30+ Things to Do in San Francisco for Super Bowl 50

Traveling to San Francisco for Super Bowl 50 and looking for some fun activities and things to do pre and post the big game?

Make the most of your trip and check out a few of our suggestions.

5 Reasons to Visit California Wine Country

If you’re a wine-lover, or even if you only drink wine occasionally, a trip to California wine country is an adventure you can’t miss out on.

When you visit, take one of the many fabulous Napa Valley and Sonoma Wine Country Tours.

Family Friendly Restaurants in San Francisco

The insiders’ guide to some of the best family friendly restaurants in San Francisco.

Find kid friendly, local cuisine, and quick eats during your San Francisco vacation.

Introducing the San Francisco Explorer Pass

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Smart Destinations is always looking for ways to make your travel experience better. That’s why we’re debuting the brand new San Francisco Explorer Pass®, the flexible multi-attraction pass that makes the most of your budget for short vacations. Visitors can choose any… [Read More]

San Francisco Attraction Tips

San Francisco Attraction Tips

The City by the Bay is one of our favorite destinations to explore. With so many crazy nooks and artistic crannies, you’ll find something new and exciting around every turn. Of course, there are a few iconic San Francisco attractions that first… [Read More]

Art in San Francisco: de Young Museum Ticket Discount

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San Francisco’s thriving arts scene is one of the biggest draws of this vibrant and eclectic city. The Bay Area’s first big manifestation of its artistic prowess came in the 50s and 60s at the height of the Beat Generation. While Eastern… [Read More]

San Francisco Cable Cars

San Francisco Trolley Tour

What are your top San Francisco must-sees? The beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, once the longest suspension bridge and among the most recognizable of its type across the globe. Lush Golden Gate Park, filled with everything from the peaceful Japanese Tea Garden to… [Read More]

San Francisco Vacation Tips

San Francisco Attractions

San Francisco’s surreal beauty and picturesque charm will steal your heart from the moment you set eyes on it. Whether it’s the cable cars and the Victorian Painted Ladies or the magnificent Golden Gate Bridge half obscured by the rolling fog, there’s… [Read More]

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival 2014

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Planning your spring vacations? Consider including a few days in San Francisco to your itinerary; it’s a quirky, artsy, multi-cultural city that has just about a little bit of everything for the traveler looking to enjoy an insider experience that goes beyond… [Read More]

San Francisco Tourism Discounts

Whether you consider San Francisco a favorite vacation destination or your only images of The Golden Gate City are ones you gathered from re-runs of Full House, you’ll find that the city’s unique flare and eclectic mix of people and attractions will… [Read More]

Where to Watch the Super Bowl in San Francisco

If you are going to be in San Francisco on Sunday, chances are you will run into far more Denver Broncos fans than are usually in town. These won’t necessarily be people from Colorado, but rather native San Franciscans who are rooting… [Read More]

New Years Eve San Francisco

Ring in the New Year the ultimate way in the City by the Bay! San Francisco offers a bevy of options to celebrate the coming of 2014 in style. There’s something for everyone! ‘Tis the Season for Science | California Academy of… [Read More]

Batkid saves San Francisco

The Make-a-Wish Foundation in  San Francisco created an entire day catered to 5-year-old cancer patient Miles Scott’s dream, inspiring waves of good feelings and donations for the foundation and even getting President Obama to issue his inaugural Vine via Twitter. Miles asked… [Read More]

Dia de los Muertos San Francisco

It might not be as widely recognized as some other early fall holidays (….Halloween anyone?) but Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is certainly an occasion that is worth celebrating. A traditional Meso-American holiday that is dedicated to honoring ancestors… [Read More]

San Francisco Attraction Closings for Government Shutdown

We’ve all heard a lot about the fact that the recent government shut down is causing some popular tourist attractions, national parks, and monuments to close for the indefinite future. In San Francisco, this unfortunately affects Alcatraz Island, which will be closed… [Read More]

Castro Street Fair in San Francisco

San Francisco is a city that’s hard to define; in fact, it’s a city of eclecticism and duality. It embraces its rich local culture while fostering a booming tourism industry. At one time a haven for artists, writers, and poets, the proximity… [Read More]

San Francisco Blues Festival

It only makes sense that the city that hosts one of the nation’s largest free Jazz festivals (which takes place each year on Fillmore Street), would start welcoming the Blues into town as well. This weekend (September 21 & 22) in San… [Read More]

Fall Exhibits at the de Young Museum

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Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit San Francisco: cool Bay breezes, the days still warm and sunny, and the last wisps of fog clearing the air. While you’re bound to spend a good deal of time strolling the trademark… [Read More]

San Francisco Historical Sights

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San Francisco’s unique charm, eclectic communities, and magnificent landmarks draw visitors from all over the world. Behind these alluring attributes lies a rich and multifaceted history that makes San Francisco such an important (and beloved) city. Explore San Diego’s fascinating history and… [Read More]

America’s Cup Travel Tips

Looking for San Francisco attractions to fill up your last days of summer? The “Summer of Racing,” a competition drawing talented sailors from around the globe to compete in a yacht race for America’s Cup, is drawing to a close—which only means the… [Read More]

Family Trips to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

One of the premier theme park destinations in Northern California, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is the place to go if you want to make the most out of your trip to the west coast. Divided into three sections, “Land,” “Sea,” and “Sky,”… [Read More]

Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco!

San Francisco’s Nihonmachi, or Japantown, is one of only three official Japanese communities in the United States—and all three are in California! San Francisco’s thriving J-Town, as its referred to, and its surrounding area is home to nearly 12,000 Japanese Americans. The… [Read More]

Family Places to Eat in San Francisco

San Francisco might be known for its swinging, singles scene, but there are plenty of great family-themed attractions and restaurants as well. During your next trip to the City by the Bay, consider grabbing a bite at one of these outstanding family-friendly… [Read More]

Fillmore Jazz Festival

If you want to really experience a city, you have to be exposed to its culture. And if you’re looking for culture, there’s no better place to start than the Bay Area. San Francisco attractions showcase a culture that is perhaps the… [Read More]

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Discount Tickets

People like to have options – the more the better. At Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Northern California, options are the name of the game. The U.S.’s only combined wildlife, marine life and rides theme park, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has enough… [Read More]