silicon valley

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

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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

yosemite waterfall

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

craft beer

Finding and Tasting the Best Craft Beers in San Francisco

Bud Light isn’t always cutting it for many people anymore. Beer drinkers are experimenting and turning toward full-flavored beers, especially India Pale Ales, seasonal beers, and Belgians. All this interest has put a pretty frothy head on the craft beer scene. In California alone, there… Read More

lake tahoe

Top 8 Places to Visit in Tahoe in Spring

Have you been desperately looking for an ultimate retreat? Well, we have a perfect destination for you. You should go to Tahoe and surrender to its magic. What an exciting time to enjoy its astounding natural beauty without all that annoying traffic and crowds! Now… Read More

lunch in san francisco

Guide Recommended: Our Top Lunch Picks in San Francisco

When it comes to culinary arts, San Francisco has always been a trendsetter. San Francisco dominates the list of American restaurants that Michelin considers to be destination-worthy. You can find cafes and restaurants offering the multitude of food options that will satisfy even the most… Read More

coit tower

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

hikes in monterey

Awesome Monterey Bay Hikes You Can Do in Under 2 Hours

Footprints in Monterey Bay Series Monterey is the crown jewel of the Northern California’s coast.  Full disclosure: I grew up here! To experience the magic of this place, you need to leave footprints on one of the many trails that hug the spell-binding coastline of… Read More

summer of love

Summer of Love Origins

The Summer of Love: North Beach Inspirations (Part 1 of a series) When I’m taking guests on our Summer of Love edition tour of San Francisco, people seem to assume that the event—which marked the biggest migration of young Americans in history to this one… Read More

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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