A street corner in San Francisco.
Jason Henry—The New York Times/Redux

San Francisco’s incredible scenery, cultural institutions, and diverse culinary offerings are all making major strides this year. This July, the Presidio of San Francisco, located in Golden Gate national park, debuted Presidio Tunnel Tops, a 14-acre outdoor park expansion built on top of old highway tunnels with unfettered views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Over in the Dogpatch neighborhood, the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco opens its fixed premises in October, launching with an exhibition by multidisciplinary Choctaw-Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson as well as “Resting Our Eyes,” guest-curated by Autumn Breon and Tahirah Rasheed.

Food hall and feeder of social change La Cocina Municipal Marketplace provides kitchens and kiosk space to woman culinary entrepreneurs of color. Don’t miss the market’s Fluid Cooperative Cafe, a transgender- and POC-owned café—and pick up a bag of Queer Wave Coffee while you’re there.

Overnight visitors have a wide selection of new hotels to choose from, among them the LINE SF, with 236 rooms and a rooftop solarium; the eco-driven 1 Hotel San Francisco; and the luxurious Hyatt Regency Downtown SOMA.

Correction, July 12:

The original version of this story misstated the month the Institute of Contemporary Art San Francisco will open. It is October, not September.

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