Sea lions at Farallon Islands

Where Are The Farallon Islands?

One of the things you have to love about the Bay Area is the mix of big-city amenities and proximity to wilderness. Whether it’s hiking in the mountains, sunning on the beaches, or exploring the … Read more

Alameda Island

Is Alameda A Manmade Island?

Alameda is one of San Francisco’s nearest neighbors. You can hop on a ferry in Alameda, enjoy a 20-minute ride across the water with some snacks, and debark near Fisherman’s Wharf in the city. Alameda … Read more

Houses with blue sky in background

What Are The Painted Ladies In San Francisco?

Among San Francisco’s most famous sights to see are the Painted Ladies. When we hear the words “Painted Ladies,” we might imagine some kind of body-art festival, or perhaps classical portraits of women by the … Read more

Fog partially obscuring Golden Gate Bridge

Why Is San Francisco So Foggy?

San Francisco is a gorgeous city that is often ensconced in fog. So persistent and pervasive is the fog that the locals have even given it a friendly nickname – Karl. But why is it … Read more

City of San Francisco

Is San Francisco In Silicon Valley?

We’ve all heard of the infamous Silicon Valley in California. A place where technology giants produce the most cutting-edge products and innovations. When people hear Silicon Valley, they immediately think of the Bay Area and … Read more