Friday, March 31, 2017

California's Big Trees

The latest edition of "Rick's Tips" is available.  Learn about coast redwoods and giant sequoias by clicking here.  The newsletter will explain the differences between these magnificent trees and tell you the best spots in California to see them.  If you would like to take a tour to see coast redwoods - the tallest trees in the world - or giant sequoias - the largest trees by volume - contact Blue Heron Custom Tours and Travel at or 1 (415) 337-1874.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The latest edition of  "Rick's Tips," Blue Heron's free newsletter of fun and interesting things to do in the Bay Area, is out.  This edition tells you the best restaurants in San Francisco as designated by the reviewers at the "Michelin Guide," "San Francisco Chronicle," Zagat, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.  You can see the full newsletter by clicking here.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Best Restaurants in San Francisco

Zagat just came out with its list of the 50 best restaurants in San Francisco.  You can see the list by clicking here.  

A few months ago, the "San Francisco Chronicle" released its annual list of the best restaurants in the Bay Area.  That list includes San Francisco, wine country, the East Bay (Oakland), and South Bay (Silicon Valley).  See the "Chronicle's" list here

Finally, the "Michelin Guide" is released each fall.  Here's a list of the starred restaurants in the Bay Area.  Or you can use this interactive map to see the various categories of restaurants in the Bay Area. The next list should come out in October.  

When the next Michelin Guide is released, I'll do an analysis comparing the lists of best restaurants.  Meanwhile, you've got many excellent restaurants to choose from when you visit San Francisco.