4 years Ago
“If you’re goin’ to San Francisco be sure to…” we all know how the song goes, and chances are if you have visited the city by the Bay you have seen the lovely sights the city has to offer. But there’s plenty more beyond the traditional sightseeing checklist. The typical San Francisco tourist weekend goes something like this: hang off the side of a cable car, shop in Union Square, sample sour dough, eat dim sum (and then some) in China Town, see the Pier 39 sea lions, pay a visit to the painted ladies, climb Coit Tower, cruise to Alcatraz, drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, and wind your way down Lombard street. If you are looking for new things to do in San Francisco allow us to plan your weekend with these unusual attractions. Wearing flowers in your hair is completely optional.
Depending on when you arrive you might meet “Karl the Fog” as he rolls into town almost every morning and evening, but if you miss him be sure to follow him on various social media channels, after all, you are in San Francisco now - time to get tech savvy. Regardless of what the San Francisco weather is doing, you and five guests can take your taste buds on a tour of Italy with one of America’s foremost experts on Southern Italian wine, Shelley Lindgren. Sip, swirl, and connect as Lindgren guides you through a personal wine seminar, no passport necessary.
You might want to try a cup of San Francisco favorite Blue Bottle coffee to energize you for the big day ahead. If you are a 49ers fan, your dream is about to come true as you head to a private quarterback camp with football legend, Joe Montana. You will look at film and draw up plays before heading out onto the field to perfect your own skills. Learn the trade secrets from a Hall of Famer and cherish the memories of working with one of the great minds of football history. After working up an appetite on the field you and a guest will stroll past the dining room and sit down to supper in the kitchen at Alice Waters’ renowned restaurant, Chez Panisse. There is no telling what will be on the ever-changing seasonal menu, but you are sure to taste the very best of what local farmers have to offer.
You won’t have to look outside to know what the weather is like; in San Francisco you can hear it. Listen to the foghorns while you get ready to join Michael Allen for a round of golf at one of the most prestigious golf courses in America, the Olympic Club. Ranked the 26th best course in the country, the Lakeside Course is both beautiful and challenging. After a day outside spend some time in the kitchen with Chef Thomas McNaughton. Whether you are Italian, or just wish you were, McNaughton will have you making perfect pasta in no time! Enjoy an intimate pasta-making class before sitting down with friends to an exquisite meal with wine pairings.
Wherever you call home, we hope that you will look back on this one of a kind San Francisco weekend full of extraordinary experiences and say that you met some gentle people there.