San Francisco Travel Blog
As the battle to contain the novel coronavirus continues to rage on, so too does the struggle for our outstanding medical personnel that are fighting on the front lines. For days, weeks, and months now, these heroic people in the Bay Area and across the United States have been putting their lives in jeopardy in order to protect our loved ones. It is for that exact reason that we at Nationwide Limousine Service would like to offer a new rider discount program for these first responders and workers who never hesitate to keep us safe, even in the face of a global pandemic.
Since the beginning of March, the entire world has been grappling with the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. After weeks & months of self-imposed quarantines and surgical masks, coronavirus restrictions are slowly being lifted in the Bay Area. People are cautiously attempting to regain some sense of normalcy while also maintaining social distancing recommendations and guidelines. At Nationwide Limousine Service, we understand the importance of proceeding with caution & care, and are here to help you safely navigate your “new normal” as you begin to shift your lives slowly back into gear.
It’s time that even us here at NLS Limo confront the elephant in the room: coronavirus. As everyone is no doubt aware, this is an incredibly serious issue, especially for people of lower income, people with already poor immune systems, and the elderly. In light of the apparent unchecked spread of the virus throughout the continental United States, we wanted to write a post concerning the virus and ways that you can keep both yourself and your community safe throughout this period. Perhaps it seems odd that we are delving into this sort of subject matter, but if you consider what we normally focus on with this blog – transportation to and from large scale public events – it becomes clear that we not only have a right but an obligation to comment on the developments of the virus and things that can be done to help stop the spread.
If you’ve looked at any event calendars over the past couple years, chances are good that you’ve seen the term “pop-up” applied to almost everything. Pop-up restaurants, pop-up art fairs, pop-up boutique stores, pop-up desert events, and pop-up fashion shows. Pop-ups are clearly something that lies at the center of the cultural imagination. For those who may not know, a pop-up is an event or a shop that “pops up” at a fixed location for a fixed amount of time before ceasing to exist. Obviously, this loosely defined event can become almost anything, which is why it should come as no surprise that San Francisco will soon have a pop-up comedy club.
It’s one of the most vibrant events in the entire world, where colors splash against colors, transforming people’s hair and skin, their clothing, the sidewalks and the streets into a kaleidoscopic tapestry enough to make anyone’s eyes turn into pinwheels. We are speaking here of the Indian celebration of Holi, which is an important marker of the transition out of winter and into spring. While the history of Holi stretches back all the way to at least the 7th century where mentions of it are made in a play written by Emperor Harsha, it is also a wildly contemporary event that serves to obliterate normal social boundaries as people gather together to dance, sing, and revel in bursts of color.
Here at the NLS blog we love art. If you’ve read any of our posts over the past few years, then you know just how much time we’ve devoted to art festivals (and this includes film festivals, art fairs, craft art pop-ups, theatrical events, and other such artistic revels). Well, today we’re going to be sticking to that winning formula by providing you with yet another marvelous art event to place on your calendar.
Barrel Tasting weekends in the Livermore Valley are a one-of-a-kind experience. It all begins with the drive from the city out into the Livermore Valley, where the lush greens and rolling hills are dotted with grape vines. This historic area is home to some of the country’s best soil for growing wine grapes, and it is therefore only sensible that some of the country’s best wine manufacturers are calling this area home.
Have you ever wanted to recreate the magic of the Oregon Trail but without all of the starvation, death by dysentery, and caulking the wagons? Have you ever wanted it with a lot more wine involved? Then you’re in luck! This year, on March 4th, more than 50 different wineries from our friendly neighbors from Oregon will be traveling to 511 Harrison Street in San Francisco in order to present to you one of the most exciting wine-themed events of the entire year at The Oregon Trail Wine Tasting 2020.
Cultural celebrations and San Francisco go together like hands and mittens. Because of its incredible diversity and the pride that numerous cultures have in their various heritages, the City by the Bay is a natural locus for these festivals, parades, and weekends of multicultural exultation. On this blog alone, we’ve written extensively on celebrations of Pan-Asian, Filipino, Latino, and German heritages. Today, we are going to look at another such celebration, one that might at first sound so familiar as to be dismissed. Can you guess? We’ll give you a hint: green beer.
Lovers of craft beer in the Bay Area are currently deep in their element as we head towards the middle of Craft Beer Week throughout San Francisco and surrounding region. Beginning on February 7th, Craft Beer Week features hundreds of different events all around San Francisco but also stretching southward to Monterey County, northward up into Sonoma, and as far east as the Tri-Valley area. In other words, from San Francisco, you can head hours in any direction and still find yourself within the scope of the Bay Area’s stunning, legendary, and totally tasty Craft Beer Week.