January 2015 Manager Picks
Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? I have – to be more active and health conscience than I was in 2014. If you share this resolve, here are some ideas for you:
Take a Hike – start at the Palace of Fine Arts and walk 5.2 miles to Sutro Baths. This lovely route takes you past Crissy Field, Fort Point, China Beach, the Legion of Honor and finally to Sutro Baths. Reward yourself with breakfast or lunch at the Cliff House. View trail.
|Ride A Bike – See our friends at Blazing Saddles and rent a bike. They have bikes of all kinds including adult, children and tandem. Helmuts and all safety equipment are provided. Self-guided and guided tours and group outings are available. 2555 Powell Street. (415) 222-8888 Learn More|
|Climb a Rock – No need to check the weather because this rock wall is indoors at Planet Granite. Located in the heart of the Presidio by the Golden Gate Bridge, PG San Francisco boasts not just amazing climbing and bouldering terrain, but fantastic views across Crissy Field. With 25,000 square feet of climbing, a full fitness and cardio area, two yoga studios and top out bouldering, PG San Francisco combines the best of climbing, yoga and fitness. 924 Mason Street. (415) 692-3434 Learn More|
|Run a Race – San Francisco has a huge running population and, believe it or not, features 19 road races in January ranging from 5k to a half marathon. Check out the Waterfront 10k/5k event which is sponsored by the Dolphin South End Runners on January 18. Learn More|
To learn more about things to do in Fisherman's Wharf during your stay, visit our calendar of events page on our website for details of some of the more interesting events that are happening in San Francisco this month. Regardless of what you have planned, enjoy visiting our beautiful city.
Happy Travels ... Michael Hirsch, General Manager
Watching your waistline? Here are some healthier options:
Greens Restaurant – Greens opened in 1979 as part of San Francisco Zen Center, which includes Green Gulch Farm and Tassajara Zen Mountain center. Located at historic Fort Mason Center, in a former cavernous machine shop, Greens overlooks the San Francisco Marina with views of the Golden Gate and Marin Headlands. Green Gulch Farm, in Marin County, less than an hour north of the city, is a residential Zen community and bountiful organic farm. Year-round it provides the restaurant with seasonal produce ranging from chard, leeks and winter squash to flowering herbs – a myriad of fresh garden edibles tended with care. 2 Marina Blvd. (415) 771-6222 Learn More
The Plant Organic Café – At Pier 3, The Plant is a casual upscale café and restaurant. Situated on San Francisco’s Embarcadero, minutes’ walk from Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building, it offers both open and covered outdoor seating along the waterfront and Embarcadero. Sourcing ingredients from many of the same farms you’ll find at the nearby farmers’ market, the Plant prepares local seasonal fair, with the Pier 3 location offering a large selection of fresh sustainable seafood and refreshing cocktails. Pier 3 at Embarcadero. (415) 984-1973. Learn More
Beautifull Restaruant - Beautifull is committed to a sustainable future through the preservation and improvement of the environment. Their food is prepared from the best ingredients, free of hormones, steroids, or antibiotics. 3401 California Street. (415) 728-9080 Learn More
Hot Tubs – Meticulously kept private rooms designed with a beautiful hot tub, redwood sauna, seating area, shower, individually controlled lighting and music. Each hot tub is equipped with its individual chlorination system to ensure crystal clear and clean water – everything you need for a naturally healthy, therapeutic, hygienic and relaxing experience. 2200 Van Ness Ave. (415) 441-8827 Learn More
Book at Pedicab – The classic lime green pedicabs featured by Golden Gate Pedicab can be seen riding all over San Francisco. Most days, they service the Embarcadero waterfront from the ballpark to the Golden Gate Bridge. However, pedicabs also travel to other areas such as Golden Gate Park and the Mission District. Learn More
Hot Tuna – Legendary rockers Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Cassidy of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Hot Tuna fame join up with Joe Purdy at the Fillmore on January 3. Must see for San Francisco sound fans. The Fillmore, January 3 at 9 pm (doors open at 8 pm) 1805 Geary Blvd. (800) 745-3000 Learn More
Exploratorium - The Exploratorium is an internationally renowned museum of science, art, and human perception with a 45-year history in San Francisco. Its mission is to create a culture of learning through innovative environments, programs, and tools that help people nurture their curiosity about the world around them. Pier 15 (Embarcadero at Green) (415) 528-4444 Learn More
Ring in the New Year with a spectacular waterfront fireworks display over the San Francisco Bay. This is a free, family event that begins at Midnight. There are many great spots to view the show; however the best public viewing spots are located along the Embarcadero and south of the Ferry Building.