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Skip Tourists Traps and Head to San Francisco’s Favorite Cultural Attractions Recommended By Locals

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Virgil uses real locals to recommend and curate only the best travel experiences. With the cities you visit always changing, consider our locals the perfect experts to provide you with the most up to date information.

 

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Other travelers are getting immersed in San Francisco Culture at local recommended spots

Get to know San Francisco like a local by visiting some of their favorite and unique places. Here are just a few that we think you might be love:

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Patrick's Pick

SFMOMA

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.

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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!

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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

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North Beach

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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After grinding it at work during COVID all I wanted was some good live music, cocktails, and fantastic food while avoiding the tourist traps. That's exactly what I got when I worked through Virgil!

Alan T.

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I always spent hours trying to figure out where I wanted to go and what I'd feel comfortable with while traveling alone. Patrick and Virgil helped me plan my perfect solo travel and met fantastic people! Definitely will be back!

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It can be a challenge to find what events are going on in a city while I'm traveling. Patrick sent me some fantastic small concerts and vintage fairs to check out. If you haven't used Virgil I highly recommend it!

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