I recommend the travel DVD made by Great City Guides called San Francisco & Northern California: Different, in a Good Way! This travel DVD about San Francisco and surrounding areas features some really stunning videography for an area that definitely inspires visits just for its beauty alone! Here’s more about this Great City Guides travel DVD on the San Francisco and Northern California area. It featured a lot of attractions in the Bay Area that I never knew existed such as The Mission Delores, which is a small church that has been around since 1776. It’s the oldest structure in San Francisco.
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San Francisco is definitely a city of visual beauty. Whether it be its awe-inspiring Golden Gate Bridge or skyline that stars the Transamerica Pyramid, I never tire of seeing videos or pictures of this metropolis which offers such a feast for the eyes. Even though I’ve been through the San Francisco airport a couple of times, I’ve never visited the city. I’ve felt drawn to visit this city for a long time, thanks in part to that iconic Golden Gate Bridge, which I have had this desire to run across it and back across it again. Also, the Dirty Harry movies have shown the city to be quite alluring, too!
Watching this travel DVD only makes me feel even more attracted to this area because of the moments that were captured, including fog partially covering the Golden Gate Bridge and the Transamerica Pyramid, which I learned (via this Great City Guides travel DVD) was at one time, the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi River. And until I watched this program, I had never seen so many different angles that one can photograph the Golden Gate Bridge from. I liked it when the narrator David Pizzuto chased interesting bits trivia into his overall presentation of the Bay Area, which in this case, was a mix of being pleasantly businesslike and straight to the point, and even sometimes a bit sarcastic in a good-natured way to help get his points across. This presentation even draws on some archival footage of the city’s history, including the 1960’s when the hippies ruled the Haight-Ashbury District as well as showing the devastation of the 1906 earthquake.
The roughly 45 minutes of the main feature is broken down into six chapters that cover San Francisco and its surrounding areas using some light and soothing music to help us potential visitors get into the mood to come visit. This includes time for reviewing such attractions like Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Chinatown, Market Street, and their famous cable cars, which gets some 13 million yearly rides on their 3 lines. Northern California day trips from the city are also highlighted, including areas like Carmel-by-the-Sea plus the Sonoma and Napa Valleys as well as the stunning cliffs of Big Sur! Intermixed with its stunning photography that includes a number of the city’s architectural treasures like City Hall, Coit Tower, and the Grace Cathedral, are shots of the everyday people who live and visit these California places. People who are real in the sense that you see all shapes and sizes of folks in this travel DVD. The people photographed aren’t just a bunch of “pretty people” like one basically sees when reviewing brochures from travel agencies!
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What I really like about this travel product is that it also includes some bonus material that travelers will find very useful. First, there are short recaps of what was seen in the main features, categorized into four topical vignettes including museums, historical sites, and recreational opportunities. Also, there’s some more short vignettes that offer tips for travelers coming to visit the San Francisco and Northern California areas which focus on the best ways of getting around as well as dining and hotel advice. I really like it when the narrator emphatically tells the viewer that there’s (basically) no parking available in San Francisco, as he encourages visitors via this Great City Guides travel DVD to walk and use the various public transportation the city offers instead of having to put up with the headaches of driving around town.
You can purchase this San Francisco area travel DVD at the Great City Guides website link here for the current price of $19.99 or at such online retail outlets like Amazon.com.
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