• San Francisco, California is buzzing with cultural and outdoor opportunities.

Working in San Francisco

As the Golden Gate Bridge majestically connects two destinations, the city of San Francisco connects its visitors and residents to vast cultural and social diversity, great beauty, and a certain buzz that can only be found there. San Francisco is not just a place to live. It's a way of life.

What is there to do in the Bay Area?

A better question would be, “What isn’t there to do?” You could spend months visiting one-of-a-kind attractions. You could take in magnificent arts and culture, museums, music, and festivals galore. You could enjoy professional sports, or pursue personal ones. For skiers, swimmers, and snowboarders, there’s Tahoe. For hikers and backpackers, there are thousands of trails from Mt. Tamalpais to Mt. Diablo to the Santa Cruz mountains. Golfing, windsurfing, cycling, sailing—it’s all in San Francisco.

Getting around

Getting around San Francisco is a breeze. You can walk, bike, jump on Muni or BART, or hop a ferry for a waterborne adventure. And don’t forget the famous cable cars! You can also take to the open road and drop in on nearby Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, or Yosemite.

San Francisco transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

BART

Cable car

Never-ending nightlife

San Francisco earns its vibrant reputation for nightlife, boasting nightclubs, theaters, comedy clubs, restaurants, the symphony, and ethnic neighborhoods from Chinatown to Little Italy. There is a little bit of everything in San Francisco. You can laugh, dance, dine, and experience world-renowned entertainment—all on a single Saturday night. Some people get energized from sleeping. San Franciscans get energized from the city’s endless options. Afraid of getting bored? We’re pretty sure it’s impossible here.

Entertainment and nightlife

Clubs

Music

Picking a neighborhood

Beautiful and unique neighborhoods bring San Francisco to life. From one block to another, the scenery changes and there is a new and interesting vibe. Even for longtime residents, San Francisco’s unique, cultural, spirited, and artistic neighborhoods let you continuously discover something new. From Chinatown to Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf to the Mission District, San Francisco has something for everyone—from urban hip areas, to cultural oases and beach neighborhoods, to family-friendly communities.

Bay Area neighborhoods

Drinks all around

If you’re thirsty and feeling social, you’ll never run low on hip places to hang out and enjoy the beautiful sights of San Francisco. Local pubs, coffee houses, tea houses, and wine bars abound in San Francisco. There is a beverage to suit everyone’s taste and as many great places to enjoy it. Feeling mobile? Award-winning wineries in Napa and Sonoma are just a short drive away.

San Francisco's most popular bars

Yelp's best drinks

Best coffee in San Francisco

Hungry?

San Francisco is a culinary adventure. If you eat out every night, you will never eat in the same restaurant twice. With so many culinary delights and variations, you will be enchanted by the gastronomical excellence of San Francisco. If you have trouble making decisions, simply flip a coin. It’s hard to go wrong when it comes to eating in the City by the Bay.

San Francisco's most popular restaurants

Yelp's best eats

And so much more…

Travel to San Francisco

City of San Francisco website

Visit California