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SF's 25-Foot Tall Life-Size Victorian Gingerbread House Is Bigger Than EverSF’s 25-Foot Tall Life-Size Victorian Gingerbread House Is Bigger Than Ever
By - posted 12/26/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holidays, San Francisco, Wow

For more than a century, Fairmont San Francisco has enchanted guests with holiday festivities and exuberant ambiance. This season, Fairmont’s elves were back at it once again working overtime to create a dazzling, unparalleled winter display. On display from Thanksgiving through the New Year, the hotel transforms into one of the more...

California's 1st Drag Queen School Coming to SFCalifornia’s 1st Drag Queen School Coming to SF
By - posted 10/17/2023
Brand New, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Wow

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing the news that San Francisco will soon be home to California’s first drag queen school. San Francisco’s iconic LGBTQ+ bar The Stud is opening the The Stud School of Drag which will teach the fundamentals of drag performance. The school will offer weekly evening classes covering more...

SF's Ferry Building to be Raised 7 Feet to Protect from Sea Level Rise?SF’s Ferry Building to be Raised 7 Feet to Protect from Sea Level Rise?
By - posted 9/13/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Bay Area Updates, Local Icons, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Uplifting, Wow

Thanks to NPR for letting us know about San Francisco’s bold (and expensive) new plan to protect the important city buildings in case sea levels continue to rise. And so SF’s iconic Ferry Building may soon be getting a lift. Although there are no actual plans or specific proposals in place more...

70¢ Scoops at SF's Iconic 1953 Ice Cream Shop70¢ Scoops at SF’s Iconic 1953 Ice Cream Shop
By - posted 7/16/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Celebrations, Eat & Drink, Only in San Francisco, San Francisco, Summer, Wow

Mitchell’s Ice Cream celebrates 70 years in San Francisco with a special anniversary deal on National Ice Cream Day. On Saturday, July 16, 2023, get 70¢ single scoops (or go baller and get a double scoop for $1.40) for any regular cone and cup. The promotion for the historic ice cream more...

BART's Secret Tunnels & Hidden GraffitiBART’s Secret Tunnels & Hidden Graffiti
By - posted 7/12/2023
Transportation, Wow

A renegade San Francisco filmmaker, Vincent Woo, has embarked on an audacious project to demystify the BART system. His guerrilla documentary, “Tunnel Vision: An Unauthorized BART Ride,” presents a raw, unfiltered glimpse of a journey typically seen only by BART conductors, all captured from a secret camera surreptitiously attached to a more...

SF’s Rare Stinky “Corpse Flower” is Blooming!SF’s Rare Stinky “Corpse Flower” is Blooming!
By - posted 6/30/2023
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Wow

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park has announced that one their rare super smelly “corpse flowers” is just about ready to bloom. And that means it’s going to start smelling like rotting flesh. Nice!   UPDATE – As of July 4, 2023 (1:06pm) We’re open regular hours today and it’s our more...

Where to See SF's Wildflower Super Bloom (Spring 2023)Where to See SF’s Wildflower Super Bloom (Spring 2023)
By - posted 3/23/2023
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Wow

Happy first week of spring! With all of the rains, California is poised for an incredible super bloom this season. Thanks to SF Recreations and Parks Department for putting together a list of wildflowers that will be in bloom and natural areas to see San Francisco’s super bloom. When exploring our natural areas, more...

Sierra Nevada Sets Record for 2nd Snowiest WinterSierra Nevada Sets Record for 2nd Snowiest Winter
By - posted 3/20/2023
Storm Watch, Wow

Update as of March 20, 2023: Sierra Nevada received another 7.7″ of snow this past weekend, so this winter has passed the ’82/’83 record as the 2nd snowiest season. There’s a long way to go to beat the record for the snowiest season (812 inches), but we’re not done with more...

You Can Now Buy Part of the Golden Gate Bridge for $12,000You Can Now Buy Part of the Golden Gate Bridge for $12,000
By - posted 3/14/2023
Worth the Splurge, Wow

Thanks to KRON4 for sharing an interesting listing that has hit Facebook Marketplace. If you want to own a piece of the Golden Gate Bridge, here’s your chance. However, it won’t come cheap. Alexandra Watson, located in Penngrove, CA, which is north of Petaluma, has made a listing on Facebook Marketplace for more...

SF's Great Highway Blocked By Sand Dunes (Again)SF’s Great Highway Blocked By Sand Dunes (Again)
By - posted 3/2/2023
Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Wow

By Thomas Hughes Bay City News Foundation Southbound lanes on the Great Highway in San Francisco remained closed Wednesday after sand accumulated over the weekend due to high winds and rain. The roadway was kept closed on Monday morning in both directions as crews from the San Francisco Department of Public Works more...

"Winter Wonderland" Rare Snow Falls Around the Bay Area“Winter Wonderland” Rare Snow Falls Around the Bay Area
By - posted 2/24/2023
Storm Watch, Wow

Residents all over the Bay Area woke up to a winter wonderland this morning on Friday, February 24, 2023. The Santa Cruz mountains saw snowfall all night long. Along Highway 17, snow fell on and off from 2 am through this morning. CA-17 is currently closed in both directions between Summit more...

80,000 Free Tulips Are Coming to SF's Union Square80,000 Free Tulips Are Coming to SF’s Union Square
By - posted 2/8/2023
Bay Area Favorites, Freebies, Spring Flowers, Wow

In honor of International Women’s Day, on March 4, 2023, a colorful display of more than 80,000 tulips will cover Union Square in San Francisco. Best of all, you’re invited to visit the site and pick your own bunch of tulips to take home or give to a woman who more...

Super Rare Green Comet Flies Over Bay AreaSuper Rare Green Comet Flies Over Bay Area
By - posted 1/28/2023
Oakland, San Francisco, Wow

A comet that has been out of sight for millions of years will be visible this weekend and next from Oakland, according to the Chabot Space and Science Center. Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) will make an appearance for the first time since the Stone Age and will be visible with binoculars more...

Rare "Blood Moon" Total Lunar Eclipse Over SF (Nov. 8)Rare “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse Over SF (Nov. 8)
By - posted 11/6/2022
Outdoorsy, Wow

In the early morning on Tuesday, November 8, 2023, we’ll be treated to a rare Total Lunar Eclipse over San Francisco. It’ll be the last total lunar eclipse for the next three years until March 14, 2025. Thanks to NASA for sharing the details about the upcoming Blood Moon. According to more...

Bay Area Bakery’s "Pan Solo": Life Size Star Wars Bread SculptureBay Area Bakery’s “Pan Solo”: Life Size Star Wars Bread Sculpture
By - posted 10/12/2022
Artsy Fartsy, Wow

A French-Laundry trained baker created a life-size bread dough sculpture of Han Solo frozen in carbonite, named “Pan Solo”. It’s a follow-up to her 2020 masterpiece, “The Paindoughlorian”, which was a life-size sculpture of the Mandalorian and Baby Yoda – made entirely from bread, and was featured in various media more...