A Neighborhood Guide: Haight AshburyExplore one of San Francisco's most iconic neighborhoods: the legendary Haight Ashbury. Haighteration editor Andrew Dudley offers this insider's guide to his favorite Haight haunts.
Best Screen Printing And Embroidery Shops In San FranciscoFrom the Outer Richmond to Potrero Hills, San Francisco has you covered for silk screening and embroidery needs from several small, independent owners who come recommended by their customers.
Top 5 Outlet Malls Around The Bay AreaOutlet center shopping provides an alternative to consignment for those who want to best department store and boutique retail prices. You'll find some of the Bay Area's favorite fashion labels with their own brand stores, as well as the discounted versions of big names like Saks, Barneys, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.
Best Places For Guitar Lessons In The Bay AreaSlash, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix: all great and passionate guitar players. Like any great musician, they had to learn and hone their craft and their style, and always the best way to do this is with a teacher. Get your start with a teacher in the Bay Area.
Top 5 Bay Area Shops For Ballet ApparelThe Bay Area is home to a vast number of passionate dancers looking for quality ballet equipment. Here is a list of five of the Bay Area's best independent shops selling ballet apparel.
Best Places To Buy Shoes For Kids In San FranciscoFind quality footwear and a personalized fit on shoes for children for all occasions. Specialized children's shoe stores are fewer in number than mega-stores, but professionals will repeat their advice that the proper fit is important for the fast-growing years.
A Night Out In Union SquareComplete with cable cars, palm trees and giant heart sculptures, everybody wants to pose for a photo in Union Square. But it's not just for tourists; San Francisco's Union Square has terrific nightspots that attract locals, too. Scratch the surface to find some compelling reasons to hang out here before or after the theater.
Best Boutique Decor Shops In Ghirardelli SquareWith remarkable views overlooking San Francisco Bay and scenic cable cars surrounding the historic piazza, Ghirardelli Square is re-purposed as a shopping destination attracting approximately 20,000 visitors and residents daily.
Best Places To Buy Yoga Gear In San FranciscoYoga is a hot trend to not only get a great work out but also focuses on the spiritual, surrounded by it's own culture. Although there are several larger chain stores you can find apparel and gear from, we take a look at some of the best local shops in the San Francisco area.
Best Music Shops In The Bay AreaThe San Francisco Bay Area, with an entire musical genre born and breed in the 60's, has produced modern acts such as Metallica and Green Day, with some of the best musicians residing including guitar virtuosos Joe Satriani and Carlos Santana, so it is with little surprise some of the best music stores in California, if not the nation, live in the Bay Area.
Top 5 Bay Area Gift Shops For Your 'Techie'Time wasting gadgets and productivity killing toys are what tech lovers live for. Creative, imaginative, and most of all fun, are what is looked for in the best type of gifts for the geeky-side in all of us, young and old.
Ask A Bay Area Expert: Decorating Your First Apartment On A BudgetScore a bargain on furniture consignment shopping without giving up quality and style. You can avoid cookie cutter looks and spend a lot less than retail.