About San Francisco
When packing for San Francisco, bring a hoodie and ditch all conventional wisdom. Here you can launch cutting-edge tech startups over organic cocktails in a Gold Rush saloon, skateboard past Mission murals and through Golden Gate Park all the way into middle age, and escape from Alcatraz in time for reservations at America's next best restaurant.
Read more about San Francisco on Hipmunk's San Francisco City Guide.
Dusty boots and killer apps let you know you've arrived in Austin, along with its changing downtown skyline, East Austin honky-tonks, Dirty Sixth bars and Rainey Street bungalows. Even between annual editions of SXSW, the crowd stays loud and interactive in Austin's Warehouse District.
Read more about Austin on Hipmunk's Austin City Guide.
Tips for traveling through SFO
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