San Francisco Area

Here's some of our posts from the San Fran Area

California Academy of Sciences

Academy of Sciences Visit Post>

Cable Car Museum

Cable Car Museum Visit Post>

Fortune Cookie Factory

Fortune Cookie Factory Visit Post>


Exploratorium Museum Visit Post>

Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio Restaurant Visit Post>

Aquarium by the Bay

Aquarium By The Bay Visit Post>

Pier 39

Pier 39 Visit Post>

Pier Market Restaurant

Pier Market Restaurant Visit Post>

Blue & Gold Bay Tour

Bay Tour Visit Post>

Maritime National Historic Park

Maritime Historic Park Visit Post>

The Presidio

The Presidio Visit Post>

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge Visit Post>

Jelly Belly Factory

Jelly Belly Factory  Visit Post>

Telegraph Hill & Coit Tower

Telegraph Hill & Coit Tower  Visit Post>

Lombard Street

Lombard Street View Post>

San Francisco Area Blog Posts

The first time I saw San Francisco only involved the airport but as we flew away I looked out the plane’s window and caught a glimpse of the Gold Gate Bridge.  While traveling back from an extended stay in Asia I was anxious to get back to the States.  I knew we were close to the US mainland but hadn’t seen any signs of land… suddenly, I noticed two red towers sticking out above the clouds.  Once again, the Golden Gate Bridge made an impression on my mind. Years later, my family has had the opportunity to visit San Francisco area several times.  We’ve become familiar with the public transportation system and have walked the length of the Golden Gate Bridge.  We’ve enjoyed Coit Tower, the Painted Ladies, Cable Cars, The San Fran Presidio, the piers, Golden Gate Park, Chinatown, the food, and culture. Here are some of our blog posts from the San Francisco area.   Most have videos.  Enjoy!
Pier 39

Pier 39

Pier 39 is lined up with shops, a variety of foods and snacks, entertainment for all ages, and an incredible view of the San Francisco Bay. Overall, the prices are reasonable and it’s easily accessible for everyone. You can go to to find a map of the pier,...

Walking Around San Fran

Walking Around San Fran

There’s always something to look at in San Francisco. Traveling is so fantastic for our family.  Our favorite way to see a place is to get out and walk.  Walking around San Fran brings in the smells, sounds, and sights you just can't get from a car or from a tour bus....

Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Part of the National Parks Service, the San Francisco Maritime Museum consists of several buildings spread over a block.  They have 5 large ships (and a few smaller ones) and a sheltered swimming area.  Our adventure only included three of the larger ships.  If you...

Jelly Belly Factory Tour

Jelly Belly Factory Tour

Address: 1 Jelly Belly Ln, Fairfield, CA 94534 COMPLETE sugar rush!  My family enjoyed learning the process of making jelly beans and, of course, the tasty free samples provided during the tour. The Jelly Belly Factory Tour is located in Fairfield, CA.  The tour is...