This 4th of July weekend, I joined the San Jose / San Francisco Victorian Themed Architecture Tour organized and led by award-winning historian Eleanor Schrader. I became a fan of Eleanor’s since the first time I met her. (Read about my first tour with Eleanor HERE.) I was so happy that I could fit the San Jose / San Francisco in my schedule.
Over 4 nights and 4 days, we visited many landmarks and indulged in art, culture and history. San Francisco and the surrounding areas have so much to be explored. Upon returning home, I just had to do my own research on places we visited. Please click on the links below to read about my experience:
Day 1: Winchester Mystery House, City of Benicia, Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers, & Clift Hotel.
Unexpectedly, the best part of the trip was the people. We all joined the trip because of our interest in design and history. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to travel with. Everyone was so inspiring and full of life. Over the four days together, we became good friends.
Bradbury & Bradbury Art Wallpapers: http://www.bradbury.com/
Cliff House history: http://www.cliffhouse.com/history/index.html
Eleanor Schrader: http://eleanorschrader.com/
Farallon Restaurant: http://www.farallonrestaurant.com/
Ghirardelli Square: http://www.ghirardellisq.com/
Legion of Honor: https://legionofhonor.famsf.org/
Palace of the Fine Arts: http://palaceoffinearts.org/
Union Square: http://www.visitunionsquaresf.com/
Winchester Mystery House: http://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/