Sigh...it won't be long now. Our wonderful Indian summer seems like it will soon be coming to a close, bringing with it rain... so much rain. While you might just feel like curling up in your comfy dorm bed or hanging out in the ballroom all day, there's a ton of rain-friendly things to do in our fair city.
Go see a movie:
Blockbusters galore! Go see all the latest movies at these theaters:
Metreon --> 4th Street @ Mission
AMC Theatre --> Polk Street @ O'Farrell
OR if you're feeling crazy, combine drinking and movies and head to the Kabuki Theatre in Japantown at Fillmore @ Post
Are you a big fan of Johnny Knoxville and the Jackass boys? Yeah me neither. If you're looking to see some independent films check out these theatres:
The Red Vic --> Haight Street @ Cole
Castro Theatre --> Castro Street @ 17th
Check out some museums:
SF Moma --> 3rd Street @ Mission
DeYoung Museum --> in Golden Gate Park @ Fulton Street and 8th
California Academy of Sciences --> in Golden Gate Park @ Fulton Street and 8th
Palace of Fine Arts --> Lyon Street @ Marina Blvd
Here are the top ten shopping areas in San Francisco:
1. UNION SQAURE
Traditionally the focal point of all the best stores, including Tiffany &Co., Armani, Prada, Cartier, Yves St Laurent, Chanel and more.
2. UNION STREET
Converted Victorian homes house a charming assortment of boutiques, bookstores, antiques shops, restaurants, and a cinema.
3. GRANT AVENUE
The southernmost four blocks are chic shopping off Union Square; then you enter eight blocks of exotic Chinatown emporiums; finally, Upper Grant is all about North Beach hangouts
4. UPPER FILLMORE STREET
A colorful choice of cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, all geared to a high-end Pacific Heights clientele.
5. MARKET STREET
A good place to find cut-rate electronics shops, as well as utlet shops like Old Navy clothing store.
6. HAYES VALLEY
These blocks offer shopping with an avant garde feel.
7. CHESTNUT STREET
Clothing boutiques, health-food shops, and an old-fashioned cinema.
8. THE MISSION
Plenty of super-discount stores.
9. CASTRO STREET
Gay bookstores and erotic boutiques, as well as some finer shops.
10. HAIGHT STREET
This is still hippie-central – secondhand clothing and esoteric emporiums.
If none of these things appeal to you, come ask the front desk: We are full of ideas and starved for attention, so inquire away!