Things To Do In San Francisco

Taste Truffles or Make Caramel Treats with a Pro Chocolatier

Chocolate Demo or Class

Bayview

Shawn Williams demonstrates how he makes his award-winning chocolate-caramel truffles or teaches students to make 3 caramel-based treats

$125 $59

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$10 for "Best of San Francisco Stand Up Comedy" Show at The Shelton Theater (Up to $20 Value)

The Shelton Theater

Shelton Theater

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Ever-changing roster of stand-up comics promises laughs

$20 $10

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Storytelling or Pirate Camp at The Rabbit Hole (Up to 55% Off)

The Rabbit Hole

Mission

Children ages 4–7 can dress as a pirate for a day of adventures or create a story, which will be turned into a performance for families

$275 $125

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$69 for Three-Hour Sailing Tour for Two from Golden Gate Sailing Tours (Up to $150 Off)

Golden Gate Sailing Tours

Treasure Island

A yacht sails through the San Francisco Bay as passengers enjoy the sights and sounds

$150 $69

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Three Barre Classes or One-Month Unlimited Membership at The Dailey Method (Up to 62% Off)

The Dailey Method

Ingleside Terraces

Workouts blend Pilates, yoga, and ballet to build lean muscle and improve posture

$66 $25

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$5 Buys You a Coupon for A One Hour Lesson For $75 at MitchLoweGolf

MitchLoweGolf

Stonestown

For $5, receive a coupon for a one hour lesson for $75

$5

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Trampoline Bungee Jump for 1, 2, or 4 or Bungee and Bounce House for 1 or 2 at Jumping Jack Bungee (Up to 53% Off)

Jumping Jack Bungee

Multiple Locations

Indoor trampoline bungee and bounce house offers thrills to kids and adults

$10 $5

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Six-Hour Barbecue-Grilling and Smoking Class for One or Two at Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School (Up to 56% Off)

Bay Area BBQ and Grilling School

Treasure Island

Students work with Weber gas grills and three different smokers to prepare buffalo wings, pork tenderloin, rib racks, brisket, and more

$170 $79

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Group Ballroom or Latin Dance Class, or Private Dance Class for One or Two at Dance With Melissa (Up to 60% Off)

Dance With Melissa

Ingleside Heights

A beginner-friendly ballroom and Latin dance lesson teaches simplified techniques based on the TV show “Dancing with the Stars”

$25 $10

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Wine Tasting and Bocce Ball for 4, 8, or 12 at Sol Rouge (Up to 55% Off)

Sol Rouge Winery

San Francisco

Sample French-inspired wines and play leisurely games of bocce ball at Sol Rouge’s winery tasting room on Treasure Island

$100 $45

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

San Francisco

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

$24 $12

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Interactive Laser-Shooting Experience Packages for 2, 4, or Up to 15 at 7D Experience (Up to 56% Off)

7D Experience

Fisherman's Wharf

Experience the illusion of a roller coaster ride while zapping on-screen opponents on the DarkRide; Dodge laser beams during LaZer Challenge

$30 $15

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Four or Unlimited Women's Self-Defense Classes at Five Animals Kung Fu Academy (Up to 69% Off)

Five Animals Kung Fu Academy

Inner Parkside

Students master useful and potentially life-saving self-defense and kickboxing techniques under tutelage of trained professionals

$75 $29

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Madame Tussauds Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 44% Off)

Madame Tussauds

Fisherman's Wharf

Interact with lifelike wax figures including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Zuckerberg & President Obama at a brand new waterfront wax attraction

$52 $29

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The San Francisco Dungeon Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 40% Off)

The San Francisco Dungeon

Fisherman's Wharf

Join the Trickster for a show that covers 200-plus years of history through Halloween-themed stories, including The Lady of Stow Lake

$52 $31

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Downtown Tour for One Adult or Child from City Sightseeing (Up to 45% Off)

City Sightseeing

Fisherman's Wharf

Tour buses whisk guests to downtown SF sights like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Chinatown gate

$32.99 $18

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Cobb's Monthly "Local Comedian" Showcase for Two at Cobb's Comedy Club (Up to 60% Off)

Cobb's Monthly "Local Comedian" Showcase

Cobb's Comedy Club

A revered comedy club puts local rising stars in the spotlight in monthly showcases starting January 21

$25 $10

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Introduction Sailing Class at Afterguard Sailing Academy (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Afterguard Sailing Academy

Multiple Locations

Instructors acquaint students with sailing vernacular and basic techniques during hands-on sailing sessions

$90 $55

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Uniform and One or Two Months of Hapkido Classes at Hapkido USA (Up to 72% Off)

Hapkido USA

Inner Parkside

Hapkido instructors teach adults and children effective self-defense skills while simultaneously encouraging self-development

$194 $59

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The curators of The GLBT History Museum—the first stand-alone museum of its kind in the U.S.—know the GLBT experience is not the same for everybody. That’s why their flagship exhibit, “Our Vast Queer Past: Celebrating San Francisco's GLBT History,” doesn’t just tell one narrative, but encompasses multiple, sometimes contradictory, perspectives. Broken into sections focusing on themes such as bar life, faith, and drag culture, the exhibition, according to the San Francisco Bay Guardian, collectively “packs a huge emotional and education punch." To illustrate 100 years of the city’s queer history, the exhibit includes everything from retro gay bar flyers to pantsuits worn by lesbian activists on their wedding day in 2008.

Along with its main exhibit, the museum hosts rotating materials from international collections that document the queer experience in countries such as Scotland and South Africa. Every one to four months, the Corner Gallery accommodates a new show dedicated to subjects such as African-American LGBT history or direct action during the AIDS epidemic. Besides exhibitions, the museum educates guests throughout the year with programming such as panel discussions and film screenings.

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4127 18th Street
San Francisco,
CA
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Juicy Liberty Sanchez and Steve23 traveled separate, yet intertwining paths before becoming partners in life and in yoga. Juicy was hooked on Bikram yoga after her first class in 2001, during which she fell down many times, but continued to rise to the challenge, both literally and figuratively. As time went on, she grew more interested in yoga than in her erstwhile law career. In 2005, Juicy asked Steve23?making ends meet as an artist?if he wanted to attend a Bikram teacher training with her. It was then they discovered that they had almost met on several occasions in years past. The rest, as they say, is history: the duo became the owners of Bikram Yoga in the Mission in 2006 and was married the following year in Honolulu at another Bikram teacher training. The bright turquoise and orange studio is a vibrant, funky homage to their Latino heritage and Indian culture, complete with murals and artwork painted by the teachers and students.

They and their team of certified Spanish-speaking instructors help perpetuate a yoga method developed by Bikram Choudhury. The sequence of 26 postures, performed in a heated studio, works to stimulate and strengthen every nook and cranny of the human frame. The hot surroundings are designed to loosen muscles, promote flexibility, and add authenticity to karaoke versions of "Hot Blooded." Within the 1,500-square-foot yoga room, up to 70 students become more limber beneath an electric-blue ceiling painted with white swirls that resemble clouds.

2390 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
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The Love Lab founder and renowned massage-industry expert Meagan Holub has helped some pretty discriminating clientele to relax and unwind. From Forbes CEOs and professional athletes to rock stars and royalty, her therapeutic massages have melted away the stress that is inherent in any A lister's life. According to Holub's blog, gift certificates for one of her massages were given away in VIP gift bags at the 2012 MusiCares event honoring Paul McCartney, so they made their way into the hands of celebrity musicians, such as the Foo Fighters, Katy Perry, and Coldplay.

But Holub talks massage with as many down-to-earth, everyday people as she does famous folks, thanks to a compassionate streak she's demonstrated since childhood. As a young girl and teenager, she rescued stray animals, volunteered at Easter Seals camp, became a physical-therapy assistant, and served as an aide for a person with paraplegia. Today her passion for helping others translates into The Love Lab's services, including group massage classes and private massage lessons that teach individuals and couples to execute the same techniques so sought after by Hollywood stars. Holub and her team of certified massage therapists also instruct employees at workplace events, where they demonstrate stress-relief techniques, which come in handy the next time the boss requires mandatory overtime to help her solve the Sunday crossword.

1690 Union Street
San Francisco,
CA
US

Seated in your kayak, you're surrounded by cerulean waters that stretch out into the horizon. To your left, the San Francisco skyline looms in the shimmering afternoon sun. You drift by a raucous Giants game, a village of houseboats, and the Golden Gate Bridge. Led through undulating waters by American Canoe Association– and Wilderness First Aid–certified guides, San Francisco Kayak & Adventures' nautical tour groups traverse the San Francisco Bay or Sausalito waterfront during the day, at sunset, and under the light of the full moon. The guides lead their groups through calm costal waters in sturdy, closed-deck tandem kayaks, which keep legs dry and don't require typical Flintstone-style paddling. The guides regale their group with area history while pointing out local marine life. They only shepherd about eight paddlers to keep tours intimate and personal and customize paddling instruction to the ability levels of the group.

Guides also help visitors explore the natural world on land during hiking excursions between redwood trees in Muir Woods, along a coastal trail in the Tennessee Valley, and past ghost-town buildings at China Camp Village. To expand visitors' wilderness exposure, they also lead adventures such as sailing, rock-climbing, cycling in the city, horseback riding on the beach, and sleeping in phone booths.

489 Terry A Francois Boulevard
San Francisco,
CA
US

Since 1963, the Chinese Historical Society of America has collected the documents and artifacts that chronicle the history of Chinese American citizens. The society's permanent collections are typified by pieces such as One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America, a vivid mural by Chinatown native James Leong that charts the progress of Chinese Americans over the course of 100 years. On a smaller scale, the Chinatown Miniatures Collection depicts three-dimensional scenes of San Francisco's Chinatown as it looked before artist Frank Wong built his shrink ray. Other exhibits change frequently, often in conjunction with special events hosted for members and their guests.

The museum can't contain every bit of Chinese American history, however. With that in mind, the society’s guides lead school groups on walking tours through the bustling streets and alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. Free from the confines of the museum, they point out the neighborhood’s distinct architectural landmarks and underlying social significance. Throughout the year, the museum also puts out publications such as the CHSA Bulletin, which chronicles different stories within the Chinese American community.

965 Clay St
San Francisco,
CA
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AstaYoga's instructors have learned over the years that a purely physical approach to yoga can lead to disillusionment with the art. That's why their studio devotes itself to cultivating both the physical and spiritual well-being of its clientele. Each of the teachers studied under Larry Schultz, the creator of the Rocket Vinyasa System, which fuses detailed breathing exercises with meaningful poses. The yogis also practice pure Vinyasa yoga and lead Pilates classes, and all of their sessions are accessible for practitioners at any skill level to follow Larry's vision of dissolving the hierarchy between beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and teachers. The studio also manufactures new yogis and gurus with their teaching courses, some of which take up to 200 hours and all of which require the student to defeat their teacher in a yoga dance-off.

The serenity of AstaYoga's classes is heightened by AstaYoga's tranquil studio. The storefront space is expansive with a comfortable waiting room, hardwood floors, and a large workout space in the back. And to further the mental well-being of their clients, the staff cultivates a friendly, community vibe by encouraging clients to socialize before or after class in their lounge or bamboo garden.

417 14th St
San Francisco,
CA
US

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