco.

Transportation Blogs

Sign Of The Times?: Mr. Marina Contestant Is Homeless: SFist

via Sign Of The Times?: Mr. Marina Contestant Is Homeless: SFist

The 2017 contenders for the Mr. Marina title have made their names, faces, and brief bios known, and as is always the case with this ridiculous competition to be the bro-i-est bro, there are plenty of opportunities for laughs at their expense. But what’s this? For the first time ever, if I’m not mistaken, one of the contestants is in fact homeless.

Meet Ben Kiesewetter, who explains on his bio that he’s been in the Bay Area nine months, he’s an adventurer, and a beer drinker, and… he lives in his van.

“Throughout my time living in California my home has been a bright orange 1974 Volkswagen Westfalia,” Ben writes. “When I’m not raising money for a great cause or planning what color tights will best bring out my eyes, I’m seeking the next adventure. I’m exploring NorCal outdoors, working towards my skydiving license, and snowboarding and surfing whenever possible.”

Way to sell that homeless existence to the ladies, Ben.

Confidence, though, he has in spades. “I may be new to the Bay Area, but the city doesn’t know what’s about to hit [it?]” Ben says. “I’m starting my takeover with the Mr. Marina competition. There’s going to be dancing. There’s going to be drinking. But most importantly, there’s going to be a complete lack of shame and disregard for self-reputation.”

You go, boy.

Other contestants this year skew more toward garden-variety prepsters and Marina bros, like JP Carroll, who’s pictured standing in front of some boats and leaping about Marina Green, works at Apple, and says without shame that he “has been crushing brunch, running the park scene, and absolutely murdering the dance floor” ever since moving to San Francisco.

Or there’s Mason Mundell, who looks like he actually just stepped out of a Ralph Lauren catalogue shoot, or Tyler Lewtan who is just insanely good looking, played water polo in college, and therefore says he’s more than ready for the Speedo portion of the competition.

As always, the Mr. Marina competition is a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and this year’s event happens on May 17.mr-marina-ben

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Free Muni for kids: Tough slog at the MTC | SF Politics

Free Muni for kids: Tough slog at the MTC06.15.12 – 3:41 pm | Tim Redmond | Scott Wiener opposes free Muni for kids
There are plenty of reasons I like the David Campos free Muni for youth plan. Anything that gets the next generation used to seeing Muni as the primary form of transportation in town is a good idea. Its a great benefit for low-income kids and around SF these days, the only ones who were giving any benefits to are businesses that get tax breaks, and those breaks are worth far more than the modest cost of the Campos plan.

But its particularly important this year, because the school district is in serious financial straights and is probably going to eliminate most school-bus transportation next year. So poor kids and kids whose parents dont have cars will have a harder time getting to school.The supervisors approved this, and the mayor signed off on it — but some of the money is supposed to come from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, made up of regional representatives, and Campos is having a tough battle.The MTC staff recommended that SF get $4 million in regional transit money for the idea, but not all, or even most, of the 16 members of the panel want to see one city get money for something all of them would love to do.But: Someone has to try this as a pilot project, and SF, with the highest per-capita transit ridership, is a good place to start.

Sup. Scott Wiener is also on the MTC, representing San Francisco, and hes totally against the free Muni for youth plan. And when it come up at an MTC committee, he was willing to vote for it — “I realize I lost that battle, and at the MTC Im representing San Francisco,” he said — but only if MTC stipulated that no additional city money would go to the program.And that kind of screws the whole thing up, since it will be hard to do with just the $4 million.Ugh. Such a great idea, for a fraction of the money were handing out like hot dogs to everyone who asks for a tax break. Why dont the poor kids get a break for once?Free Muni MUNI Muni Fares Schools youthPrint

via Free Muni for kids: Tough slog at the MTC | SF Politics.

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“Explore Pride Tours 2012”

 

Pride 2012

Gay owned and operated,Explore San Francisco is pleased to announce Pride Tours 2012. Want to see the city above and beyond the parade, festival and the clubs? We offer the GLBT community tours and sightseeing within our community but outside of the box. Food tours, walking tours, running tours, 1970s Folsom District walk, or even porn studio tours. We accomodate groups and we offer sightseeing with transport provided by van service, SUV or town car. You may find the perfect choice from our regular itinerary or let us create something special for you. Please call the Pride Desk at 415.793.1104 or email pride@exploresf.biz

Scenic Running

Scenic RunningSan Francisco is the perfect city for running, incomparable scenery, varied terrain and mild temperatures. Take one of our scheduled runs or let us lead you on a custom run.

 

North Beach & Chinatown

North Beach & Chinatown at NightThis tour is very social, we have fun and friendships are made. Maybe its the wine or exotic teas, good food, the company or the vibrant area, but if youre looking for a great evening, you cant go wrong with this fun event.This is part of our regular line up, 4 or more and well have a GLBT outing.

 

Neighborhood Tours

Side StreetsSan Francisco, California is one of the most walkable cities in the country. We have walking tours all over the city. Choose from our regular line up of tours, or let us design something for you. 415.793.1104

 

Folsom- Armory

Folsom DistrictRelive the 1970s Miracle Mile and The Folsom District in all of its glory. See just the Folsom or combine this with a tour of the SF Armory, home of Kink.com. Select tours go to Treasure Island MediaUpon Request

 

Upon Request

Anniversary or birthday celebration, Pride Party to never forget, personal milestone, marriage proposal, business proposal, romantic evening or just something new and different. Give us your vision and let us expertly and meticulously make your extraordinary event a lifetime memory. 415.793.1104

Shuttle, Van, Towncar

Shuttle, Van or Town CarANapa, The Russian River, Black Sand Beach, or San Gregorio are all popular GLBT destinations within driving distance. We have transportation for any size group. Please call the Pride Desk for these spots or anywhere else you might like to see! 415.793.110

via “Explore Pride Tours 2012”.

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