Ultimate guide to San Francisco’s many neighbourhoods

Ultimate guide to San Francisco’s many neighbourhoods

For a relatively small city, San Francisco has enough neighborhoods to make even the most seasoned traveller’s head spin. While certainly not exclusive, this list covers most of the neighbourhoods that you’ll hear about and want to see. Fisherman’s Wharf Probably the most well-known neighbourhood for San Francisco’s visitors, Fisherman’s...

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San Francisco’s best coffee spots

San Francisco’s best coffee spots

Everyone’s got their own opinion about what makes a great cup of coffee. For some it’s the beans, for others it’s the perfect method of brewing, for others its the atmosphere in which it’s consumed. But no matter what you’re looking for, you can rest assured that you can find...

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The art of navigating San Francisco’s public transportation

The art of navigating San Francisco’s public transportation

You use public transportation all the time back home, so what’s the big deal in another city? Well, when it comes to San Francisco, the city is kind of in a class of its own, and navigating the multitudes of acronyms, passes, and various ticketing systems can be a bit...

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10 free things to do in San Francisco

10 free things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco doesn’t exactly have a reputation as being a budget-friendly city. In fact, you’ll frequently find it making an appearance on lists of most expensive cities in the world. But that doesn’t mean a trip to the city by the bay has to break the bank. In fact, San...

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Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

Hot spots for a fun, flirty date night in NYC

New York City has some very romantic scenery. The Brooklyn Bridge is the spot for countless proposals and 100 couples said “I do” on the Empire State Building this past Valentine’s Day (in -6˚C, no less!). But what if you’re someone looking for a little less of a commitment right...

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Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

Where to go when you have to pee in NYC

One big thing about NYC that your guidebooks might not have mentioned (besides all of the walking) is that we don’t have public restrooms. While this is not always the case throughout all of the USA, typically in the Big Apple you can’t just walk into any restaurant, bar, or...

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A hippie’s guide to San Francisco

A hippie’s guide to San Francisco

Even if you don’t consider yourself a flower child, who doesn’t appreciate the message of peace and love that grew out of 1960s hippie culture in San Francisco (and NYC)? The culture surrounding the hippie movement of the ’60s had a huge influence on the city — one that you...

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Where to get outdoors in NYC

Where to get outdoors in NYC

New Yorkers love being outdoors. It might have to do with the fact that we practically hibernate all winter long (not us Urban Adventure tour guides, though!). So when the sun comes out, we want to dine outside, walk instead of take the train, and head to our local parks....

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Traveller stories: Brianna in Philadelphia

Traveller stories: Brianna in Philadelphia

I devour history. It’s not a rare trait among us who love to travel and it’s one of the many things that drew me to Prague. This fact makes it all the more surprising that I had never really explored Philadelphia, the city that glowed faintly in the distance of...

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Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg

Brooklyn beyond Williamsburg

Headed to Brooklyn? While the popular Williamsburg area has much to offer, there are many other great New York neighbourhoods nearby, each with their own personalities, to explore. Here are some suggestions to help you plan an unforgettable alternate Brooklyn itinerary. Bushwick One of New York City’s most experimental art...

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