Thanksgiving in San Francisco 2014

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Looking for some things to do on Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving weekend in San Francisco? We’ve got a few great San Francisco attraction tips that will keep you sane and keep the family busy. While several restaurants will be offering up sumptuous Thanksgiving feasts to their guests, our suggestions are designed to provide maximum fun for you and your guests without interfering with the traditional meal at home. Take a Tour If your guests are from out of town, then one of the best ways for them to explore your home city is with a quality tour. A popular tour for out-of-towners is the Golden Gate Bay Cruise, which hits up many of the top San Francisco sites, including Fisherman’s Wharf, Sausalito, the famous suspension bridge itself, Angel Island, and even Alcatraz Island. Another … [Read more...]

San Francisco Fall Attractions

San Francisco Fall Attractions

The San Francisco Bay Area is like a whole new world in the fall, with the natural world flourishing in shades of red, orange, and yellow and the breeze on San Francisco Bay drifting towards a chill wind. (Filled with sequoias and redwoods, Muir Woods retains its lofty green.) From cruises and bike rides to museums and art galleries, there are so many fantastic San Francisco attractions to choose from that the challenge isn’t finding something to do, it’s deciding what you have time to do! To help you out a little, here’s our perfect fall itinerary for a Bay Area vacation. While San Francisco is never very warm, autumn strikes a nice balance between the cool breezes of summer and the chill of true winter. If you’re going to be picking up a San Francisco bike tour, be sure to … [Read more...]

Art in San Francisco: de Young Museum Ticket Discount

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San Francisco’s thriving arts scene is one of the biggest draws of this vibrant and eclectic city. The Bay Area’s first big manifestation of its artistic prowess came in the 50s and 60s at the height of the Beat Generation. While Eastern philosophy was gaining popularity through Alan Watts and his contemporaries, Allen Ginsburg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti and their posse were taking the poetry world by storm. Meanwhile, artists in the visual realm began to enter the West Coast’s thriving cultural arena. Influenced by Abstract Expressionism movement on the East Coast, visual artists such as Bruce Conner and Jay DeFeo set out to experiment with cross-disciplinary approach to art. Collages, experimental films, and sculptures assembled with “found” materials. By the 60s, many other … [Read more...]

San Francisco Summer Discounts

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There are certainly ways to save cash no matter where you are visiting, even the City by the Bay. With the Go San Francisco Card Attractions Pass, you’ll save up to 55 percent on admission to 31 of the best attractions that the city has to offer. The pass, which starts at $57.99, allows you to customize your trip for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days and there’s even a week-long pass option. There are also other great San Francisco Summer Discounts that are available now that the weather has started to get hot. For a gratifying experience in the great outdoors, head to Golden GatePark any Saturday this summer for a free yoga session as part of the Purusha Seva Project. The meditative and rejuvenating sessions are held ever Saturday morning at 11 a.m. near the Big Rec Baseball Field which is … [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 … [Read more...]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than … [Read more...]

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...]

Stupendous Free things to do in San Francisco

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Along with New York City, London and a few other places, San Francisco has a reputation as being one of the priciest cities in the world. Although San Fran’s rep is at least somewhat justified, there are certainly ways to enjoy the city without breaking the bank. One way to save money while you are in the top city in northern California is by taking advantage of all the savings that the San Francisco Attractions Pass has to offer. Another was is by utilizing these suggestions for stupendous free things to do in San Francisco. Mob The Museums San Francisco has a plethora of unique museums that you won’t find anywhere else and a number of them are completely free. The Wells Fargo History Museum is dedicated to the history of the Gold Rush and it features fun, historical artifacts … [Read more...]