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Things to Do in Fisherman's Wharf | Hotel Manager's Picks

Hotel Manager’s Picks | June 2013

One of the busiest and well known attractions in North America, Fisherman's Wharf is best known for being the location of Pier 39, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, the Cannery, Ghirardelli Square, a Ripley's Believe it or Not museum, the Musée Mécanique, the Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, Forbes Island and restaurants and stands that serve fresh seafood, most notably Dungeness crab and clam chowder served in a sourdough bread bowl.

A trip to our famous city this June will allow visitors to enjoy the city's major attractions and temperate climate. In addition The America’s Cup and Live Nation are proud to present the America’s Cup Concert Series at the America’s Cup Pavilion, located between Piers 27/29. The America’s Cup Pavilion will host multiple events in the summer of 2013 in San Francisco’s first outdoor, waterfront concert venue. On June 21st The Steve Miller Band and The Doobie Brothers should be a strong draw for guests staying in the wharf area.

If you are interested in visiting a well-known neighborhood June is Gay Pride month in the Castro. While the neighborhood is known as the “gay mecca” it is also one of San Francisco’s true gems, with something for absolutely everyone. Don’t miss the Castro Theatre, built in 1922 and designated San Francisco’s 100th registered landmark; this month see the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, June 20-30. The heart of the Castro is a four block stretch along Market Street from Sanchez to Castro streets, and along Castro Street from Market Street to 19th streets. The Castro is one of the city’s most accessible neighborhoods, with Muni underground lines K, L, M, J as well as the fabulous F-line street cars. The culmination of San Francisco’s Pride month is the two day Pride Celebration and Parade, always held during the last weekend in June,; it’s a moving party where everyone is welcome, accepted and well proud.

Get outdoors and explore the city’s best beaches and parks. Crissy Field offers plenty of space to run and play as well as its Warming Hut bookstore and café for a quick lunch and education center to learn about the area. Build castles and or just take a stroll along Ocean Beach extending from the Cliff House to Fort Funston along the Pacific Ocean. Baker Beach is a mile long stretch at the base of the rugged cliffs west of the Golden Gate, offering impressive views of the expanse. Golden Gate Park is an adventure in itself with more than 1,000 acres of adventure: rent paddleboats at Stow Lake, race remote control boats at Spreckels Lake, see bison at the Bison Paddock or take a walk, ride bikes, take a Segway tour through the park and have a picnic.

While the weather is still mild you might want to venture for a day trip. Some of the most popular adventures are Sausalito-Tiburon located just minutes North of the Golden Gate Bridge accessible by bike, car, bus and ferry. Napa and Sonoma are approximately one hour North of the city with some of the best wines in the world waiting for you to taste, and Muir Woods a nature conservatory just 30 minutes North of the city that offers a redwood grove and hiking trails from the ocean to the top of Mount Tamalpais ready for the avid hiker.

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To learn more about things to do in Fisherman's Wharf during your stay, visit our San Francisco 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.

What's your favorite spot in San Francisco? Let us know at sheratonsf@ihrco.com or Share on Facebook.

Happy Travels ... John Marks, General Manager

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Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove Festival Association is a non-profit cultural organization committed to providing the people of the Bay Area with admission-free access to diverse performing arts. Every year since 1938, the organization presents Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series, in Sigmund Stern Grove, a beautiful outdoor amphitheater located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco. In 2013, Stern Grove Festival will present its 76th Season, from June 16 through August 18.

See complete schedule: http://www.sterngrove.org.

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North Beach Festival

In its 59th year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country's original outdoor Festivals. The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of the district including Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenue. The 2013 event will feature over 125 arts and crafts booths, 20 gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment, Italian street painting, beverage gardens, kid’s chalk art area and the blessing of the animals. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to participate in this San Francisco tradition which is known nationally and internationally.

Saturday & Sunday, June 15 & 16
10am - 6pm, FREE 

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Quince at Jackson Square
Situated in San Francisco’s quaint Jackson Square Neighborhood, approximately a mile from the hotel, Quince is housed in an 1907 historically landmarked brick and timber building.

Quince features a daily changing Italian-inspired menu that celebrates the seasonal bounty of Northern California.

Chef Michael Tusk was recently recognized by the James Beard Foundation with the 2011 Beard award for "Best Chef – Pacific".

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San Francisco Chronicle restaurant critic, Michael Bauer recently re-reviewed the restaurant and and in the process, upgraded the Pacific Avenue restaurant to a perfect four stars. It's an experience you shouldn't miss when in town.

Located on Pacific Avenue. For reservations call: (415) 775-8500.

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San Francisco Jazz Center Grand Opening
Full of shimmer and swing, San Francisco's sleek new jazz concert hall opened in January with an opening night gala emceed by Bill Cosby aimed at cementing respect for and expanding the reach of the jazz idiom on the West Coast.
 
Called SFJAZZ Center, the 700-seat specially designed and brightly lit concert hall is nestled in the heart of the city's arts district, the first concert hall of its type in the United States. With this spectacular new building, SFJAZZ will take its place alongside the Symphony, the opera and other major institutions, as a permanent home for jazz—America’s original, indigenous art form.

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Enjoy great music at this new venue. For a comprehensive list of preformance and to order tickets only, visit www.sfjazz.org.

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Japanese Tea Garden
San Francisco's Japanese Tea Garden was originally developed for the 1894 World's Fair in San Francisco and through the years the Garden has grown into a landmark of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

The Japanese Tea Gardens were designed to have a very romanticized look of a traditional Japanese garden. As a result, entering the Garden is like stepping into the world that you see in Asian paintings; a world that exists both inside and outside the hustle and bustle of life.

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It is a peaceful, complex place many paths, ponds and a teahouse that features native Japanese and Chinese plants. Also hidden throughout its five acres are sculptures and bridges. About the only sound you hear are cameras clicking. Not only do the gardens have beautiful plants, but they also house many interesting animals as well. Every pond you pass (and there are many), you will find teeming with koi fish, and there are also many exotic birds.

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Abigail's Party
Momma told me not to come. This biting, hilarious, disco infused satire of British suburbia in the 70's is a party only Mike Leigh could conceive. Stolen straight from real life, these friends test the strength of the ties that bind.

By Mike Leigh
Directed by Amy Glazer

Now - July 6 Press Opening, 

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Walt Disney Family Museum
Celebrating their third anniversary, the Walt Disney Family Museum's three historic buildings within the nearby Presidio houses 10 galleries devoted to the inspiring story of Walt Disney, the creator of Mickey Mouse, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Disneyland and the global yet distinctly American company that bears his name.

Disney's story is impressively portrayed through drawings, storyboards, the narrow-gauge train built for Disneyland along with film clips, concept art, scripts, musical scores and cameras used by Disney and his staff.

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Using a mix of historic materials and artifacts, Disney's achievements really comes to life through innovative displays that include listening stations, interactive media, and more than 200 video monitors. Much of the material is being generously lent by the Walt Disney Company and private collectors.

Located at the nearby Presidio. For information and tickets call (415) 345-6893.

   

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