Hotel Manager's Picks

Greetings from Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's #1 visitor destination. If you are planning an adventure to San Francisco in May, you will experience the best weather of the year, a multude of fun attractions, things to do and see, and places to dine and relax. 

As we approach the summer season, it is an opportune time to spotlight Wharf Pass this month, an oustanding sightseeing value for the entire family.

Now in its fourth year, Wharf Pass makes travel to this much-visited destination more affordable than ever. At $61 for adults and $41 for children, this two-day pass is the only visitor program that includes sixteen of Fisherman's Wharf's major attractions.

Craig Schwan

Visitors choose from six options including sightseeing, a bay cruise, and four other popular Wharf activities, and may visit them over the course of two days. Wharf Pass can be purchased online or from participating attractions, visitor's centers, and retail outlets throughout San Francisco and Fisherman's Wharf. For more information call toll-free (866) 550-4474 or visit their website at:

To help plan your stay, visit our Local 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.

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Happy Travels ... Craig Schwan, General Manager

City Pick

Going to Extremes at the California Academy of Sciences
A new exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences, Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time showcases some of the most intriguing mammals, from the speedy to the sloth-like, the towering to the tiny, even the venomous and the armor-clad.

Featuring spectacular fossils and reconstructions alongside recent specimens and live animals, the exhibit explores the surprising and often extraordinary world of extinct and living mammals.

California Academy

A whale that could walk? A bat the size of a bumblebee? Mothers who are pregnant for almost two years ... or just 12 days? Meet this colorful cast of characters and learn why humans are perhaps the most extreme mammals of all. For information visit or call (415) 379-8000.

Dining Pick

North Beach Restaurant
North Beach Restaurant has a longstanding reputation of being one of San Francisco's ultimate dining experiences, featuring a warm, Tuscan-style atmosphere and a menu filled with the finest Italian dishes.

The restaurant's rich culinary selection reflects a diverse selection of Tuscan specialties, all made with the finest of ingredients. Choose from a variety of traditional Italian favorites, including pastas, seafood and veal. To give each meal a hint of personal flavor, accent your selection with a sumptuous appetizer and a delicious homemade dessert.


North Beach Restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list, ranked by Wine Spectator magazine as one of America's top 100. Their nationally recognized list showcases more than 500 bottles of wine, including those of the world-famous Petroni Vineyards.

Located at Stockton and Columbus. For reservations in further information call: (415) 392-1700.

Relax Pick

Diva Thelma Houston Returns to Teatro ZinZanni
Relax and be prepared to be entertained! Disco diva and Grammy Award winner, Thelma Houston, will once again grace the Teatro ZinZanni fabled spiegeltent as the legendary hostess beginning in March.

She will appear in a new version of Hearts on Fire, a show that ran some 18 months ago to acclaim, and which will span the celebratory month of March, which marks Teatro ZinZanni's 10th anniversary in San Francisco.

Hearts On Fire

The show features an ensemble cast of world-class performers, generally headed by a marvelous "hostess," ably assisted by a "chef de cuisine" who introduces each course and generally involves audience members in the action, while comedy and mayhem are supplied by acrobats, jugglers, comedians, singers, musicians, and others.

The list of acclaimed performers has included celebrated singers Joan Baez, Sally Kellerman, Liliane Montevecchi, Maria Muldaur, Melba Moore, Ann Wilson, among others. For information call (415) 438-2668.

Romantic Pick

Uncorked Wine Festival
Ghirardelli Square, in conjunction with La Cocina, a non-profit organization serving entrepreneurs launching, formalizing or expanding their food businesses, will host the fifth annual Uncorked! Wine Festival May 22, 2010 from 1-6 pm, showcasing more than 50 top-tier wineries from California's premium wine making regions.

Uncorked! Wine Festival takes place at historic Ghirardelli Square at Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's most exciting new enclave featuring gourmet dining, premium shopping, and more.


Your ticket includes a souvenir wine glass and unlimited wine tasting throughout the day. For information call (415) 775-5500.

Show Pick

Peter Pan Under the Big Top
San Francisco hosts the U.S. premiere of a spectacular new stage production of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie's classic story performed in a state-of-the-art theater pavilion.

Conceived by an award-winning creative team, Peter Pan features 22 actors, stunning puppets, epic music, dazzling flying sequences and the world's first 360-degree CGI theater set, immersing the cast and audience in a CGI Neverland.


The show is performed "in the round" in a 1,350-seat theater-tent on the Embarcadero opposite the Ferry Building. This remarkable structure, designed expressly for the world premiere of this production in London's Kensington Gardens last summer, was shipped 6,000 miles to San Francisco. The interior is lit with more than 15,000 square feet of high-resolution video, so that when Peter and Wendy fly to Neverland the audience flies with them over 400-square-miles of virtual London and beyond.

At the Embarcadero. For information call (415) 551-2020.

Family Pick

RocketBoat is Back for Spring Break!
Calling all thrill seekers! RocketBoat is blasting back on the Bay for a special pre-season Spring Break schedule.

Climb aboard RocketBoat for the ultimate high-speed adventure on San Francisco Bay. Get blown away as you hold on for the most exhilarating ride of your life. This ride is great fun for the entire family, but a note of caution ... not for the feint of heart!


Enjoy stunning views while a a classic Rock 'n Roll soundtrack adds to the 30 minutes of fun. Never the same ride twice.'s a BLAST! Located at Pier 39. For further information call (415) 705-8200 or book online at



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