My boyfriend and I like to take visiting friends and family on a robust hike through some of San Francisco’s most famous neighborhoods. We teasingly call the experience The Forced March, and it is for our more fit friends. Join us, if you "fit" that description.
It’s easy to live the good life in Sonoma. One half of the most famous wine region in America, Sonoma County is home to at least forty wineries, top-notch restaurants, world-class shopping, and luxurious spas. If you’re looking to indulge every one of your senses, Sonoma is the place to be.
San Francisco, known for its eclectic style, offers endless opportunities for exploration. One of the cities most popular and famous destinations is Fisherman’s Wharf.
Well-known for its historic waterfront, fresh fish stands, first class restaurants, Pier 39 and unique shopping; it is also the launching point for everything from Ghirardelli Square, the Maritime Museum, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and of course, the world famous San Francisco Cable Car. And to top it off, it is one of the best spots in the city to take in the incredible views of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.
I’m conflicted about North Beach, San Francisco’s traditionally Italian neighborhood and popular tourist destination. It’s where my father grew up and his father before him. My great grandfather, an Italian immigrant and photographer, built both his home and studio there. I lived in the city for several years and North Beach is where I’d go to eat or drink. But when it comes to recommending typically popular tourist spots, I’m not the guy to see. My slant is select, and based on years of repeated visits at specific haunts and restaurants.
San Francisco is one of the most interesting and romantic cities in the country and during the summer months you can almost always count on blue skies and mild weather. A visit to the beach for skinny dipping, a beautiful Japanese Tea Garden, searching for second hand treasures on Haight Street and an independent film at the historic Red Vic all add up to one perfect day for lovers looking to explore this city by the bay.