From the sophistication of San Francisco, CA and high tech advances of San Jose to ancient sequoia forests and the untamed wilderness of its many parks, Northern California is land of contrasts, breathtakingly beautiful, cherished and protected, visited by millions, and painted, described, and loved by artists for centuries.
Flight Arrives in San Francisco
Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty at San Francisco Botanical Garden, showcasing 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.
Location:Golden Gate Park 1199 9th Ave San Francisco, CA, 94122
The oldest public Japanese garden in the United States located inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
Location:75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco, CA 94118
Rising more than 900 feet (274 meters) above San Francisco, Twin Peaks provides a panoramic view of the city and beyond. On clear days, from these two hills you can see for miles, taking in the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, Alcatraz Island, downtown San Francisco, and Berkeley, Oakland, and Sausalito across San Francisco Bay.
Location:501 Twin Peaks Blvd, San Francisco, CA
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One of the most photographed locations in San Francisco, Alamo Square’s famous “postcard row” at Hayes and Steiner Streets is indeed a visual treat. A tight, escalating formation of Victorian houses is back-dropped by downtown skyscrapers, providing a stunning contrast.
Location:One Front Street Suite 2900 San Francisco, CA 94111
Take in an aerial view of San Francisco and the Bay Area with the Bell Jet helicopter. Choose between 3 departure times and pickups at Union Square, Nob Hill, or Fisherman’s Wharf. Relax on the ride to the launch pad. After a safety briefing, climb aboard and see a vista of the world-famous city.
Location:Union Square / Nob Hill / Fisherman’s Wharf
at Akiko’s Restaurant
A monumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art. Completely rebuilt from 1964 to 1974, it is the only structure from the Exposition that survives on site.
Location:3601 Lyon St, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
A public recreation area on the northern shore of the San Francisco Peninsula in California, United States, located just east of the Golden Gate Bridge. It includes restored tidal marsh and beaches.
Location:1199 E Beach, San Francisco, CA 94129, United States
A wave-activated acoustic sculpture located on a jetty in the San Francisco Bay. The concept was developed by Peter Richards and was installed in collaboration with sculptor and master stone mason George Gonzalez.
Location:83 Marina Green Dr, San Francisco, CA 94123, United States
at Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria
Explore one of California’s most iconic settings from the beauty of San Francisco Bay. This narrated Golden Gate Bay cruise journeys alongside Alcatraz and Angel Island State Park, past the shores of Sausalito and beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. You can choose to view the sights from inside your boat or out on deck.
Location:Pier 43, 5, San Francisco, CA 94133, USA
A public aquarium located at The Embarcadero and Beach Street, at the edge of Pier 39 in San Francisco, California. The aquarium is focused on local aquatic animals from the San Francisco Bay and neighboring rivers and watersheds as far as the Sierra Mountains.
Location:PIER 39 The Embarcadero &, Beach St, San Francisco, CA 94133
The steepest streets in the country. Whether you’re walking or driving, the varying gradient of the road is sure to catch your attention and give your heart rate a healthy boost.
Location:US 101 between Richardson Ave./Broderick St. and Van Ness Avenue
at Lucca Delicatessen
A live 60-minute adventure! Start by picking your theme – from a 1950’s prison to deep space, or even a classic art heist – then team up to follow clues, solve puzzles, and complete your mission in under 60 minutes!
Location:150 Kearny Street, San Francisco, CA, 94108
A 135-acre animal theme park located in Vallejo, California, off of Interstate 80 between San Francisco and Sacramento. The park includes a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides.
Location:1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589, United States
Breakfast at Hotel
Towering over San Francisco’s Nob Hill neighborhood, the iconic Grace Cathedral is hard to miss. Known as much for its “Gates of Paradise” as for its breathtaking murals and labyrinths, the cathedral is one of the largest Episcopalian churches in the United States.
Location:1100 California St, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States
A free museum in the Nob Hill neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Located at 1201 Mason Street, it contains historical and explanatory exhibits on the San Francisco cable car system, which can itself be regarded as a working museum.
Location:1201 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94108, United States