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Hotel Manager's Picks

Hotel Manager’s Picks | March 2012

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 month allow visits to the city's major attractions without dealing with the crowds that are common during the summer, without much difference in the temperature as our unusually mild winter continues into March.

Craig Schwan

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.

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Happy Travels ... Craig Schwan, General Manager

City Pick

Sunday Streets
San Francisco celebrates its first "Sunday Streets" in 2012 along The Embarcadero and Fisherman's Wharf. The northbound Embarcadero will be closed to vehicles so city residents, visitors and their families can run, walk, skip, bike or dance along The Embarcadero and head to Pier 39 for a day of fun and fitness.

Kids of all ages will enjoy PIER 39's Sunday Streets activities, which include a basketball toss, an obstacle course, live music, informative displays, and a special Sidewalk Sale featuring fabulous deals from participating merchants!

Sunday Streets

The event takes place on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For further information, call (415) 705-5500 or visit   

Dining Pick

Epic Roasthouse
Recently awarded one of the top 10 restaurants for 2011 by San Francisco Travel, Epic Roasthouse is a restaurant "Beyond the Traditional Steak House", offering a unique combination of the traditional and the contemporary. If you're looking for a waterfront restaurant with a million dollar view, this is it.

Chef Jan Birnbaum has broadened the steak house experience to include a new level of culinary sophistication while maintaining the classic comfort and elegance of a traditional steak house meal.

Epic Roasthouse

The food is soulful, and resonant with exciting sparks of contrast. Entering Epic Roasthouse, guests will be greeted by the sights of working chefs on a state of the art exhibition line. Chef Birnbaum will preside over a custom-built wood-fired grill and a large wood-burning oven, which, along with a spectacular fireplace, will serve as the design focal point of the restaurant.

Located on the Embarcadero. For reservations call: (415) 369-9955.

Relax Pick

San Francisco Symphony Turns 100!
The world renowned San Francisco Symphony celebrates its 100th anniversary with an ambitious season featuring unique concerts with world renowned conductors, visiting orchestras, and guest soloists as well as multimedia projects and education programs.

On the Symphony stage, the groundbreaking American Mavericks Festival returns with adventurous music, extraordinary musicians, and world premiere commissions.


Off the stage, SFS is planning special exhibits celebrating the Orchestra's colorful history, and multimedia projects including a Centennial book, a documentary film, and newly available historical recordings. In the community, the Symphony is expanding its music education programs, making instrument training more easily available for public school students and helping amateur musicians and singers to get involved in making music.

Located at the Civic Center at Symphony Hall, for further information and tickets call: (415) 861-1942.

Romantic Pick

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.

Tea Garden

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.

Show Pick

Two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee Kathleen Turner triumphantly returns to San Francisco in the most critically-acclaimed performance of her career.

A favorite among San Francisco theatre-goers, Turner has previously delighted audiences in such productions as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. And now, Turner brings her most compelling performance to the Curran Theatre.


When Sister Jamison Connolly (Turner) agrees to sponsor a 19-year-old drug user in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. Struggling between the knowledge she possesses as a rehabilitation counselor and a woman of religious conviction, she begins to question her belief in miracles and whether people can find the courage to change. HIGH explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility. Do not miss this riveting and unforgettable production!

Starts March 21st at the Curran Theatre. Tickets are available online at or call (888) 746-1799.

Family Pick

Walt Disney Family Museum
Celebrating their second 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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