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Scenes of the City: Dandelion Chocolate Factory

While you may be hard pressed to find Willy Wonka or any Oompa Loompas lording over Valencia Street's new chocolate factory, Dandelion Chocolate, they'll welcome you to take a look at what they have going on.

Scenes of the City: Rob Hill Campground in the Presidio

Lots of us have camped on our roofs and maybe even in our living rooms, but not many of us have set up camp at Rob Hill Campgrounds in the Presidio–the city's only overnight campsite.

Escape from SF: Bicycling to Montara Lighthouse Hostel

This past weekend, we escaped on bicycles for a 20-mile bike ride to the beautiful seaside town of Montara.

Scenes of the City: Pier 70's Facelift

We recently went behind the scenes with the Port of San Francisco to get a peek at the Dogpatch's waterfront before the area gets a serious makeover. We toured the massive, 69-acre complex at Mariposa and 22nd streets–which is currently dense with historic buildings left over from San Francisco's industrial past. That includes 150 years of continuous ship building and repair. What you see today will look very different in a few years.

Scenes of the City: SF's Bike Polo Scene

On any given weeknight, you can find a motley crew of bike polo players hanging out in the Mission at Jose Coronado Park at 21st and Shotwell.

Scenes of the City: San Francisco Cable Cars

Most of us who live in the city see cable cars every day, or at least their tracks–but how many locals have actually ridden one?

Scenes of the City: Exploring Mission Creek's Houseboats

You don't have to travel to Sausalito to be privy to a houseboat community. Most people don't realize that one exists within San Francisco.

Scenes of the City: The Warren Hellman Museum

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass may be many months away but, in the meantime, check out the Warren Hellman Museum, which pays tribute to the late and great founder of the festival.

Scenes of the City: The Presidio

We're guessing after a day of stuffing your face with turkey, watching football, and lounging around in a tryptophan-induced coma, you may need some fresh air in the great outdoors. Lucky for us, we don't need to go far to totally escape the city and the Presidio is the perfect respite from the hustle bustle.

Escape from SF: Pinnacles National Monument

Just two and a half hours south of San Francisco sits an outdoor paradise, Pinnacles National Monument.

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