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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Vulcan Steps Take Urban Climbing Up a Notch

Tourism for Locals: Vulcan Steps Take Urban Climbing Up a Notch

San Franciscans, as a collective whole, love to talk about those isolated hilltop spots for those urban sweeping views. Although the best view is always a debatable item in any local dialogue and in the past, SF Weekly has…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: LeRoy King Carousel Takes Locals for a Spin

Tourism for Locals: LeRoy King Carousel Takes Locals for a Spin

No matter how old we get, San Franciscans will never stop being kids at heart —even when we get jaded and bitter from the rise of the cost of living. We're a city fostered in the spirit of youthful…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's <i>The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City</i>

Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City

San Francisco is home to many of the finest artists of the 20th century and the new millennium, whose works foster artistic rebellion and social critique. The City has played host to one of the greatest modernist painters of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Discovering the Mexican Museum Within Fort Mason

Tourism for Locals: Discovering the Mexican Museum Within Fort Mason

Museums abound in San Francisco — name it and we'll probably have it. From sex toys to albino alligators, there is no shortage of exhibitions to pique the San San Franciscan's interest . And while some, like the de…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: San Francisco Surround Sound at Audium

Tourism for Locals: San Francisco Surround Sound at Audium

Yet, one…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Palace of Fine Arts Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

Tourism for Locals: Palace of Fine Arts Celebrates its 100th Anniversary

This week's Tourism for Locals breaks with tradition. Since the inaugural post of this column in 2013, I vowed that we would never feature sites that were typical tourist attractions, in an effort to show a taste of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

Tourism for Locals: Church of 8 Wheels Provides Heavenly Fun

We have already mentioned that the closest thing to heaven on Earth is located at the corner of Fillmore and Fell streets — and the best things in life, often, come on wheels. By day, the abandoned Sacred Heart…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Keith Haring's Permanent San Francisco Art Work

Tourism for Locals: Keith Haring's Permanent San Francisco Art Work

San Francisco has hosted some of the world's greatest and most provocative masterpieces. Currently, the de Young museum is hosting a temporary retrospective collection of one these artist's works: Keith Haring. Now in its final weeks, the collection of more…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Listening the to Nature Inspired Sounds of the San Francisco Wave Organ

Tourism for Locals: Listening the to Nature Inspired Sounds of the San Francisco Wave Organ

Christmas music has reached its highest level of saturation this week — how many versions of "All I Want for Christmas is You" are playing in stores and restaurants across the U.S. right now? We shiver at the thought.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Brian Goggin's <i>Caruso's Dream</i> is a Suspended Musical Delight

Tourism For Locals: Brian Goggin's Caruso's Dream is a Suspended Musical Delight

Brian Goggin is San Francisco's artistic gift that keeps on giving. Goggin's art is iconic, internationally recognized, and purely San Franciscan. The San Francisco-based artist fuses his high-flying pieces, ranging from flapping books to fleeing furniture with existing edifices and structures,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: San Francisco's Walk of Fame

Tourism For Locals: San Francisco's Walk of Fame

As we noted last week, San Francisco is boastful of its famous residents and milestones — past and present — with monuments and statues commemorating those individuals and their accomplishments. Although there are notable omissions, there's a spot that recognizes…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Andy Goldsworthy <i>Spire</i> Is a Natural (Art) Wonder

Tourism for Locals: Andy Goldsworthy Spire Is a Natural (Art) Wonder

Every major city in the world has some sort of nickname attached to it to characterizes its aura. Paris is the City of Love and Lights. New York is the City that never Sleeps. And while San Francisco is…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Dressing Up St. Paul's Catholic Church for <i>Sister Act</i>

Tourism for Locals: Dressing Up St. Paul's Catholic Church for Sister Act

It's finally October and, with Halloween quickly approaching, we're planning our costume. Yet donning costumes isn't only a characteristic of human beings, but also inanimate objects; more specifically: San Francisco architecture.  In 1992, a local San Francisco church was…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Getting Lost at The Lands End Labyrinth

Tourism for Locals: Getting Lost at The Lands End Labyrinth

Let's be honest with ourselves for a moment. Even as faithful residents of the Greatest City on the Globe, we really don't explore all the enclaves hidden in our seven-mile-by-seven-mile neighborhood. Our demanding schedules and hectic lives can distract…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Wally Heider Recording Plaque Marks Birth of San Francisco Sound

Tourism For Locals: Wally Heider Recording Plaque Marks Birth of San Francisco Sound

When we are asked to describe San Francisco, practically all of us will focus on the sights of our City. But as locals, we know full well that the sounds of San Francisco are equally as important. And by…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Hallidie Building First in Nation to Employ Glass Curtain Style

Tourism for Locals: Hallidie Building First in Nation to Employ Glass Curtain Style

San Francisco is, and has been, home to inquisitive authors, brilliant inventors, and — as we'll explore this week — architectural mavericks.  While we know that San Francisco is home to famous buildings and homes, we have one edifice…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Hotel Vertigo Commemorates Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film

Tourism For Locals: Hotel Vertigo Commemorates Alfred Hitchcock's Classic Film

San Francisco has a rich cinematic history and is a haven for avid cinema fanatics — from respected film schools to iconic shooting locations for films like The Maltese Falcon and Mrs.Doubtfire — there is always a gem waiting for the movie…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Keeping Time with Ingleside Terrace's Massive Sundial

Tourism for Locals: Keeping Time with Ingleside Terrace's Massive Sundial

If you ever gets a chance to gloss over the city maps handed out in hotels and at tourism agencies in the downtown area, you'll see that that the map is incomplete, even though it clearly states it's a…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's First U.S. Mural: "The Allegory of California"

Tourism for Locals: Visiting Diego Rivera's First U.S. Mural: "The Allegory of California"

San Francisco is home to many of the finest artists of the 20th century and the new millennium, and it played host to one of the greatest modernist painters of the 20th century: Diego Rivera. For those who don't…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Tourism For Locals: Discolandia Store Facade a Reminder of the Golden Years of SF Music

Tourism For Locals: Discolandia Store Facade a Reminder of the Golden Years of SF Music

Is the San Francisco music scene dying?  While we may be debating the future of music in the Bay Area, we should still celebrate the glorious days of our song-filled past with a dosage of nostalgia. In this week's Tourism for…
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