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My favorite time of year in the San Francisco Bay Area is almost here! The weeks leading up to Christmas in San Francisco are always filled with kid-friendly special events and activities, so it is no surprise that many travelers choose to make their way to my hometown for the holidays. Whether you are a …

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San Francisco, California is a popular kid-friendly destination for travelers from all over the world, but finding a hotel that works for families in the city can be quite tricky. Many of San Francisco’s iconic historic hotel properties have small rooms that don’t really fit a family very comfortably. Additionally, quite a few hotels are …

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Tourists traditionally flock to California in summer, but fall in the Golden State is one of the best times of year to visit. My home state may not quite have the breathtaking fall foliage of New England, but California has fall fun all its own to offer. All the inland locations that are too hot …

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When most Northern Californians think of national parks, Yosemite looms large. Perhaps Lassen, Sequoia, or Kings Canyon come to mind for the more outdoor-minded. What so many travelers don’t realize is that the National Parks Service manages a number of historical and natural sites of interest all over the nation. Many of these national park …

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When most travelers think of amusement parks in California, Disneyland is usually top of mind. Universal Studios Hollywood or maybe Sea World San Diego also have widespread recognition. Although Southern California certainly has some of the biggest theme park names, the northern half of the state has several major amusement parks worth of a visit …

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As a local in the San Francisco Bay Area for the better part of two decades, I always recommend that visitors come and stay awhile. The city of San Francisco has dozens of museums, historical sites, outdoor excursions, vistas, and weird and wonderful attractions to visit. Day trips from San Francisco from Muir Woods to …

Read More about San Francisco 1 Day Itinerary: Best of the City in 24 Hours

Whether you are a local or a tourist, the city of San Francisco has dozens of family-friendly activities and events to keep you busy. But sometimes it’s rewarding to get out of the city and explore more of the greater Bay Area and Northern California. Day trips are logistically easy as well as a cheap …

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