Thinking of visiting Napa and Sonoma Wine Country this year and want to avoid peak season crowds? Consider a visit during the Spring or early Summer. Although both areas are popular year-round tourist destinations, wine country tends to be especially busy from late summer to mid-October during harvest “crush” season.
Take a fun Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour from San Francisco and enjoy a leisurely day of wine-tasting in California’s historic wine country. No need to worry about drinking and driving. Sit back, relax and enjoy the views as you travel by luxury, air-conditioned coach across the Golden Gate Bridge to scenic Napa and Sonoma Valley. And yes… there’s free Wi-Fi onboard, as well as an expert friendly narrated tour guide to answer any questions and keep you entertained as you wind your way through picturesque wine country. Continue reading →
Chocolate lovers won’t want to miss a visit to the new Ghirardelli Chocolatier at San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Marketplace (at Ghirardelli Square). Launched on September 13, 2014, the exclusive Ghirardelli Chocolatier program includes daily live chocolate demos – free to the public.
Watch as lead Ghirardelli Chocolatier, Bree Smith, creates fresh, hand-crafted milk, dark and white chocolate from bean to bar. What a fun job! Continue reading →
No doubt if you’ve been down to the Marina Green or Chrissy Field this summer you’ve seen the giant 72-ft catamarans sailing along at 40+ mph in San Francisco Bay – they’re hard to miss. Excitement is growing now that the America’s Cup Finals are here. If you’re interested in watching the races, mark your calendars for September 7-23, 2013 (race days subject to change; see schedules below). This is a once-in-a-lifetime event – it’s speculated that the massive catamarans competing in this years AC race will not be competing in future races. So if you want to see them, this is the time to do it!
Anytime is a good time to visit San Francisco, the beautiful “City By the Bay.” My mom and sister came out to visit us in SF recently from London, so we were busy researching fun things to do and looking for ways to save them money . If you’re planning on visiting San Francisco during the Holiday Season (or if you’re a local looking for fun things to do) and want to save some money, here are a few FUN SF Bay Area sightseeing tours that we came across that offer good value (save up to 30% on selected tours) including:
September and October are great times to visit San Francisco – the cool summer fog is gone. And in nearby Sonoma and Napa Valley Wine Country, harvest season is in full swing. As locals, we love playing tourist for the day – the “city by the bay” and surrounding areas offer so many fun things to do and see. Here are a few suggestions for visitors and locals alike:
1. Take a fun Alcatraz and San Francisco City Tour. Book early because it sells out almost every day. Once an infamous Federal Penitentiary, Alcatraz (“The Rock” ) was home to Al “Scarface” Capone, George “Machine Gun” Kelly and Robert “The Birdman” Stroud.The “Cell Block” audio walking tours are fascinating. See famous waterfront views of San Francisco Bay and the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge. Visit fun local attractions, including Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Victorian homes, North Beach… and more!