Top 5 Places You Need To Visit in the Bay Area

The Bay Area is home to many different cultures and unique attractions. From museums to beaches, there is always a reason to come by for a visit. Here is a list of my top 5 places to visit in the Bay Area!

 

1. The 90’s Experience Photo by: The 90’s Experience

A pop up based in Oakland, California will place you in the middle of 90’s nostalgia! The area is filled with different areas built by 20 local artists that recreate iconic scenes and memorabilia of the 1990’s. It is definitely a place to get instagram worthy pictures with you friends! This pop-up is only available for a minimum time so, catch the scene while you can!

 

2.The  Museum Of Ice Cream

Photo by: The Museum of Ice Cream

Just like the 90’s Experience, the Museum of Ice Cream is a pop up museum that is only up for a limited time in San Francisco! Inside you will find rooms of an ice cream lovers dream. Sprinkle pools, a retro 70’s diner, a rainbow room, are just some of the exhibits that you will find in the coolest place in San Francisco. There is also a cafe that offers MOIC signature flavors! Don’t forget your phone to take the cutest pictures of you and your friends!

 

3. Musee Mecanique

Photo by: David Gallagher

Located in San Francisco, California, you are transported into a vintage arcade filled with coin operated machines! This location is a privately owned collection of the Zelinsky family. It all started in 1933 when Edward Zelinsky first purchased a penny skill game in the Golden Gate Avenue area. The building is filled with old styled games and even recent games. It is free admission and an incredible history lesson. Fun fact, the Disney movie The Princess Diaries actually filmed a scene here! 

 

4. The Walt Disney Family Museum

Photo by: The Walt Disney Family Museum

If you are a big Disney fan like myself, you will appreciate the Walt Disney Family Museum located in the Presidio of San Francisco. Here you learn the story of the famous Walt Disney and are walked through past techniques used to make their films.The exhibits give you an insight to a piece of the magic that Walt Disney created. The museum also provides workshops, films, talks, and special events that all can attend. They also offer a student discount! 

 

5. The Painted Ladies Photo by: sftravel.com

Visit the iconic houses that symbolize the traditional architecture of San Francisco. They are one of the largest and oldest houses there. The houses have been included in several ads and over 70 movies. One of the most iconic placements has been in the late 80’s show, Full House. There is a park located right in front where you can sit and enjoy the company of your friends over a picnic of your favorite foods.