The Bay Area is known for many things, and if you’ve followed this blog at all you will know many of them. A small, incomplete list, includes such activities as film screenings, dance festivals, astounding breweries and distilleries, wine tastings, chocolate tastings, food tastings, cultural festivals, and theatrical events. The amount of vibrancy, cultural engagement, and history that springs from nearly every corner in San Francisco and the surrounding area makes it a marvelous place to visit and play, and we try to fill you in on some of the great things available for those who take the time to relax in the city by the bay.
Here we are, nearly halfway through July, and already the summer seems to have been filled with more festivals, concerts, performances, and fun than is possible. If you’re exhausted, we understand. Now might be a great time to take a nap underneath a large tree and wait for fall. Or…you could quickly rush over to the Nature Friends Tourist Club in order to snag your tickets to their July 21st event, Sommerfest!
It’s quite possible that San Francisco is the only place in the world you could try these exact five foods all in the same month. Whether you’re a long time resident or a distant traveler, don’t miss your chance to try these amazingly unique foods before they’re gone.
It’s not too soon to begin planning your Napa Valley Arts in April excursions. Anticipate the sights, sounds, and tastes of this elegant Bay Area event. Enjoy music, art, food, history, and wine. In the Napa Valley, a wine capital of the world, who could forget the Sauvignon Blanc, the Zinfandel, or the Cabernet?
Are you looking for the ideal spot for a brunch date? Maybe you’re hoping to impress a special guy or that perfect gal, but you don’t want the get-together to carry the weight of an evening date. In this world of internet dating with apps such as Tinder, Match, and Bumble, singles often find themselves meeting up with people that they don’t know. Meeting potential mates through a friend of a friend is increasingly less common, and some daters don’t feel comfortable getting together with a stranger after dark. A fancy – but not too fancy! – brunch with the perfect ambience can set the ideal scene. Who knows? This date might be the first page of a true romance in the making. It’s important to get the details right.
Are you familiar with the health benefits of seafood? Experts state that those who eat seafood reap the benefits of the right kinds of omega fatty acids. Moreover, people who eat fish are getting their daily doses of a variety of important vitamins, such as Vitamin A and Vitamin D, and minerals like selenium and magnesium. Recent research shows that the omega-3 fatty acids are good for the heart, can reduce joint pain, and might even prevent depression.
Twenty-seven miles west of San Francisco lies the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary – one of the world’s most unique ecosystems teeming with diverse marine life. While the rocky islands themselves are somewhat mysterious (closed to the public and inhabited only by scientists and researchers from Point Blue Conservation Science and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service), there are several tour and charter vessels that travel out to these islands nearly everyday year round for one very exciting purpose – to view a wide array of wildlife and most importantly, spot a breaching whale.
From beautiful beaches, to city skylines, to mile-high redwood trees, it’s no question that the Bay Area is full of sweeping views. But if there is one viewpoint you have to take advantage of while visiting the Bay, it’s from the top of one of the gorgeous mountain tops. There are several to choose from, and all are worth the climb, but we’ve narrowed it down for you to the top five.
Whether you are visiting San Francisco for only a short time, or you’re a native seeking a tranquil retreat from the city, Yosemite National Park and Muir Woods are two of the most popular attractions in the Bay Area. Normally, Yosemite National Park charges $20 per car for entry, and Muir Woods charges $7 for entry and additionally for parking in some areas.
If you enjoy haunted houses, hayrides, corn mazes, asylums, and amusement parks, then you are in for a nightmarish treat: the Haunted Hornet. As opposed to the traditional haunted locations that take place in forests, buildings, or fields, the Haunted Hornet takes you through perhaps the most scream-inducing adventure of them all, and it all happens on the water.