San Francisco Bay Area Travel Resources

San Francisco, California is on the short list of cities in the discussion for most beautiful city in the world. The winding roads, and steep hills; the neighborhood identities and plethora of culture; the winters that aren’t too cold, and the summers that aren’t too hot – yep, San Francisco is a pretty magical place. 

Some of the most popular areas to visit include The Haight, Nob Hill-Russian Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Area. The Haight-Ashbury area was once famous for being ground zero for the Hippie Movement, and the home to such key influencers as the Grateful Dead. It remains a colorful and eclectic neighborhood today.  Nob Hill-Russian Hill is an upscale neighborhood with amazing views of the Bay. Fisherman’s Wharf is typically first stop for tourists; it’s where you can find Ghiradelli Square, Pier 39 and the launch to the infamous Alcatraz Island. Finally, Golden Gate is home to, well, the modern marvel that is the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as, Fort Mason and The Presidio.

San Francisco has some of the best restaurants in the world. There’s fantastic high-end food, innovative street food and one of the best ice cream sandwiches you’ll ever have – The ‘It’s It’.

There really isn’t much that San Francisco doesn’t have; there really is something to do for everyone. Use the Travel Resources below to plan your trip today!
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San Francisco Bay Area Travel Resources

Things to do in San Francisco Bay Area

Activities

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Drag Me Along Tours

Historical tours with a twist! Enjoy a special one of a kind tour with Countess Lola Montez, (aka tour guide & San Francisco resident Rick Shelton).  This walking tour gives a historic, fun, perspective through the eyes of the infamous Countess Lola Montez.  Lola will show you her favorite spots, places she entertained, and share with you parts of her life that many have never known.... read more

Magic Bus SF

Pickup Address: 280 Geary Street San Francisco CA, 92108
1 (855) 969-6244
Step aboard Magic Bus and back in time! With bubbles in the air and a flower in your hair, feel yourself transported to the Summer of Love. Passing streets blend with historic projections on retractable window screens, creating a immersive experience so you can tune in, turn on and rock out! Our hippie hostess will guide you through time and space, sharing the cultural landmarks and secrets of... read more

Circus Center

755 Frederick St. San Francisco, CA 94117
415-759-8123
The building where Circus Center is located was the Boy’ s Gym at the Polytechnic, once the largest high school in the San Francisco. It sits across the street from Golden Gate Park and Kezar Stadium (the original stadium of the San Francisco 49er’ s). There are great cafes and restaurants nearby as well. Our facility is easy to access from most places in the Bay Area by bus, rail or ... read more

Attractions

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Bubble

3108 Fillmore St. San Francisco, CA, 94123
415-771-0570
Bubble is the winner of Bay Area's favorite children's store, carries children's clothing for Baby, Boys, Girls, and Tween.

SOMArts Cultural Center

934 Brannan St. (between 8th and 8th) San Francisco, CA 94103
415-863-1414
This yearÕs theme "Imagining Time, Gathering Memory" looks closely at how time affects our art, our lives and our ability to gather memories.

Wonderland SF Gallery and Boutique

2929 24th St (between Florida St & Alabama St) San Francisco, CA 94110
415-641-4600
Wonderland SF Gallery and Boutique open its doors in San Francisco Mission District 2010, with the purpose of discovering and aiding Bay Area fashion designers, painters, photographers.

The goal is to provide exposure and create new opportunities for local artists. Wonderland SF is the foremost independent showcase in San Francisco for emerging fashion and art.

Restaurants

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Elixir

3200 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-710-9053
Elixir is a neighborhood bar that has been serving its neighborhood for as long as there has been a record of this corner (1858).

Akikos Restaurant

431 Bush St (btw Claude Ln & Mark Ln)
415.397.3218
"Akiko," means “autumn child; iris, bright and light” in Japanese. Centrally-located in the heart of San Francisco, Akiko’s is within walking distance from the Financial District, Union Square, Chinatown and SOMA. We are a family-owned and operated restaurant, and have been providing classic and unique Japanese fare to our customers for over 26 years.

Ike's Place

3489 16th Street San Francisco CA
(415) 553‑6888
Ike’s Place first opened its door on Halloween of 2007. The man behind the sandwich, Ike Shehadeh, always puts his customers happiness first. That is what sets Ike’s Place aside from the rest. When you come to Ike’s Place it is our goal to make you feel like the unique individual that you are. If that isn’t enough to set us aside, did I mention that the bread is baked fresh to order? And our soon to be patented “Ike’s Dirty Secret Sauce” is spread on every sandwich and baked right in the bread, and another layer is spread on afterwards to give it that extra flavor. Mmmmm… are you hungry yet?

Transportation

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San Francisco Tours

415-513-5400
San Francisco Shuttle Tour is the best tour of San Francisco! Mostly because it uses a Separate Tour Guide from driver, but also because they make the most stops than any other comparable tour. They make 9 off-the-shuttle stops, plus they include a Ferry / Bay Cruise as part of the tour that goes right by Alcatraz Island

San Francisco Cable Car

The driving force behind the San Francisco cable car system came from a man who witnessed a horrible accident on a typically damp summer day in 1869. Andrew Smith Hallidie saw the toll slippery grades could extract when a horse- drawn streetcar slid backwards under its heavy load. The steep slope with wet cobblestones and a heavily weighted vehicle combined to drag five horses to their deaths. Although such a sight would stun anyone, Hallidie and his partners had the know-how to do something about the problem.

Other Resources

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Sonoma Helicopter Home

+1 707-528-4883
The Premier Helicopter Company in the north bay area for all your rotorcraft needs, training, tours, survey, events.

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