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September 2012 Hotel Manager's Picks | Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf Hotel

Greetings from Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco's #1 visitor destination. If you are planning an adventure to San Francisco in September, be prepared to experience a multude of fun attractions, things to do and see, and places to dine and relax.

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.

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To help plan 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 ... Craig Schwan, General Manager

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Fleet Week & America's Cup World Series
Fleet Week is an immensely popular annual festival that pays tribute to the men and women of our nation's Navy and Marine services and features a visually stunning Parade of Ships at the opening ceremony, a variety of Navy ships available for touring dock-side, while the Blue Angels and other aircraft fly above the San Francisco Bay.

Fisherman's Wharf serves as the prime viewing spot for the Fleet Week airshow and the hub of Fleet Week related events.

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Concurrent with Fleet Week, the second AC World Series race in the host city of the 34th America's Cup will also take place along the Fisherman's Wharf waterfront. Teams of the 34th America's Cup will compete on the iconic San Francisco Bay race course area ahead of the 2013 Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup Finals. Each AC World Series regatta will be a combination of practice and championship racing, with additional practice sailing on-site ahead of each event.

It all began when the yacht America, representing the young New York Yacht Club, out sailed the best the British could offer on an August day in 1851. San Francisco is one of the first stops on the 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series circuit. Teams from France, Italy, Korea, China, New Zealand, Sweden, the United Kingdom and ORACLE TEAM USA will compete August 21-26, 2012. This marks the first time the teams will race in the host city of the 34th America's Cup in 2013.

All activites take place throughout Fisherman's Wharf the week of October 1 to 7, 2012. For further information, visit: www.visitfishermanswharf.com and www.americascup.com.

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Yank Sing
Dim sum spells mystery, with all those circulating carts of bamboo steamers hiding an exotic mix of bite-size gems.

At Yank Sing, mystery is a beautiful thing, in the form of more than 60 different kinds of dumplings, spring rolls, lettuce cups filled with minced chicken, skewers of barbecue pork, and stuffed lotus leaves. Don't pass up the Peking duck, served by the slice with slivered scallions and a dab of Hoisin sauce on a steamed bun.

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Housed in the Rincon Center atrium across from the Ferry Building Plaza, there's a take-out version just outside. Yank Sing lives up to its reputation as having dim sum fit for an emperor, the best in San Francisco. On weekends, parking is free at the Rincon Center, or just hop on the F-line behind the hotel for the short ride to the Ferry Building.

For additional information or reservations, call (415) 957-9300.

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San Francisco Jazz Festival
Celebrating 30 years of great entertainment, the San Francisco Jazz Festival returns through December 7th and features 30 world-class artists.

The Festival will delight fans of every kind, with a stellar lineup including Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman, the Robert Glasper Experiment, Dianne Reeves, Buika, Eliane Elias, John Medeski and Branford Marsalis to name just a few.

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Enjoy great music at various venues around San Francisco. Tickets available at www.sfjazz.org.

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Napa & Sonoma Wine Country
The mesmerizing scenic beauty of wine country in Autumn enhances the romance of both Sonoma and Napa valley. For a taste of timeless romance and some of the best vintages of wine in the world, journey north to enjoy the fragrance of wine in the air and superlative epicurean delights ... you will revel in the simple pleasures of being together.

Situated an hour's drive north of the hotel, Napa Valley is a great getaway idea for a weekend, although it is equally apt for a longer and more leisurely holiday.

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You will be in awe of the many great wines, luxurious spas, and fine restaurants in Napa Valley, as well as interesting cultural events and the beautiful rolling hills and colorful countryside.

Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley together compose the traditional wine country of Northern California, often referred to as the vintner capital of the USA. A magnet for those who appreciate the good life, the area is famous for the medicinal hot springs and spas that soothe the soul and pamper the senses.

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War Horse at the Curran Theatre
War Horse is on tour and hits the Curran Theatre in San Francisco thru September 9, 2012. At the outbreak of World War One, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.

He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

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The National's new epic is based on the celebrated novel by the British Children's Laureate (2003-05) Michael Morpurgo. Actors working with magnificent, life-sized puppets by the internationally renowned Handspring Puppet Company lead us on a gripping journey through history.

For further information and to purchase tickets, call: (888) 746-1799.

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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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