Your 2019 Insider’s Guide to San Francisco

Walk, Taste & Shop the Best of the City with Sidewalk

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

The 2019 volume of Sidewalk’s Insider’s Guide to San Francisco features five neighborhoods in San Francisco: The Mission, The Castro, The Marina, The Haight, and North Beach. For each neighborhood, there are bite-size insights and tips for why we love it, where to wander and what to eat, shop and drink.

We also include our favorite Sidewalk (free city walks and all-inclusive food tours guided entirely by app) in each neighborhood for those who would prefer the app to lead them point-to-point while providing local stories, insights and recommendations.

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The Reimagined, 21st Century Food Tour

Introducing Sidewalk Tastes

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

I’m excited to tell you about something we’ve been quietly building and refining for a while. We have envisioned it since Day 1, but it has taken a while to assemble the foundational elements. At long last, we would like to pull back the curtain and announce Sidewalk Tastes.

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The Science of Memorable, Impactful Gifting

7 Experiential Gifts for Everyone on Your List

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Whether the recipient is 8 years old or 80, experiences are the “it” gifts of the season. The best gifts are the ones that can be engaged, not consumed. We curated seven of our favorite experiential gifts, who they are for, and where to procure them. Go give some memories!

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Why Walks Make the Best Dates

Your Next Date. Planned!

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead

Whether it’s your first date or your five hundredth, swap the played-out dinner-and-a-movie for something that will woo your boo with your creativity and thoughtfulness. Here are 3 science-backed reasons (and 2 walking date ideas) why your next San Francisco date should be a Sidewalk Taste.

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Literary Ghosts, Rebels of a Generation & Boozing in Havana with Hemingway

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Sherri Caldwell

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

We sat down with Sherri: author, journalist, teacher, world traveler, Mom to three, Rebel Housewife extraordinaire and the creator of our new favorite Sidewalk: City Lights, Kerouac & North Beach Beats: A Literary Adventure.

She dishes on the rise of the book nerd, literature as a travel guide, and the travel nightmare her family can’t ever forget.

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Near Death Experiences in the Pyrenees, Salvador Dali & Preserving the History of America

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Jason Sherman

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Meet Jason Sherman, filmmaker, tech entrepreneur and Wharton instructor. He dishes on the importance of the oldest bridge in America, the power of film and the wonder of theme parks.

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Shooting the Golden Gate Bridge, Bon Iver & the Andromeda Galaxy

Word on the Street: 8 Questions with Brian Fulda from Light

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

Meet Brian Fulda, professional photographer and technical support specialist at Light, the makers of the L16 camera. He dishes on his top five philosophies on photography, traveling the Faroe Islands with Bon Iver, and his venture into deep space photography.

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Light Up the Golden Gate Bridge

Light x Sidewalk: A Picture Perfect Pair

Author: Corey Wood, Product Lead - Growth & Lifecycle

We are thrilled to announce a new collaboration today with Light, the makers of the L16 camera and a company that is on the leading-edge of its industry.

The first in a series of Light photo walks was published to explore new techniques, composition considerations and uncommon locations to photograph San Francisco’s most iconic landmark: the Golden Gate Bridge.

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2018 Report on Experiential Trends in Hospitality

The Sidewalk team just published a report highlighting 2018 experiential travel trends in the hospitality industry. The report, “Loyalty in Motion,” consists of an analysis of key developments, case studies and best practices for hospitality and travel brands considering local experience offerings. Help keep your travel business ahead of the curve, and download your copy today of Loyalty in Motion: The 2018 Report on Experiential Trends in Hospitality.

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12 Hours in Reawakened Downtown Los Angeles

Art Deco in the Morning, Dim Sum for Lunch, Speakeasies at Night

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

For decades nobody visited Downtown LA if they could help it, and if they had to, they would clap shut the tops of their convertibles, lock their cars and pray the sun did not set on them.

Those days are over. This collection of three Sidewalks shares the stories, cultural icons and context to gain a newfound appreciation for the rise, fall and rise of Downtown LA.

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7 Travel Trends for 2018

Experiential Travel, Airfare Changes & Overtourism, Oh My!

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

As you consider your 2018 travel plans, we looked into our crystal ball to predict 7 trends that will impact your year ahead. Expect changes to your airfare, travel companions and more.

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Top 5 Winter Wonderland Walks

Guaranteed To Warm Your Holiday Spirit

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s now or never to unthaw the Yuletide spirit. Our recommendation? Sensory immersion. Go for a walk in a winter wonderland in your hometown and take in all the sights, tunes, smells and samples. We even made it easy for the Ebenezers out there and did the research so you don’t have to.

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The Art of the Pub Crawl, How to Feast on Live Crawfish & the Mission to Keep Austin Weird

Word on the Street with Chris Herndon of The Guild

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Meet Chris Herndon, the co-founder of The Guild, a boutique short-term rental and hotel rolled into one. He divulges on his favorite speakeasy, belting Bon Jovi in the Big Easy and spending the afternoon hanging with Bill Clinton.

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3 Highlights From Our New Favorite Sidewalk

A Street Art Walk of Shepard Fairey’s Lower East Side

Author: Jason Donahue, Co-Founder & CEO

Few other artists of the last decade have left their mark on national politics, American culture, and the country’s zeitgeist as much as Shepard Fairey. To celebrate this remarkable artist, this week we feature 3 highlights from one of our favorite new Sidewalks - Shepard Fairey's Lower East Side: Stencils, Murals & Street Art.

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