San Francisco Travel Blog
Tiburon is one of those sorts of places that you need to see to believe. Located across the bay from San Francisco, it is home to some of the most gorgeous views of the SF skyline, the bay, and the hills shrouded in a distant fog. If you’ve never been, and if you are a fan of delicious handcrafted beers, then we have the perfect event for you to take care of these two things at the same time: the Tiburon Taps Beer Festival!
When craft beer really burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s, the beverage world was turned upside down by the introduction of something lovely and unexpected into a world that had been, up until that point, fairly predictable and droll. Instead of needing to choose between Bud Light and Corona, beer lovers were provided with a wealth of stunning options, leading to a massive surge in craft brewers, which led to even more exciting things to try, which led to even more people deciding to go and brew beer.
It is true that when people think of cheese they think of places such as Wisconsin or France. With the amount of history located in each of these places that revolves specifically around cheese, it is not surprising that they get the bulk of the credit for bringing the tasty, complex goodness of cheese to the world. HOWEVER: would it surprise you to learn that California is also a top competitor when it comes to places to find amazing cheese? Regardless of your answer to that question, you will not want to miss the exciting adventure that is headed your way this September at the Fifth Annual San Francisco Cheese Fest.
As concerns about our rapidly changing ecosystem become increasingly mainstream, more and more individuals are turning towards various artistic enterprises in order to try and process, discuss, and change what is happening to our planet. Certainly, many books continue to emerge on the topic, but sometimes it can feel completely overwhelming to know where to begin when it comes to keeping up with the latest science on global warming and the various things that people are trying to do in order to stop its most disastrous effects.
The approach of autumn means that numerous representatives from many, many cultures will be preparing to celebrate with a harvest festival of some sort. In San Francisco, you will have the opportunity to see more than your fair share of these events, so it is up to us here at the NLS blog to help you decide which ones to go see. What we’re going to focus on today is one of the absolute most classic autumnal events that the Bay Area has to offer: the Autumn Moon Festival.
Looking for something to do in the Bay Area at the end of August? It can seem as though San Francisco offers no end of activities, but sometimes it can become a challenge to slog through all of the options in order to try and find the perfect something. That’s why we’re here to help! On our blog today we are going to highlight a particular event that will appeal to those who love art, festivals, and maybe the chance to escape from the big city for just a few hours.
It doesn’t take Nostradamus to know that fall is already breathing on the slowing heels of summer. Even though we in the Bay Area know a gentler transition between seasons, and even though we don’t know the dramatic colors of New England or the sudden bitterness in the wind of the Midwest, we do see the leaves change and upturn the collars on our coats just like everyone else.
For lovers of kimchi and bulgogi, it is time to break out your pens and mark the 14th of September on your calendars. If you don’t, you run the risk of possibly missing one of the most marvelous events celebrating Korean-American culture in the entire Bay Area! While it might come as a surprise to you that you haven’t heard of the Chuseok Festival yet, don’t be too hard on yourself. The reason its escaped your mind up to this point is simply because this year marks the first ever version of this event in San Francisco!
Continuing with our little theme of cultural celebrations, we want to alert you, dear reader, of the wonders heading towards our city by the bay with the arrival of Aloha Polyfest! With a large portion of San Francisco residents coming from Pacific island nations (as well as Hawaii), it only makes sense that numerous events would occur throughout the year geared towards celebrating these diverse and vibrant places and traditions. Aloha Polyfest is one of the best of these festivals, which is why we are telling you about it today.
The Bay Area has long been home to many, many cultures. As anyone who has spent any amount of time within the city can share, the Bay Area has always acted as a representative of the melting-pot culture that makes up our country. Of course, some cultures are more heavily represented within San Francisco than others. Japanese culture, for instance, has a strong hold within the city by the bay, and this beautiful heritage, which is ambiently celebrated throughout the year, is even more strongly at play during the Nihonmachi Street Fair.