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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
Geographer
Geographer is the moniker for Mike Deni’s American synth pop/indie rock band based in San Francisco, California.  Formed in 2007, by Michael Deni who has described his sound as being "soulful music from outer space" using analog, electronic and acoustic elements to craft dense layers and unique sound textures.  As Geographer, Deni has released three full-length albums, Innocent Ghosts in 2008, Myth in 2012, and Ghost Modern in 2015; along with two (EPs), Animal Shapes in 2010, Endless Motion in 2015.  Deni released a cover of Paul Simon’s "I Know What I Know" through Billboard on October 26th 2015, announcing the release of the upcoming covers EP ‘Endless Motion’ which features additional covers of Kate Bush’s "Cloudbusting", New Order’s Age of Consent, Felix da Housecat’s Ready 2 Wear and Arthur Russell’s This Is How We Walk On The Moon.  On December 16th, 2016 Deni independently released a new Geographer single for the track "I Want It All".
city guide:
San Francisco, CA
food
Mission Chinese Food
Trendy crowds line up for the imaginative Chinese eats at this casual, nationally known destination.
2234 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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outdoors
Twin Peaks
The Twin Peaks are two prominent hills with an elevation of about 925 feet located near the geographic center of San Francisco, California. Only 928 foot Mount Davidson is higher within the city.
Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CA, USA
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landmark
Market Street
Market Street is a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, California. It begins at The Embarcadero in front of the Ferry Building at the northeastern edge of the city and runs southwest through downtown.
Market St, San Francisco, CA, USA
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San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California. As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 240,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.
519 Bay St, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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outdoors
Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres of public grounds.
Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA
bar
Amnesia
From gypsy jazz to indie rock, this red-lit Mission music club hosts live bands.
853 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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venue
Rickshaw Stop
Indie bands & DJs rock crowds in a small, funky space that also offers food & lounge areas.
155 Fell St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
shopping
Painted Bird
Trendy merchant with an upscale vibe buying & selling eclectic vintage fashions.
1360 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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landmark
Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide, one-point-seven-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.
Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point, San Francisco, CA 94129, USA
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landmark
Fisherman’s Wharf
Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood, marina and popular tourist attraction known for its seafood and chachkies.
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Alcatraz Island
Alcatraz Island is located 1.25 miles offshore from San Francisco and is home to a now abandoned prison. During the 29 years it was in use, the jail held some of the most notorious criminals in American history, such as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the "Birdman of Alcatraz"), and George "Machine Gun" Kelly.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
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Angel Island
Angel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay offering expansive 360° views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais.
Angel Island, Tiburon, CA 94920, USA
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landmark
Presidio of San Francisco
A former army post, this iconic park offers hiking, historic sites, visitor centers & scenic vistas.
Presidio, San Francisco, CA, USA
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coffee
The Mill
Bright & airy coffee shop serving a simple menu curated by Four Barrel Coffee & Josey Baker Bread.
736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
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shopping
Amoeba Music SF
Indie music lovers' hangout for free live shows & an eclectic stock of new releases & vintage hits.
1855 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
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