San Francisco has many treasures, from cable cars to painted ladies. But one of its great sights is a magnificent floral spectacle that only takes place once a year, from mid-January through March at San Francisco Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of nearly 100 towering magnolias, many rare and historic, erupt into saucer-sized pink and white blossoms, offering dramatic splashes of color and sweetly fragrant scents. Enjoy a special map, tours, special events, and more. Information at www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.
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