San Francisco Vacations


Explore the Mysteries of Alcatraz

The California Academy of Sciences

Aquarium of the Bay

Walt Disney Family Museum

Charles M. Schultz Museum

San Francisco Museum of Fine Art (SFMOMA)

Asian Art Museum

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Travel Tips - All You Need is Love...and Music....



Featuring over 60 musical artists performing for three days, this huge event in Golden Gate Park has upped the ante on music festivals going green and “leveraged San Francisco’s food, wine, technology and activism cultures,' according to Rolling Stone, “for a one-of-a-kind world-class experience.”

Enjoy three days of outside fun, August 11 - 13, 2017, and take time to visit these other attractions inside Golden Gate Park - The National AIDS Memorial Grove, a dedicated space where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember, the Japanese Tea Garden, the oldest public Japanese garden in the United States the de Young Museum, founded in 1895 and has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city , the California Academy of Sciences, a world-class scientific and cultural institution, as well as one of the greenest museums in the world and the Conservatory of Flowers, a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants including palms, orchids, bromeliads, carnivorous plants, and much more.

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Explore the Mysteries of Alcatraz

Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay, offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast and the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public. Often referred to as The Rock, there is also a natural side to the island which include gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.

The prison on Alcatraz was designed to hold prisoners who continuously caused trouble at other federal prisons. Given the high security and the location of Alcatraz in the cold waters and strong currents of San Francisco Bay, the prison operators believed Alcatraz to be escape-proof. 1,576 of Americas most ruthless criminals including Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the Birdman of Alcatraz), George Machine Gun Kelly, Bumpy Johnson, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Mickey Cohen, Arthur R. Doc Barker, James Whitey Bulger, and Alvin Creepy Karpis (who served more time at Alcatraz than any other inmate).

The California Academy of Sciences

Discover the mysteries of life at The California Academy of Sciences which is among the largest museums of natural history in the world.

Tour Rainforests of the World as you stroll the spiraling pathway which leads you to three distinct rainforest habitats. Move on to the Hands on Exploration where sea creatures deliver an interactive education explaining California\\\'s terrain. Ready to See the Stars? Watch an enhanced terrestrial experience through real-time data provided by NASA and lastly, head for The Swamp, where turtles, subtropical fish, and the rare alligator provide snapshots into a prehistoric past.

Aquarium of the Bay

Come share a cocktail with a shark at the Aquarium of the Bay, the only waterfront aquarium in San Francisco. Located just steps from the beautiful San Francisco Bay, this engaging venue is home to 30,000 animals found in the Bay and along the California coast, and is dedicated to the diverse marine life and ecosystems of the Bay.

The Aquarium's Mission is ---Work to protect, restore and inspire the conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed – from the Sierra to the sea.

Walt Disney Family Museum

From Mickey Mouse to Snow White, from Mary Poppins to Disneyland, Walt Disneys artistry and imagination helped define 20th-century America. The Walt Disney Family Museum brings his legacy to life and illuminates his tremendous successes as well as his disappointments as he worked tirelessly to advance the art of animation. Walt was a risk-taker who influenced popular culture through pioneering animated and live-action films, television programs, theme parks, and other new technologies. Get to know Walt through early drawings and animation, movies, music, and listening stations featuring his own voice, among others.

Located in a historic brick building on the main post of San Francisco’s Presidio, come learn how the magic all started and find your own creative inspiration in his story!

Charles M. Schultz Museum

Experience the joy of PEANUTS....
View the largest collection of original Peanuts art work in the world at the Charles M. Schulz Museum. Visitors can laugh at Schulz’s original comic strips, learn about the art of cartooning and Schulz’s role in its development, view a re-creation of Schulz’s art studio, watch animated Peanuts specials and documentaries in our Theatre, and draw their own cartoons in our hands-on education room.

San Francisco Museum of Fine Art (SFMOMA)

Come experience SFMOMA at sites around the Bay Area while our building is closed for expansion and transformation. Contact us for a schedule of exhibits which are available at locations throughout San Francisco. SFMOMA is scheduled to reopen May 14, 2016.

Asian Art Museum

Don't be surprised if you find your new favorite piece of art as you explore this Museums magnificent collection! Featuring approximately 18,000 works of art and artifacts from all major Asian countries and traditions, some of which are 6,000 years old.

The museum has become a focus for special traveling exhibitions, including: the first major Chinese exhibition to travel outside China since the end of World War II (in 1975), and an exhibition on wisdom and compassion opened by the Dalai Lama in 1991.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Located in Vallejo, California, which is approximately 30 miles east of San Francisco, this one-of-kind theme park brings together interactive animal attractions and the best family rides and roller coasters in Northern California.

Experience the Land, Sea and Sky like never before at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. You will see it all - from Odin, the rare white Bengal tiger, to Medusa, a fast, fearless world-class roller coaster and finally, that silly well-known wascally rabbit,

Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Each October, thirsty travelers from over thirty different states, are beckoned to Santa Rosa to participate in a complete farm to table experience, inspired by the county's hard working farmer's, ranchers, vintners and producers.

  • Four nights at the Doubletree Sonoma County with Breakfast Daily
  • Visit Buena Vista and Kunde Wineries in Sonoma with Group Dinner
  • Group Dinner in Sonoma County
  • Napa Valley Wine Train Quattro Vino Experience
  • Saturday Harvest Fair Grand Tasting Ticket
  • Dinner and Tour at Coppola Winery
  • Daily Transportation and Roundtrip Airport Transfers

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