SF Travel & Photo Guide: The Top 100 Travel Experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area
What are the Top 100 Travel Experiences in the San Francisco Bay Area? Award-winning travel journalist Lee Foster, a local, provides the answers, assisting you to make wise use of your valuable exploration time. What are the best things to see and do?
Foster selects the most interesting subjects in 10 areas of San Francisco, such as Fisherman’s Wharf or Golden Gate Park. He includes a few subjects out of San Francisco: Marin County to the north, Oakland and Berkeley in the East Bay, and south to the San Mateo Coast and Stanford/Silicon Valley.
Additionally, he groups subjects thematically by special interest, such as Culture/Museums and Nature/Hikes. Everything can be seen from a clickable Table of Contents outline by area and special interest subject. All the sections are also shown in an easily understood “SF A-Z” order.
For each subject, Foster presents a succinct write-up on why the subject was selected, based on his watching over the area for 40 years. He provides all the practical details you might want for a visit, such as a phone, exact address (for easy map search on your device), and the website for more information, such as today’s price and hours open for admission to a museum.
A noted travel photographer, Foster also offers a Your Best Shot paragraph for each subject, assisting you to get the objective photo and the selfie that will make your visit to the subject memorable. Almost everyone visiting San Francisco will want to create and share some of their own photos. Lee can help make your photo quest successful.
Within each subject presented, there are numerous details that only an experienced local observer such as Lee could accumulate. For example, “What time of day would be best for a visit to Baker Beach, with its views of the Golden Gate Bridge?” Answer: “Afternoon from 3 p.m. until sunset, you’ll see the western-positioned sun fall gorgeously on the Bridge.”
Sometimes you’ll want to know the precise location where a special experience and photo are possible. For instance, “Where exactly should I stand to get that fabulous view of old North Beach, the Coppola Building, with the Transamerica Pyramid in the background, showing SF Old and New?” Answer: “Exactly at the corner of Kearny and Columbus on the uphill side, ideally about 2 p.m. to catch the light.” Another question: “Where is that park where you can see the Victorians with the city skyline in the background?” Answer: “That’s Alamo Square, a great place for a picnic.”
This ebook is listed on Lee Foster’s Amazon Author Page