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Are You a Pinball Wizard?

October 6th, 2017

If you enjoy casual, fun and interactive experiences, the Pacific Pinball Museum is for you!  On a recent first-time visit to this unique location we were able to play pinball on an array of machines from the 1930’s and 40’s to present day! It was easy to get lost in the fun of play while enjoying the artistic depictions of different pop culture icons. Families, couples, individuals – this is something everyone can do.  Upon paying your admission (look for special deals on Groupon and other deal sites) – you get in-and-out privileges until closing!  Come early and plan on having... Read More

The Presidio ~ an urban National Park

September 29th, 2017

The iconic gateway to San Francisco – the Golden Gate Bridge – delivers you directly onto the Presidio.  For 218 years the Presidio served as an army base.  As our government downsized the number of military bases, the Presidio emerged as a national park. The Presidio is absolutely one of my favorite places to visit in San Francisco. Technically part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, it provides many attractions for the whole family.  This is a destination where you can enjoy the deep history of the Bay Area, ride a bicycle or take a hike in the woods, picnic at Crissy Field,... Read More

The Summer of Love – 50th Anniversary

September 26th, 2017

It was 1967 and the San Francisco Bay Area was a magnet for young people who were questioning just about everything in their lives ~ from an their dress, hair styles, sexuality to the government’s involvement in a controversial war in Vietnam. It was a time of experimentation with art, drugs, in musical styles, and relationships. This summer is the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love. There will be a number of interesting events to celebrate this milestone in modern history. So pull out your old tie dyed clothes, put on your peace symbol jewelry, don a crown of fresh flowers and join in the... Read More

Alcatraz – Ai Weiwei Exhibit

May 14th, 2014

Planning to visit San Francisco this fall? Planning to visit Alcatraz? Get your tickets early as the exhibit of esteemed artist from Beijing, Ai Weiwei,  will open on September 27th and it will become difficult to obtain tickets to the island. This exhibit promises to be a very special experience for visitors to this important National Park and iconic San Francisco destination. [embedit snippet=”alcatraz-ai-weiwei-exhibit”] This is a unique opportunity to visit a National Park and experience an important cultural and artistic show.    Read More

Things to do in Chinatown

May 13th, 2014

San Francisco’s Chinatown is truly an iconic destination. Check out some fun things to do in Chinatown! [embedit snippet=”things-to-do-in-chinatown”] After you get your souvenir kite, take it to San Francisco’s Marina Green and have some fun!  Read More

San Francisco Tours on Foot

August 23rd, 2013
San Francisco Tours on Foot

San Francisco is an incredibly wonderful walking city! You can book many different San Francisco tours to enjoy different perspectives of the city, but when walking you are able to observe the details of architecture, enjoy the aromas coming from restaurants, stop for a coffee at a neighborhood cafe, and experience the city in a more personal way. Here are a few ideas on how to conduct your own San Francisco tour on foot! To add some history to your experience, joining one of the San Francisco City Guides walking tours is just the thing to do. They are “local volunteers who love the City,... Read More

Is La Mar Cebicheria Peruana One of the Best Restaurants in San Francisco?

August 19th, 2013
La Mar Restaurant San Francisco Lomo Saltado

La Mar Cebicheria Peruana – A recent afternoon in the city took us to La Mar, Cebecheria Peruana at Pier 1 ½ on the Embarcadero on San Francisco’s waterfront. Cebiche – a Peruvian classic – is a highlight of the menu. The cebiche sampler platter was made up of four cebiches and the favorite at our table was the halibut. Choclo – Peruvian corn – these are the large corn kernels that you don’t see in many places but when in Peru, they are a staple at most meals. Another Peruvian classic at our table included lomo saltado  – delicious and tender beef... Read More

Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco Closing

August 16th, 2013
Wax Museum at Fishermans Wharf Closing

Fisherman’s Wharf draws thousands of curious tourists each week. One of the most popular places along Fisherman’s Wharf is the San Francisco Wax Museum. According to the Huffington Post article this San Francisco tradition will be closing. San Francisco is known around the world for being a little weird. But on Thursday, it lost a bit of its bizarre. After 50 years, the Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf –- one of the city’s kitschiest, strangest, most beloved tourist attractions –- has closed its doors. On Thursday, hundreds of wax figures, from Elvis to Jesus to Miley... Read More