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Aquarium of the Bay is a marine nature center affiliated with The Bay Institute. The Aquarium is dedicated to protecting, restoring and inspiring conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed-from the Sierra to the sea. It is accredited by the... more
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The BJWRR has been in operation at Oak Meadow Park and Vasona Park in Los Gatos, California (50 miles south of San Francisco in Silicon Valley) since 1970. In 2011 the railroad attracted over 100,000 riders. Steam operation starts in April and runs... more
The Fairfield Brewery is essential to delivering fresh beer to Western regions of the country including, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Alaska and more. All of the brewery tours offer a perspective and understanding of brewing Budweiser that you won't... more
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A great time is waiting for you at San Francisco theme parks. Bring the family for fun to San Francisco amusement parks and enjoy the best of the Bay Area. more
What if an eccentric chocolatier and a daredevil pop star had a whirlwind romance, got married while skydiving, and had a glamorous, glittering love child who grew up to rule a small nation? Welcome to Candytopia, where colossal candyfloss construct... more
Ever since we planted our first orchards in 1908, we've been growing.  At our roadside location in the fertile Pacheco Valley between Monterey and Yosemite, we've welcomed visitors from around the world.  We hope you'll stop by and try some... more
It is a matter of historical record that the Coit Tower art project was the prototype for the decade of the New Deal art that followed, 1933-43, halted finally by World War II. Utilizing carefully selected artistic talent, the project provided an ico... more
As a family-owned and operated company, Commodore Cruises & Events has been planning dinner cruises, special events and celebrations on San Francisco Bay for 30 years. Our home port is located in Alameda. However, we service 10 other ports around... more
FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED for 37 years. We're here to help plan & cater your event, large or small on San Francisco Bay. Our Fleet includes the Zinfandel Commodore, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvingnon. more
The main gate to Chinatown is the entrance to Grant Street with it's many shops and interesting traditions. While the main shopping for everyday people is Stockton, this entire area of Chinatown is great for tourists and locals alike who are looking... more
Sometimes referred to as the "North Windmill", the first Golden Gate Park windmill stands 75 feet tall with 102 foot long spars, and was built to pump up to 30,000 gallons an hour of well water for irrigation purposes. (Before the windmill's erection... more
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The Exploratorium is now open in our spectacular new home at Pier 15 on San Francisco's Embarcadero. There are 150 new exhibits - indoors and out - plus hundreds of beloved classics, a Bay Observatory, a bigger focus on tinkering and social science,... more
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Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. The F M... more
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The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the one-mile-wide (1.6 km), one-point-seven-mile-long (2.7 km) channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the American city of San Franci... more
The Graton Resort & Casino has a commanding presence amongst rolling hills of Northern California's wine country. Owned and operated by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. Graton Resort & Casino is the complete entertainment experience, feat... more
The Visitor Center offers hands-on activities that create an intimate experience with our marine world, which promotes understanding, while underscoring the importance of our protected marine sanctuaries. Our Visitor Center is open Wednesday –... more
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This is a Port of Oakland attraction named after the famous author and Oakland native. The charming waterfront property is filled with numerous entertainment options and quality dining and shopping establishments. Some of the highlights include aweso... more
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Patio Reservations, Boat Rentals, Camping, and Hunting FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL (707) 433-2200 PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL BOAT RENTALS ARE EQUIPT WITH SOUND SYSTEMS, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN FORM OF MUSIC. more
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Mission San Francisco de Asís, or Mission Dolores, is the oldest surviving structure in San Francisco and the seventh religious settlement established as part of the California chain of missions. The Mission was founded on June 29, 1776, by Li... more
A gift to the city from banker Samuel G. Murphy, the now-restored Murphy Windmill was the largest in the world when it was built. Able to pump 40,000 gallons of well water a day for park irrigation, its purpose was to save the city from the exorbitan... more
Welcome to the Musee Mecanique, one of the world’s largest privately owned collections of mechanically operated musical instruments and antique arcade machines. We will take you on a journey from turn of the century hand cranked music boxes to... more
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Stand back Color Factory, there’s a new buzz-worthy experience in town. The news of a downtown San Francisco location is melting the hearts of ice cream lovers who have been anxiously waiting for the doors to open and reveal an interactive spri... more
The purpose of the organization is to preserve the physical aspects and atmosphere of Pacific Coast railroading during the period from 1910 to 1960. Our mission is to develop and operate a working railroad museum for the benefit of the general public... more
The purpose of the organization is to preserve the physical aspects and atmosphere of Pacific Coast railroading during the period from 1910 to 1960. Our mission is to develop and operate a working railroad museum for the benefit of the general public... more
Pier 43 1/2 is home to the Red and White Fleet. Their boat tours make daily trips to many of the Bay Area's most popular destinations that can only be accessed on the water. more
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New landlords took control of the park in March, and as the East Bay Times reported, it was these owners who decided it was a lucrative opportunity to demolish the park to make way for new housing estates. Playland co-owner Frank Biafore said that he... more
The Cable Car turnaround is a classic tourist spot; unnecessary, yet it is a popular spot.   Maybe it's the lines, or the slow motion movement of the cable cars, but in all seriousness, the area is packed with lots of people, there are often mus... more
Motorized pumps were first installed in the Dutch Windmill in 1913 to augment the power system, and the Murphy Windmill was electrified soon after. It is commonly believed that the windmills were taken out of service around 1935, after which they beg... more
Raley Field is the home of the Sacramento River Cats minor league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League; the Rivercats are the AAA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 2015. - WikiPedia more
The San Francisco Belle, built in 1994 in Louisiana, was used as a floating casino on the Missouri River in St. Charles, Missouri. She’s now known as San Francisco’s landmark paddleboat. She features three fully enclosed decks, plus a lar... more
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The San Mateo County History Museum, housed in the old County Courthouse, offers visitors an opportunity to discover the San Francisco Peninsula's colorful past from the original Native American inhabitants of yesterday to the Silicon Valley innovato... more
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The planetarium will remain closed until Summer 2019 at minimum. No date has been set to reopen the facility. With a dome 40 feet in diameter and 27 feet high, the Planetarium is the largest space science facility in the California Community Coll... more
The Sea Lion Center is a division of bay.org, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with the mission to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea.  We offer free interpretive programs to co... more
Best family entertainment in Northern California. Open spring through fall. more
Sonoma Raceway is located 30 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and serves as the gateway to the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country. The track hosts several nationally televised events.  Sonoma Raceway is a year-round motorspor... more
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Peep at Saturn and galaxies.   Sonoma State Observatory is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by Sonoma State University. more
The SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN is one of two remaining fully functional Liberty ships of the 2,710 built and launched during WWII. The O'BRIEN has the distinction of being the last unaltered Liberty ship and remains historically accurate. Moored at Pier 45,... more
John Steinbeck’s birthplace and boyhood home is a restored Queen Anne style Victorian built in 1897.  The Steinbeck family purchased the home in 1900 and raised their family there.  It was purchased by The Valley Guild in 1973.  ... more
Our fleet of American-made boats includes rowboats, electric boats, and pedal boats that seat from one to four boaters. All motorboats, including the support boat, are electric powered and silently glide across the serene waters of Stow Lake. The... more
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An 18-hole miniature golf course, arcade, food and drink (beer and wine included), a slot car track, pool tables, and two party rooms. more
An 18-hole miniature golf course, arcade, food and drink (beer and wine included), and party rooms. more
The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the culture and tools of bookbinding, from its earliest forms to the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution. more
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The Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito is a fully accessible education center administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which hosts a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta System. The mod... more
THE CANNERY at Del Monte Square is one of San Francisco's most treasured places. Located at the foot of Columbus Street overlooking San Francisco Bay, and originally built in 1907, THE CANNERY was once the largest peach cannery in the world. Today... more
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The San Francisco Dungeon brings Old San Francisco to life.   The Dungeon provides an exciting mix of 9 live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360° sets, 1 dark boat ride and authentic storytelling. It’s hilarious fun and it’s s... more
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The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney, whose artistry, imagination and vision helped define 20th-century America, has been brought to life at The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco.  The Museum illuminates Wa... more
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The aircraft carrier USS Hornet is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century — World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission when the first humans in the history of mankind set foot upon th... more
USS Pampanito (SS-383) is a World War II Balao class Fleet submarine museum and memorial that is open for visitors daily at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Pampanito made six patrols in the Pacific during World War II during which she sank six... more
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Water World Swim has been offering open water swimming events and programs for over 15 years. They host weekly workouts at Aquatic Park and Crissy Field, Alcatraz crossings and clinics, annual bay races, and more. Each swim is organized and guided by... more