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Worthy Website: "Bay Area on the Cheap" for budget travel to San Francisco

When I recently discovered www.bayareaonthecheap.com, I knew this site could have as much value to those of you planning family travel to San Francisco and the Bay Area as it could for those of us calling it home. This comprehensive site is a great first stop to find coupons and special deals on everything from…

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Advanced Imaging Technology at San Francisco International – with children

We’re back! Our poor, worn suitcases are spilling out all over the entryway, but before I get to the laundry or any of the details of our amazing overseas escape, I wanted to follow-up regarding the new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) debate and share our recent experiences traveling with the little ones–and I’d love to hear…

Exploring San Francisco’s Exploratorium with Kids

UPDATE: The San Francisco Exploratorium has moved–and grown! Click here to read my full review of the new and improved Exploratorium. It can be tricky finding fun, safe places where children can play when traveling, and even trickier finding fun, safe places where children can play with high voltage electricity. Fortunately San Francisco’s got you covered on…

Go Dutch in Golden Gate Park with a visit to Queen Wilhelmina’s Windmill
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Go Dutch in Golden Gate Park with a visit to Queen Wilhelmina’s Windmill

Few visitors make it to the west-most edge of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, but those who do are often startled by the sight of this enormous windmill facing onto the Pacific. Queen Wilhelmina’s Windmill is one of two enormous windmills that were built in 1902 to help bring water into Golden Gate Park and…

Fort Funston for Free Family Fun in San Francisco

South of San Francisco’s Ocean Beach, where the sandy bluffs are macraméed with blooming succulent, you’ll find one of the West Coast’s best venues for hang gliding—say nothing of dog watching. Welcome to Fort Funston. It’s hard to imagine a more suitable name for this former military outpost, where hang gliders dazzle hikers, dog walkers,…