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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!
James Vernon

James Vernon grew up in the Bay Area and has been playing and recording since he was a teenager. He was guitarist and founding member of Bay Area lo-fi punk band The Cliftons, and one of the co-founders of the SF odd-pop psych band Li Xi. Currently, Vernon has been working solo on his pop-psych recordings and is preparing to release a full length in September 2014 called Criminals. 

city guide:
San Francisco, CA
Martha & Bros Coffee Co
Local chain coffeehouse offering dozens of types of coffee, plus pastries & free WiFi.
1551 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131, USA
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Small Korean restaurant located in a repurposed garage, offering late-night eats & soju cocktails.
3814 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122, USA
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The Night Light
Dance hall & bar with a clubby, old-fashioned feel pouring craft cocktails & hosting live acts.
311 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Wonderland SF
Wonderland SF is a gallery and boutique that showcases the work of local fashion designers, painters, and photographers.
1266 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory in San Francisco exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. Its mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. 
❒ Pier 15, The Embarcadero & Green St., San Francisco, CA 94111, USA
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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
The Palace of Fine Arts in the Marina District of San Francisco, California, is a monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.
3301 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
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Crissy Field
Crissy Field, a former U.S. Army airfield, is now part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Historically part of the Presidio of San Francisco, Crissy Field closed as an airfield after 1974.
Crissy Field Center, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA
Hole-in-the-wall bar for grabbing a drink, shooting pool & lounging on thrift-store-style couches.
200 Capp St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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Phone Booth
This small, quirkily decorated watering hole is a hangout for beer-drinking locals.
1398 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
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Rooky Ricardo’s Records
Hip vinyl shop boasts a variety of classic records & listening stations in a compact colorful venue.
419 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
Orbit Room
Laid-back Market Street locale serving clever handcrafted cocktails to an eclectic crowd.
1900 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
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Classic music shop stocking audio gear for the computer-based home & project studio, plus classes.
589 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA
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
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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The Chapel
Converted ex-chapel featuring a 40-ft. arched ceiling, bar & a wide variety of live-music acts.
777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA
The Great American Music Hall
Known for its decorative balconies, columns, and frescoes and for its history of unique entertainment, which has included burlesque dancing as well as jazz, folk music, and rock and roll concerts. The capacity of the hall is 600 people.
859 O'Farrell St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Philz Coffee
Laid-back local chain specializes in custom-blended coffees, plus teas, specialty drinks & pastries.
3101 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA