Category Archives: San Francisco Bay Area

Blue Angels Air Show during Fleet Week San Francisco

This year we had the opportunity to be out on San Francisco Bay during the city’s annual Fleet Week celebrations – and it was amazing! We had a great vantage point aboard a Hornblower yacht watching the Blue Angles Air Show as they performed their precision aerial acrobatics and death-defying stunts right over our heads and along the San Francisco skyline. Watch our short video above – be sure to turn up the sound to get the full effect.

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Top 10 Fun Things To Do in San Francisco and the Bay Area

Fun San Francisco and Bay Area Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Fun San Francisco and Bay Area Sightseeing Tours & Day Trips – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

There are so many fun things to do in San Francisco and the Bay Area – and any time of the year is a great time to visit. We put together a list of 10 fun sightseeing tours that you won’t want to miss, including popular San Francisco attractions and scenic one-day trips to Carmel and Monterey, Muir Woods, Napa Valley, Sonoma Wine Country, and Yosemite National Park.

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Siam Orchid – Organic Thai Fusion in Palo Alto

Siam Orchid Thai restaurant in Palo Alto, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Siam Orchid Thai restaurant in Palo Alto, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Foodies love dining out in Palo Alto… and for good reason. The popular San Francisco Bay Area community is jam-packed with eclectic restaurants, fun coffee houses and hot bars. If your tastes include healthy traditional Thai food, head over to Siam Orchid – most of their ingredients are from local organic distributors. The small, light and airy Thai fusion restaurant is located on Hamilton Avenue (at the corner of Cowper), just off University Avenue.

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Five Guys Burgers, Fries & Milkshakes – Opens in Foster City

Five Guys Little Hamburger – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Five Guys Little Hamburger – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com


POLL: Are you a Five Guys Burger fan or do you prefer In-N-Out Burgers?


Be careful what you wish for! We are big hamburger fans and always thought it would be great to have a local Five Guys in our city. Well, guess what? On Memorial Day weekend 2015, Five Guys opened at the Metro Center Shopping Center (formerly Togo’s, near Safeway) on Hillsdale Blvd in Foster City. And we were one of the first customers in the door. Now that Five Guys is within walking distance from our home and office, we can get our burger fix anytime – and walk off the calories instead of driving 🙂

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Downtown Napa – Tips for a Fun Weekend

 

Oh to be a kid again! Giant chair at Napa's Riverfront - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Oh to be a kid again! Giant chair at Napa’s Riverfront – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

We often get asked about Napa Valley – where to stay, where to eat, where to go wine-tasting and fun things to do. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed exploring the quaint little towns of Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Recently we ventured into Downtown Napa for a long weekend getaway and what a delight! We parked our car and didn’t have to drive anywhere for the whole weekend. Everything we wanted to do and see was right there, all within easy walking distance to our hotel – outdoor cafes, shops, restaurants, spas, live entertainment, wine bars and over 20 tasting rooms.

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Sonoma Valley – Wine Country Getaway Secrets

 

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards - sunglass-clad statue in courtyard © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards – sunglass-clad statue in courtyard © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

If you like wine-tasting in one of the world’s most naturally beautiful settings and you’re looking for a more laid-back and less touristy version of Napa Valley, consider a weekend getaway to Sonoma Valley Wine Country.

Save yourself time and hassle when planning your trip. The Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau is a great resource for finding out everything you need to know about where to stay, where to eat, where to go wine-tasting… and more! Get maps and guides on events, activities and special deals that are going on throughout the year.  Continue reading

Girls Getaway – Wine, Women & Wellness Weekend in Napa Valley

 

Relax and rejuvenate at Wine, Women & Wellness weekend in Napa Valley © iStock

Relax and rejuvenate at Wine, Women & Wellness weekend in Napa Valley © iStock

Attention ladies! Are you looking for a good excuse to get away from it all with the girls? How does wine, yoga and spa treatments sound to you? The Westin Verasa Napa is hosting a really fun three-day getaway on March 6-8, created expressly to celebrate females.

The annual “Wine, Women & Wellness” weekend event is held in honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. We’ve included some of the fun activities that you can participate in at the hotel over the weekend.

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10 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

 

Romantic Valentine's Day Getaways © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday – the timing couldn’t be better to romance your honey all weekend long.  But where do you go and what do you do? No worries… we’ve put together a list of our Top 10 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day. Each destination includes a brief description of fun things to do and a link to sightseeing tours and activities. Have fun celebrating with your sweetie and make it a Valentine’s Day to remember.

1.  San Francisco, CA

It’s no secret that San Francisco is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. It’s also a top foodie destination. We may be a teeny bit biased because we live here, but it is really is a very special place. Whisk your honey away on a scenic twilight bay cruise with the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the city skyline as your backdrop. Explore North Beach and its outdoor cafes, a perfect spot for a cappuccino and espresso. Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner, then take your honey to see Beach Blanket Babylon, a hilarious, one-of-a-kind, only-in-San Francisco show featuring song, dance and comedy – it’s so good, we’ve seen it four times! Visit Fisherman’s Wharf and feast on San Francisco’s famous sourdough bread and fresh Dungeness Crab. For a romantic setting overlooking the ocean, head over to the Cliff House for cocktails and dinner as the sun sets over the Pacific. If you have time, take a fun day trip along California’s spectacular coastline and visit Monterey and Carmel – both offer a truly romantic setting for Valentine’s Day.
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