San Francisco to Muir Woods (With or Without Reservations): How to Get There & What to Do!

A path leading through a foggy redwood forest in Muir Woods, surrounded by tall red tree trunks of the redwood tree

Just about an hour north of San Francisco, you’ll find towering old-growth coast redwoods deep in a beautiful national forest, right in the heart of Marin County. Muir Woods, named for the famous conservationist John Muir, is one of the gems of the San Francisco Bay Area, located in Mill Valley, California.  It’s a popular … Read more San Francisco to Muir Woods (With or Without Reservations): How to Get There & What to Do!

The Complete Guide to Walking the Golden Gate Bridge: A Bay Area Local’s Guide

view of the water below the golden gate bridge and the red spans of the suspension bridge and hills behind it

The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge is one of the main highlights of any San Francisco itinerary. It’s a symbol of Northern California and it’s simply spectacular! And while there are myriad beautiful viewpoints of the Golden Gate Bridge scattered throughout the city, I love the changing views you get as you cross the Golden Gate … Read more The Complete Guide to Walking the Golden Gate Bridge: A Bay Area Local’s Guide

10 Fabulous Reasons to Visit San Francisco

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco – you’ve made a phenomenal choice. This famed City by the Bay is an incredible travel destination, full of culture, natural beauty, incredible architecture, and unique places found nowhere else in the States. It’s also primed perfectly for exploring the rest of California. You can be at … Read more 10 Fabulous Reasons to Visit San Francisco

11 Quintessential San Francisco Souvenirs: What to Buy & Where to Find It

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco, you may be wondering what to buy in San Francisco for loved ones back home… or for yourself, to always remind you of those memories you made in the lovely City by the Bay. So I’ve gathered this list of essential San Francisco souvenirs to help you … Read more 11 Quintessential San Francisco Souvenirs: What to Buy & Where to Find It

17 Gorgeous Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is the icon of San Francisco and one of the most inspiring architectural wonders in the world. There’s something so visually pleasing about the way the vermillion-red suspension bridge hovers delicately over the brilliant turquoise water below — often with a veil of fog — that makes photographing the Golden Gate … Read more 17 Gorgeous Views of the Golden Gate Bridge

The 50 Best Instagram Spots in San Francisco

San Francisco is an Instagrammer’s dream! I mean… the app was invented here. From its impossibly steep hills to its houses with Victorian charms, from the reds of the Golden Gate Bridge to the deep turquoise of the Bay, from cable cars to piers: every bit of San Francisco is Instagram gold. I’m a Bay … Read more The 50 Best Instagram Spots in San Francisco

How to Spend A Delightful Day in San Francisco

There are many reasons you may only have one day in San Francisco. You may have a layover on your way to another destination, or you may be passing through on a Pacific Coast Highway road trip with just one day in your itinerary available for San Francisco. Whatever the reason, you can still spend … Read more How to Spend A Delightful Day in San Francisco

The 12 Best Bay Area Hikes Near San Francisco (North + South Bay)

mori point at pacifica a cute beach town on the california coast

Towering redwoods, teetering coastal bluffs, fog-swept coastlines: this is what hikes in the Bay Area are made of. This article is specifically focused on hikes outside of the San Francisco city limits. Yes, there are hikes within the city – which we’ve covered in-depth here! I also have a separate post on the best hikes … Read more The 12 Best Bay Area Hikes Near San Francisco (North + South Bay)

The 11 Best Urban Hikes In San Francisco (Within City Limits)

For a city so famous for its hills, is it any surprise that hiking in San Francisco proper is a thing? San Francisco has some of the best in-city hiking I have seen. From Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, and Twin Peaks, there are plenty of options to get in a great hike in San … Read more The 11 Best Urban Hikes In San Francisco (Within City Limits)

15 Dreamy San Francisco Date Ideas: Romantic Things to Do in SF

Red building with Chinese style lanterns dangling in front of it in a typical Chinatown builing

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in America, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay. With all the gorgeous sites to see, it’s not surprising that it’s one of the best towns for people who want to sweep that special someone off their feet.  Date night in San Francisco can mean … Read more 15 Dreamy San Francisco Date Ideas: Romantic Things to Do in SF