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Top 8 Things to do in San Francisco in Spring

One of the most iconic locations in the world, San Francisco is on plenty travellers’ bucket lists. Surrounded by 43 hills, it’s easy to get out into nature as well as enjoying the big city atmosphere. Don’t just be satisfied with seeing the landmark Golden… Read More

A Guide to Spotting the Sights and Signs of Silicon Valley

Whether you’ve been following the rising tech boom since the early days or had never heard of Silicon Valley until the TV series came out, most people nowadays are at least partially familiar with the term. The region itself initially was known for its large… Read More

10 San Francisco attractions that are truly Instagram-worthy

Contemplating the Lands End Labyrinth from above Mile Rock Beach There are many awesome coastal views from Lands End parking lot at the end of Geary Blvd as it runs into the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy…the Cliff House, Sutro Baths ruins, and, of course,… Read More

What Giant Redwood Forest is Closest to San Francisco?

If you’ve never seen a towering redwood tree in person, it’s an absolute must-do. These gentle giants have been growing, here in California, for millennia. It’s almost like they’ve been waiting for your visit! If you’re looking for a redwood forest near San Francisco, you… Read More

Insider’s Guide to the Best Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel

The Monterey Bay Aquarium… 17 Mile Drive with its Lone Cypress… Cannery Row… Pebble Beach…there is no end to California dreamin’ in Monterey and Carmel. It only takes between two and three hours to get from San Francisco to Monterey—or from San Francisco to Carmel.… Read More

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Extranomical Tours Earns TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame Award

Wow! Nothing is more helpful to discerning travel planners than reviews shared by real people. That’s why we are thrilled that TripAdvisor inducted Extranomical Tours into their Hall of Fame for 2019. This award goes only to tours and attractions that have qualified for Certificates… Read More

What is the Best Time to Visit Yosemite?

When is the best time to visit Yosemite? With all its stunning attractions, including Glacier Point and Half Dome, Yosemite is awesome all year round. In this post, we’ll tell you the advantages of a Yosemite winter (imagine Yosemite in December covered in snow!), the… Read More

Make it a San Francisco Mother’s Day

Trying to figure out how to make this year’s Mother’s Day stand out from all the rest? We can answer that question with one city: San Francisco! There are enough San Francisco attractions to make Mom’s day truly special. To make things even better, we’re… Read More

Amazing Eats

Add this California Wine Country and Muir Woods Tour to your Bucket List

Guest post from Janine Good  Post with permission from FillMyPassport.com  It isn’t often that you can honestly say you get the best of both worlds. When it does happen, your mind spins in circles on how this can possibly be true. Well, when travelling through California, we… Read More

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Yosemite Waterfalls in Spring: Our Top Ten List

By Staff assisted by Gino Zernitskiy “When’s the best time to visit Yosemite?” “How can I see the Yosemite waterfalls?” We get questions like these a lot at Extranomical, and in this article, we’re going to give you the answers! The Yosemite falls are, well,… Read More