"Aerial dancers" perform in SF -- on the side of a building! (Sept. 26-29)

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.

Food trucks take root in San Francisco's new, permanent street food parks

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.

The Coit Tower Murals: 1930s California, frozen in time

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.

Stern Grove Festival celebrates 75 years of free summertime music

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.