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Typical Shops in the Castro, San Francisco

 

If you’re looking for a typical local joint in San Francisco, then the Blackbird perfectly fits the bill. You don’t need to worry about getting enough space for you and your friends to have some chit chat as the good number of orange benches will surely make you appreciate the place, most importantly the eclectic mix of custom and classic cocktails as well as craft beers that come out of the bar.

So learn more about the Blackbird bar in this quick review published on travel-centered site, called Fodor’s:
 

It tries too hard to be hip and cool, but this neighborhood hangout is a lot of fun. The crowd is less casual than others in the Castro, though no one will judge you for wearing Chuck Taylors. Blackbird serves up a good selection of craft beers, along with seasonal cocktails. The chipotle Bloody Mary is a must-try.
 

So contact us now for more tips on where to go when vacationing in San Francisco!

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The Exploratorium, San Francisco

 

Get ready to see the exhibits of human perception, science and art in San Francisco’s Exploratorium.

With numerous experiences and equipment created to help you, especially your children, to become active learners and explorers, you’ll surely appreciate the number of exploratory displays, informative websites, workshops, movie showings, family investigations and children day camps in this Californian attraction.

With only $10 and $15 as admission fees for adults and kids, respectively, check out The Exploratorium in this review excerpt written on world-renowned travel site, called Frommer’s:
 

Scientific American magazine rated the Exploratorium "the best science museum in the world" -- and I couldn't agree more. Inside you'll find hundreds of exhibits that give you hands-on access to everything from giant-bubble blowing to Einstein's theory of relativity. It's like a mad scientist's penny arcade, an educational fun house, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one. Touch a tornado, shape a glowing electrical current, or take a sensory journey in total darkness in the Tactile Dome ($3 extra, and call tel. 415/561-0362 to make advance reservations) -- even if you spent all day here you couldn't experience everything.
 

So communicate with our travel reps now and start planning your next family trip to San Francisco!

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Drop by the Ferry Building Marketplace for a Food Trip You Won't Forget If food and local produce entice you, then a trip to the base of Market Street should be incorporated into your itinerary. read more

Bergamot Station, CA

 

Aside from several offices, a bookstore and a café, the Bergamot Station is now home to two dozens of galleries that frequently change from Track 16 Gallery’s modern ingenuity and pop art to the monochrome photo displays of Julius Shulman.

Learn more about the Bergamot Station in California in the overview below:


Since its launch, Bergamot Station has become a popular destination for visitors from around the country and the world. Bergamot Station provides a central location which allows visitors to park in one place and spend the day seeing art, rather than spending time driving from one gallery to the next. It now appears in every guide to Los Angeles as a primary cultural destination, with well over 600,000 visitors each year.
 

Get started with your next gallery tours as early as now!
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Mission Beach, San Diego

 

Often likened to the beaches found on Coney Island and in Atlantic City, the Mission Beach in Southern California has a different kind of ambiance that will surely quench the thirst for water activities and beach bumming under the heat of the sun.

Read on to learn more about how you could spend your day at this Sand Diego beach.

1. South Mission Beach

Travelers who want to escape from the crowd may find respite at this beach, where a more unhurried way of lifestyle is followed. One activity you could do is to go fishing at the South Mission Beach Park, and another would be to dive into the group of shipwrecks situated half mile from the shore.

2. Belmont Park

Meanwhile, if you love blending with the crowd, meeting new people or simply watching people come and go in different swim wears, then the hustle and bustle at the Belmont Park is just for you. If you wish to have more fun, you could rent a pair of rollerblades and break a sweat on the boardwalk or even check out the Giant Dipper rollercoaster, arcade and bumper cars at the West Mission Bay Drive.

Moreover, it’s the best part to go surfing, kite boarding, boogie boarding and do other popular water activities. If you’re into it, you could even surf on the Wave House’s artificial wave. In the middle or at the end of the day, when you’re all famished from all of your outdoor activities, you could grab a bite or a drink at the numerous cafes and restaurants that dot the area.

Overall, it’s impossible to not have fun at the Mission Beach with all these activities!
 

Start planning your next trip as soon as possible!

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John Muir Trail is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range and is seen in the wilderness and backcourntry regions of the High Sierra.
 
Starting in the beautiful Yosemite National Park, you’d be passing through Ansel Adams Wilderness, Sequoia National Park and King’s Canyon National Park till you reach Mt. Whitney.
 
Follow Ryan Commons’ seven-day journey on the JMT, in which he shares,
 
I traveled seven days on foot from Whitney Portal to Yosemite and stuffed my camera with as much beauty as I could. Evening temperatures were below freezing each night and signs of winter were ever-present. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the story.
 
So start planning your hiking trip today!