Visitor's Guide to Alcatraz Island

Visitor’s Guide to Alcatraz Island

The Island of Alcatraz in the middle of San Francisco Bay is a place of legend. One of the most infamous places in San Francisco, Alcatraz is also one of the most visited. Throughout the centuries that have passed since the United States were colonized, Alcatraz went through many changes. Once the most feared maximum security prison in the United States, the island is today a popular attraction, visited by thousands of tourists every day. Actually, Alcatraz is such a popular attraction, t... [ read more ]

Top 5 Attractions in San Francisco

Top 5 Attractions in San Francisco

You finally get a chance to visit San Francisco but you have only one day to do it? Or you happen pass by and have a few hours to kill? No matter what the case, the naked truth is that a few hours are not enough to get to know this magnificent US city in all its glorious complexity. But let's not waste time! A few hours all enough to get to visit some important landmarks, snap some good photos and, maybe even get some of San Francisco's unique vibe (or should I say hype?). Check out this ... [ read more ]

San Francisco's Best Summer Events

San Francisco’s Best Summer Events

It’s hard to imagine anyone who wouldn’t be totally mesmerized by the charming San Francisco: its vintage cable cars, its unbelievably steep streets, its jazz clubs, and its hipster culture continue to attract millions of visitors each year. And at no other time of the year is San Francisco more lively and more charming then in summer. While the torrid summers put the rest of California on idle, San Francisco enjoys a breezy, pleasant summer and thus becomes a playground for the most var... [ read more ]

Best Museums in San Francisco

Best Museums in San Francisco

Museums are not quite the first thing that pops into ones mind when thinking of possible San Francisco attractions, a US city much praised for its nonconformist attitude and liberal atmosphere (as we all know, San Francisco is the place where hippies where born and one with the most gay-friendly communities).  With less than 1 million inhabitants and iconic attractions such as the vintage cable cars or Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco is visited by millions of tourists each year. So no won... [ read more ]

Unusual Restaurants in San Francisco

Unusual Restaurants in San Francisco

If you ever decide to embark in a culinary exploration of the West Coast of United States, San Francisco has all the chances to become your Gourmet Wonderland. San Francisco is well known for its eccentricities, and food is one chapter in the book of oddities that will not disappoint you. From unconventional to simply weird, San Francisco restaurants display a great variety of themes, decors and culinary practices. Today’s post about unusual restaurants in San Francisco addresses gourmands... [ read more ]

Weirdest Festivals in San Francisco

Weirdest Festivals in San Francisco

The inhabitants of San Francisco have often been accused of eccentricity and even smug. This might be partially true, but the so called eccentricity is often the mark of creativity. San Francisco is arguably the most liberal city in the United States and a very fun city to visit. With an impressive number of festivals and street celebrations, San Francisco is the one place where there’s always something interesting going on. You can also find some of the weirdest festivals in San Francisco... [ read more ]

San Francisco in a Day

San Francisco in a Day

Allowing just one day for San Francisco sightseeing might be a little unfair towards the ‘City by the Bay’, but with a little bit of luck and good planning you’ll be able to squeeze in quite a lot of attractions. San Francisco is very tourist-friendly and quite small compared with NYC or Los Angeles, so you won’t have to drive 50 miles from one attraction to another. Booking a hop on-hop off tour bus, a segway or bicycle tour can save you precious time, but if you want to be independ... [ read more ]