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

September 2014 Manager Picks

The kids are back in school and San Francisco enjoys the best weather of the year. Given the educational theme, here are five suggestions to inform and educate you while enjoying our great city:

De Young and Legion of Honor Museum Docent Tours -  These two great museums are marketed under the banner of Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Not only do they have outstanding permanent collections but some of the best special exhibitions that city has to offer. Enjoy both museums by taking advantage of their docent tours. Check out Masters of Fire: Cooper Age in the Holyland exhibit at the Legion of Honor. Learn about this extraordinary time with a one-hour docent tour. Learn More

City Arts and Lectures – For those of you familiar with this popular National Public Radio series, you will educated and entertained at the live event held right here in San Francisco. September 30th event features Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who was born in Nigeria. Her most recent novel Americanah was awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named one of The New York Times Ten Best Books of the year. Like Adichie, it straddles the cultures of America and Nigeria, considering the challenges, status, and perceptions of Africans abroad. Themes of race, displacement, power and class are combined with humor, popular culture and a gripping love story. Her previous books include the novels Half of a Yellow Sun and Purple Hibiscus and the story collection The Thing Around Your Neck,. The recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Adichie was named one of the twenty most important fiction writers today under 40 years old by The New Yorker. Learn More

San Francisco Cooking School – offers a wide curriculum of classes for those interested in pursuing a career in the kitchen or restaurant business. However, they also offer a dozens of classes for those of us who just want to learn something new – a new cuisine, a new technique or interact with a host of local chefs who play at the highest levels in the industry. Learn More

Beyond Canvas – Check out this art school that specializes in special events including fun evening art & wine, 3-hour outdoor painting classes and corporate team building. Choose from Speakeasy night to Cubism for a fun and adventurous time stretching your creative skills. Learn More

San Francisco Architectural Walking Tours – Join Rick Evans on as architectural walking tour that covers the historical buildings of the Financial District. This two-hour walking tour includes not only an introduction to some of San Francisco's most famous downtown buildings but, you will also discover hard to find rooftop gardens, unique open spaces and historic landmarks. 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.

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Happy Travels ... Michael Hirsch, General Manager



34th Annual Comedy Day in the Park
September 14. One Stage. Five Hours. 40 Comedians. A Million Laughs! Absolutely FREE! Comedy Day is the original FREE outdoor comedy concert on the sloping greens of Sharon Meadow in Golden Gate Park featuring 40 or more of today´s top performers. Lineup to be announced soon! Learn More


The Commissary
A new Presidio restaurant by award-winning chef Traci Des Jardins, featuring Spanish-influenced California cuisine, open kitchen seating and cool cocktails. Learn More

1760 Polk Street
Born and raised in San Francisco, Gianpaolo Paterlini developed an appreciation of food and wine at a young age. His father, Giancarlo Paterlini, came to San Francisco from Bologna, Italy, and opened Acquerello Restaurant in 1989. He has worked with the likes of Chef Ming Tsai at Blue Ginger in Wellesley, MA, Michael Mina here in San Francisco and, of course, as sommelier at Acquerello. All dishes designed to be shared. Salute! Learn More


Float Matrix
Flotation is renouned for its ability to quickly and consistently produce deep relaxation. Please come emerge after an hour feeling like a kid again. In a float pod, you are suspended in 1000 lbs of Epsom salt. The magnesium causes the muscles to release leaving them soft and pliable. The brainwaves drop into a rhythmic theta range and the body rests as if in a deep sleept. The de-stimulation of large areas of the nervous system triggers the parasympathetic response to create total relaxation as you have never experienced before. Give it a try. Learn More


Baker Beach
Stretching a mile below the rugged cliffs on the Presidio’s western shoreline, Baker Beach’s spectacular outside-the-Gate views of the Bridge and the Marin Headlands are unsurpassed. Keep your eyes out for harbor porpoises frolicking in the surf and for California’s State Rock (serpentine). Learn about an early 20th-century “disappearing gun”. Picnic and restroom facilities available. Learn More


Opened in 1988 by legendary R&B artist Boz Scaggs, Slim’s is a live music nightclub dedicated to providing the public with excellent service, a friendly atmosphere, good food & drinks, and the finest of American Roots Music, Blues, R&B, Cajun/Zydeco, Jazz, Alternative, Metal, Hip-Hop, Pop and more.

Slim’s has been voted Best Bar & Club, Best Sound and Best Music Venue many times throughout the years by publications like Pollstar Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle and has played host to artists such as Radiohead, Kings of Leon, X and Prince. The club is located in the South of Market district of San Francisco, a hub of nightlife in the city, within easy access or parking and public transportation.  Learn More


Mitchell’s Ice Cream
This long-established outer Mission favorite has been serving delicious specialty ice cream, sorbet, and sundaes for over 50 years. Grab a number, deli-counter style, as soon as you arrive, then worry about picking your flavors—they serve up all the classics, as well as their signature tropical flavors: We love Ube-Macapuno, purple yam blended with sweet, meaty coconut. 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.

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