After the jack-o-lanterns have been put to rest in the compost pile and the costumes retired to the closet, children everywhere will be feeling the post Halloween-doldrums... along with their candy-hangovers. Help your kids get their motors -- and imaginations -- running by exploring one of these great kid-centric autumn adventures.
Although best known for its raucous costume parties and outrageous street fairs, San Francisco is also a rich ground for those seeking the more spirited side of the Halloween season. Ghost hunters have plenty of historical sites to haunt in their search for the paranormal, while people of all cultural backgrounds can share in the honoring of loved ones past at Dia de los Muertos festivals around the city. The best part is, all you need to attend many of these haunted gatherings is a comfortable pair of shoes and warm jacket.
On November 10, the Yerba Buena neighborhood in the heart of San Francisco's SOMA district comes alive as 12 museums and cultural societies throw open their doors and cover up their cash registers for the first-ever Yerba Buena Arts and Culture Free 4 All.
The Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel welcomes one and all to a special 25th Anniversary Festival at the Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park! This free outdoor festival offers a wide range of entertainment, activities, and fun for the whole family. We hope to see you there!
The San Francisco Bay Guardian has announced the winners of their annual Best of the Bay Awards, including Editors' Picks and the Readers' Poll for the best places to eat, drink, and shop, both in San Francisco and the greater Bay Area. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love, this year's picks are dedicated to "the fantastic, far-out pleasures of the Bay."