Friday, December 28, 2007

Some Basics for Those Who Want to Be in the Know -- Part 1 -- Including The Best Places to See Sunsets and How to Pay Less for a Cable Car Ride

This is a first in what will be a series of posts on websites to help you plan a San Francisco Bay area adventure.

San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau has a great site that puts a lot of emphasis not just on Fisherman’s Wharf, the Golden Gate Bridge and other well known attractions but the charms of the city’s many neighborhoods. (After you pick out a San Francisco neighborhood to explore, take a look at SF City Guides to see if there is a free walking tour.)

The convention bureau site offers hotel, flight, car and dining reservations. It has an events calendar so you can enjoy the city’s cultural and social life and it has info on accessibility and other special needs. It includes a mapping function to help plan your explorations.

Introducing Blog Appetit Does San Francisco ... and the Bay Area

I’ve wanted to do more “San Francisco Bay Area specific” posts for awhile, but they did not really seem to fit in well with the generalist approach I take to Blog Appetit, so I’ve decided to create a new blog.

Blog Appetit Does San Francisco will be mostly original features about enjoying the Bay area aimed at visitors and locals alike. Some food-related posts will have also run on Blog Appetit. The new blog will however not be all encompassing because hey it’s my blog and I don’t even run ads on the thing so I get to write about people, places, foods, ideas and rants I am interested in. But in the wonderful world of the web, there are lots of resources that should cover anything you’d like to know about just about visiting or enjoying the Bay area. I plan on many of those as links and/or in my posts as resources.

Because of my interests as a wanna-be food writer, there is the potential for BADSF* to have more of a food focus, but I also am a history buff and like off-beat museums and other sites as well as a big fan of neighborhood exploration. So its potential scope is much larger than a food and/or restaurant resource guide. When I get a clearer vision, I’ll be sure to share it.

If you have anything you’d like to share, especially any Bay area tips or links you think should be included, you can email me through my profile or leave a comment on a post.

*Yes I realize BADSF reads Bad SF, but I am choosing to ignore it right now!

More on SF and Area on Blog Appetit

Want to see what I have eaten or experienced around the San Francisco Bay area?
Click here to see my SF Bay Area posts on Blog Appetit.

Friday, December 21, 2007


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