Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur: Best Cafe View on the Central Coast

Nepenthe is a fantastic restaurant located along the Big Sur coastline, and the staggering views and great food have been making it a staple of Highway 1 travel for decades. I finally got a chance to visit it a little while back, and I can say that it easily lives up to the hype with […]

The Monterey Hotel in Historic Downtown Monterey

This room was provided free of charge; all opinions are my own. The Monterey Hotel is situated right in downtown Monterey, a stone’s throw from Fisherman’s Wharf. It is a beautiful old Victorian building that is actually part of the Monterey Historic Park, and it was a great home base for two days of exploring […]

Sweet Maple: Millionaire Bacon in San Francisco

San Francisco is not hurting for good breakfast spots, but one of my favorite in the city is Sweet Maple. This unassuming eatery has what they call Millionaire Bacon and for my money, it is probably worth it. Add to that a full menu of items which includes standouts like a fresh crab benedict and […]

Dottie’s True Blue Cafe: Great Breakfast in San Francisco

When researching breakfast spots in San Francisco, no doubt you will see Dottie’s True Blue Cafe pop up time and time again. Located in a not very nice neighborhood in the Tenderloin area of San Francisco, Dotties True Blue Cafe always has a line, and it is always worth the wait. I have been a […]

California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park comprises over 1,000 areas of prime real estate right in the heart of San Francisco and is a popular location to hang out at any time the weather is warm. This area also features a lot of great museums as well, with the California Academy of Sciences being one of my favorites. […]

Walt Disney Family Museum In San Francisco’s Presidio

Situated right in the middle of San Francisco’s historic Presidio, the Walt Disney Family Museum spotlights the legacy of Walt Disney and the company that he created. Since it opened in 2009, the museum has been drawing Disney and history fans for almost a decade, and I finally got a chance to check it out […]

Musee Mécanique – Mechanical Quarter Machines in Fisherman’s Wharf

Fishermans Wharf is a great spot to hang out and explore while visiting San Francisco. I can often be found in the Boudin or walking the streets looking for the best cioppino, but on a recent trip I stumbled into the Musee Mécanique, and my future trips to the area will never be the same. […]

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair in San Francisco

Every year, from the end of November to the middle of December, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair descends on the Cow Palace Exhibition Hall, south of San Francisco. This event is a ton of fun for the whole family as the hall transforms into mid-1800s London, complete with shops, bars, entertainment, and performers. It’s something […]

Westin St. Francis in San Francisco’s Union Square

Disclosure: This stay was provided free of charge, all opinions are my own. The Westin St. Francis is a historic hotel in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square that has the fun historic charm with all of the modern amenities you have come to expect from luxury hotels. I got a chance to spend […]

Christmas in San Francisco: 15 Things to Do for the Holidays

Each year around Christmas I like to go an explore all of the new Christmas related attractions you can find throughout the state. While in the previous years I have focused most of my time on Christmas in Southern California, this year I headed up to San Francisco and tried to find all of the […]