San Francisco Things to Do Tips by jessicadf

San Francisco Things to Do: 3,267 reviews and 5,850 photos

Photo by wallacephoto (www.waynewallace.com) - San Francisco

Photo by wallacephoto (www.waynewallace.com)

May 21, 2005: KFOG Kaboom!

Fireworks and free concert. 4 PM - 10 PM The date for this year has just been announced, so I don't yet know which bands will be playing.

KFOG KaBoom! Schedule*
KFOG KaBoom! opens - 4pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm Kathleen Edwards
6:00pm - 7:00pm John Butler Trio
7:40pm - 8:55pm The Wallflowers
9:00pm KFOG KaBoom! Fireworks

The event begins at 4 p.m. on San Francisco Piers 30-32, just south of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, with an expo area of food, drinks, interactive sponsor exhibits and continuous performances for families on the Children's Stage. At 4:30 p.m., the free live concert begins with an incredible line-up of talent: The Wallflowers, the John Butler Trio and Kathleen Edwards. The extraordinary fireworks display will cap the event at 9 p.m. KFOG estimates that 350,000 people will be lined up along the Embarcadero Promenade for the show. Spectators are encouraged to bring their radios and tune into the soundtrack simulcast on KFOG 104.5\97.7.

More than seven tons of explosives are used in the fireworks display created by Pyrotechnic Choreographer Eric Tucker. The fireworks show - which takes a five full days to set up on a group of barges the size of a football field - will be fired from San Francisco Bay, just off Piers 30-32

Address: Piers 30-32

Directions: Along the Embarcadero, just South of the Bay Bridge

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Elephant - San Francisco

Elephant

San Francisco Zoo San Francisco Zoo Review

Update: The elephants have been moved from the San Francisco zoo to another facility. Two elephants died, though it was not proven that it was directly related to the habitat or their treatment at the San Francisco zoo. Unfortunately, however, two deaths cannot be overlooked, and it was really sad. It was determined that the elephant pen was not nearly large enough and there was something about the dirt being too soft for their feet... Sad...

Address: Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Directions: Close to the South End of Ocean Beach. Follow the Great Highway along Ocean Beach and take a left on Sloat Boulevard.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Feb 3, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
A man and his dog - San Francisco

A man and his dog

A man and his dog play in the stormy surf Ocean Beach Review

Ocean Beach, November 2002. Remember: Never turn your back on the surf! I believe it was during THIS particular storm that a newlywed couple went walking out on to some rocks and the bride was swept away (and never found) by the rampaging surf.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Feb 3, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Windmill in a storm - San Francisco

Windmill in a storm

The windmill at Ocean Beach Golden Gate Park Review

The windmill at Ocean Beach during a winter storm. The windmills were originally built to help pump water to the lakes and to irrigate the vast Golden Gate park.

I've never seen them turning, so I suspect they're more scenery than functional anymore, but I do love to see them. There's also a beautiful tulip garden near the foot of the Northern windmill.

Directions: Near the Beach Chalet.

Website: http://www.sfmuseum.org/hist/wmill.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Feb 3, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Beautiful polar bear - San Francisco

Beautiful polar bear

San Francisco Zoo San Francisco Zoo Review

I love this photo. This gorgeous polar bear looks so buddah-esque... rather than just attempting to ignore all the tourists. It was a cool day, at least, so he wasn't too hot.

Address: Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Directions: Close to the South End of Ocean Beach. Follow the Great Highway along Ocean Beach and take a left on Sloat Boulevard.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Oct 5, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Hmm, let me think... - San Francisco

Hmm, let me think...

Get your fill of Rodin sculptures Palace of The Legion of Honor Review

Mrs. Sprekles gave the city and residents of San Franicso a huge gift in the early 1900s when she gave us the building that was to become the Palace of Legion of Honor. This building houses the most extensive collection of Rodin sculptures outside of the Musee Rodin in Paris. For me, that's reason enough for membership in this fine art gem. Also included are works by such masters as Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and many, many more, as well as a small be gorgeous collection of antiquities from Greece and Egypt.

Address: 100 34th Avenue

Directions: Take Geary to 34th. Ave. Turn right on 34th Ave. and follow it into Lincoln Park.

Phone: 415.863.3330

Website: http://www.thinker.org/legion/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Written Sep 21, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
What a view! - San Francisco

What a view!

View from the Palace of Legion of Honor Palace of The Legion of Honor Review

The Palace of Legion of Honor is a somewhat small, but wonderful museum. They have an extensive Rodin collection and are home to the more classic art collections. They usually share this honor with the DeYoung Museum, however the DeYoung was closed down after the 1989 earthquake and its new home is being built.

This photo is taken from the parking lot of the museum, looking towards the Pacific Ocean.

Address: 100 34th Avenue

Directions: Take Geary to 34th. Ave. Turn right on 34th Ave. and follow it into Lincoln Park

Phone: 415.863.3330

Website: http://www.thinker.org/legion/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Sep 17, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Teddy-bear's picnic - San Francisco

Teddy-bear's picnic

San Francisco Zoo San Francisco Zoo Review

If you go in the woods today, you're in for a big surprise...

Address: Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Directions: Close to the South End of Ocean Beach. Follow the Great Highway along Ocean Beach and take a left on Sloat Boulevard.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jun 9, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
I call this one, "Ivan." ;-) - San Francisco

I call this one, "Ivan." ;-)

San Francisco Zoo San Francisco Zoo Review

Plenty of peacocks and peahens. Crying babies or screaming ladies, folks?

Address: Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Directions: Close to the South End of Ocean Beach. Follow the Great Highway along Ocean Beach and take a left on Sloat Boulevard.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jun 9, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse
Peek-a-boo - San Francisco

Peek-a-boo

San Francisco Zoo San Francisco Zoo Review

They've got a great Lemur exhibit with a variety of species.

Address: Sloat Boulevard, San Francisco

Directions: Close to the South End of Ocean Beach. Follow the Great Highway along Ocean Beach and take a left on Sloat Boulevard.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Jun 9, 2003
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

jessicadf

“Control is an illusion”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 0 8

Badges & Stats in San Francisco

  • 63 Reviews
  • 106 Photos
  • 434 Forum posts
  • 116 Comments
  • 18,040PageViews

Have you been to San Francisco?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in San Francisco

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)

Top 10 San Francisco Things to Do

See All San Francisco Things to Do