Fireworks over the Golden Gate Bridge is one of many ways to spend New Year's Eve in San Francisco.

New Year’s Eve in San Francisco

Offering spectacular bayfront and three iconic bridges backlit by fireworks, San Francisco has long been one of America’s most popular cities for ringing in the New Year. Whether you choose a concert; a hotel party; or simply watching fireworks from a waterfront restaurant, along the Ferry Building, near AT&T Park or from one of the […]

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December 15, 2014 by
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We had a wonderful day wine tasting!

Exploring the Wineries of Calistoga on a Customized Limo Tour

Trips to gorgeous Napa have always ranked high on my list – so much so that I recently moved to Northern California and now go all the time. When a friend came to visit from NYC, her first trip to wine country, I took it as an excuse to tour some wineries VIP style in a limo tour. I chose the “boutique winery” option, in the hopes that I’d learn of some hidden gems.

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December 10, 2014 by
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San Francisco Cable Car Tips

San Francisco cable car tips: The California Street line is one of the last remaining cable car routes in San Francisco.

Built in 1873, the San Francisco Cable Car system is the last working transit network of its kind in the world. At the height of its service in 1890, it had nearly two dozen lines. Today, only three remain, mainly because cable cars are better than electric street cars at cranking up the steepest of […]

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November 30, 2014 by
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40 Awesome Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco

Walt Disney Family Museum

San Francisco’s unique combination of history, natural beauty, and whimsy make it a great city for visiting with kids. There’s more than enough to see and do in the city to keep your family busy for more than a single vacation no matter how old your kids are or whether you’re just a big kid […]

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October 30, 2014 by
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Save 30 Percent on a Monterey Day Trip From San Francisco

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HURRY! Book by Oct. 23, 2014 to save 30 percent on a Monterey Day Trip from San Francisco. This exclusive offer applies to select departure times and dates through Dec. 31, 2015. Please note that this offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.

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October 17, 2014 by
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Exploring Golden Gate Park by Segway

Looking like a pro!

Exploring Golden Gate Park by Segway is faster than walking and more fun than cycling. But if you think that the Segway on the Golden Gate Park Segway Tour is simply a means to get around this huge park of 4.1 square kilometers (1017 acres), think again. It’s as much about riding the Segway itself as it is about seeing the sights.

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October 14, 2014 by
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How to Get Value out of the San Francisco CityPASS without Even Trying

Take in all of San Francisco with the SF CityPASS

My very favorite part about the San Francisco CityPASS was the first ticket in the book: the MUNI Passport. San Francisco has great public transportation (and terrible parking) so having unlimited use of the city’s excellent transit system in the bag made getting around a snap. And yes, you can use it on the “little cable cars that go halfway to the stars” too.

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October 8, 2014 by
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Win 2 Tickets to a San Francisco Mission District Craft Chocolate Tour!

San Francisco Ferry Building tour

This month one lucky contestant will win 2 tickets to enjoy a SF Mission District Craft Chocolate Tour!

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October 6, 2014 by
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Can’t Miss Food Experiences in San Francisco

Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building

Regularly included on ‘best of’ lists, San Francisco is full of fantastic food experiences from the tiny storefront selling incredibly authentic Vietnamese pho to the high end restaurants focusing on molecular gastronomy. The city is best known for its commitment to using freshly prepared local ingredients and its inventive fusion of different flavors. Often you […]

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September 23, 2014 by
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Ai Wei Wei Exhibit at Alcatraz

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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 […]

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September 16, 2014 by
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