San Francisco loves a street party any time of the year, but June is especially rich with free, weekend festivals where visitors can revel in the distinct cultural and culinary traditions of the city's diverse neighborhoods. From the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair to the Fillmore Jazz Festival, North Beach to Union Street, be there when San Franciscans come out to celebrate the city's most beloved 'hoods.
Food + Drink
Need help sifting through the enormous array of dining options on offer in San Francisco? Wonder what the locals recommend? Zagat has released the results of its 2007 San Francisco Bay Area Restaurant Survey, covering 1,082 establishments as tested, tasted, and rated by 7,476 local restaurant-goers.
Join other hostel guests from around the world for a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner at the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf Hostel in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Enjoy spectacular bay views in a national park setting while feasting on turkey and all the trimmings (vegetarian dishes, too!). The dinner is served by local volunteers who want to share the spirit of Thanksgiving with travelers.
Neighborhood festivals, kids' carnivals, monster movie marathons, Day of the Dead processions, and walking tours filled with legend and lore are just part of the Halloween fun brewing in and around San Francisco.