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When the lights go down in the City, head for San Francisco's best bars and clubs

From authentic Irish pubs and laid-back neighborhood bars to ultra-hip lounges and high-intensity dance clubs, the opportunities are endless for partying the night away in everyone's favorite City by the Bay. When the skyline begins to sparkle under the stars, San Francisco's nightlife comes alive--check out these popular spots for sipping cocktails, late-night dining, or dancing till dawn.

Get your free copy of the new Bay Area public transit guide

A new edition of the "511 Getting There on Transit Guide," a free pocket guide to riding public transit in the San Francisco Bay Area, has been released by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC). This handy booklet provides colorful maps and diagrams of more than three dozen transit systems throughout the region, as well as lists of popular destinations and directions to reach them on transit. For anyone--visitor or local--seeking an alternative to paying escalating gas prices and driving on the Bay Area's busy streets and highways, "Getting There" is the way to go.

HI-Midpines/Yosemite Bug Hostel still rockin' after 10 years

The Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort and Hostel is approaching its 10th anniversary serving as the closest hostel to Yosemite National Park. From humble beginnings to fully loaded hostel, it's quite a milestone to celebrate. With plenty of dorm beds, an affordable cafe serving fresh California mountain cuisine, access to public transit, a full guest kitchen, private rooms, and tent cabins, the hostel has become a magnetic draw in its own right.