The Arts and Entertainment Magazine and THE EERIE DIGEST recently visited San Francisco, the second home for motion pictures in California. Most people don’t know this, but it is the home of PIXAR, who recently developed a new style of animated pictures which began with Disney’s Toy Story.
There ongoing success also brought Buzz Light Year, Monster, Inc, Cars, Wall-E, Ratatouille, Toys, Finding Nemo and so many more animated films. One of their newest, which I had the pleasure of viewing, is Brave. Lucasfilm , American Zoetrope, and many more also hail from the Bay Area.
We also toured the Bay area, in particular Fisherman’s Warf . A visit to this is incomplete if you miss this favorite tourist attraction. The Warf has many shops and fine restaurants along Market Street, and our stay at the Holiday Inn near the Warf gave us excellent access to all the Bay attractions.
On the Warf you may wish to chow-down at the world famous Boudin Bakeries which provide many of the fine breads and pastries to many of San Francisco’s restaurants. For dining we advise stopping at Cioppino’s Restaurant directly across from the Argonaut Hotel, once part of the Cannery on Market Street. This will also be near the Fisherman’s Warf terminus of the San Francisco Trolley Car Line which provides excellent transportation to the Downtown and Chinatown areas
One must not miss viewing the area from the waterside by taking a tour on the Blue & Gold Fleet. Their tours include Alcatraz, the Bay, and The Golden Gate Bridge. Another ‘Must-See’ is Pier 39 with its many shops and views of the Bay. They even cater to Sea Lions sunning on boat docks by the Pier. Bubba Gump Shrimp Company located at the site brings back memories of that famous Tom Hanks film. Their two-tier shopping allows access to a multitude of great shops and restaurants and they even have a carousel for the youngest members of your touring party.
Another favorite mode of transportation is San Francisco’s Electric Street Cars powered by overhead wires. The collection of working cars is extremely colorful and add to the flavor that only the Bay Area can offer. Fresh seafood is bountiful along the waterfront and the many small eateries employ ‘sidewalk hawkers’ to draw you to their tables. Attractions also include a World War II submarine and a Liberty Ship a fleet of ships at the Maritime Museum. The Wax Museum on Market Street is another crowd pleaser.
So we recommend San Francisco to all of our readers. Whether it be for tourism , business, or viewing California’s second home of the Movie Industry, this town has it all !