Did you know that San Francisco and Barcelona are Sister Cities? Although I am a Bay Area native and worked in the heart of San Francisco, I did not know about the relationship of my two favorite cities until I received an email Ashley of the travel blog, No Onions Extra Pickles (NOXP). As part of her San Francisco Sister City project she asked me a few questions about life in Barcelona. NOXP focuses on art and cultural events in San Francisco, along with Ashley's other adventures with her perspective as an art historian.
Barcelona and San Francisco make a perfect match. These sister's are lovely cities near sea and mountains, have a progressive and artsy vibe and offer a full agenda of interesting cultural events. Have a look at my insider tips for exploring Barcelona with children avoiding tourist clichés.