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The See-er of Sights

Whether you want to sightsee, shop, dine, take in a show, relax or play (or all of the above), here is some information to help you get started. Simply click on a category below for more ideas and information.

Take a trip back in gay history at this legendary movie palace. This iconic spot houses smaller, independent flicks and is just as active now as it was in the 1920s. This year, marks the Theatre's 90th anniversary. Join in a year-long celebration, presenting a varied program of classics, repertory, first-run films, and more.

Located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted this tragic pandemic. Pay tribute to those no longer with us, those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during their final hours.The idea for the National AIDS Memorial was first conceived in 1988 by a small group of San Francisco residents representing a community devastated by the AIDS epidemic, but with no positive way to express their collective grief. They envisioned a serene place where people would come alone or in groups to hold memorial services, to remember among the rhododendrons and redwoods. They acheived their mission.

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15 granite pylons rise in remembrance of the estimated 15,000 gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders persecuted, imprisoned or killed during and after the Nazi regime. Each pylon joins with others to form a larger triangle on the hillside. Its base is oriented toward Harvey Milk Plaza and its large rainbow flag. A visit to the first permanent, free-standing memorial in America to the LGBT experience during WWII will be a lasting memory.

Come out to "The Gay Beach," one of the most popular parks in San Francisco, located at the intersection of three distinct neighborhoods, the Castro, Mission District and Noe Valley. Known for its congregation of young people and spectacular views of the City, it's a great place to see and be seen. Encompassing nearly 16 acres, Mission Dolores Park is one of San Francisco’s most popular parks, the vibrant heart of its equally vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood. Many festivals, performances, and other cultural events are held here, and on sunny afternoons people flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs, and enjoy spectacular views of the city’s skyline and beyond.

San Francisco is one of the few places in the world people can ride on a national historic landmark. The cable cars are the world's last permanently operational manually operated cable car system, in the U.S. sense of a tramway whose cars are pulled along by cables embedded in the street.

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