Launched in 2008 by the people who created Bonnaroo, this 60,000-strong celebration of public lands, at Golden Gate Park, offers gorgeous views and top-shelf eats: everything from Hog Island Oyster Company's freshly shucked specialty to (natch) a wine-sampling area with Napa labels.
Don't miss Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, the National, and Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, fronted by a bluesy rocker who brings to mind both Aretha Franklin and Lucinda Williams. Three days, $225; sfoutsidelands.com.
Intermission Really appreciate those hills on a running tour of Chinatown and other historic sites (two people, $60; sfruntours.com).
Crash The Stanyan Park, a restored Victorian hotel, lies within sight of the park ($139; stanyanpark.com).