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Dara Mihaly

Dara joined ExperienceFirst in 2015 and has been working in tourism for over a decade. This California native has guided all over Los Angeles and San Francisco and has taken tours around the globe. She loves encouraging people to travel whenever they can and hopes you are inspired to travel more too!

Posts by Dara:


16th Avenue Tiled Steps: Hidden Gardens in San Francisco

Up in the hills of a quiet residential neighborhood in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Heights, you’ll find the most incredible series of tiled mosaic steps. Say hello to…


Ride and Dine at the Historic San Francisco Ferry Building

The Ferry Building is one of San Francisco’s oldest and most beloved landmarks. Built in 1896 at the terminus of the city’s grand boulevard, Market Street, the Ferry…


How Fisherman’s Wharf Became Famous — And What To See Today

Every major city has a designated “tourist zone” that visitors love but locals tend to avoid, and in San Francisco, it’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Growing up…


How to See Alcatraz Island When You Visit San Francisco

A prison isn’t usually a tourist destination, but Alcatraz Island in San Francisco is a major exception. Touring the historic former penitentiary is an unusual experience, but it’s…