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San Francisco Voted “Coolest City In America”

How much do you love San Francisco? Would you vote for it as the coolest town around? Apparently, some travelers and residents did just that in a recent poll!

According to, San Francisco was recently voted the “Coolest City in America.” The decision to name San Francisco “coolest spot” came by popular vote. Ranker asked its followers to rate cities on various factors such as great places to dine, dance and visit as well as other qualities that make cities great destinations. San Francisco did its residents proud in many of these categories.

In addition, “experts” such as travel agents, bloggers and others who have wide experience with travel ultimately supported the public’s view of San Francisco as a great place to visit. It seems that the City by the Bay has garnered more than its fair share of fans!

Do you agree that San Francisco is the Coolest City in America? Please tell us what you think is ‘cool’ about San Francisco. If not, what city would you put up for that honor? Please post your answer on our blog.

What Makes San Francisco So Great?

One of the things that makes San Francisco such a cool city is the diversity of its population and its attractions. From the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz, and from Lombard Street to Fisherman’s Wharf, there is plenty for everyone to do, no matter what your age or interests. If you want to go a little farther afield, San Francisco is a great base of operations from which to visit the wine country, Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.

If you want to see the coolest things in San Francisco, here is a short list of “must dos” for your trip, according to San Francisco Travel:

  • The Golden Gate Bridge—this is the most famous bridge in the world and spans the 1.7 miles between Sausalito and San Francisco.
  • Cable cars. Take a break and ride on a cable car—you will be glad you did!
  • Alcatraz—although the prison is closed, you can tour this famous facility which sits on its own island in the Bay.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf—a great place to watch the sea lions, visit area attractions or grab some really fresh seafood.
  • Union Square—if you are serious about shopping, Union Square is the place to be.
  • North Beach—it is actually not a beach but the Italian quarter of San Francisco, filled with great restaurants and shops.
  • Chinatown—this is one of the largest Asian communities in the world outside of Asia itself, and is filled with plenty of Chinese culture.
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art—any museum in the city is a great place to visit, but this one houses some of the best works of modern masters.

In order to visit all the sights in San Francisco and get around easily, it is important to have a reliable taxi company to take you where you want to go. Luxor Cabs has been a staple in San Francisco for nearly 100 years. Their taxi cab drivers are incredibly knowledgeable and professional and will get you where you want to go quickly and cost-effectively.

Along the way, these San Francisco taxi cab drivers may just give you a quick history lesson. For example, if your route takes you past Russian Hill, your cab driver can tell you a bit about the area and why millions of people flock here every year to see the architecture and enjoy the beautiful views. If you are looking for a great restaurant, Luxor Cabs cabbies can make good recommendations and get you to your location quickly. If you need are just coming in to the airport and need to locate a good hotel, Luxor Cabs can help.

Our drivers are highly trained and knowledgeable about the city. We also offer paratransit and other assistance for those who need special accommodations. Call Luxor Cabs today for all your San Francisco taxi cab needs.

Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

Luxor Cabs Offers Transportation to the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival

The 44th Annual Millbrae Art & Wine Festival will be held on August 30 and 31, 2014, and promises to be as exciting as always with the very best in classic vintages and entertainment! As the Bay Area’s biggest Labor Day weekend event, the downtown Millbrae area will be transformed into a Mardi Gras-style wonderland featuring live music and tons of great food and drink reminiscent of the “Big Easy.”

Attendees can view the works of over 250 professional artists as well as sample premium wines and microbrews. Tasting tents will be set up along with an organic product showcase and green product exhibits, health and wellness booths and even a “Classically Cool Car Show.” There will be great fun for all ages with a dance competition for the kids along with a zip line, bungee jump and fun amusements in Playland. Admission is free, although there may be a charge for some exhibits.

The Millbrae Art & Wine Festival is one of the very best of all San Francisco’s many annual events, and you can get there in style with the help of Luxor Cabs! Luxor offers fast and friendly service to the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival so that you can enjoy a drink without having to worry about driving.

Luxor Cabs Can Handle Your San Francisco Transportation Needs

Luxor Cabs is a great way to get around San Francisco, wherever you need to go. For more than 100 years, Luxor Cabs has been San Francisco’s recognized leader in hired transportation, and our drivers are highly trained and know the area completely. They can get you anywhere in the Bay Area safely and in comfort.

Luxor Cabs not only has the largest paratransit fleet in the Bay Area but also offers many other benefits. Luxor Cabs can provide transportation throughout the San Francisco Bay region, including all airports, as well as the Napa Valley, San Jose, Oakland and other nearby cities.

You can make an appointment with Luxor Cabs in advance or for immediate pickup by calling, texting or going online. We also have a corporate program that allows you to give travel credits to employees and to visitors. We specialize in airport pickup and dropoff and can navigate San Francisco with ease.

Whether you are attending the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival or some other San Francisco event, let Luxor Cabs get you there safely and in style!

Adobo Festival

Adobo Festival Held in San Francisco Aug. 23rd

 More than 11,000 people attended the free Adobo Festival in San Francisco on August 23rd and 24th, and Luxor Cabs was on hand to provide transportation to all the fun events!

The Adobo Festival is a multi-cultural event that is held at various locations in the Bay Area each year. With free admission and a wide range of activities, more than 11,000 people attend annually! This year’s event was held at Kennedy Park in Hayward and featured non-stop entertainment from local Bay Area talent.

Activities included the Adobo Cook-Off Contest in which different Filipino restaurants and individuals were invited to compete by preparing traditional Filipino dishes, a Kiddie Pop Star Competition, a Filipino Bazaar and kiddie games. With two days of great entertainment from local performers as well as famous Filipino singers invited from the Philippines to entertain the crowd, the music was unsurpassed. Everyone enjoyed the events for another year of great fun!

Getting To Your Events Easily

 Events in the Bay Area are fun and exciting, but they are also often spread over a large area. These events are often held at various locations that may be miles apart. For someone without a car, public transportation may be an option, but public conveyances can be inconvenient, requiring you to change buses or trains frequently. Further, public transport is very limited in scheduling options. With public transportation, you are forced to work with the bus or train timetable rather than being on your own schedule.

Luxor Cabs has been providing convenient and reliable transportation to the Bay Area for 100 years. In that time, we have built a reputation as one of the Bay Area’s favorite transportation methods. There are several reasons for our popularity, including the fact that we have changed with the times to provide the latest and most up-to-date methods of scheduling taxi cab rides.

Luxor Cabs offers booking by phone, by text and online. We also offer the Bay Area’s largest paratransit fleet. No matter where you need to go in San Francisco, we can get you there quickly and safely with our professional drivers. In addition, we offer transportation to all three major airports in the Bay Area and even rides to the Napa Valley, San Jose and other more remote locations.

Contact Luxor Cabs today for more information about how we can help you get to your next important San Francisco event!

July 4th Fireworks

July 4th Fireworks Display Best Seen From Marina Green Or Crissy Field

The Glorious Fourth is a time to celebrate with fireworks, and San Francisco residents may be able to see the fireworks clearly for the first time in several years. The small heat wave that has been gripping the City by the Bay may lead to clearer skies through the Fourth of July holiday.

Luxor Cabs will be happy to transport those who are attending Fourth of July festivities throughout the city. As one of the city’s oldest and most respected cab companies, Luxor has been providing reliable airport transportation as well as trips around the city for a century. No one knows San Francisco better than Luxor!

Fog, Fog, Stay Away!

Several weather forecasters, including those at the National Weather service, are predicting that skies will remain clear through the evening of July 4th. However, fog is predicted to roll in at midnight, so there may be some later fireworks shows that are affected. Most shows start a 9:30 p.m. and should be over by the time the fog hits.

Recently, San Francisco has experienced 80 degree temperatures, although no day this year has come close to the 99-degree record. Mid-70s are expected during the week of July 4th, but a warming trend will keep clouds and fog at bay until the late evening of the 4th.

Where To Watch The Fireworks?

San Francisco has an awesome fireworks show planned to begin at 9:30 p.m. Some of the best locations for watching include:

  • Twin Peaks. For those who do not mind being a little further away, the area around Twin Peaks will give a stunning view of the show.
  • Aquatic Park. This part of the northeastern waterfront boasts amenities for families to sit and watch the show.
  • Pier 39. Another great location on the waterfront, this area would be a great place to shop and dine before the show begins.
  • Crissy Field. Bring a blanket and stretch out with the family before the show begins.

San Francisco authorities are advising everyone to use public transportation rather than attempt to park in the crowded downtown areas during the fireworks. Luxor Cabs is excited to be able to offer rides all over San Francisco during the Fourth of July. Whether you need a designated driver or just do not want to fight traffic, let Luxor Cabs offer you the San Francisco taxi transportation you need during this holiday!