Yep, here we go again. Save the date on your calendar, here comes Art Basel Hong Kong right around the corner. Art Basel has a pretty good spread across the globe at this point, of course the annual in Basel Switzerland itself, the somewhat iconic although over rated Art Basel in Miami for all of […]
You’ll remember that I mentioned Golden Gate Park as a microcosm of San Francisco. If you’re looking for the younger, hipper, techie-influenced crowd, look no further than the Academy of Sciences. That may sound odd at first, given that the museum is usually overrun with children, but here’s the secret: Thursday nights are for adults only. These events are a fascinating mix of experiences. There’s a genuine interest and excitement for the exhibits, but also a distinct note of going to see and be seen.
Fortunately, Thursday nights aren’t the only time you can escape the fog in Golden Gate Park. The de Young Museum is perhaps my favorite place in the park to slip out of the weather; I can’t even count the number of times I’ve gone in “for just an hour” and only found myself leaving as the museum was closing for the day, often several hours later.
I finished up this most recent trip to Golden Gate Park with a bite to eat at the Beach Chalet. The place is a little misleadingly named; it’s across a four-lane highway from the beach, and Ocean Beach isn’t particularly pretty anyway—at least, not compared to many of the other beaches in the area. With that said, there’s something wonderful about relaxing and unwinding here at the end of a day in the park, and those garlic fries are to die for.