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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 …

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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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Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco is one of the most-visited neighborhoods in one of the most visited cities in America. Tourists flock there, but locals tend to actively avoid it as a bit of a tourist trap. While it has plenty of attractions designed to help visitors part with their cash, Fisherman’s Wharf is a …

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Several years ago, my family resolved to travel more of our home state of California. We realized we were jetting around all over the country and the world while missing out on amazing destinations right in our backyard. In fact, these were the very same destinations that many other people jetted from all over the …

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Planning a trip to San Francisco, California? A lot of travelers to the Bay Area don’t realize that the region has quite a few ways to get here by air. In fact, the San Francisco Bay Area has three major international airports – San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), and San Jose …

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San Francisco is an iconic destination for travelers from around the world, but it is especially fun to explore with kids. I’ve lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2005, and the last 13 years of that time has been with at least one kid in tow. While we haven’t done every family-friendly thing …

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The Halloween season at many theme parks is often all about terrifying guests. As much as our family loves theme parks, the late night Halloween scare fests are a no-go with younger kids in tow. We’ve instead stuck to more family-friendly fall events. But these kinds of events at amusement parks are few and far …

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. All opinions are my own. The small, flavored chocolate squares of many colors bearing the Ghirardelli logo are known the world over. So when travelers come to the city of San Francisco, one of the things many want to see is where it all started …

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For the last 15 years, I’ve been lucky enough to call the San Francisco Bay Area home. San Francisco is a destination that travelers from all over the world yearn to visit, and all of it is in my backyard. But don’t be too jealous! As great as the city is, I also know firsthand …

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