Best Metaphysical Travelers

Golden Gate Pronaos Rosicrucians 60 Tennessee Valley (near Headlands), Mill Valley, 442-1950, www.goldengate.rosicrucian.org The Rosicrucians are an unusual bunch of self-helpists. We don't mean…

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Best View

Ninth Floor of the de Young Museum 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at 10th Avenue), Golden Gate Park, www.thinker.org/deyoung If you don't like Swiss architects…

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Best Comedian

William Franken www.willfranken.com If any comedian today could be said to embody the spirit of San Francisco, it's Will Franken. Long-haired, lanky-limbed, and mildly…

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Best Cheap Date

Ocean Aquarium 120 Cedar (at Polk), 771-3206 The bankroll's low, the coin jar's empty, and your date's arriving in a few minutes; what to…

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Best Wildlife Spot

Telegraph Hill The Greenwich Steps, Greenwich above Montgomery Thanks to the unexpected success of Mark Bittner's lovely memoir The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill…

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