Monday, September 28, 2009

Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf Invites Guests to Minimize Their Impact on the Environment With the New "Spare the Air" Package

As the best hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf has the environment top of mind with its newly introduced “Spare the Air Explore” package. The package is designed so that conscientious travelers can simply park their belongings at the hotel and explore San Francisco with a minimized impact on the city’s environment, by walking to nearby attractions or utilizing the myriad of public transportation options.

“Spare the Air Explore” Package Details

Available from November 1, 2009 through – January 31, 2010, rates for this environmentally-friendly package start at only $183. Inclusions are as follows: guest room for one night; a list of attractions along the public transportation routes and within walking distance (from the hotel); and two all-day passes for unlimited use of the landmark Cable Cars, Historic Streetcars and a fleet of other alternative fuel and electric public transportation vehicles. Upgrades for families are available as well as rates for additional nights. For reservations and additional information, visit or call (415) 563-1234 or toll free (800) 233-1234 and click on or ask for the“Spare the Air Explore” package.

Sample, 36-Hour Itinerary

Day One:

Early morning Arrival at hotel (early check in or check bags, if room not available)

Breakfast Knuckles Breakfast Buffet or ala carte menu serves up great energy

10:00 a.m. Bike along waterfront to explore Aquatic Park, Maritime Museum, Hyde Street Pier, Pier 39, The Ferry Building, Embarcadero Center and Railway Museum

Noon Lunch at historic Scoma’s (check out fish receiving station before dining)

1:30 p.m. Pick up the exploration by walking through the little jewels of Fisherman’s Wharf, including the street vendors, Wax Museum, Guinness Museum of World Records, Boudin Bakery, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Musee Mecanique

3:30 p.m. Take in nearby shopping at The Cannery, The Anchorage or Jackson Square

5:00 p.m. Retreat to Knuckles for a micro-brew and glimpse of the day’s many games

6:00 p.m. Take a dip in the hotel’s pool (one of the only outside swimming holes)

7:30 p.m. Take your pick of a myriad nearby restaurants for the freshest catch of the day

9:00 p.m. Enjoy a hot fudge Sunday at Ghirardelli Square

9:030 p.m. Take the historic streetcar to Punchline Comedy Club for a taste of local humor

Day Two:

Breakfast For convenience, the hotel’s Knuckles offers a great buffet or ala carte menu

Check out If you’ve only got one night, check out and leave the bags at the hotel

9:00 a.m. Embark upon the day’s journey by hopping aboard the nearby Cable Car, the vehicle of choice for the day

9:30 a.m. Disembark the Cable Car to explore the Cable Car Museum at Mason and Washington streets

10:00 a.m. Re-board the Cable Car and head to North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square (restaurant options abound in these ethnic destinations…)

12:30 p.m. Break for lunch

1:30 p.m. Head back towards the waterfront to enjoy a finale experience: a thrill on the RocketBoat, paddling the bay with City Kayak, flightseeing above the bay, a journey to Alcatraz, sailing the bay on an Adventure Cat cruise or a trek up the Filbert Steps (aka the “Stairway to Heaven”).

About San Francisco’s Legendary Public Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) was founded in 1912 and is one of America’s oldest public transit agencies, carrying over 200 million passengers a year. MUNI provides transit service within the city and county of San Francisco, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

MUNI operates 80 routes throughout San Francisco with stops within two blocks of 90% of all attractions and residences in the city. Operator of San Francisco’s legendary, landmark Cable Cars, MUNI also operates historic streetcars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel vehicles and electric trolley coaches. MUNI’s fleet is among the most diverse in the world.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


49ers Kickoff at Knuckles
Last Friday evening, Knuckles kicked off the 49ers home opener with food, fun and football. Ron Clemente of South San Francisco won 107.7 The Bone's "49ers Super fan Scavenger Hunt" and enjoyed his grand prize while hanging out with The Gold Rush Girls Chris, Dionna and Cassandra.