Does any other U.S. city offer more to the LGBT traveler than San Francisco? There are so many fascinating sights in the famed City by the Bay that even many locals haven’t visited all of them. Now you have even more incentive as our sister site GayCities has teamed up with AT&T and the San Francisco Travel Association to bring you 49 Places That Make Us Proud, where you can win great prizes just by visiting the hottest places in town!
Take for instance, the breathtaking view from the southwest corner of Dolores Park (pictured). Walk past the hipsters near the tennis courts and the families by the playground, to where a natural grassy ledge (known affectionately by locals as “homo hill,” or “the fruit shelf”) rises, offering some of the most beautiful views of the city. Leave it to the gays to adopt this chunk of prime real estate. On a sunny weekend afternoon you’ll find the area packed with sunbathers in speedos — just watch out for those “special” brownies and truffles being sold.
If you are visiting the City by the Bay this month, use your smart phone to check into any of the 49 Places using Facebook, Four Square or the GayCities iPhone app—and unlock on-the-spot prizes such as gift certificates to local restaurants and theater tickets to one of the city’s hottest productions.