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San Francisco Bay Area Travel Tips

When you're traveling to another city, you want to know the basics: How do I get to and from the airport? How do I get around town? Do I need to rent a car? How can I get a reservation at the hot new restaurant? How can I get discount theater tickets? Then, of course, when you're traveling to San Francisco, there's the major basic: What's the weather like? We tell all here.

  • Getting Around San Francisco
    • Getting Around San Francisco
    • Find out how to get around San Francisco using public transportation, including the city's bus system, cable cars, streetcars, and BART (rapid transit). Also included is how to get between San Francisco airport and the city.
  • Going to Napa? Do it right – and keep it local
    • Going to Napa? Do it right – and keep it local
    • Aside from a dream trip to Thailand or vacationing on your own private island, Wine Country should be pretty high up there on your travel to-do list. While planning such a trip can be pretty daunting; I’ve done you the favor of taste-tasting the West Co
  • The Best Outdoor Wineries in Napa and Sonoma
    • The Best Outdoor Wineries in Napa and Sonoma
    • Summer in San Francisco might be a little (or a lot) cool and foggy. Even if you like the gloom, it can be nice to escape north to wine country for a change. Here, then, are a dozen of our favorite wineries with tips on all of them.
  • Tips for Tasting in Wine Country
    • Tips for Tasting in Wine Country
    • If you're planning to go wine tasting in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can take an organized tour - or plan ahead and go on your own. It's not difficult; just follow the tips from our expert.
  • Visiting San Jose
    • Visiting San Jose
    • As the hub of Silicon Valley, San José is a popular destination for tourists and business travelers. Visitors find many amenities in the City's revitalized downtown area including fine accommodations and world class restaurants and shops.
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