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Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco

The Golden Gate Bridge (Highway 101 North) links San Francisco with Marin County. Before its completion in 1937, the bridge was considered unbuildable because of foggy weather, 60-mile-per-hour winds and strong ocean currents sweeping through a deep rugged canyon below. At a cost of $35 million, the 1.2-mile bridge took more then four years to build. Eleven men lost their lives during construction. Often shrouded in thick fog, the bridge sways 27 feet to withstand winds of up to 100 … Continue reading

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Fisherman’s Wharf San Francisco

A SIGHT to SEA. Historic Fisherman’s Wharf is the classic San Francisco experience where you will find specialty restaurants, famous attractions, unique shops & entertainment for the whole family. Fisherman’s Wharf celebrates San Francisco’s rich maritime heritage and preserves the entrepreneurial spirit of the men and women who risked their lives to make a living from the sea. During the days of the Gold Rush the San Francisco fishing fleet was composed of lateen-rigged sailboats. They were replaced at the … Continue reading

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Calistoga Ballons

Treat yourself to the Tranquil,Beautiful Adventure of Hot Air Ballooning! Calistoga Balloons flies over the pristine scenic rural nature of the northern end of the Napa Valley! Views of: Mt St Helena,Palisades Cliffs,Old Faithful Geyser,Castello di Amorosa,Sterling Vineyards,Chateau Montelena Come fly with us in the most beautiful part of the Napa Valley- Calistoga! “There’s nothing under the heaven so blue- That’s fairly worth traveling to!” (Robert Louis Stevenson quoted about Calistoga) Visit: www.calistogaballoons.com

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Western Railway Museum

At the Western Railway Museum, you can find over 100 pieces of preserved railroad equipment. Our collection of historic electric railway artifacts is one of the most complete and diverse in the world- including interubans, streetcars, PCC’s parlor cars, electric locomotives and a Birney Safety Car. The Visitor Center is inspired by the southern Pacific’s Atascadero, CA station, circa 1924. Filled with exhibits and displays, it tells the story of electric railroading from 1890-1960, and how railroads changed the way … Continue reading

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Alcatraz Island

Tour this island prison that’s also prime nesting habitat. Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Alcatraz Island is one of San Francisco’s (and California’s) most famous landmarks. Rich in history, Alcatraz is home to the famous prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Alcatraz also features a lighthouse and a historic U.S. military fort, plus one of the best views in the Bay Area–if it’s not foggy. Catch a ride on Alcatraz … Continue reading

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Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf

The Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf is home to more than 250 of the world’s most famous and infamous. It spans more than a millennium of human history from ancient Egypt through the most dramatic milestones in the history of the world. As one of the world’s largest wax museums, The Wax Museum at Fisherman’s Wharf shows life in all aspects from A to Z – Artists to Zombies! Come face-to-face with the celebrities and personalities who have enchanted and … Continue reading

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Calistoga

Northern California’s Wine Country draws visitors from all over the world, but where’s the most convenient place to stay? Calistoga is the only location that’s 30 minutes or less from these famous places: Internationally-known wineries such as Chateau Montelena (of the 1976 Paris blind-tasting fame) and Sterling Vineyards (where you arrive via solar-power aerial tramway); spectacular wineries like Castello di Amorosa, a faithful re-creation of an Italian medieval castle; spas with natural geothermal waters and mud baths; award-winning boutique wineries; … Continue reading

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Lodi

Located on the banks of the Mokelumne River, the great little city of Lodi is known for is world-class wineries, a multitude of family-friendly activities and abundant outdoor recreation. Lodi’s emerging wine scene is home to 80 wineries – wine aficionados and rookies alike will find something to tickle their palate, from cabernet sauvignon to zinfandel. Sample the best these winemakers have to offer along the city’s wine trail – maps are available at the Lodi Conference and Vistors Bureau … Continue reading

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Sonoma Valley

Visit California’s first wine country. Wine Country doesn’t get more real than Sonoma Valley, whose rich soils mark the birthplace of California’s wine industry. It’s also the closest wine region to San Francisco, just 45 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Sonoma Valley encompasses a rolling patchwork of vineyards, quaint farms and 13,000 acres of scenic parkland. In the center of town, the eight-acre Sonoma Plaza is a National Historic Landmark, strewn with spawling shade trees and bordered by … Continue reading

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Pier 39

From amazing views and a sea of sea lions to chowder bread bowls and California wines, you visit to San Francisco starts at PIER 39 Kick off your visit by exploring two levels of dining, entertainment, shopping and attractions, all surrounded by unbeatable views of the city and the bay. Take it from the world famos sea lions: a visit to San Francisco starts at The Pier. The official California Welcome Center provides valuable information on what to see and … Continue reading

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