Ana­log San Fran­cisco

Throw o the teth­ers of the dig­i­tal world right in the mid­dle of its beat­ing heart, and you might find that the city has more to o er than tech star­tups and gad­gets.

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Stu SF

Made for browsers (no, not the www kind), Stu is a col­lec­tive of more than 60 vin­tage and an­tique sell­ers. Pe­ruse the two-floor ware­house fea­tur­ing 1970s retro star­burst clocks, mid-cen­tury mod­ern fur­ni­ture (pic­tured) and other items – all from by­gone eras when the pri­mary news medium was print.


Musée Mé­canique

A flash­back to penny ar­cades, the Musée Mé­canique houses a mind­blow­ing col­lec­tion of vin­tage me­chan­i­cal amuse­ments. A quar­ter lets you start brawls in Wild

West sa­loons, peep at belly dancers through a vin­tage Mu­to­scope, and even learn a cau­tion­ary tale about smok­ing opium. musee

Amoeba Mu­sic

En­tice­ments are hardly nec­es­sary to lure the viny­lob­sessed masses to the West Coast’s most eclec­tic col­lec­tion of new and used mu­sic, but Amoeba o ers lis­ten­ing sta­tions, free zines with un­can­nily ac­cu­rate sta reviews, and a free con­cert se­ries fea­tur­ing per­form­ers such as the Vi­o­lent Femmes, Kehlani, Billy Bragg and Mike Doughty.

Golden Gate Park

When San Fran­cis­cans re­fer to “the park,” there’s only one that gets the def­i­nite ar­ti­cle: Golden Gate Park. Every­thing San Fran­cis­cans hold dear is here: free spir­its, free mu­sic, red­woods, Fris­bee, protests and fine art. Thanks to SF’s mys­ti­cal mi­cro­cli­mates, the park is filled with flora from around the world. It’s also bliss­fully ab­sent of elec­tri­cal out­lets.

City Lights Books

Self-de­scribed as “a kind of li­brary where books are sold,” City Lights Books has been a San Fran­cisco icon since the store’s founder and poet Lawrence Fer­linghetti and man­ager Shigeyoshi Mu­rao won a land­mark ob­scen­ity case for publishing Allen Gins­berg’s sem­i­nal poem Howl. Flip through real pa­per books or lis­ten to read­ings from in-the-flesh writ­ers.


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