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Treasure Island’s Bliss Dance

Treasure Island’s Bliss Dance January 6, 2012 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Originally debuted at Burning Man in 2010, “Bliss Dance” is a sculpture worth visiting. It currently resides on Treasure Island across the bay from San Francisco. It’s setting is amazing, with views of the Bay Bridge and the San Francisco city skyline behind it. Even more amazing is...

Sonoma Coast Day Trip

Sonoma Coast Day Trip November 15, 2011 | What's New | Read More
While there are certainly not a shortage of things to do in San Francisco, the Bay Area as a whole offers many day trip options for visitors and locals alike. One such trip is to the Sonoma Coast just north of the city. Sonoma often sits in the shadows of her bigger sister Napa, however Napa is inland...

16th Avenue Tiled Steps

16th Avenue Tiled Steps November 1, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps located in San Francisco’s Sunset District is a neighborhood effort to beautify an otherwise unassuming staircase located at Moraga between 15th & 16th avenues. Started in 2003 and completed in 2005, the project drew many neighborhood participants to complete it....

Anchor Brewing

Anchor Brewing September 29, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
One of the more unique things to do in San Francisco is the Anchor Brewing Company tour and tasting. Brewing beer in San Francisco since 1896 and located in the Potrero Hill neighborhood since 1979, it’ s a great tour for those interested in either beer brewing or local history. Although they’ve...

San Francisco’s Sutro Tower

San Francisco’s Sutro Tower September 21, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
One of the most prominent features on the San Francisco skyline is the Sutro Tower. Built in 1973 and topping out at 981 feet (299m), it can be seen from all around the bay. It dominates any other building around it and is often poking out above the fog layer. I personally have been able to see the tower...

Windmills in Golden Gate Park

Windmills in Golden Gate Park September 20, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There are many curiosities in Golden Gate Park. One that has always peaked my interest are the two Dutch Windmills that flank the northwest and southwest corners of the park at Ocean Beach. It might be hard to imagine Golden Gate Park as a barren wasteland of sand dunes, but that’s what it was...

Commonwealth – A Worthy Splurge

Commonwealth – A Worthy Splurge July 18, 2011 | Food, What's New | Read More
“I want to lick this bowl.” “I want to eat this for breakfast every day,” I responded. “This is probably what rich people eat for breakfast every day.” Let it be noted that my friend and I were not actually eating breakfast. It was about 10 p.m. on a Friday night and we had both been staring...

Best Restaurants in Union Square

Best Restaurants in Union Square January 20, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Union Square is tourist central and with that comes an excess of lousy, overpriced dining experiences. Follow the golden traveler rule and look two streets over from the Powell Street main drag. You can still hear the cable car ding at all of these spots we’ve crowned the best restaurants in Union...

Favorite open spaces in San Francisco

Favorite open spaces in San Francisco January 14, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Need some peace and quiet? Craving space for contemplation? Even laid back San Francisco can feel like a zoo. Traffic, honking taxis, and hustle-bustle common to every city is no stranger in California. Fortunately, it’s easy to escape without ever leaving the concrete jungle. Disappear behind the...

Neighborhood in Profile: Rockridge

Neighborhood in Profile: Rockridge July 3, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
In the first of an irregular series, your Bay Area Local Expert profiles a Bay Area neighborhood that’s just off the beaten path. For this inaugural Neighborhood in Profile, I’ve chosen a neighborhood that really stands out, both for its character and for its accessibility. The Rockridge...
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