San Francisco has a rich history dating back centuries. Originally settled by the Ohlone tribe and signed to the United States in 1848, modern day journeymen can visit these historic sites to get a taste of what made this city.
The most famous prison in the world is situated on Alcatraz Island and just a ferry ride from Pier 33. Once home to infamous criminals like Al Capone and Whitey Bulger, the prison has a reputation for having an eerie atmosphere, though that doesn’t stop more than 1.5 million people from visiting the island every year.
The only Victorian era home in San Francisco to withstand the test of time, this house is now open as a museum to preserve the city’s architectural history. Designed by Bavarian architect Peter R. Schmidt, the exterior contains several Victorian features and is primarily a Queen Anne style. The home also contains authentic furniture and artifacts and is the only private home to be open to the public.
Located just north of Ocean Beach, the Camera Obscura was built in 1946 on the terrace of the Cliff House. A rotating metal hood allows light to enter the building, and through a set of mirrors and lenses, the device projects a moving image of its surroundings onto a table in the black room. The Cliff House is also more than 150 years old and houses two restaurants.
The oldest continuously operating movie theater in San Francisco originally opened its doors in 1909 as the C.H. Brown Theater. It had a tumultuous history, undergoing several name changes and renovations. In 2010, it was re-established as a community based non-profit and has since become an oasis for the independent film community.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Napa Valley is known for its wineries and vineyards. People from all over the world flock there to enjoy good wine and to have a good time. There are so many vineyards in Napa Valley, let alone California, that it might be a little hard to choose which to visit. These vineyards are among the top in the Valley.
If you’re hitting the road this Thanksgiving, you’re likely to encounter varying levels of stress. From busy airports and canceled flights to traffic jams and missing something on your packing list, stress hides around every corner. Don’t let these situations get you down. Follow our tips for avoiding stress during Thanksgiving travel.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.