This artificial island was constructed of bay sand in 1936-37 and was the site of Golden Gate International Exposition from Feb. 1939-Sept. 1940. Tall towers, gigantic goddesses and dazzling lighting... more
when in the city and if you are a San Francisco Giants Fan or just plainly curious, Buy the assorted World Series 2010 Memorabilia at the different Giants Dugout Stores along the Bay Area and San... more
The Memorial Church's facade is decorated with colorful mosaics (over 20,000 shades of colour in the tiles).
You can also visit the outdoor scuplture (sculpture by Rodin...etc), Cantor Centre for... more
Old St. Mary’s Cathedral (pic 1) is an roman catholic church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception. It was built in 1854 and was the first cathedral in the city although smaller churches serve this... more
The Moscone Center is San Francisco's premier meeting place, Conventions and exhibition facility and it consists of two main underground halls underneath Yerba Buena Gardens, Moscone North and Moscone... more
Aquatic Park is the waterfront area just to the west of Fisherman's Wharf. On a sunny day we found it a great place to have a walk by the bay and enjoy the views out to Alcatraz and of the Golden Gate... more
This past week I took my out of town work team on their first sightseeing tour of San Francisco. What better way to kick off the day than with a champagne brunch cruise on the bay? Hornblower Cruises... more
This quaint restaurant is where Irish coffee was first served on American soil. It is up the hill from the wharf. The bartenders are very entertaining with the preparation and the result is delicious.... more
Choose your very own Oyster to discover a pearl inside. The can have the pearl mounted in a ring, necklace or earring. It was fun, but can be expensive once you end up picking what you want the pearl... more
I was fascinated with the little island at Pier 39 and found it?s actually a floating island which cruises the harbor as you dine. It?s a 27-passenger vessel called the Island Queen and is the only... more
With McLaren's 318 sprawling acres, inside San Francisco city limits, only Golden Gate Park and the Presidio have larger recreation footprints. The park's greatest asset could be its topography.... more
If you're a jazz fan like me, and plan to visit the Bay Area in spring or fall, then by all means check out the San Francisco Jazz Festival. While living in California, I was a member of the Festival,... more
We really enjoyed the wine at this winery. The setting is lovely too with rolling hills of grape vines and a stone distillery. The winemakers here describe this vineyard as 285 acres of rocky acerage... more
Maiden Lane is an upscale pedestrian only street in the Union Square district. Maiden Lane is home to some high-end retailers like Gump’s. Businesses covet a prestigious Maiden Lane address. However,... more
I was walking along the Columbus Ave when I saw the Washington Square. And I decided to stop a while there and took picture of the beautiful church in front of it. I think the church is the St. Peter... more
If you get a chance (there's only 8 regular season home games per year), go out to catch a San Francisco 49ers game at Bill Walsh Field at Candlestick Park. The 49ers play in one of the oldest, most... more
This park affords the most spectacular view of the Bay Area, except that from Mt. Tam. It has a fairly long hiking trail, providing views of South San Francisco and the airport. You'll get a good... more
The Metreon is a giant theater, shopping, and entertainment complex that is complete with an arcade. The AMC movie theater offers 15 screens and an IMAX theater. They feature first run movies with the... more
Where would you expect to find a memorial to Ghandi in San Franciso? Perhaps in a tree lined park or along the a tourist path on the waterfront. You will not find it in these places. The memorial to... more
Ina Coolbrith Park is a hidden gem on Russian Hill. It is a steep, stair-way garden park, a place for some peace and quiet or perhaps a nap during a busy day of sightseeing - not really the type to... more
We really enjoyed this winery in the Napa . Maybe because it is the first you come to on Hwy 29 just past the city of Napa. Its a small winery with wonderful wines . They are three generations and... more
The San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center is located at the Civic Center Plaza. It is a fine venue, which has hosted many top performers. The San Francisco Jazz Festival usually has... more
San Francisco is chock full of things to do. I think it's America's most physically beautiful large city with incredible views everywhere you turn. San Francisco has a vibrant cultural scene, a...
San Francisco is chock full of things to do. I think it's America's most physically beautiful large city with incredible views everywhere you turn. San Francisco has a vibrant cultural scene, a great food set up, and gorgeous outdoor opportunities at its doorstep.
If Herb Caen, famed Pulitzer Prize winner and devoted SF Chronicle gossip columnist, had envisioned the Iraqi War, no doubt he would have dubbed San Francisco something other than Bagdad by the Bay as...
San Francisco is a city of amazing diversity and stunning beauty. It is also a city of tremendous freedom and openness. George Lopez said it best when he referred to San Francisco with the quote "It's...