Events & Culture

Explore San Francisco While You Visit SFBI!

Our learning center is just a few minutes south of downtown San Francisco—one of the most popular cities in the world. You’ll find plenty to explore when you’re not in class, whether your tastes run to the cosmopolitan or the great outdoors. Extend your stay with us to include a weekend or an extra day or two and take advantage of our great location! (Please keep in mind that this is a summary of possibilities and not an endorsement of any of the sites listed.)

City Guides

Art/Event Guides


Movie Theaters

  • AMC 1000 Van Ness
  • Castro Theatre – built in 1922 and located in the heart of the Castro District
  • Foreign Cinema – French bistro and movie theater
  • Landmark Theatres – Bridge, Clay, Embarcadero Center, Lumiere, and Opera Plaza – shows independent films, foreign language cinema, restored classics, and documentaries
  • Metreon – Sony entertainment center offering movie theatres, restaurants, attractions, and shopping
  • Roxie Cinema