Lucasfilm San Francisco: Visiting the Yoda Fountain and Lobby of Star Wars Memorabilia

If you make the trip to San Francisco and you are a fan of Star Wars, then this is one of those places you need to visit. Lucasfilm makes its home right in the Presidio, and they have a small Yoda fountain out front and lobby with Star Wars memorabilia that you can see. If […]

San Francisco’s Chinatown: 6 Places to Visit

Chinatown in San Francisco is the oldest Chinatown in North America and it covers 24 square blocks of the city. It has been in the heart of San Francisco since the 1850s, and it is visited by more people each year than the Golden Gate Bridge. Taking a few hours to walk the streets, visit the […]

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco’s Chinatown

Ever wondered how fortune cookies are made? Wonder no more with a visit to one of the most unique places in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. This small one room building is constantly pumping out these famous treats, and you can watch them do it, write in your own fortune or […]

Cable Cars: Riding San Francisco’s Historic Landmark

The San Francisco Cable Cars are one of the only moving national historic landmarks in the United States. They are such a fun part of California’s history that no trip to San Francisco is complete without taking a ride on one of them. Luckily it is pretty easy to do, and I have a few […]

Lombard Street: San Francisco Famous Crooked Landmark

Lombard Street in San Francisco is one of the most popular attractions in the city and something that people come from all over to see. The historic curved street was designed so that people could drive their cars down it in the early days of cars when they couldn’t do steep hills. You can still […]

Rincon Park: Bow & Arrow Art and the Bay Bridge

Rincon Park in San Francisco is one of those places that would be a huge tourist attraction in virtually any other city but is only a mid level attraction in San Francisco. That’s not to say it isn’t awesome though; it’s just that the town has so many unique spots to visit that it is […]

How to Have a San Francisco Day Trip From Southern California via Plane

Want to a take a day trip from Southern California to San Francisco via plane? This post will show you how to do it and what it costs. The reason why I did it this way was that hotels were costly when I wanted to go, and Southwest has cheap direct flights, so I paid […]

Lembert Dome: Hiking Tuolumne Meadows Famous Granite Dome

When driving Tioga Pass through Tuolumne Meadows, one of the most impressive features of the landscape is the large granite slab that sits right next to the meadow known as Lembert Dome. I have driven by it many times and always wondered what it would be like to look out from the top, so on […]

Rubicon Trail Hike: D.L. Bliss to Emerald Bay State Park

The Rubicon Trail in South Lake Tahoe connects two of the most beautiful state parks in all of California, D.L. Bliss, and Emerald Bay. For years I have wanted to hike this trail, but since I do not get to Tahoe as much as I would like, it has taken me a while to finally complete […]

Cascade Falls Hike in South Lake Tahoe

Cascade Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls in the South Lake Tahoe area when it is flowing. You can see it in the distance when you make the drive to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Bay, and it is surprisingly quick to hike there as well. The trail is only 1.5 miles round […]