Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

3.5 (694 reviews)

2500 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, 94133, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (415) 362-5500   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7024

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

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June 2015 Manager Picks

It is graduation time and we enjoy seeing our grads parading around in their caps and gowns with their families in tow. If you have someone with a newly minted diploma and are looking to celebrate in San Francisco, here are some ideas for you:

 

Big Bus Tours – Here is the absolute best way to see San Francisco, especially if this is the first time for you. Big Bus offers open-topped double decker buses and excellent tour guides on their hop-on and hop-off tours. The bus makes twenty stops on the day tour at places like The Painted Ladies, Union Square, Haight Ashbury and Chinatown. If you want to explore further, just hop off and look around and hop back on when you’re ready to see more. They also offer a great night tour. Book both (The Dynamite Tour) and you get an additional tour of Sausalito, three walking tours, 1 hour bike rental and tickets to 7D Experience. Tickets available through the hotel’s concierge or call 855-854-TOUR(8687). Learn more

     
  Hornblower Cruises - Dazzling waves and soft breezes set the mood for Hornblower’s Champagne Brunch Cruise, a good-morning getaway featuring free-flowing bubbly. The 2-hour cruise includes a buffet stocked with classic breakfast dishes, lunch entrées and desserts. With live music and views of the San Francisco Bay’s renowned sights, it becomes the perfect way to celebrate and reward the proud graduate.  (Tip – June 24 is their Father’s Day Beer Brunch Cruise.) Pier 3, Hornblower Landing (415) 483-4044. Learn More
     
  The Winery SF – The Winery SF is San Francisco's Winery, Tasting Room & Event Center. Enjoy distinctive wines produced right in San Francisc0 by acclaimed Winemaker, Bryan Kane. The Winery brings the "California wine experience" to San Francisco and allows visitors to see the winemaking process first-hand in their 20,000 sf facility. Located on Treasure Island off of the Bay Bridge between San Francisco and East Bay. 200 California Ave., Building 180 N. (415) 735-8423 Learn More
  North Beach Festival (June 13 – 14) – In its 61st 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 2015 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. Near Washington Square Park, 415-989-2220. Learn More
  Sausalito –Take the Ferry over and check out the Barrel House Tavern for lunch or a drink. They are in historic downtown Sausalito overlooking the Bay with breathtaking views of San Francisco’s city scape. Barrel House Tavern is an inviting waterfront oasis and a lively destination fit for an intimate dinner for two or a celebratory venue for large groups. Landmarked as a historical building, this location was once home to the first ferry terminal to and from San Francisco, before the Golden Gate Bridge was built. (415) 729-9593; 660 Bridgeway, Sausalito. 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.

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

Happy Travels ... Michael Hirsch, General Manager

 


Alamo Square – The classic San Francisco postcard snapshot features Alamo Square's Painted Ladies. From their perch on the park, these stunning Victorians conjure up a dreamy sense of bygone days. Enjoy a picturesque picnic on Alamo Square’s grassy slopes, while taking in the colorful casas against a backdrop of the downtown skyline beyond. Afterward, venture into one of the many great neighborhoods that surround the park, such as Hayes Valley, the Fillmore, Lower Haight, or NoPa. Learn More



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Keeping with the view theme, here are a couple of my favorite places with knock out views:

The Lab by Napaology – Opened in April, this Nob Hill wine and tapa bar has already received rave reviews. They feature an extensive wine by the glass program and small plates. Pay special attention to the hand crafted cocktails and charcuterie. 930 Bush St (b/t Jones St & Taylor St) (415) 851-3978

   
Rusty’s Southern – The name says it all. If you’ve got the hankering for comfort food – barbeque, fried chicken, meat loaf and catfish – this is the place for you. Opened a couple of months ago and has already received 61 Yelp 5-star reviews! 750 Ellis Street (b/t Larkin St and Polk St)  (415) 638-6974. Learn More
   
Octavio - Octavia is the newest restaurant from award-winning chef, Melissa Perello. Beautifully defined flavors and seasonally driven cuisine are the cornerstones of Octavia's menu- all in an elegant yet relaxed neighborhood setting. 1701 Octavia Street (415) 408 7507. Learn More


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Rose Garden at Golden Gate Park – With the sun peeking through a cluster of trees lining the road beside the Rose Garden located at Golden Gate Park, an award-winning spread of flowers greet visitors. A unique variety of roses bloom as the public is enlightened by the beauty, fragrance, and sight of hybrid tea roses and various miniatures, to name a few. To reach this fascinating rose haven, you should head for the garden situated between John F. Kennedy Drive and Park Presidio Drive. It is there that a breathtaking view is discovered. To enjoy the sights of the garden, you may pay a visit on a daily basis during park hours, which are from 6am to 10pm. For more information, you may call the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department at (415) 831-2700. Learn More

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Private Gondola Ride - You may forget you’re in Oakland as your private gondolier guides you through the calm waters of Lake Merritt in an authentic Venetian gondola. This tour for two includes an Italian serenade, a history of the area and Venice, and, of course, plenty of private time with your special someone. Additionally, you'll be able to enjoy a complimentary bottle of either a white, red, or sparkling Italian wine varietal. Full of Italian charm, this cruise is a quick trip outside the country; no passport required. Learn More

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Grateful Dead – The original members of Grateful Dead — Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir — have announced two shows at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on June 27th and 28th, as part of their “Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of Grateful Dead” run. Along with the three shows at Chicago’s Soldier Field on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the run will mark the original members’ last-ever performances together.  The band will be joined by Trey Anastasio (guitar), Jeff Chimenti (keyboards), and Bruce Hornsby (piano) and perform two sets of music each night. All seats were sold via auction but several resellers such as StubHub are showing availability. Learn More

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Fancy Nancy, The Musical – Presented by Bay Area Children’s Theatre with tickets available June 14, 20 and 21. Does it glitter? She loves it! Does it sparkle? She’s thrilled. In Nancy’s play world, even words can be fancy as long as they are lonnnggg . . . or French! Nancy and her dance class friends will soon perform Deep Sea Dance, their first recital—that’s fancy for show! She dreams of donning a tiara and diving into the role of an elegant mythical ocean dweller, but will she get the part? Children's Creativity Museum Theater 221 4th St 510-296-4433. Learn More

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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.