Bay Area Bliss

“You wouldn’t think such a place as San Francisco could exist.  The wonderful sunlight here, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes.  Beautiful Chinatown.  Every race in the world.  The sardine fleets sailing out.  The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills….And all the people are open and friendly.” – Dylan Thomas

Doesn’t San Francisco sound like an amazing place? The city is very diverse and there are always things to do there. For example, you can ride in a natural historic landmark by hopping on the San Francisco cable car system, you can explore one of the biggest LGBT communities, and you can visit some of the most popular attractions by using a Wharf Pass. Speaking of a Wharf Pass, we’re actually giving two of them away!! All you have to do is enter our “Cruisin Cable Cars” Sweepstakes, and you could be selected as the winner.

Explore San Francisco

Enter the “Cruisin Cable Car” Sweeps to win 2 “Wharf Passes”

City Cruising

The San Francisco cable car system is the world’s last manually operated cable car system. The San Francisco cable car system was declared a natural historic landmark in 1964 and it remains one of the most significant tourist sites in the city. There are three cable car routes in operation.  The routes are known as the Powell-Mason, the Powell-Hyde, and the California Street Line. Downtown at Powell and Market streets, there is a cable car turntable which serves as the beginning stop for the Powell-Mason and the Powell-Hyde. Both these lines end in Fisherman’s Wharf, but at different areas. The California Street Line runs East-West from the Financial District, through Chinatown, over Nob Hill and stops at Van Ness Avenue. If you’re in a learning vs. doing mood, then you can also visit the Cable Car Museum. At the museum, you can view a historic collection of photographs and mechanical displays as well as learn about the inventors and technologies. The cable car system is definitely an icon in San Francisco!

San Francisco Cable Car

Ride in a national landmark!

LGBT Heats Up

According to San Francisco Travel, “Summer’s Over, but Things Are Just Heating Up In San Francisco’s Gay and Lesbian Community. There are a ton of events planned for the months of October through December. For example, the Castro Street Fair is planned for October 7th from 11am to 6pm. The Fair is a non profit organization and all proceeds go directly to charitable causes. Founded by Harvey Milk in 1974, the Castro Street Fair is a community street celebration that features hundreds of local artists, vendors, craftspeople, and organizations, who line the streets in order to celebrate the diversity of the neighborhood. There are also free weekly tours of “gayborhood” offered by San Francisco City Guides in order to help you understand the changes that have taken place in this vibrant neighborhood, including names and populations. If you’re ready for the Christmas Holidays already, then you can go ahead and gear up for the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s annual Dance-Along Nutcracker (Dec. 8 and 9) at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. This year’s theme retells the story of the Nutcracker through the perspective of rats (hence the theme “Ratified”). If these events seem to interest you, then check out  “What’s New in San Francisco — October-December LGBT”  in order to find out more information.

San Francisco LGBT

“The Gate is Always Open – Escape from where you live and come home. Here you can be who you are, everywhere you go. And with great food, neighborhoods, and culture there’s always more to discover.”

Your Ticket to Fun

You might be wondering what a “Wharf Pass” is. Well, with a Wharf Pass, you can “Enjoy a Hop On Hop Off City Tour,  Bay Cruise, Cable Car Ride, Visit to the Aquarium and  choice of Wax Museum or Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum for one LOW PRICE.  With a full day to enjoy WharfPass, what you want to see and do is on your schedule.” A Wharf Pass also provides many additional discounts to eat at some of San Francisco’s most memorable restaurants, save money when shopping at selected stores, and enjoy even more tours at special prices. Check out the 40 Bonus Discounts that are included with a WharfPAss to find out more information. Purchasing (or winning) a Wharf Pass guarantees you entry to five of the best attractions in San Francisco!! Watch this video to see how it works: 

As you can see, San Francisco has a lot to offer! The city is very welcoming and offers great deals to some of the best attractions! There are events for everyone and you can explore it all! Don’t limit yourself and use the My Explore Hertz NeverLost Mobile Companion to guide yourself around if you’re in search of things to do. Experience the “wonderful sunlight, hills, and great bridges” for yourself and enjoy the blissful environment that the Bay Area has to offer!

Melissa Woodring 🙂


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