Thu, May 31: Fly to San Francisco, California. Explore the Lands End Lookout Visitor Center and learn the story of San Francisco’s development to provide city dwellers with outdoor recreation. Enjoy lunch at the world-famous Cliff House, part of the Sutro Historic Landscape District and the crown jewel of the largest urban national park in the United States. Acquired in 1977 by Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Cliff House has had many lives since it first opened in 1863. Perched over the Pacific above rocks populated by lounging seals, this San Francisco landmark offers stunning views and a unique perspective to the city. Following lunch, visit the Presidio Officers’ Club Museum. First established in 1776, the renowned Officers' Club was an exclusive gathering place for Army brass and is now home to a museum that tells the story of how people shaped the land at the Golden Gate and how events here have influenced the nation. Check in to the Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy the evening and dinner at leisure. (Meal: Lunch)
Fri, June 1: Start this morning with a visit to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, a short stroll from the hotel. Housed in a 1908 historic brick cannery warehouse, the visitor center exhibits tell the stories of voyage, discovery and cultural diversity as waves of population and industry have left their own fascinating imprints on America's West Coast. The park also includes a magnificent fleet of historic ships that can be explored at leisure. Continue to the Boudin Museum & Bakery, which tells the story of the famous sourdough bread from its roots in the Gold Rush era. Roll up your sleeves and try crafting dough into one of Boudin’s famous bread critters and interact with a baker while learning about the science and history behind what makes Boudin’s sourdough so famous. Enjoy a casual lunch featuring the sourdough treat then see the entire San Francisco skyline while sailing under both the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge. Cruise around Alcatraz for extensive, up-close viewing opportunities, cruise past the iconic Ferry Building and view the entire San Francisco cityscape while listening to details of the city’s rich cultural history. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you please. (L)
Sat, June 2: Today is free to explore the city at leisure. Consider grabbing a ride on a cable car, visiting, Chinatown or Ghirardelli Square, touring one of the many museums or Golden Gate Park, or wander Fisherman’s Wharf.
Sun, June 3: Transfer to the airport for flight home.
Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf.
Located in the heart of Fisherman's Wharf, the hotel is an easy walk to Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and North Beach. Nearby cable car or F-line Trolley stops make for easy exploration of the city. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker and mini refrigerator • complimentary in-room high-speed Internet • restaurant • fitness center • snack shop.