Chinese artist and dissident Ai Wei Wei known for his controversial art is coming to Alcatraz. Well, Ai himself isn’t actually coming. He can’t travel because his passport has been held by Chinese officials since he was released after 81 days of imprisonment in 2011. But his art is coming. Opening on September 27, 2014 […]
I had never been on a helicopter before I went on the Viator VIP: Napa by Helicopter tour. We were set to fly by private helicopter from San Francisco to Napa for lunch and a wine tasting and would return safe and sound to the city only three hours later. I loved the idea of spending my lunchtime drinking wine in Napa, but it was the helicopter portion of the afternoon that was so intriguing to me. What would it feel like to fly in one?
Opened in 1939 and painted a striking red color called International Orange, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks ever since. It falls into the same category of the Empire State Building, Eiffel Tower, Big Ben and the Sydney Opera House. It would be a shame not to enjoy such a […]
San Francisco sits on a peninsula surrounded by water with the Pacific Ocean on the west and San Francisco Bay on the north and east. The area’s unique geography, including our infamous fog, protected it from discovery by disguising the entrance to San Francisco Bay from eager explorers. Even today the water plays a huge role […]
Regardless of where you go in San Francisco, the city is full beautiful views that practically begging to be photographed, from the bridges down to the last Victorian detail. Here’s our list of the best places to take pictures in San Francisco: Coit Tower It stands at the top of Telegraph Hill, and the viewing […]
It’s often left off the lists of top attractions to see in San Francisco, but don’t let that stop you from seeing Beach Blanket Babylon, the oldest musical revue in the city. Named after the beach party movies of the 1960s starring Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello and originally created by Steve Silver, Beach Blanket Babylon premiered […]
San Francisco is a city of neighborhoods, full of steep hills and overflowing with well-known attractions. It’s impossible to see all of it on your first visit, but you’ll have a great time trying. Here are the essentials we think any first time visitor should see on their first visit to our beautiful city by […]
The waters off the coast of San Francisco are part of a great coastal highway for migrating whales, especially blue, gray and humpback whales. Many whale watching trips out of San Francisco also include an area called the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, located about 27 miles west of San Francisco. The sanctuary and the waters near San Francisco attract […]
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San Francisco’s vintage clothing options are as diverse at it’s people. Whether you have an eye for Indian embroidery, ’40s style dresses or European inspired designs, you can always find something to worth stopping for on the racks of San Francisco’s best vintage stores. Some are scattered across the city and many are located in […]