San Francisco’s Presidio, steeped in American history, was named a National Historic Landmark in 1962. The military complex, housing more than 700 buildings, 433 of which are designated historic, closed in 1989 and, in 1994, the National Park Service took over its operation.

Covering about 30 city blocks, San Francisco’s Chinatown is North America’s oldest Chinese community. Dating back to the mid-1800s, the area bustles with pagoda rooves, hanging lanterns, specialty shops, restaurants, nightclubs and bars. Old St. Mary’s Church, the continent’s first Asian church, was built in Chinatown in 1853. In 1859, the Chinese School welcomed Asian […]

Like many of the most interesting places to visit in San Francisco, Fisherman’s Wharf became populated during the gold rush of the mid-1800s. Immigrants flocked to the city, and many, particularly Italian and Chinese immigrants, used their skills as fishermen to make a living. Back in the day, the Italian sailors were known for their […]

In the 1920s, the well-to-do residents of the 1000 block of Lombard Street in San Francisco decided the street was too steep, causing problems for horse-drawn wagons, early Model T’s and even those walking. Their solution was to convert 600 feet of the street turned into eight hairpin turns. A decade later, it had become […]

In how many locations in the world can you take a luxury private tour of one of the most fascinating and iconic cities one day, and without boarding a plane, find yourself immersed the next day in a famous and beloved national park that people travel thousands of miles to visit? Welcome to our classy […]

One of the most famous bridges in the world, and the most photographed, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has been the backdrop for many a tourist photo. It also has appeared in numerous movies over the years, including “The Maltese Falcon,” “Vertigo,” “The Love Bug,” “Superman: The Movie” and several Star Trek films. […]

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What’s the best way to explore the vibrant, historic city of San Francisco? You could rent a car and meander around, stopping at places that interest you, a viable option if you have days or weeks to explore and have enough knowledge to stay away from dangerous areas. Or you could sign up for a […]

San Francisco is a renowned foodie destination. If you are part of that food connoisseur club, or want to join it, you most likely will ask a friend, family member or concierge for a restaurant recommendation and perhaps conduct your own search, online on Google or using Yelp or some other popular search engine. But […]

Almost everyone in America knows how much the world changed in 2020. The free-and-easy way of normal life, even our most mundane tasks, such as buying a mango smoothie or attending a spin class, has changed. The normal we knew, really, is in a spin cycle. Not as sad as the incredible human loss and […]