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A photo tour of the great SF earthquake of 1906

A look at what happened on that fateful day—and at how resilient our forebears were in the face of devastation.

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28 Oscar-nominated movies filmed in San Francisco

The gold statue is no stranger to our golden city.

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41 places in San Francisco to take your out-of-town relatives

Show them more than Alcatraz or Fisherman’s Wharf.

Ride this turkey-shaped bike route through SF this Thanksgiving

An adorable but grueling post-holiday ride to burn off those extra calories across 50 miles of bird-shaped San Francisco hill pedaling.

The simplest, most beautiful map of Chinatown

Artist Peter Gorman renders every alley for his new book of "Barely Maps."

Trying to build a better BART map

Turns out it’s harder than you think.

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Where to watch Fourth of July fireworks in the Bay Area

Want to see fireworks? Here’s where to go.

The unseen wires that maintain ancient Jewish tradition in SF

How string tied between telephone poles allows worshipers to go about their lives.

The problem with San Francisco poop maps

It turns out not every number two is created equal.

Which fantasy BART map is the best?

Dare to dream.

Mapping San Francisco’s thousands of drains

Including ones that need your help.

Outside Lands 2018: Dates, routes, map, street closures, and more

Don’t even think about driving.

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San Francisco’s best landmark trees

Starting in 2007, Public Works began extending special protections to city trees dubbed "the best," but just what does that mean?

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The 11 best Bay Area beaches to visit

From sandy shores by the Golden Gate Bridge to tide pools in Bolinas, these spots provide the perfect escape.

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21 places to celebrate spring in San Francisco

Get your fill of longer days and colorful blooms.

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San Francisco’s 20 most expensive homes for sale

See the powerhouse homes currently on the market.

New map reveals Bay Area’s favorite running, cycling routes

Downtown San Francisco is popular, and people can’t sweat enough in Golden Gate Park.

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SF spots to visit stoned now that recreational marijuana sale is legal

Just don’t drive to them.

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Where to find San Francisco's best light art

From the Buckyball at Embarcadero to the Conservatory of Flowers light show, see how the city illuminates the night.

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‘The Room’ filming locations in San Francisco, mapped

Here now are a few key locations that helped bring the best worst movie ever made to life—and seared into the minds of its many.

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11 free things to do on Black Friday in SF

There’s more to do the day after Thanksgiving than wait in lines, fight over doodads, and go further into debt.

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Mapping the 31 most haunted spots in the Bay Area

If your idea of Halloween fun is experiencing a little paranormal activity in person, check out our roundup of the most spooktacular places in the Bay Area.

Trace SF’s long-defunct train routes in one BART-style map

David Edmondson painstakingly reconstructs the routes of every train in the region using a 1937 edition of the Official Guide to the Railways.

Wouldn’t it be glorious if this fantasy San Francisco BART map were real?

Dare we say it, we’d pay a bit more in rent in exchange for the wholly fictional transit system envisioned by armchair cartographer and self-described density fan Elliott Spelman.

Hypnotic map brings San Francisco transit to life

TransitFlow, an experimental mapping project made for San Francisco-based software lab Mapzen, released a map depicting 24 hours worth of public transit in the city.

Offensive SF map shows what people really think of city neighborhoods

Hoodmaps showcases sometimes witty, sometimes unfortunate opinions.

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Solar eclipse: 9 best places to view it in the East Bay (updated)

And starting at 10:15 a.m. on August 21, the Bay Area will be able to catch the solar eclipse for roughly two minutes. This sighting is rare, and you won’t want to miss it.

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10 great San Francisco starter homes

These SF pads would be perfect for first-time homebuyers with cash to burn.

Outside Lands 2017: Map, parking, street closures, Muni routes (updated)

Don’t even think about driving.

Map shows where on the globe you'd end up if you dug straight through

Aniotek Solutions, a Romanian IT company, created an interactive Antipodes Map, a slight but amusing web app that calculates where an intra-global groove would come out from any point the world.

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San Francisco's top 10 places for crying in public, mapped

Should you find yourself on the verge of salty tears, don't worry. There are many places in the city to sit and let out a good, long, healthy cry.

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Mapping 20 high-rises under construction in SF

20 new reasons to keep looking up this year and well beyond, as San Francisco's all-important skyline continues its growing pains, with almost all of the activity concentrated in a decidedly south of Market orientation.

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Curbed SF Pocket Guide: Summer 2017

We have put together a list of 20 places that will have you falling in love again with the City by the Bay. All of theses spots have this in common: They are worth visiting again and again.

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27 things to do in San Francisco with kids

Where to take the wee ones.

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Mapping the architectural ornamentation of the Financial District

Above the fray sits some of the city’s best sculptures.

Map shows nearly every single hiking trail in California

Insets for San Francisco and the coast included.

Mapping what SF would be like if it were as dense as New York, Paris, and Manila

Good lucking finding a seat on the N if San Francisco ever becomes as dense as New York, Mumbai, Paris, or Manila. In fact, we probably really be as tightly packed as one of those cities in 50 years or so.

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San Francisco's 20 most iconic buildings

The San Francisco cityscape you see now is but a fleeting image. The city's explosive building boom has our skyline morphing as fast as the Apple product roster. But in this age of change, some things really do stay the same. Here's a look at 20 iconic San Francisco buildings that have withstood the test of time.

Mapping SF by its most popular Instagram hashtags

A creative new map renames Bay Area transit stop for what’s really important: the most popular Instagram hashtags in their general vicinity. The map—billed Tags and the City—uses geotagged Instagram data to map San Francisco by Instagrammers’ most favorite things.