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

Coit Tower: Catch the View from Above San Francisco

Coit Tower: Catch the View from Above San Francisco What’s my favorite view of San Francisco? No contest. It’s from atop Coit Tower. From this perch, you can capture stunning bird’s-eye pics of the Golden Gate Bridge, “crooked” Lombard Street, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Twin… Read More

The Murals of Balmy Alley

The Murals of Balmy Alley Every trip to Balmy Alley is fresh. So fresh, that paint may still be drying (don’t touch!). This hidden Mission District art display is just a block long, so you might have missed it on your first, or even second,… Read More