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Alcatraz Prison Tours: Tips to Help You Book Your Visit

Discover tips to help you book your Alcatraz prison tours in San Francisco including when to visit, tour options & schedule and how to buy tickets for SOLD OUT days.

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San Francisco Coronavirus: What's Open When

Discover traveler information about the San Francisco Coronavirus. Find out what's closed, canceled and other updates for attractions, museums, events, and more.

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Cable Cars in San Francisco: History, Routes & Riding Tips

Discover the historic cable cars in San Francisco. Get info on their history, schedule & my tip to ensure you do not have to wait too long in line to ride one.

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Napa Valley Merlot: Top Wineries to Visit for this Popular Wine

Everything you need to know about Napa Valley Merlot including fun facts, its flavor profile, top wineries to visit to enjoy it, and a little about its history.

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: Where to Enjoy this Popular Wine

Everything you need to know about Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Discover the flavor profile, notable wineries, the best ones to visit, and its history.

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Hot Air Balloon Rides in Napa Valley: Tips to Book & Prepare

Hot Air Balloon Rides in Napa Valley are popular. What should you expect? What should you wear? How much does it cost? Find answers here.

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Calistoga Wineries: Why You Should Visit These 6 Top Picks

Sip some of the best Napa Valley wines at these Calistoga wineries. Uncover six of my favorites including their history, signature wines and tasting experiences.

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11 Things to Do in Calistoga for Your Napa Valley Visit

Visiting Napa Valley? Discover the 11 best things to do in Calistoga including top wineries, where to enjoy the hot springs, and places to grab lunch or dinner.

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Muir Woods National Park: What to Expect During Your Visit

Muir Woods National Park is just to the north of San Francisco. Discover tips to visit, the best tours and pictures of the park.

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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge: Insider's Tips to Visit

The San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge is a must see on your visit. Find tips to visit including walking or driving over, how to get here, where to park and more.

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7 Things to Pack for the Napa Weather in September

What should you pack for the Napa weather in September? Discover 7 things I always bring plus average temperatures and rain totals.

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Bay Area 4th of July 2020: Fireworks, Parades, & More

Bay Area 4th of July 2020 celebrations include festivals, parades, street fairs, and fireworks displays. Discover a full list of where to go to celebrate this holiday weekend.

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Fourth of July Fireworks in San Francisco 2020

Find tips to attend this year's Fourth of July Fireworks in San Francisco. Discover 2020 cruises, the top places to see the show, and best ways to get here.

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Fourth of July San Francisco Events & Activities for 2020

Discover details for the most popular 2020 Fourth of July San Francisco events. Highlights include a large celebration on Pier 39 and the best places to see this year's fireworks over the bay.

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10 Things to Pack for the Napa Weather in October

What should you wear for the Napa weather in October? Discover 10 things I never leave behind and expected average temperatures.

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Stern Grove Festival: 2020 Calendar & Tips to Attend

Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco 2020: Highlights include the calendar of performers, tips on how to get here, and what to bring with you.

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San Francisco Events in July 2020

Discover a calendar of the best San Francisco events in July 2020 including Fourth of July celebrations, sporting events, festivals, street fairs, and concerts.

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Napa Travel: Tips to Visit this Northern California Wine Region

My insider's guide to Napa travel offers you everything you need before your visit including info on its wine, wineries, what to wear, where to stay, and more.

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Tips on What to Pack for the Napa Weather in November

Are you excited for your upcoming trip to wine country? Discover tips about the Napa weather in November including packing tips, average temperatures, and more.

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7D Experience: What to Expect During this Pier 39 Adventure

Enjoy a unique activity on Pier 39 with the 7D Experience. Find pictures and details on what to expect.

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Hi there! I'm Jill Loeffler and welcome to my site. I've been exploring San Francisco for almost two decades and I can't wait to help you find the best things to do here! Thanks for stopping by and please contact me if you have any questions before your trip.

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