4th of July – Independence Day Celebrations & Fireworks

Updated 2017

 Happy 4th of July!

Time to fire up the BBQ and feast on your favorite 4th of July foods, beer and wine. Enjoy live music, parades and spectacular fireworks. Have fun celebrating Independence Day with your family and friends.

Here are a few of the larger 4th of July Celebrations, Parades and Fireworks going on in the San Francisco Bay Area and major U.S. cities:

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NYC 4th of July Evening Fireworks Cruise – Circle Line

Spectacular 4th of July Fireworks over the water in New York City

Spectacular 4th of July Fireworks over the water in New York City

What a great way to celebrate Independence Day – cruising on the water watching the biggest and most extravagant fireworks show in the nation. Listen to music from a live DJ and dance the night away as spectacular fireworks illuminate the Manhattan skyline. Whether you’re a first time visitor to New York City, a tourist or a local, it’s a magical sight – and the memories will last you a lifetime!

Beat the 4th of July crowds on the streets of NY and take a leisurely cruise with your honey, family, or friends. It’s one of the best ways to see these magnificent fireworks as they light up the evening sky. Continue reading

Summer Street Fairs & Festivals

New York City Street Fair - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

New York City Street Fair – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Summer fun begins! This Summer Season is packed with Street Fairs, Free Outdoor Concerts, Art, Wine & Music Festivals, County Fairs… the list goes on. Find Fun Things To Do in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond (including New York City and London) in our Love to Eat and Travel June Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter and Facebook pages each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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San Francisco Love Tour: Celebrate SF’s 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

Peace, Love, Freedom © San Francisco Love Tours

Peace, Love, Freedom © San Francisco Love Tours

This years marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s “Summer of Love.” It all started back in 1967 when 100,000 hippies from around the world gathered in SF’s Haight-Ashbury district to “turn on, tune in and drop out” as they celebrated the Summer of Love. Peace, Love, Freedom, Sex, Drugs and Rock ’n Roll – it was a crazy time!

Now… 50 years later, San Francisco is still one of the most beloved and visited destinations on the planet. If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family or friends (and want to experience a 60s hippie vibe), check out this guided San Francisco Love Tour – it’s perfect for SF natives, newbies and tourists alike! Continue reading

10 Stunningly Beautiful Locations in Kashmir That One Should Not Miss

This post was written by Rohit Agarwal from India.

India is a beautiful country and has a lot to offer people who come here. This country is known to be God’s own land and has such appeal that it immediately brings out the awe when one experiences it. Kashmir is the state in this country that happens to be heaven on earth – and the crown on the Indian map. Its beauty is known to all. Kashmir is a jewel for India and also happens to be amongst the major destinations that a huge number of people have on their wish list. If you have a chance to visit here, make sure you don’t miss these beautiful locations. Continue reading

Skip the Line: Universal Studios Hollywood Front of Line Pass

Universal Studios, Hollywood CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Universal Studios, Hollywood CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

What better way to see Universal Studios without the hassle of standing in long lines! Queues can be massive at this popular Hollywood attraction. A Skip-the-Line pass allows you to walk straight to the front of the line without having to wait for hours.

The all-access pass gives you all-day admission to the parks as well as one-time priority access to each ride, attraction and show that the park offers. And that’s not all! You’ll also get to enjoy some behind-the-scenes privileges at select attractions with only a maximum 15-minute wait at each attraction. Continue reading

Burgundy Dining Stars in Beaune

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree - Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

Le Carmin sweetbreads entree – Photo Credit: Deborah Grossman

This post was written by Deborah Grossman from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Passionate vintners craft world-class wine from the historic hillside vineyards of Burgundy. While winemakers tend the grapes, chefs in Beaune, the wine capital of the region, prepare outstanding cuisine to pair with their neighbor’s gems.

From luxurious fine dining to welcoming bistros, the small town of Beaune boasts over 100 restaurants, including four with Michelin-stars. During a recent visit to tour wineries and attend the 156th Hospices de Beaune wine charity auction in the city, we savored creative meals at these six top restaurants. Continue reading