From stunning views to beautiful landscaping, these parks have something for everyone. (Getty Images)With more than 220 parks sprinkled throughout San Francisco, wherever you are, there's bound to be at least one green space nearby. The parks' views, flora and amenities are as diverse as the city itself, giving you seemingly endless options. But with so many to choose from, U.S. News had to tap local experts to help prioritize the very best. Here's what they said.
When it comes to libations, San Francisco might be known for its taste in wine. But the city's palate is more dynamic than that. Look closer, and you'll see a thriving craft beer movement dating all the way back to the Gold Rush. Today, microbreweries are cropping up throughout the Bay Area, each with its own distinct approach, atmosphere and flavor. U.S. News tapped some of San Francisco's resident experts to learn which ones to try. How's this for a claim to fame?
San Francisco certainly has enough attractions to keep even the most active traveler entertained for days on end. But that doesn't mean a trip to San Francisco has to be confined to the city limits. Venture beyond the Golden Gate Bridge, and you'll be rewarded with some of California's most masterful wine-and-dine experiences, or head south for iconic beaches and scenic drives. Whichever direction you choose, there's no wrong turn.
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