San Francisco Bay Area

Found in My Own Backyard: San Francisco’s Museum Gem

Destination Updates

I’ve been to the Louvre in Paris, the Uffizi in Florence, and countless other museums dedicated to the works of artists living and dead.  But I don’t often go to art museums.  Too much stuff on the walls, too little time to view it, too many people trying to get “up close and personal” with […]

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Found in My Own Backyard: A Virtual Choir

Destination Updates

Grace Cathedral sits atop Nob Hill, high above downtown San Francisco.  It is the site of year-round concerts, but I like to attend ones during the Christmas holiday season when the nearby luxury hotels, The Fairmont and Mark Hopkins, and the trees surrounding Huntington Park across the street from the cathedral, are festooned with lights. […]

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San Francisco’s Palatial Holidays

Christmas Holiday Videos

Scheduling lunch at a hotel that was about burn to the ground probably sounds like a bad idea. After the meal, my companion would have been escorted along with the other ladies to the “Fainting Room” where they could loosen their corsets and be able to breathe, free from the clouds of smoke emanating from […]

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Christmas Holidays in San Francisco: 49 Things To Do

Destination Updates

San Francisco Travel has come up with a list of 49 ways to have fun in and near The City By The Bay during the year-end holiday season.  Here are ten from its list that caught my eye: Just For The Fun of It # 7 – Get  your photo taken under the Westfield Centre […]

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Other Travelers' Tales As Holiday Gifts

Christmas

Still shopping until you’re dropping with less than a week to go before Christmas?  Wrapping up some good books and putting them under the tree will be sure to please.The Travelers’ Tales Web site offers up many gift-giving suggestions, like Rolf Potts‘ Marco Polo Didn’t Go There (see my October 15th “Hitting the Books Again” […]

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