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Hotel Manager's Picks

Hotel Manager’s Picks | June 2012

Greetings from Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's #1 visitor destination. If you are planning an adventure to San Francisco in June, be prepared to experience 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 sixth year, Wharf Pass makes travel to this much-visited destination more affordable than ever. At $69 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.

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.

Craig Schwan

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:

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.

Some of our restaurants, like Pompeii's and Alioto's #8, go back for three generations of the same family ownership. Nearby Pier 45 has a chapel in memory of the "Lost Fishermen" of San Francisco and Northern California.

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.

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

Happy Travels ... Craig Schwan, General Manager

City Pick

U.S. Open Golf Championship
The 2012 U.S. Open Golf Championship will be played at the historic Olympic Club, held June 14-17, 2012. Four previous U.S. Open golf championships have been hosted at this venue, in 1955, 1966, 1987 and 1998.

This event presents golfers around the world with the opportunity to see the world's best professionals compete on this classic stage, and to play some of the nation’s finest public courses including Pasatiempo Golf Club, CordeValle, Pebble Beach, and Spyglass Hill.


Tickets for the 2012 U.S. Open Golf Championship can be purchased at

Dining Pick

Dine About Town
The Summer 2012 "Dine About Town San Francisco" includes a selection of more than 100 restaurants participating in the 11th annual restaurant promotion which returns June 1 - 15.

Click here for the complete Dine About Town restaurant list, which includes many of the participating chef's summer menus.

The twice-yearly restaurant promotion provides a "culinary stimulus package" for both locals and visitors with a two-course lunch menu for $17.95 and/or a three-course dinner menu for $34.95, which represents a savings of up to 25 percent on most entrees.


Restaurants that have participated in Dine About Town since its inception in 2002 include Absinthe Brasserie and Bar, Le Colonial and Scoma's Restaurant.

Information on the promotion is available by calling 415-391-2000.

Relax Pick

San Francisco’s Union Street Eco-Urban Festival
Our city is renowned for our various urban street festivals, spawned during the 1960's to feature arts, crafts and of course ... food, our favorite pastime indulgence. One of the best street festivals takes place every summer on nearby Union Street at the foot of Pacific Heights.

Now in its 35th year, The Union Street Festival is one of San Francisco’s largest free annual events.

This year the east entrance of the Festival, (beginning at Gough) will again feature arts and crafts created with recycled and sustainable materials and eco-friendly exhibits.


Additionally, the Festival showcases 150 arts & crafts booths, 25 gourmet food booths, two stages of live entertainment and bistro style cafes.

Located Union Street San Francisco, Saturday, June 2, & Sunday, June 3, 2012. For further information call: (800) 310-6563.

Romantic Pick

Afternoon Sailing Adventure on San Francisco Bay
Take a romantic sailing adventure on San Francisco Bay aboard the 1891 National Landmark scow schooner Alma. Relax, feel the waves, breathe salt air, handle the lines and learn the stories.

Before highways and bridges, hundreds of scow schooners like Alma plied San Francisco Bay, hauling goods as the “flatbed trucks” of their day. The last of her kind, the 60-foot Alma will transport you to a long
ago era on this unique educational program with the National Park Service.


Join National Park Service rangers to haul line, raise sails, and immerse yourself in history. Take in dazzling views and California history: Native Americans,Spanish explorers, the Gold Rush, lighthouses, the Barbary Coast, Fisherman’s Wharf, earthquakes, fires, shipbuilding, and more.

For Reservations and Information call (415) 447-5000 or purchase tickets same day only, at the Hyde St. Pier ticket booth (booth opens at 9:30am daily) at Fisherman's Wharf.

Show Pick

American Idiot at the Orpheum Theatre
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia.

Their quest for meaning in a post 9-11 world leads them on an exhilarating journey. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, American Idiot ignited Broadway with a dynamic jolt when it opened.


Now playing at the Orpheum Theatre. For further information and to purchase tickets, call: (888) 746-1799.

Family Pick

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.


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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