Romantic Things to Do in San Francisco for Valentine’s Day

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Everyone knows the typical Valentine’s Day deal: flowers, chocolate, fancy dinner, maybe a romantic movie. But we’ve all been there and done that, so it’s time to look for something truly special that will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. Here’s a collection of some special things to do in San Francisco this season in celebration of Valentine’s Day. SFMOMA Every year the SFMOMA features a series of special activities devoted to Valentine’s Day. This February 14th, stop by to catch one of the Docent-led Love Tours. These tours allow you to “open the mind and the heart” through an exploration of the SFMOMA collection through the lens of love. Featured works on the tour include: Henri Matisse's Femme au chapeau (1905), Frida Kahlo's Frieda and Diego … [Read more...]

Things to do in San Francisco to Celebrate Super Bowl 2013

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While San Francisco is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of sports, it definitely has plenty of home team pride. With the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, this town is getting geared up with plenty of fun activities and events for the big day. So if you happen to be in town this weekend, here are a few of our suggestions for things to do in San Francisco to celebrate the Super Bowl. For the Day Before Whether you’re in town just to see the game or you’re making the fun on Sunday part of a larger trip, chances are you’ll also be looking for things to do on Saturday. San Francisco is a city of rich culture and history, offering everything from premiere museums to scenic boat tours of Alcatraz Bay and beyond. California Academy of Sciences is perhaps the … [Read more...]

Looking for Things to Do in San Francisco?

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You shouldn't have to struggle to find fun things to do in San Francisco. This Northern Californian city offers so much more than the Golden Gate Bridge (though it is a pretty amazing sight). Really, if you're figuring out what to do in San Francisco while you're there, the only issue you're going to struggle with is trying to fit everything in. If You Have the Time, Spend it at Golden Gate Park It is worth devoting a full day to Golden Gate Park, 1,017 acres of meadows and lakes with stuff for the whole family to enjoy. The park includes rose gardens, an arboretum, a music concourse, a children’s playground with a wonderfully restored carousel, and a buffalo paddock. Make sure you check out the tallest artificial waterfall in the West, at Strawberry Hill. Do not forget your … [Read more...]

Looking for Family Friendly Activities in San Francisco?

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San Francsico attractions for families range from museums and sightseeing tours to aquariums and world-class ice cream shops. Since this city has so much to offer, you’ll never experience a dull moment. No matter what your family’s interests are, you’re sure to find something for everyone in this exciting, beautiful and diverse California city. Here are seven ideas for activities to do with family members of any ages: Academy of Sciences A visit to the California Academy of Sciences is a must for families visiting San Francisco. Explore an enormous aquarium, check out the world’s largest all-digital planetarium, stroll through a natural history museum and discover the animal and plantlife of a four story rainforest. Spend a day at the Academy of Sciences and you’ll see … [Read more...]

5 Weird Bay Area Attractions

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San Francisco Bay is an ideal location if you’re looking for anything out-of-the-ordinary. The area is somewhat infamous for its vibrant and colorful characters. If you want more “weird” than a bit of people-watching can provide, the Bay offers plenty of offbeat attractions that will spice up any vacation or daytrip to San Francisco. Some of these attractions have become more popular with tourists recently, and some are still little-known treasures—but they’re all more than a little wacky. Here's our selection of the 5 strangest things to do in San Francisco. 1. The Musee Mecanique The Musee Mechanique (or Museum of Mechanics) is among the world’s largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines. All 300+ of the … [Read more...]

Build Your Own Admission Ticket to San Francisco

Smart Destinations is now offering its Custom Explorer Pass in San Francisco. This new product allows travelers to San Francisco to build their own admission ticket to the museums, sights, and tours they wish to visit. The cost of the Custom Explorer Pass depends on what the customer has put on their pass, but it represents a meaningful savings compared to buying separate tickets. “People build custom clothing, custom computers, and so on. All to get more control and flexibility from the goods and services they buy,” says Cecilia Dahl, President of Smart Destinations. “Building a custom admission ticket is no different. It puts you in control of your trip." She went on to add that while most providers of custom products charge a premium for the privilege, "our … [Read more...]

Peter Pan’s Magic Comes to Town

If you're for new kid-friendly things to do in San Francisco, look no further. Our friends at "Only in San Francisco” are offering $15 off all Peter Pan tickets July 1-4, 2010. With this offer, you can celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with an all inclusive “Neverland” experience – deemed “the theatrical event of the summer” for a discounted rate. The show comes to the Bay Area straight from London and provides a spectacular new stage production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. This classic story is being performed on the Embarcadero acorss from the Ferry Building (no pun intended) in a state-of-the-art, 1,350-seat theatre pavilion. In addition to live actors, the show uses a first of its kind 360 degree projector to give the audience the sensation of flying with Pan and … [Read more...]

“PENGUINS AND PAJAMAS” SLEEPOVER PROGRAM AT THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Why count sheep when you could count geckos, butterflies, sharks, and penguins? Starting this summer, kids can camp out for a night at the California Academy of Sciences and see the museum in a whole new light (so to speak). The “Penguins and Pajamas” sleepover program, for children ages 6 and over and their adult chaperons, will launch with three summer events on Friday, June 18, July 16, and August 13. Tickets will be available beginning on May 1. For the sleepover, doors will open at 6:30 pm, when sleepover guests are invited to come in and explore the Academy after it’s closed to the public. Participants can take in the evening songs of the rainforest's birds, sing “twinkle twinkle” to a sea star at the Discovery Tidepool, and watch the fish cruise under the moonlight in … [Read more...]