The Bay Bridge, connecting Oakland and San Francisco, has endured since 1936 as the Bay Area’s plain older sister: strong, hard working and taken for granted, while the Golden Gate is celebrated as an orange beauty in the mist — the subject of songs, photographs and hailed as the monument of reaching the West Coast. Although it’s just six months older, is longer and accommodates more traffic, the Bay Bridge has never enjoyed the same place in our nation’s folklore as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.
Families all over the world have distinctive New Year’s Day traditions that make this holiday so special. Do you plan on partying with friends, imbibing some drinks and watching fireworks as 2013 gives way to 2014? Or do you plan on staying home, getting cozy and watching the ball drop on television? Regardless of what your plans are, CityPASS is going to take a trip around the world to highlight some New Year’s traditions, along with a few regional New Year’s traditions around the U.S.—so buckle up! read more »
San Francisco and Monterey, California are only 110 miles apart. Hardly much of a drive, a little under two hours is all. But you could keep busy for days in this region with activities galore and places to explore. Winter months are some of the best for venturing up and down this stretch of the California coastline. Here are just a few events and places you might want to check out when you find yourself in San Francisco or in the smaller hamlets of Pacifica, Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz. read more »
Strutting down Broad Street in a flurry of sequined, feathered finery and floats, Philadelphia’s annual New Year’s Day Mummers Parade brings thousands of visitors to the city see this one-of-a-kind spectacle. In addition to entertaining thousands of native Philadelphians and tourists who come to view the event, the Mummers Parade is more than just a tradition in the City of Brotherly Love -- it’s a competition. More than 40 different Mummers clubs scattered throughout Philadelphia showcase elaborate performances to vie for glory and prizes. read more »