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This "U-Pick" Lavender Festival is Just 1 Hour from SFThis “U-Pick” Lavender Festival is Just 1 Hour from SF
By - posted 6/16/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Outdoorsy, Travel

Hierbas y Flores is a joint venture between Morningsun Herb Farm and Soul Food Farm – two women farmers partnering up on all things lavender. Growing lavender and creating products from our lavender fields has been a way for us to share the beauty of our farms with customers and our more...

SF to San Jose in 30 Minutes on High Speed Rail?SF to San Jose in 30 Minutes on High Speed Rail?
By - posted 6/12/2022
Bay Area Updates, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

By Mengyuan Dong Bay City News Foundation The final environmental impact report is now complete for the section between San Francisco and San Jose of California’s high-speed rail project. The California High-Speed Rail Authority released the final report Friday on the possible environmental impacts of the roughly 49-mile northern leg of the more...

SFO Gets its First New Low Fare U.S. Airline in 15 YearsSFO Gets its First New Low Fare U.S. Airline in 15 Years
By - posted 5/30/2022
Brand New, San Francisco, Travel

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) just welcomed U.S. low-fare airline Breeze Airways which just launched three new routes, plus four more coming in June through November. Fares originally started at $49 to $99, but have since creeped up. Per usual for the “low fare” airlines, there are tons of restrictions on the more...

Spirit Now Flies to San Diego from Oakland (For Just $31)Spirit Now Flies to San Diego from Oakland (For Just $31)
By - posted 5/25/2022
Brand New, Travel

Oakland Airport has a brand new route. Now you can fly Spirit Airlines from Oakland to San Diego. Starting May 25, 2022, one-way flights are as low as $31 for certain dates, but just be aware that they have brutal carry-on policies and can charge $45+ per leg for a normal more...

BART is Giving Away 25,000 Free Round-Trip Tickets (If You Act Now)BART is Giving Away 25,000 Free Round-Trip Tickets (If You Act Now)
By - posted 5/19/2022
Freebies, San Francisco, Travel

BART ridership is slowly coming back to normal, so BART is trying to get casual weekend riders back on the train on the weekends, so they’re offering a pretty awesome deal, 25,000 free round-trip tickets – good any Saturday or Sunday through December 26, 2022. But you’ll have to act quickly more...

BART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask RulesBART, Muni, Caltrain, VTA, AC Transit All Drop Mask Rules
By - posted 4/20/2022
Oakland, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will no longer require masks on public transit and at transit hubs like bus stops and airports following the federal mask mandate for transit being struck down this week. What’s the latest? SF’s Muni including taxis and paratransit (effective 12:01am on 4/21) Caltrain, VTA and more...

CDC Extends Muni/BART/Travel Mask Requirement 2 WeeksCDC Extends Muni/BART/Travel Mask Requirement 2 Weeks
By - posted 4/13/2022
Bay Area Updates, Masks, Transportation, Travel

Thanks to AP News for sharing the update that the nationwide mask requirement for public transit has been extended for 15 days in order for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assess the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases due to the BA.2 Omicron subvariant. The mask mandate for travel more...

Get Free Entry to 200+ CA State Parks w/ Your Library CardGet Free Entry to 200+ CA State Parks w/ Your Library Card
By - posted 4/8/2022
Freebies, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Travel

California State Parks and the California State Library just announced an additional opportunity to advance safe and equitable outdoor access to all Californians. Starting this week—National Library Week—California State Parks will be distributing the California State Library Parks Pass to public libraries across the state for checkout by library patrons. more...

Hearst Castle to Finally Reopen for First Time in 2 YearsHearst Castle to Finally Reopen for First Time in 2 Years
By - posted 4/4/2022
Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

California State Parks today announced plans to reopen Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle). The world-renowned house museum will reopen to the public on May 11, after being closed for two years following the COVID-19 pandemic and severe rainstorms that damaged the access road to the castle in more...

Caltrain Cuts Fares 50% Just for April 2022Caltrain Cuts Fares 50% Just for April 2022
By - posted 4/3/2022
Deals, San Francisco, Transportation, Travel

Caltrain to Cut Fares 50% in April, Regular Weekday Service Resumes April 4 That means that 1 zone fares on your clipper card will now be just $1.60 (instead of $3.20) and a three zone fare (for example, Mountain View to San Francisco) would be $3.85 instead of $7.70. Caltrain will be more...

28lb Giant Rabbit Joins SFO's "Wag Brigade" to Greet Passengers28lb Giant Rabbit Joins SFO’s “Wag Brigade” to Greet Passengers
By - posted 3/16/2022
Adorable, Brand New, Travel

SFO airport has added an adorable new friend to its Wag Brigade. Alex the Great is a 28 pound Flemish Giant Rabbit which is considered the largest breed of domestic rabbit, and is known for being docile and patient in being handled, attributes well-suited for work on the Wag Brigade. Alex more...

SFO Gets New Airline with $99 East Coast FaresSFO Gets New Airline with $99 East Coast Fares
By - posted 3/8/2022
Brand New, San Francisco, Travel

The San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed an announcement today from U.S. low-fare airline Breeze Airways detailing plans to launch four new routes from SFO starting May 25th. The airline, which is the first new domestic carrier at SFO since 2007, plans to launch the Airport’s first nonstop flights to the more...

Dolores Park Cafe Opens in SFO's Terminal 2Dolores Park Cafe Opens in SFO’s Terminal 2
By - posted 2/8/2022
Brand New, Eat & Drink, Travel

Dolores Park Cafe has a brand new location, and it’s at San Francisco International Airport. Next time you fly, you can find tasty sandwiches, salads, pastries, coffees, and juices in Terminal 2 near Gate C. The original Dolores Park Cafe is a neighborhood cafe located right across the street from Dolores Park. more...

Yosemite Tests New Lottery for Summer 2022 Campground ReservationsYosemite Tests New Lottery for Summer 2022 Campground Reservations
By - posted 1/18/2022
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Travel

The National Park Service is piloting a lottery system for Yosemite’s North Pines Campground reservations for arrival dates during peak season from July 21 through September 14, 2022. Winners aka successful lottery applicants will have an opportunity to make a reservation for campsites in North Pines Campground during an early access more...

All National Parks Are Free On These 5 Days In 2022All National Parks Are Free On These 5 Days In 2022
By - posted 1/10/2022
Freebies, Outdoorsy, Travel

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. On certain “fee-free” days throughout the year, enjoy free entry to all national parks and monuments including Muir Woods and Yosemite National Park and free admission aboard all of the historic more...