San Francisco AreaHere's some of our posts from the San Fran Area
California Academy of Sciences
Cable Car Museum
Fortune Cookie Factory
Aquarium by the Bay
Pier Market Restaurant
Blue & Gold Bay Tour
Maritime National Historic Park
Golden Gate Bridge
Jelly Belly Factory
Telegraph Hill & Coit Tower
San Francisco Area Blog Posts
Strange Roofs and Amazing Exhibits
We love TripAdvisor and "top 10 things to see" websites. We repeatedly saw the California Academy of Sciences Museum listed but the photos all looked a bit plain. Since we purchased the City Pass, we decided to give the museum a chance. It blew our expectations out of...
Pier Market Restaurant
Address: 39 Pier #103, San Francisco, CA 94133 Website: Piermarket.com Phone: (415) 989-7437 Have a craving for seafood? If you’re in the San Francisco area, Pier Market Restaurant is the place to go. The menu items are reasonably priced; the food is exquisite; the...
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 Pier39.com to find a map of the pier,...
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....
Under the Golden Gate Bridge
We boarded the Blue and Gold Fleet Cruise for an hour long tour of the bay. They provided lots of information and trivia about San Francisco, both past and present, and the iconic landmarks that shaped the culture and history of San Francisco. My kids were impressed...
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...
Exploratorium – Hands on Science Museum
When it comes to hands-on science museums... the Exploratorium leads the pack. And we're not just talking about entertainment for the kids here. Tammy and I not only enjoyed having an avenue to teach science to the kids, but we learned lots too. We've visited twice....
Italian food, Good prices and great portions
Il Fornaio is a chain of excellent Italian restaurants ( about 24 or so) scattered through 6 states. We had never heard of them before finding them on a smartphone app while visiting San Fran. Italian food, good prices and great portions, what more could you ask for....
Cable Car Museum
If you're in San Francisco there's no better way to see the city than by cable car. Check out two our videos, one of the cable car museum and the other of riding around on the cable cars and the "turn arounds". Musuem: Riding around:
Aquarium By The Bay
Address: 2 Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133 Website: AquariumOfTheBay.org Phone: 415-623-5300 The Aquarium by the Bay is located on the south end of Pier 39. It’s smaller than other aquariums but has a great selection of marine life that come from the bay area and...
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...
Handmade Fortune Cookies
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory Address: 56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA 94108 Although lots of Fortune Cookies are made around the world, the "last" handmade factory can be found in San Francisco. Fortune cookies were actually invented in California. Visit the...
San Francisco – Overview
Join the Wesley's in a video highlighting the beautiful city of San Francisco.
Presidio of San Francisco
Join the Wesley's as they explore the Presidio of San Francisco