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Japanese Tourists Label Golden Gate Bridge Among ‘Most Overrated’ U.S. Attractions

The skyscraping span that is synonymous with San Francisco has apparently been a real letdown for many visitors from across the Pacific.

02/27/2014

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Phil Matier: Height A Factor In Proposed SF Moscone Center Expansion

A proposed expansion of San Francisco’s Moscone Center has some residents in the city’s SoMa District upset over height issues, but with tech and tourism driving local industry, the only way to build just might be up.

02/21/2014

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Napa Tourism Thrives, Tahoe Suffers Amid Dry Winter

Tourism in the Sierra and Lake Tahoe is suffering due to the lack of snow this winter. Meanwhile, the Napa Valley is reaping the benefits of an unusually dry and mild season with a huge jump in visitors.

01/24/2014

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Palo Alto Man Likely Held In North Korea Among Growing Wave Of Tourists

Despite strong warnings from the U.S. State Department, hundreds of Americans like the 85-year-old Korean War veteran apparently being detained in North Korea travel to the communist nation each year.

11/21/2013

'Painted Ladies' of Alamo Square (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tour Buses Banned Around San Francisco’s Famous ‘Painted Ladies’

The neighborhood is best known for the famed Painted Ladies, one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco.

11/20/2013

Rim Fire Continues To Burn Near Yosemite National Park

Rim Fire 33% Contained, Leaves Tourists To Sierra In Quandary

The huge Sierra Nevada wildfire and its smoke plume have caused some fearful tourists to opt out of plans for the last big travel weekend of the summer, but most appear intent to go through with their vacations.

08/29/2013

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Larger Crowds Expected At SF Pride After Prop. 8, DOMA Rulings

This weekend’s Pride celebration in San Francisco is expected to be an even bigger party this year, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions on same-sex marriage.

06/27/2013

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Hotel And Restaurant Boom A Sign Bay Area Economy Is Thriving

In Santa Clara, the demand for hotel rooms is leading the surge in new construction projects and is another sign the Bay Area economy is booming.

05/28/2013

Fruit sale on the streets of Kampot, Cambodia. (Keteka.com)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Offers Traveling Peace Corps Style

If your idea of a great travel experience is going to remote villages and being the only tourist in sight, hanging out with the locals, and lending a helping hand to local communities, there’s a new site you should check out.

03/03/2013

Tourists pose for a photo in front of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 25, 2012 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Targets Families, Tourists From China In Marketing Campaign

California tourism officials are already upbeat about the number of visitors who head for the Golden State. As it stands, California has the world’s tenth largest travel economy.

02/22/2013

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