California

Welcome to my home!

When it comes to day to day, like most San Franciscan’s, I stay in my neighborhood. Find one and make it home; check out San Francisco Travel.com

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Eating is San Francisco’s favorite pastime, after baseball “Go Giants!”.  You can explore this culinary distention on less  then $40 a day or you can splurge on Michelin Star gourmet, it’s all here.   While I certainly have my favorite restaurants; I wouldn’t dream of upsetting the food blog-o-sphere with my humble opinions.  Use Yelp, San Francisco Magazine, Open Table and other resources devoted exclusively to eating.  Come hungry and open minded.

This page is devoted to things to do in Northern California after you have seen Alcatraz, Fisherman’s and the Ferry Building. Lists are in no particular order they are all worth doing.

Don’t Do That…. TRY THIS

  • Alcatraz… Try Angel Island
  • Crissy Field… Try Baker Beach
  • Napa Valley… Try North Sonoma County
  • Half Moon Bay… Try Point Reyes and Tamales Bay

One or Two Night Excursions:

  • Lake Tahoe
  • Sonoma
  • Mendocino
  • Carmel/Monterey
  • Lodi (wine country in the central Valley)
  • Camping Angel Island – Winter
  • Yosemite – Winter

Blogs:

Nor Cal TIPS:

  • Locals call San Francisco “The City” they do NOT call it “Frisco”
  • Easy way to become a SF Local: Go to a busy neighborhood bar between 3-7pm every day you are in town.
  • June and July are foggy and cold
  • January and February are sunny and mild
  • Wear Layers; temperatures can vary 10-20 degrees from bay to ocean
  • Try a Bike: there are bike lanes around the hills and it’s popular with locals and tourists.
  • Use Yelp.com everyone does and you will get tons of local opinions
  • Eat like a local, cheap; check out Off the Grid for food truck locations
  • Check out SF Magazine and Sunset for more Northern California ideas

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