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Spring Wildflower Adventures in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Spring Wildflower Adventures in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area

The refreshing presence of spring wildflowers makes mid-March to mid-April a joyous annual travel time in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wildflowers please in many ways. Golden carpets of the small goldfields flowers or abundant clusters of poppies delight the eye. More delicate and less revealing flowers, especially the Douglas iris, reward a searcher in the shadier woodlands. Highly specialized dashes of color, such as red larkspur, add punch to the green tapestry of spring. The variety in wildflowers stuns the imagination.

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Northern California’s Top Museums

Northern California’s Top Museums

The great museums of Northern California have a new contender for attention, the new BAMPFA museum in Berkeley, which sparkles with innovation.

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Lee Foster’s California Travel Guidebook Released in China in Chinese

Lee Foster’s California Travel Guidebook Released in China in Chinese

Lee Foster’s main California travel guidebook, Northern California Travel: The Best Options, has been released in China in Chinese.

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Northern California Travel: The Best Options

Northern California Travel: The Best Options

Lee Foster’s new travel guide book is Northern California Travel:The Best Options, celebrating the 30 top travel trip ideas for the territory, which extends from Oregon to Death Valley on the East, and Oregon to Big Sur on the West.

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Northern California Travel: The Best Options

Lee Foster’s new travel guide book is Northern California Travel: The Best Options. The book assists a local or traveler to make wise decisions about how to encounter the best nature/outdoors and cultural/historical experiences in Northern California.

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San Francisco’s Main Tourist Attractions

San Francisco’s Main Tourist Attractions

San Francisco’s main tourist attractions, its list of things to see and do, include the Cable Cars, Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz, North Beach, the Victorians, Chinatown, Coit Tower, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Amidst all this exploring, one place to stretch your legs is on a glorious walk at Crissy Field along the Bay from the Marina Green to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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San Francisco Through the Lens: Tips on Viewing/Photographing The City

San Francisco Through the Lens: Tips on Viewing/Photographing The City

Lee Foster’s favorite recommended places to view and photograph in the San Francisco area are Baker Beach, Conzelman Road in Marin, Crissy Field, a walk in Chinatown and North Beach, and at Muir Woods.

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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Beyond 75 Years

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Beyond 75 Years

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge is one of the world’s most beloved icons. The story of how it was built is engaging. The many places where you can view or photograph it are intriguing, such as Baker Beach, Crissy Field, or Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands. 2012 marked the 75th anniversary of the Bridge.

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San Francisco’s Neighbor: The Oakland-Berkeley East Bay

San Francisco’s Neighbor: The Oakland-Berkeley East Bay

East from San Francisco stretches the Oakland Berkeley East Bay. A visitor looking for attractions, things to see and do, can enjoy Oakland’s Jack London Square, Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Port of Oakland, Asiatown, Old Oakland, Preservation Park, the Paramount Theater, Lake Merritt, the Oakland Museum, and Lakeside Park and Garden Center. A visitor to Berkeley will enjoy the UC Berkeley University, also known as the University of California Berkeley, plus Chez Panisse and the Gourmet Ghetto, along with the downtown Berkeley Repertory Theater, Telegraph Avenue, many fine restaurants, and special neighborhoods such as the Elmwood.

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Five Good Day Trips from San Francisco

Five Good Day Trips from San Francisco

Five good day trips from San Francisco could take you to Muir Woods, Oakland-Berkeley, Stanford University, the San Mateo Coast, and Big Basin-Memorial State Parks.

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