San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2006
A quirky Web site for a quirky city. Randy Schroeder, San Francisco resident has a photo blog type Web site for people planning to visit the city who's reputation precedes it. The site helps visitors get some quick tips on off beat things to do instead of the same old same old. Fun, fast, printable. Maps, search, and get ready to have fun.
Why people visit San Francisco
Here are some quotes from some people you may know about:
"It's an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world" - Oscar Wilde
"Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible. " - Walter Cronkite
"Isn't it nice that people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there?" - Herb Caen
"I have always been rather better treated in San Francisco than I actually deserved." - Mark Twain
"One day if I do go to heaven... I'll look around and say, 'It ain't bad, but it ain't San Francisco. " - Herb Caen
"San Francisco has only one drawback: 'Tis hard to leave" - Rudyard Kipling
"We're crazy about this city. First time we came here, we walked the streets all day, all over town and nobody hassled us. People smiled, friendly-like, and we knew we could live here. We'd like to keep our place in Greenwich Village and have an apartment here, God and the Immigration Service willing. Los Angeles? That's just a big parking lot where you buy a hamburger for the trip to San Francisco." - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
“Once I knew the City very well, spent my attic days there, while others were being a lost generation in Paris, I fledged in San Francisco, climbed its hills. Slept in its parks, worked on its docks, marched and shouted in its revolts... It had been to me in the days of my poverty and it did not resent my temporary solvency." - John Steinbeck California born writer
Now, there’s an easy way to find out how wonderful and quirky San Francisco is, just like these people did. Visit http://www.QurikySF.com and you’ll discover a whole collection of interesting and offbeat things to do in a city known for peace, love, acceptance, high-rollin’/gold rush spending, diversity, food, wine, theater, art, spas, and more. Oh, and Victorian homes on hillsides and cable cars. The list goes on, but if you’re looking for things only locals know about (actually, many don’t), then this site is for you.
Each entry in this photo blog Web site features, photos by Randy Schroeder, a long-time resident of this crazy city, and brief notes and links that will help you visit San Francisco like a local. His photos, writings, and sense of humor will help you feel the wit and charm of a city that truly is unique.
Who would have thought of taking the time to find a hidden gem in China Town - a real Fortune Cookie Factory? Or how about a game of video bowling (Robin Williams often takes his kids there and Randy got a photo of him just walking around in the arcade). Or how about a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, down into Sausalito and back to SF by ferry?
Most people head down to Pier 39 to buy a sweatshirt that says “Stolen From Alcatraz” or something equally as lame. Take a trip that you’ll really remember because you did something different, not because you bought something.
Eat at a restaurant where Alfred Hitchcock often dined (Jeanty at Jack’s). Enjoy a stairway walk where the famed Parrots of Telegraph Hill live (and squawk). It’s all there.
How about a trip in October to spend Halloween in the famous Castro (the largest gay area in the city … maybe the world)? You’ll see more curious, clever and inventive costumes her than anywhere. Catch the iPod girls on the site – another great costume idea.
Randy put together http://www.QuirkySF.com to help people discover what San Francisco is really about. It’s a fun, lively city with interesting things to see at every turn. Randy shares photos of unique things you might see while merely walking around. Like the guy walking down the street with a chicken on his head – HONEST! How about a BMW smashed by a fallen tree, a Charlie Chaplin look-alike, or a guy reading the paper leaning against a lamppost – looking like he stepped out of a 1950’s movie set?
The site also has maps and a search engine to help find things of interest. There are lots of helpful links to resources throughout the site; so take your time and explore the site well, and don’t even think about coming to SF without visiting this site first.
It’s all fun; so plan ahead, visit, print and have a quirky time.
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