San Francisco Vacation Tips

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San Francisco’s surreal beauty and picturesque charm will steal your heart from the moment you set eyes on it. Whether it’s the cable cars and the Victorian Painted Ladies or the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge half obscured by the rolling fog, there’s something about San Francisco attractions that tourists can’t get enough of. And as the second most densely populated major American city, we’re guessing the residents are quite enamored by the city as well! Before you leave, make sure you’ve packed the essential (yet often forgotten) items: a light jacket or sweatshirt for when the fog comes in, comfortable shoes for a very walkable city, and sunblock for rays that penetrate even the thickest layer of fog. To get the most of your San Francisco vacation, start your trip the … [Read more...]

San Fancisco Bay Cruises

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During your trip to San Francisco you are probably going to ride on a trolley car, walk up a hill and maybe even take a bike out for a spin around the scenic city. But those aren’t the only ways that you can see what the City by the Bay is all about. For a different view, hop on a Golden Gate Bay Cruise and see what San Fran looks like from another angle - You’ll be glad you did. San Francisco's original sightseeing company, Red and White Fleet, has been offering tours to locals and tourists alike since 1892. The family-owned fleet runs a number of bay cruises that depart daily from Pier 43½ in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, but the classic Golden Gate Bay Cruise is definitely the one to take if you only have time for one. Although it hasn’t been running the entire time that … [Read more...]

Golden Gate Bay Cruise Discount Tickets

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Instead of getting a look at the city of San Francisco by cruising around on a bus or taking a trip on a trolley, try something different. Get out on the water with a Golden Gate Bay Cruise and you will see Frisco in a whole new light… a good one! Save on a Golden Gate Bay Cruise and other top San Francisco attractions and tours with a Go San Francisco Card discount attractions pass. Save money and skip lines. After launching for the first time in 1939, Golden Gate Bay Cruises have been taking visitors to San Francisco along the waterfront of the city and under the iconic 4,200-foot span of the 746-foot tall Golden Gate Bridge for more than 70 years. Ride around the city’s harbor in style as you have facts and information about famous landmarks and San Francisco’s rich history … [Read more...]

California Academy of Sciences Discount Tickets

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Located at 5 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is certainly one of the most unique attractions that the city of San Francisco has to offer. The Academy’s 400,000-square-foot building is a relatively new addition to the park and it is certainly a welcome one. The California Academy of Sciences’s facility houses an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, a four-story rainforest (all under the same roof) and serves as the home base for the Academy’s staff of over 70 world-class scientists. And don’t think that since the Academy is home to so many different attractions that any of them are subpar. The California Academy of Sciences adheres to top industry standards in the museum and aquarium communities and is accredited by the … [Read more...]

San Francisco’s Annual Architecture and the City Festival

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September in San Francisco is nationally known for its warm, dry days—perfect for ample sightseeing and beach-going. This first month of fall is also recognized in the Bay Area as a time to celebrate San Francisco’s diverse and exceptional architecture with the annual Architecture and the City festival, now in its 9th year running. Since its founding in 2003, the Architecture and the City festival has quickly become the largest architecture and design festival in the nation. During the entire month of September, San Francisco locals and visitors are invited to explore the area’s architectural feats through tours, films, exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and more. Through these opportunities, the curious public will learn about the ways in which design “permeates, informs, and … [Read more...]

Find Familiar Faces at the Fisherman’s Wharf Wax Museum San Francisco

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Inspired by the wax figures at the Seattle World’s Fair way back in the 1960's, the Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf brings a little celebrity flair up from Los Angeles and rounds out the area’s attractions, adding a different element to the typical cable car and sightseeing tours San Francisco has to offer. Here’s what’s going on now at the Wax Museum San Francisco: Glamour Girls & Sports Heroes The Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf embraces the nearby Hollywood culture in its Glamour Girls Exhibit, where you can rub elbows with actresses, singers, and Academy award-winners with much less security than you would in Los Angeles. The exhibit features such famous ladies as Britney Spears, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Kidman, and Julia Roberts. If you’re … [Read more...]

Top San Francisco Cruises

Since its origin during the Golden Gate International Exposition of 1939, millions of locals and visitors alike have enjoyed a journey aboard Red and White Fleet's Golden Gate Bay Cruise, where tours lead passengers past San Francisco's biggest landmarks, including under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. Ideal for entertaining guests from near and far, features of the tour include: Red and White Fleet's exclusive headphone audio, available in 12 languages; up close views of marine wildlife (seagulls, pelicans, sea lions and even dolphins). A cash bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise is available. Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., romantics will enjoy the "Sweet Valentine Cruise" featuring a lavish appetizer buffet by Boudin and Champagne toast as … [Read more...]