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.
Spring wildflowers inspire joyful outings in the San Francisco Bay Area of California.
East across the Bay from the grand tourism capital of San Francisco stretches her sunnier neighbor, the Oakland Berkeley East Bay.
Getting out on San Francisco Bay in a boat of some kind, such as a Ferry or a Hornblower cruise, is a concept I recommend to all visitors and locals. San Francisco Bay is such an inviting body of water to encounter.
San Francisco's new art form, called “Light Arts,” as expressed in the Salesforce Building top floors at night, as seen from the Embarcadero, Pier 14 entrance.
Could brilliant new urban architecture and design become one of the biggest attractions in San Francisco? The new Mira Bldg advances the concept.
The discovery and saving of Yosemite National Park in California will intrigue a visitor.
A drive down the Big Sur Coast from Carmel presents one of the most scenic 26 miles of coastline in California.
The Pumpkin Patch at Perry Farms in Ardenwood Park springs to life for each October before Halloween. Perry Farms is in Fremont, CA, San Francisco Bay Area.
If you enjoy natural beauty in California, seeing the pageant of fall color in the aspen trees along Highway 395 in the eastern Sierra should be high on your to-do list. The Bishop Creek watershed and mountain lakes, west from Bishop, attract many fall color fans.
San Francisco 49ers Football is one of the great Bay Area sport teams.
Lee Foster’s new travel guidebook is Northern California History Travel Adventures: 35 Suggested Trips
California’s Leland Stanford Jr University is a world-class legacy that grieving parents created to honor their son, who died of typhoid in Europe at age 15. Leland and Jane Stanford said, “May the children of California be our children.”
What are the loveliest beaches along the California coast if you head south from San Francisco? My recommendations are Montara, Fitzgerald, Ano Nuevo, Waddell, Capitola, and Carmel River Beach.
Summer entices the connoisseur of beaches on the coast north and south of San Francisco. Going North, consider Limantour, Heart's Desire, Bodega Dunes, Goat Rock, Fort Ross, and Manchester.
In spite of the Great Quake and Fire of 1906, which destroyed 28,000 buildings, impressive pockets of San Francisco's Victorian architecture survived. They can be enjoyed today, if you know where to find them. The 14,000 structures that remained were mainly west of Van Ness Avenue.
Downtown Napa City offers a satisfying Napa Valley California travel experience.
Big Basin Redwoods State Park is where the movement to save California's coastal redwoods began.
This article is about California's John Sutter's Vision and his Sutter's Fort in Sacramento.
Meander the California Delta and discover the town of Locke, founded by Chinese.
Downtown Berkeley California's Arts District Culture offers three main venues: The BAMPFA Museum for art, Berkeley Rep for theater, and Freight & Salvage for music.
The unexpected and explosive eruption of volcanic Lassen Peak in far northern California, in the spring of 1914, caught the imagination of the entire U.S.
Creating Redwood National and State Parks, preserving the tallest of the tall trees, was a milestone in California's awakening environmental awareness.
Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto, a Berkeley landmark restaurant in the culinary history of the West, recently closed, after 128 years of serving seafood. California magazine used two of my photos to illustrate its retrospective article.
More than a million migratory geese and ducks in California's north-of-Sacramento wildlife refuges endured smoke from the devastating 2018 Camp Fire.