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Must follow sites and social accounts to be in-the-know

Updated: May 8, 2023

As you learn about the city, you’ll figure out the people and places you like to get your activity, food, and cocktail inspiration, as well as where you prefer to get your news. But until then, these websites and social media accounts are a great place to start.


websites and apps you must know about if you live in SF

Websites:


SFGate: The sister site of The San Francisco Chronicle and a good source for Bay Area news and entertainment. (The Chronicle offers more in-depth information, but is behind a paywall.)

SF Weekly: A free alternative weekly newspaper with a focus on hyper-local news, entertainment, food, etc.

7x7: A website that features local insider stories and tips about where to go, what to do, where to shop, what to eat/drink, and more.

Curbed SF: Everything you need to know about SF homes and neighborhoods.

Eater SF: Everything you need to know about SF’s food and bar scene.

Hoodline: An excellent source for neighborhood news.


Instagrams:

Spotted SF: Features local gems in SF

OnlyinSF: “The window to the greatest 49 square miles in the world”

Allie Eats: An “influencer” who does a great job of exploring and sharing the SF food scene.

Eater SF: Great pics of SF food and cocktails

nowrongwaySF: Gorgeous photos that show there’s no wrong way to love SF

Eventbrite SF: Where to go and what to do

Infatuation SF: Pics of SF food to inspire you to go out and eat

EatThisSF: SF foodie and adventure blogger

OverheardMarinaSF: This will either become more or less funny the longer you live in SF

The415Guy: Stunning photos of San Francisco

FrenchieNamedDallas: Only the cutest dog in SF


Twitter:

Karl the Fog: There’s a lot of fog in SF. And it has a Twitter account.

San Francisco Magazine: A monthly SF mag that covers everything from politics to fashion

BuzzFeed SF: Local news

Sal Castaneda: Anchor/reporter for KTVU Fox. Local news, weather, sports, etc.

Peter Hartlaub: SF pop culture critic. Bay Area news, sports, music, etc.

Matt Maiocco: Bay Area sports

SFMTA: Real-time Muni updates

Mat Honan: BuzzFeed News SF bureau chief

SFGate: Local news

ABC7 News: Breaking news, weather, sports, etc.

Joe Fitz Rodriguez: Journalist at the SF Examiner

Nuala: News editor at SF Weekly


More popular San Francisco twitter accounts:

  • @sfgov: This is the official Twitter account of the City and County of San Francisco. It provides updates on city news, events, and services.

  • @SFChronicle: This is the Twitter account of the San Francisco Chronicle, the largest newspaper in the Bay Area. It provides news and updates on a range of topics, including local politics, crime, culture, and sports.

  • @sfmta_muni: This is the official Twitter account of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees public transportation in the city. It provides real-time updates on transit service, including delays and service disruptions.

  • @hoodline: Hoodline is a local news organization that covers San Francisco's neighborhoods. Its Twitter account provides updates on local news, events, and businesses.

  • @KQEDnews: KQED is a public radio and television station that covers news and culture in the Bay Area. Its Twitter account provides updates on local and national news, as well as arts and culture.

  • @SFPD: This is the official Twitter account of the San Francisco Police Department. It provides updates on crime trends, safety tips, and community events.

  • @SF_emergency: This is the Twitter account of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management. It provides updates on emergencies and disasters in the city, as well as tips on emergency preparedness.

  • @SF311: This is the official Twitter account of SF311, the city's non-emergency customer service center. It provides updates on city services and responds to inquiries and complaints from residents.

  • @sfbike: This is the Twitter account of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, a nonprofit organization that promotes bicycling as a means of transportation and recreation in the city. It provides updates on biking events, infrastructure projects, and advocacy efforts.

  • @SFWeekly: This is the Twitter account of SF Weekly, a local alternative newspaper that covers news, arts, and culture in the city. It provides updates on local events, music, and nightlife.


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