San Francisco Top Cultural Attractions Only Locals Would Know
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View Some Cultural Events and Hot Spots that Only Locals Would Know.
We’re sure you’ve heard of the Golden Gate Bridge...but do you know where the best uncrowded and cultural museums, art galleries and restaurants are in San Francisco? Our Locals do… here are just some of their many secret recommendations
Neighborhood - SOMA
Price - $
The classics can be... well classic... SFMOMA has a fantastic art collection pushing the limits that will make you think and wonder.
San Francisco Symphony
Neighborhood - Hayes
Price - $$$
While major cities have their own symphony the SF Symphony has movies nights where they play the soundtrack while you watch the movie live!
Precita Eyes Muralists
Neighborhood - Mission
Price - $$
Murals aren't just art they tell a story. For an understanding of the story they are telling visit here for a tour and history of the murals and The Mission
Neighborhood - North Beach
Price - Free
Most people think of San Francisco and Chinatown but it has a vibrant Italian district. If the director of The Godfather lives here it's worth checking out!
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