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City Sights: Batkid to the Rescue!

The whole country was buzzing about Batkid yesterday, and we got to join in some of the fun.  It was amazing to be part of the crowds cheering on Batkid around the city as he battled the bad guys and saved San Francisco.  For more details, check out the Make a Wish Foundation’s story here. We… Continue reading City Sights: Batkid to the Rescue!

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City Sights: Grace Cathedral Ribbon Installation

We visited Grace Cathedral again last weekend to see the new art installation.  Multi-colored ribbons fill the cathedral, although we did not get to witness the light component which uses video projection.  (You can read more about the artist in residence here.)           Sam and my mom walked down to Grace… Continue reading City Sights: Grace Cathedral Ribbon Installation

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City Sights: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

Last weekend was the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  We decided to go on Saturday, and we had so much fun! We stopped by the library first (I had to return some books and pick up a hold), then took the bus to Golden Gate Park.  The festival is pretty huge – six stages with… Continue reading City Sights: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival

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City Sights: Mount Sutro Cloud Forest

A long weekend is the perfect excuse for another adventure, so we set off to hike in the Mount Sutro Cloud Forest. We took the underground N Judah to Cole Valley, an after a brief lunch at Burgermeister (next time I want to try Café Reverie’s outdoor terrace, which I glimpsed through the bathroom window),… Continue reading City Sights: Mount Sutro Cloud Forest

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City Sights: Sutro Bath Ruins

Last week I asked where we should go for our next San Francisco adventure… and you picked the Sutro Bath Ruins!  So that’s exactly where we went this weekend!   Although I’d put this sight off for so long due to the distance, it really wasn’t bad at all! We started out with lunch on… Continue reading City Sights: Sutro Bath Ruins

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City Sights: American Craft Council Show

On Saturday night, I noticed an ad on the side of a bus for the American Craft Council Show… Sunday was the last day it was held, so I googled it right away and bought tickets!  (I guess advertisements really do work!)  It sounded right up my alley. So Sunday morning, we took a bus… Continue reading City Sights: American Craft Council Show

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City Sights: Treasure Island Flea Market

Last Saturday we went to the flea market on Treasure Island, which is held the last weekend of each month.  It was the perfect size – big enough to keep us occupied for several hours, but not so huge that it was completely overwhelming. Plus, there was an amazing variety of food trucks!  Always a… Continue reading City Sights: Treasure Island Flea Market

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City Sights: Arcade Museum

While we were at Fisherman’s Wharf for the Independence Day festivities, we had some time to kill before the fireworks cruise left the dock.  I had never noticed the Arcade Museum tucked behind the seafood restaurants on Pier 41, but there it is – and it’s a hidden gem! It would be a great break… Continue reading City Sights: Arcade Museum

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City Sights: North Beach Pub Crawl

I know I’m mentioned funcheapsf.com a few times – it really is the first place online we check out whenever we’re looking for something to do on the weekend.  There are always festivals, museum exhibits, concerts, or other activities going on in the city, but sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to keep on top of everything… Continue reading City Sights: North Beach Pub Crawl