Summer in San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge

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The San Francisco Bay area’s attractions are plentiful and varied, but by far the most well-known attraction is the Golden Gate Bridge. Declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World, the art deco-style suspension bridge is known around the world as the symbol of San Francisco. On your trip to the City by the Bay make sure you get the best view of the awe-inspiring attraction by taking a voyage aboard the Golden Gate Bridge Cruise. Seeing the Golden Gate Bridge from the water is an incredible and unique experience. On this Red and White Fleet cruise, you’ll sail right under the 742-foot tall Bridge, providing ample opportunities for interesting photographs – the perfect souvenir! Not only does a San Francisco Bay cruise offer the best view of the Bridge, it also helps you avoid the crowds. With 10 million annual visitors, the Bridge is pretty packed – especially in the … [Read more...]

San Francisco Summer Events 2014

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Summer is the season for street festivals in San Francisco, which means that visitors to the Bay Area are in for a taste of the city’s charming eccentricities. In addition to the many cultural and “just for fun” celebrations that flow into the streets, San Francisco attractions play host to numerous outdoor activities and indoor exhibitions. Summer is a great time to visit because the weather is actually cooler than in many parts of the country—while still warm enough to enjoy the beautiful landscape of Northern California.   Notable Festivals Get your summer started this June on Saturday June 7th with the Union Street Festival, the first street fest of the season, in its 38th year. The free festival is one of the largest arts festivals in the country, and this year’s event features themed “worlds” (like “Technology” or “Crafts”) on every block. The … [Read more...]

Castro Street Fair in San Francisco

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San Francisco is a city that’s hard to define; in fact, it’s a city of eclecticism and duality. It embraces its rich local culture while fostering a booming tourism industry. At one time a haven for artists, writers, and poets, the proximity of Silicon Valley has since drawn skilled tech professionals from around the world to the Bay Area. San Francisco is the city that’s at the head of global environmental initiatives, is named most gay-friendly tourist destination in the world by Lonely Planet, boasts the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, and has been voted the “most walkable” city in the U.S. You’ve seen pictures of the many San Francisco attractions that draw millions of visitors each year, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Victorian “painted ladies” that line the streets. Now it’s time to see San Francisco for yourself! There’s no better time to … [Read more...]

Top Ten Pictures to Take in San Francisco

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We’ve become a culture reliant upon media – music, images, words. While there are certainly reservations about such whole-hearted dependence, one of the many benefits of the human dependence on technology is the way in which it enables us to live our lives more fully: to learn, to grow, and especially, to share ourselves with others. One of the best ways to share our memories and experiences with friends and loved ones is through the magic of photography, fortunately something practically everyone has access to, if only through a cell phone (although my phone takes better pictures than my actual camera). Now it’s one thing to snap shots at a party, or capture still-frames of major life milestones like graduations and weddings, but sometimes vacation photography can be a tricky beast. Something may catch your fancy now, but will it really look cool later? Will you really ever … [Read more...]