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Friday, April 23, 2010

Plan Your Vacation with San Fran Shuttle Tours

San Francisco, the city of bay and rolling hills is also a place that welcomes one and all under the sun with a lot of warmth and pleasure. When you plan for San Francisco vacations the first thing that you need to prepare and know is about what you plan to see in San Francisco? San Francisco sightseeing can be made suitable for all kind of budget and you will just have to know about the stuffs available there for transportation, food, lodging and other entertainment available there that suits your budget and choice. San Francisco is a city that has got something for everybody. Starting from fashionable shopping areas to archetypal tourist attractions, one can find everything over here. There are a variety of good looking places. Additionally, travelers will also love to take a break to the places nearby like Muir woods, Wine Country and Alcatraz. All these places are having their own attractiveness and beauty. If Muir Woods is filled with great forest resources that will encourage you to take along trekking or a camping nearby the lake or water body, Wine country will take you to a land of grapes and exotic wine varieties. Wine tours and educational as well as enjoyable as you would love to taste the wine varieties available there.

If you have made up your mind to enjoy all these exotic locations and take a San Francisco vacation, then the first thing you need to do is to know about how to visit all these places economically or in way that will suit you. If you want to have a comfortable touring around San Francisco then choosing the San Francisco Tours HomeSan Francisco Tours is the best way to make it happen without much of trouble. San Francisco shuttle tours are available according to your choice of places as well as budget. If you wish to stay alone and wan to enjoy it all alone with your dear ones, then the best choice for you will be the San Francisco private tours.

If you want everything to be cost effective and at the same time enjoyable, then you can happily for hiring shuttle bus. Never think about finding out the best shuttle tour service of San Francisco as you can find everything right with San Francisco Shuttle Tours. They offer a wide range of services that will suit your budget, timing, comfort as well as locations to be visited. San Francisco sightseeing is mad simpler and cheaper wit the service of San Fran Shuttle Tours. In San Fran Shuttle Tours you will have a separate tour guide who will take you along with to all the places and explain its importance and specialties. They offer service all around the year and provide you with the best service ever when compared to the other shuttle touring companies.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

What's Special about San Fran Shuttle tours?

When it comes to sight seeing and enjoying a place fully you need have the freedom of enjoying each and every tourist attractions of that place fully with a the help of someone who know to guide you and tells you about the importance and the specialty of the place you are touring. At San Fran Shuttle Tours, they make sure that all its clients are fully satisfied and enjoy their service totally. San Francisco city tours are made easy through the friendly service offered by the San Fran Shuttle Tours. A San Francisco vacation with San Fran Shuttle Tours is surely a pleasure that will make you talk about it to you friends and recommend them the same. San Francisco Tours HomeSan Francisco Tours are normally very much enjoyable, interactive, edifying and amusing group tours that will stay close to your heart for life time and you would relish each time you recollect your enjoyment out there.

The team of San Fran Shuttle Tours will take you near Lombard Street, which will in fact allow you to take even a relaxing walk down. As we know, Lombard Street is also known to be as one of the most eye catching streets as well as the streets with a lot of deep curved in the whole of San Francisco. The San Francisco Tours covers Napa Valley, Muir Woods, Victorian Home Tour, The Golden Gate Park, Nob Hill, Palace Of Fine Arts, Ferry Building, Ferry/Bay Cruise and a lot more to enjoy your tour at San Francisco.

The next best thing about SF Shuttle Tours is that they never make use of those bigger unfriendly motor coach buses to take their clients like the others do but make their clients feel at ease and comfort them with their special shuttles that has easy on and off access. Then, you will be enjoying the guidance of the company's special guide who will come along with you to every place and keeps you informed about the place and its specialty. But in other companies you will be annoyed by the drivers who act as the guide and announce everything through mike. The tourist guides that San Francisco bus tours send along with their clients are professionals who are skilled to handle things and who have immense knowledge about the tourist attractions that you are visiting.

If you are someone who likes privacy then San Fran Shuttle Tours' private tours would be the best for you in all aspects. The private tours that San Francisco Sightseeing Tours offers have a lot of flexible plans with great at home comfort, complimentary hotel pickups, any changes as per wish in the itinerary in addition to the drop-off, money saver tours as well as the private shuttle van you get to enjoy. If you plan to have an enjoyable tour to San Francisco then you would love to go for San Fran Shuttle Tours the next time too.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Enjoy San Francisco Sightseeing with Whale Watching

San Francisco bay area is surely a place to watch when you set out for a tour there. The Bay Area is the most important target if you wish to discover the amazing flora and fauna of California. Every thing including the cold, blue rock bottom of San Francisco Bay and the sage-wrapped stunning hills of Mount Diablo is a sure treat to one's eyes and sense. We can see a wide diversity of sea birds, dolphins and other marine animals during the tour to San Francisco Bay Area.

As we all must have heard, the bay area is filled with a huge number of species like mammals, amphibians, fishes, birds, reptiles, and beautiful looking insects. We can see a large diversity of natural locations where a nature lover can see and enjoy a lot of habitats and beautiful living conditions for the flora and the fauna. Moreover it is the highlight of the San Francisco tour.

One can discover and feel a real good variety of natural surprises over there. The mammals, birds and another species found in that area are so unique because of that climatic condition and surroundings. Especially the Bay area wildlife watching is a great place to learn while we enjoy in Mother Nature's lap.

As we all know, Whales are the largest mammals on earth and these gigantic creatures can be seen in San Francisco Bay Area. The season in which Whale watching is famous is the Gray Whale season from December to April and the summer or fall season for the other whales. Specially designed trip boats are available in these areas for Whale watching. On the other hand peoples who wish to see them from the shore can also watch it if you come to pass to be at the right place at the time when these gigantic creatures come up to the surface of the water.

Areas around the Farallon Islands and the Monterey Bay are the best known spots for whale watching by means of boats. If you are having problem traveling on a boat or thinking of becoming seasick then the best spots where you can see whales from the shore will be Big Sur coast, Point Reyes, and Pigeon Point. More often than not one can enjoy watching them spray from their blowholes from afar distance  and if you are lucky enough you can see some breaching whales in a less deeper areas every now and then. One can enjoy watching the Gray Whales between mid of the December and April. This is actually the season of their annual migration, on the West coast. These mammals migrate towards South in December or January. Then they move towards North in March or April and in this season on can see a lot of mother whales with their new born calf. 

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Heavenly Golden Gate Bridge Stopover

The Golden Gate Bridge which is located in the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean is a beautiful suspension bridge completed in the year 1737.  It was once the longest bridge in the world and has become the universal symbol of San Francisco.

This bridge was the one and only shortest available rout between San Francisco and the Marin County. Many might be thinking why the majestic bridge is in that bright reddish orange color and here you have the answer for it. Regardless of its reddish appearance, the actual and official color of the bridge is a bright orange vermillion, which is known as the international orange.

History says that this particular color was chosen and proposed by consulting architect named Irving Morrow. We hear that the bridge was painted like that to contrast and be showed out from its natural environment and adds to the bridge's appearance and visibility during foggy days.

When it comes to the appearance, it is assesses as one of the very attractive patterns of bridge engineering.  When it comes to the structural design confront and for the artistic appeal, both ways, the Golden Gate Bridge is a stop worth it during your trip to San Francisco. 

The bridge was in fact acknowledged as one of the most contemporary Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Just think about the reach and vast foresight and imagination of the engineers who built this great monumental bridge which is still used by the people.  The Golden Gate Bridge is regarded as the most beautiful, and the most photographed places in the world.

In point of actual fact, Aesthetics was the primary cause for why the initial design by Engineer Joseph Strauss was abandoned. When he resubmitted his bridge construction plan, the great engineer added extra particulars, like that of proper lighting that beautifully and usefully bordered bridge's cables and towers.

The best thing we can ever recommend a tourist to do is to have a small walk over the bridge. When we walk on this majestic bridge, we can be pleased and glad about the size and height. At the middle of the ways you can experience the feel of flying as when you stand 220 feet above the water's surface. It will give you a God like feel when you see big ships passing below and look like small toy ships.

If you would like to experience a real good walk over the bridge, then we would like to tell that choosing to walk between one vista points to another would be so interesting and pleasing. Normally Pedestrians are permitted only on the east sidewalk, during the hours of daylight. And if you think about taking your pet along with you, then is allowed if they are on a leash, however roller blades skates and skateboards are not permitted on the bridge to avoid mishaps.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Take Your Wife to Napa Valley this Valentine

Napa valley wine tour is one of the best gifts you can give your wife this valentine. You can book a tour for Napa valley from our site. Napa valley is recognized throughout the world for its wine. There are various ways to explore this vineyard through bicycle, hot air ballooning, private bus, vans, train or Limousine. But private bus tour is considered the best way. You can book your tickets online through credit card. Just click here and book your ticket now before it becomes too late. Apart from wineries, there are various spas and wonderful restaurants.

Napa Valley which is located in the north of San Francisco is one of the oldest California wine growing region. In Napa valley, the first vineyard was planted in Napa Valley, near Yountville, in 1836 and by 1889 there were more than 140 wineries in the Napa Valley alone.

Napa Valley is divided into several distinct appellations, each suited for particular grape varieties. Carneros region to the south is famous for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while the central appellations of Rutherford and Oakville is famous for Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Northern regions of St. Helena and Diamond Mountain are ideal for Cabernet Franc and Merlot.

Explore this wine country region with great wines today!

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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Smart ways to visit San Francisco

Before traveling to San Francisco do your homework properly. If you don't, you will have a disappointed look on your face, standing in the line to catch the cable car. You can enjoy your trip by being a smart tourist and spend less of your hard-earned money if you follow these tips:

1. Before visiting this place do find out weather conditions. Information below will give you an idea as to what is the best time to visit this place.

Month SeasonWhat to wear
November, December, JanuaryRainy seasonCarry an Umbrella, rain jacket, long sleeved shirts, gloves, sweaters.
February, MarchWinter rainsCarry a jacket, long sleeved shirts and sweaters
April, MayOne of the best times to visit.  Sky is clear Jacket, long sleeved shirts, sweaters
June, July, AugustWarm daysShorts, jacket, long pants
September, October Clear days and little fogJacket, short sleeved shirts, pants, sweater, shorts etc.

2. The best places to stay as a tourist are union square and Fisherman's wharf. Many people ask about, Van Ness and Lombard Street. This place is inconvenient and noisy.

3. There are certain ways to save money in San Francisco.
  • Shop around for Airfare
  • Don't rent a car
  • Choose an Inexpensive Hotel
  • Get a Discount Admission Card
  • Buy a Muni Passport
  • Free Attractions
  • Do Lunch

4. San Francisco is a small place and all the sights are close by. Stay in an inexpensive hotel, use public transportation or taxi.

5. Make reservation for Alcatraz island online or go to the ticket office on the first day to avoid disappointment

6. Don't eat food on those typical Fisherman's wharf restaurants. Ask for a good restaurant in the hotel you stay or ask local personnel where to do they eat.

7. Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge so that you can enjoy it.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Things to do in San Francisco

1. Cable car ride:

In San Francisco, ride to a cable car is a must! Cable cars are an irresistible way to see the city.

Dress warmly and you can ride outside, catching visual treats that motorists routinely miss. The system, declared a National Historic Landmark in 1964, has 40 cable cars that operate on the Powell-Mason, Powell-Hyde and California Street lines.


2.Alcatraz:

Alcatraz is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles offshore from San Francisco, California. Once upon a time this island was served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, military prison and a federal prison until 1963.

Today, the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. This island has been featured in many movies, TV shows, cartoons, books, comics and games.


3.Golden Gate Bridge:

Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when it was completed during the year 1937.

Now it has become an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco and California.

Now it is the second longest suspension bridge, after Verrazano Narrows Bridge in New York City.


Facts:

Opened: 27 May 1937
Total Length: 8,981 feet
Width: 90 feet
Height: 746 feet
Longest span: 4,200 feet

4.Golden Gate Park:

Golden Gate Park is located in San Francisco, California. This is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres.

With 13 millions visitors annually, Golden Gate is the third visited city park in United States.


5.De Young Museum

M.H.De Young Museum is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Nearly 1.2 million viewers visit this place every year. The de Young Museum was the last of seven U.S. museums to host The Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibit in the late 1970's.

Now it is hosting "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs".


6. Lombard Street:

Lombard Street is an east-West Street in San Francisco, California. It is also called as "The Crooked street".

Most expensive real estate in the city exists in Lombard Street.

This street is alive with color, as the chrysanthemums, and other well tended flowers are in full bloom.


7. China Town:

Chinatown is the oldest Chinatown in North America and one of the largest Chinese communities outside Asia.

It is a major tourist attraction - drawing more visitors annually than the Golden Gate Bridge.



8. Fisherman's wharf:

Fisherman's wharf is a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California, U.S. Fisherman's Wharf plays host to many San Francisco events, including a world class fireworks display for Fourth of July and some of the best views of the Fleet week air shows.


9. Coit Tower

Coit Tower sits atop Telegraph Hill, looming over the eastern side of San Francisco with its almost regal presence.

Coit Tower was built in Pioneer Park atop Telegraph Hill in 1933 at the bequest of lillie Hitchcock Coit to beautify the city of San Francisco.



10. Asian Art Museum:

The Asian Art Museum is located in San Francisco, California, United States. Its holdings began with the generous donations of collector Avery Brundage, and now, the facility houses nearly 15,000 treasures that span 6000 years of history.

More than 2500 extraordinary works are displayed at any one time.

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