San Francisco

San Francisco

US City Seperator

San Francisco is confidant, self-absorbed and brash for good reason. If you won Best Place to Visit travel polls for many consecutive years and could boast of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39, world-class shopping, many elite museums and performing art centers in only 49 square miles, you would boast too. Along with the city’s icons, we shed light on lesser-known attractions of particular interest to black travelers since the 1840s.

Cultural Sites
Museum Of the African Diaspora resoundingly announces the importance of Bay Area black culture. THE Fillmore District and Bayview District contribute cultural magnets and nightlife opportunities … More

Restaurants and Nightclubs
San Francisco, icon of Bay Area, has a lively collection of nightclubs and restaurants that play jazz, but two that clearly stands out for Jazz and upscale dining in the Fillmore District … More

William Leidesdorff, born of an African mother and Danish father in the U.S. Virgin Islands, settled in San Francisco in 1841. He owned the largest home and built the first City Hotel in San Francisco … More

Shops and Galleries
Oakland and the East Bay maintains a variety of Black-owned boutiques, galleries, bookstores and gift shops. Though not as many as one would like, each shop has special reward for visitors … More

Golden Gate Park
From nondescript sand dunes and shrubs to a magnificent design of public space, this beloved 1017-acre rectangular park is third most popular in America … More

Heritage Sites
They date back before the 1849 Gold Rush, when an African-American momentarily became the richest person in San Francisco. A madame formed the Western Terminus of the Underground Railroad … More

Black Wineries in Wine Country
Just a short drive north from either city, you’ll find the wine twins, Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley. Your unique treat is to visit several of these award-winning Black-owned wineries in one day here … More

Fillmore District
The Fillmore District can never fully return to its glory days for African-American and Japanese-American residents. It offers key lessons that our government leaders and people who care about black history should never forget … More

1300 Fillmore Supperclub Signals District Revival
It was a scene straight from the glory days of Fillmore District, a fitting ambiance for the grand-opening celebration of the restaurant whose address is the same as its name, 1300 Fillmore. The city’s only African-American … More

Black Spas
The selections are few, choice in the Fillmore District. Jazz’z Salon and Madusalon are full service salons that specializes in curly, kinky and natural hair, celebrated in all its glory … More

General Attractions
Having renown attractions like Alcatraz, Ghirardelli Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, The Ferry Building, Yerba Buena Gardens, Cliff House, Crookedest Street in the World … More

The Embarcadero
The Embarcadero, Spanish for “the place to embark”, is the waterfront and main transportation corridor on the northeastern coast of San Francisco. Beginning with Fisherman’s Wharf and extending South … More

Family Attractions
Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, California Academy of Science, Aquarium of the Bay, Exploratorium, AT&T Baseball Park, Metreon, San Francisco Zoo, Sausalito and breath-taking ferry rides across the bay will not disappoint … More

The Arts
San Francisco Jazz Center, Legion of Honor, de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, Davies Hall, Curran Theatre, Museum of Modern Art, War Memorial Opera House, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Palace of Fine Arts … More

Riding The Rails In Wine Country
How much fun can a non-imbiber expect to have on a wine train? It turns out, plenty. The Napa Valley Wine Train offers a multi-faceted experience that goes far beyond wine … More

San Francisco has two of the greatest bridges and a large collection of post-modern iconic skyscrapers surrounded public spaces that invite you to become a photographer … More

San Mateo County
San Mateo County is graced with hillside beauty, wineries, countless restaurants, scenic golf courses and 60 miles of unforgettable multi-terrain views of the Pacific Ocean … More

Trivia, Radio Stations and Famous Residents
Though best known for outstanding views, fine restaurants, Internet companies and progressive politics, African-Americans also played a lengthy major role in making this a renown global city … More


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