10 San Francisco attractions that are truly Instagram-worthy

Contemplating the Lands End Labyrinth from above Mile Rock Beach There are many awesome coastal views from Lands End parking lot at the end of Geary Blvd as it runs into the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy…the Cliff House, Sutro Baths ruins, and, of course,… Read More

What Giant Redwood Forest is Closest to San Francisco?

If you’ve never seen a towering redwood tree in person, it’s an absolute must-do. These gentle giants have been growing, here in California, for millennia. It’s almost like they’ve been waiting for your visit! If you’re looking for a redwood forest near San Francisco, you… Read More

Insider’s Guide to the Best Things to Do in Monterey and Carmel

The Monterey Bay Aquarium… 17 Mile Drive with its Lone Cypress… Cannery Row… Pebble Beach…there is no end to California dreamin’ in Monterey and Carmel. It only takes between two and three hours to get from San Francisco to Monterey—or from San Francisco to Carmel.… Read More

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge and Friends

Extranomical Tours Earns TripAdvisor’s Hall of Fame Award

Wow! Nothing is more helpful to discerning travel planners than reviews shared by real people. That’s why we are thrilled that TripAdvisor inducted Extranomical Tours into their Hall of Fame for 2019. This award goes only to tours and attractions that have qualified for Certificates… Read More

What is the Best Time to Visit Yosemite?

When is the best time to visit Yosemite? With all its stunning attractions, including Glacier Point and Half Dome, Yosemite is awesome all year round. In this post, we’ll tell you the advantages of a Yosemite winter (imagine Yosemite in December covered in snow!), the… Read More

Make it a San Francisco Mother’s Day

Trying to figure out how to make this year’s Mother’s Day stand out from all the rest? We can answer that question with one city: San Francisco! There are enough San Francisco attractions to make Mom’s day truly special. To make things even better, we’re… Read More

Amazing Eats

Add this California Wine Country and Muir Woods Tour to your Bucket List

Guest post from Janine Good  Post with permission from FillMyPassport.com  It isn’t often that you can honestly say you get the best of both worlds. When it does happen, your mind spins in circles on how this can possibly be true. Well, when travelling through California, we… Read More

Nevada Falls

Yosemite Waterfalls in Spring: Our Top Ten List

By Staff assisted by Gino Zernitskiy “When’s the best time to visit Yosemite?” “How can I see the Yosemite waterfalls?” We get questions like these a lot at Extranomical, and in this article, we’re going to give you the answers! The Yosemite falls are, well,… Read More

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite national park in just 1 day: dream or reality?

The Yosemite national park is one of the most beautiful places in California (but maybe even in the USA, if not in the whole continent). Would it be worth a visit it if you had only 24 hours of time? However hard it may be – and on this we agree… Read More

Alcatraz prison: San Francisco’s Hottest Ticket!

It sounds unbelievable, and hilarious, that over one million visitors a year from around the globe eagerly line up to board a ferry boat headed to federal prison. Unless, you are referring to the floating penitentiary infamously known as “The Rock”. Alcatraz prison is the… Read More