My son loves walking up to this museum. The views are spectacular, once you reach the top of the hill to Randall. And they offer kid's classes on Saturday, usually making a craft. Kids also enjoy the small animals available for viewing, bunnies, turtles and birds.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is a great place to teach kids about marine wildlife. The exhibits are top-notch, and the views are beautiful. My only gripe is the amount of people that crowd the aquarium during the summer weekends. It can get a little overwhelming during peak hours. If you can, visit when the crowds are less, and you aren't rushed through the exhibits.
I did not receive a good impression the moment I walked into these offices. The main receptionist was refilling his water bottle, and just looked up at me and said, "um, need help?" I told him I had a two o'clock appointment and he proceeded to blah his way through the routine, fill out these papers, blah. And the staffing person that interviewed me told me that they did not have admin positions that paid over $14 an hour. I know that they were low-balling me there. Anyways, don't waste your time, unless this is the only temp agency you havent got to yet.
I like the feel of SV Staffing. Very professional, but down to earth also. I have had good results through them, and would recommend them to those in search of a temp job position. Their offices have a beautiful view of the Bay Bridge, too.
The Mission Cultural Center has a variety of programs available to the public and also showcases exhibits and shows from time to time. One of the programs available to the community is for young writers, children from 7 up who can explore their creative writing skills. Dance classes are also offered, plus a myraid of other arts programs. Go check it out, and support your local arts organization. Very affordable, too.
This is a new Whole Foods, smack in the Moscone-Yerba Buena-Metreon area. I visited for the first time a week ago, and wow, do they have a pretty attractive store there. Very inticing. And the cafe is packed. They sell organic and regular produce, have a good selection of vegetarian options, and have a good personnal care items section. Natural and organic and good for you would be the classification for this store.
I sometimes find a good find at Buffalo Exchange, used clothing that I can make work for me. But, most of the time, the clothing there, though used, can be expensive. They do sell top brands, which are mixed in with the Target clothes, but even so, their prices can be a sticker shock if you are not use to SF second-hand boutiques.
This store doesn't carry very much that is usable to the average person looking for second-hand stuff. Maybe the quality of the donations just isn't there, but I've gone several times and have not found a single piece that I would want to buy. I do go to other second hand stores where there is more variety in the clothes and other items, and I do believe in what Out of the Closet does, it gives the earnings made from the stuff they sell to HIV programs, but I can't find anything here worth buying. I would be better off donating that money myself to an HIV/Aids program.
PROS: gives earnings to HIV/Aids programs
Urban Outfitters use to appeal to me. Maybe five years ago. But now, the clothing is just, um, unattractive and expensive. I've grown out of it, I think. I think it is definitely geared for a "youth" market, a hipster-kinda-gal-an-guy. Not me anymore. Though they do have fun jewelery. I think an early 20ish year-old would love this store.
I don't particularly like Macy's clothing line. I have gotten some good pieces for work, like slacks, but that's about it. The "youth" like is just horrid, if you ask me. And the quality of the clothes reaks of sweatshop labor. Not very impressed, and I can't pinpoint the appeal of this store. And the items are way over-priced, unless you go for the clearances.
CONS: not nice clothes, overpriced