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things to do

We have so many things planned for #ComNet18, but the experience doesn’t just stop with the conference! Check out all that San Francisco and the Bay Area have to offer during your time at ComNet18. Our wonderful Host Committee has compiled a list of all of their favorite places! Click the link below to see a live Google Map of their favorite hangouts.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Marlowe: A neighborhood bistro with a meat-centric menu of New American bistro favorites with unique and flavorful twists.

  • Taquería El Farolito: A no-frills Mexican Taqueria & late-night haunt serving comfort food like tacos & burritos.

  • Southern Pacific Brewing: A ten thousand square foot warehouse located in what was once the Mission’s industrial heart is now a bright, expansive bar, restaurant and brewery, complete with an upper mezzanine and outdoor patio.

  • Museum of Ice Cream: An experience-first brand fueled by the power of imagination. From installations that ignite all five senses to products-made to inspire, they lead with the honest belief that anything is possible.

  • Castro Street Fair 2018: Head over to the Castro district on Sunday, October 7, 2018 to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Castro Street Fair. This fun SF festival features mouth-watering gourmet food, live music performers from around the world, and plenty of dancing in the streets. Initially founded by the original "Mayor of the Castro",  Harvey Milk, this local tradition celebrates the LGBT community and their supporters. It's a time when everyone comes together and enjoys the diversity within the city.

  • Litquake 2018: Whether it’s poets reciting in a cathedral, authors discussing science versus religion in a library, or novelists reading in a beekeeping supply store, the goal remains the same: whet a broad range of literary appetites, present the literary fare in a variety of traditional and unlikely venues, and make it vivid, real, and entertaining. Now grown to the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, Litquake continues its mission as a nine-day literary spectacle for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings.

  • NBA Preseason - Phoenix Suns play Golden State Warriors: Here’s a chance to scope out the competition before the NBA season starts. This game will be in the ORACLE Arena just across the bay in Oakland, CA. For ticket information, check here.

  • de Young Museum: A state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

  • Taquería La Cumbre: As a casual California restaurant, we welcome all patrons and offer a family-friendly environment. Those who love authentic Mexican dishes will appreciate our burritos, tacos, and enchiladas, made to order with fresh choice cuts of meat, beans and only the best produce. The enchiladas and Fajitas are made to order!

  • Amoeba Music: We stock every kind of music and movies -- from the top 40 to the best in underground rock and hip-hop, soul, electronica, new and classic jazz, world music, roots music and experimental music. We also have the biggest, most diverse and affordable selection of DVDs and vinyl LPs found anywhere. Since we're a trading post for new and used discs, our stock changes daily, and just about anything you're looking for can be found here. We're more than just a record store -- we're a 21st century music outlet, a website, a popular live performance venue, and together with our customers we're a meeting place for California's most colorful community of progressive and creative minds.

  • Nihon Whiskey Lounge: Nihon, one of San Francisco’s must see venues, offers contemporary Japanese cuisine with a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese Izakaya (Japanese version of tapas). The cuisine also offers a wide array of fresh sashimi and sushi rolls. If you are a whisky lover, Nihon also offers the largest single malt selection found on the west coast with over 500 selections all available through bottle purchase. All bottles purchased can be stored in a private locker on the premises for future visits. Nihon is renowned for amazing, house made creative whisky and champagne cocktails.

  • 826 Valencia: 826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

  • The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: A California certified farmers market operated by the nonprofit Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, and artisan and prepared foods. It is renowned throughout the country as one of the top farmers markets to visit. On any day, especially Saturdays, some of San Francisco’s best known chefs, and most famous farmers, can be seen at the market. The market provides a forum for people to learn about food and agriculture. Each week nearly 40,000 shoppers visit the farmers market.