With most surgeries and with careful planning, Dr. Romano often finds himself telling patients to expect part of their trip to be a vacation event in San Francisco.
Dr. Romano wants you to take walks, enjoy this beautiful town and neighborhood, and other Bay Area attractions while you are here. He will help you plan this out in advance. Dr. Romano is pleased that patients very consistently tell him how much they enjoyed visiting San Francisco and “this aspect of their surgery.”
San Francisco Overall—Visit this site for an overall view of San Francisco attractions and events.
Please experience the unique character of San Francisco’s Union Square District, where the best names in fashion, dining and theater have resided for over a hundred years.
After the great earthquake of 1906, Union Square became San Francisco’s premier shopping district, and by the 1930s it became the site of the world’s first underground parking structure.
This is the truly amazing San Francisco waterfront community. Most of the boats berthed at Fisherman’s Wharf belong to a third generation of fishing craft piloted by descendants of the fishermen who have made their livelihoods on the waters of the San Francisco Bay for many generations.
The inventor of the cable car was Andrew Hallidie, a Scottish engineer and wire rope manufacturer. The inspiration for the cable car is said to have come from an incident observed by Hallidie in 1869. He reportedly came upon a team of four horses struggling to haul a public conveyance up a steep San Francisco street. One horse slipped on the fog-slick cobblestones, causing the car to roll backward, dragging all four horses with it. He promised himself he would put an end to this unintentional cruelty to animals.
Alcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18-month occupation by Indians of All Tribes that saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare.
The wines, restaurants, environment, and beauty of Napa Valley are truly one of life’s greatest experiences. Take advantage of this on your trip, and consider a tour. It is easily accessible from Dr. Romano’s office and San Francisco in one hour. He can give you his list of favorite wineries and restaurants to visit!
This is beyond a doubt one of the most breathtaking and spiritual nature-related places on earth. People come from all over the world to visit the park, Half Dome, El Capitan and other natural formations. It is an easy and fun four-hour drive from Dr. Romano’s office. The lodges in the park are world-renowned and wonderful places to stay and dine. The park is truly a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierras. Yosemite National Park, one of the first wilderness parks in the United States, is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.
These cities are well known as some of the quaintest yet most beautiful and spectacular of all of the Bay Area. They are minutes from Dr. Romano’s office and dotted with great restaurants, spectacular views, boutique shops, hiking trails, and just plain ambience.
“This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world,” declared conservationist John Muir when describing the majestic coast redwoods of Muir Woods. We need say no more. It is located on a beautiful drive over the Golden Gate Bridge and 35 minutes from Dr. Romano’s office.
This is a beautiful area arrived at after a breathtaking drive down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco. The drive is home to Santa Cruz, Pebble Beach, the 17-Mile Drive, incredible ocean vistas, bed and breakfasts, and an experience out of this world.
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