Free public art abounds in San Francisco, but one new piece that's a cut above the rest is an aerial dance and multimedia production entitled Niagara Falling. From September 26-29, aerial dancers will be suspended from the side of a historic downtown building, performing amidst images of San Francisco and Niagara Falls.
From the classic hot dog vendors of American cities to today's uber trendy bacon-wrapped mochi on a stick, street food has evolved into an inventive, exciting, and mobile form of fast food. Infusing traditional street foods with new culinary trends and drawing on international cuisines for inspiration, the street food scene in San Francisco has exploded with niche and nouveau food trucks.
Last month marked the opening of Hostelling International USA's newest facility, a 480-bed hostel in the heart of downtown Boston. HI-Boston's spacious new building offers modern, stylish, and friendly accommodations for travelers looking for an affordable place to stay in the vibrant capital city of Massachusetts.
Old buildings are relics of bygone eras -- three-dimensional structures that can evoke the past through an accessible art form. In the character of a building -- an adobe hut, a Roman column, a castle on a hill -- a whole history can be revealed.
A distinct component of the San Francisco skyline, Coit Tower stands out from the crowd. North of the Financial District's highrises, the 210-foot art deco tower juts into the sky from the top of Telegraph Hill. For many, the highlight of visiting the tower is taking an elevator ride to the top for a wonderful panorama of the city, the bay, and its famous islands and bridges.
The City of San Francisco has a lot to celebrate this summer. In addition to the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco's longest running music festival is also commemorating its 75th year. Since 1938, the Stern Grove Festival has presented a wide variety of local and international performing artists in the idyllic setting of Sigmund Stern Grove, a natural amphitheater surrounded by eucalyptus trees.