Thursday, December 15, 2011
Red And White Fleet Features The Holiday Twilight Cruise and Golden Gate Bay Cruise Over All Major Holidays
For those that want to celebrate the coming holiday season in San Francisco with a festive, city lights-inspired twilight tour or a casual bay cruise, Red and White Fleet has packaged up San Francisco’s only “Holiday Twilight Cruise” and the original San Francisco Golden Gate Bay Cruise. Perfect for families, couples or groups of friends, or for anyone who wants to get out of the house during the holidays, both cruises are offered on the upcoming holidays, including Christmas, Hanukah and New Year.
The two-hour “Holiday Twilight Cruise” features views of the city’s spectacular nightscape, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers from the buffet and a hot or cold beverage from the bar. Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, the cruise will pass along the dramatically lit skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, pass the infamous island of Alcatraz and cruise under the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and the legendary Golden Gate Bridge. Prices are $54 for adults (18+) and $36 for youth (ages 5-17). Children under five are free. Departures are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m, including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.
San Francisco’s original bay tour, the Golden Gate Bay Cruise was launched in 1939 as part of the Golden Gate International Exposition. This cruise has been a highlight of any visit to San Francisco for 70 years and a favorite for locals as well. This one hour excursion sails along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and closely around notorious Alcatraz Island. On route, passengers will discover San Francisco's history and world famous landmarks through personal headphone audio, available in 12 languages. There will be five cruises a day on the aforementioned holidays. Prices are $24 for adults (18+) and $16 for youth (ages 5-17). Children under five are free. Cruises depart 8-10 times daily every 30-45 minutes, typically starting at 10:00 a.m.. On Christmas Day, five departures will be offered.
To keep guests warm and comfortable on those starry winter nights, Red and White Fleet’s vessels feature heated indoor spaces with large viewing windows and upholstered seating as well as outdoor viewing decks. A full cash bar with drinks and snacks is available as well. Advance bookings are recommended as these cruises will sell out on some days/evenings. A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise (including logo wear) are available onboard.
Book now: http://redandwhitefleet.com
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Ideally located in the Embarcadero Center, across from the iconic Ferry Building and steps from the California Street Cable Car line, Hyatt Regency San Francisco has a host of holiday plans to entice revelers from near and far. As a matter of fact, Hyatt Regency San Francisco is predicting snowfall throughout the holiday season in its dramatic, Guinness Book of World Records’ Largest Atrium Lobby in the world. Complementing thousands of cascading lights and a dramatic 30-foot tree, snow will fall three times a day in the hotel's lobby, from November 19 through December 31, 2011. The calendar of events for Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s 2011 holiday season is outlined below with full descriptions to follow:
Tree and Interior Lobby Lighting: November 18 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with Embarcadero Center’s exterior illumination and skating show, which is from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Snow in the Atrium Lobby: Daily from November 19 to December 31 at 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Embarcadero Holiday Skating Rink: Daily from November 9, 2011 to January 2, 2012
Holiday Happy Hour at Eclipse Lounge: Daily from 4:30 pm – 7:30 p.m., featuring Signature cocktails and holiday libations
Ice Skating Package: November 18 to December 30
Thanksgiving Dinner: November 24 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. featuring a 3-course dinner, $37 for adults and $18 for children 4 – 12 years of age, children under 4 free
Breakfast with Santa in Eclipse Café: December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 from 8:00 a.m. – Noon, full breakfast buffet, $23.95 for adults and $10.75 for children 4-12 years of age, children under 4 free
Christmas Eve Dinner: December 24 from 4:00 –10:00 p.m., featuring a 3-course dinner, $37 for adults and $21 for children 4-12 years of age, children under 4 free
Christmas Day Dinner: December 25 from 4:00 – 10:00 p.m., featuring a 3-course dinner, $37 for adults and $21 for children 4-12 years of age, children under 4 free
New Year’s Eve Package: December 31, 2011 to January 1, 2012
New Year’s Eve Bayviews and Bubbles: Regency Club Package (December 27, 2011 – January 4, 2012)
New Year’s Eve Dinner: December 31 from 5:30 – 10:00 p.m. featuring a 4-course dinner, $45 for adults and $21 for children 4-12 years of age, children under 4 free
New Year’s Breakfast Buffet: January 1 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., featuring a $7 Bloody Mary Bar, breakfast buffet, $23.95 for adults and $10.75 for children 4-12 years of age, children under 4 free
For more information, visit www.sanfranciscoregency.hyatt.com or call (415) 788-1234.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
What is the first day that you start thinking about Christmas? I know for most, it’s the day after Thanksgiving. This is the first day that most pull out the Christmas lights, go tree shopping or start to hang their stockings. This year you can celebrate the beginning of holiday spirit at the 47th Annual Ghirardelli Square Tree Lighting. It is all happening November 25, 2011 at 5:30 pm.
Enjoy free, live entertainment for the entire family throughout the day culminating with the lighting of the Ghirardelli Square tree. It is the perfect opportunity to get together with the family to kick off the holiday season.
Before the tree lighting there will be live entertainment from the San Francisco City Opera, Contra Coastal Chorale and even Yuletide Carolers.
Walk around listening to the singing, viewing the tree and of course tasting the chocolate that San Francisco is known for. Enjoy hot chocolate with your family and friends while walking around the square.
Participating hotels include:
Hyatt Regency San Francisco (at Embarcadero Center) --- with starting rates of $199
Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf --- with starting rates of $199
Grand Hyatt San Francisco (Union Square) --- with starting rates of $230 and
Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport-Burlingame --- with starting rates of $140
To book the exclusive 25% discount tickets offered by Hyatt Hotels of San Francisco, visit here.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
For those that want to celebrate the coming holiday season with a festive, city lights-inspired bay tour, Red and White Fleet has packaged up San Francisco’s only “Holiday Twilight Cruise,” available from November 10 through December 31, 2011.
On this casual two-hour cruise, passengers will enjoy views of the city’s spectacular nightscape, live guitar entertainment, light appetizers from the buffet and a hot or cold beverage from the bar. Nestled into the warm and cozy atmosphere of Red and White Fleet’s historic ferry boats, the cruise will pass along the dramatically lit skyline of San Francisco with its modern skyscrapers and historic landmarks, pass the infamous island of Alcatraz and cruise under the impressive San Francisco Bay Bridge and the legendary Golden Gate Bridge.
The buffet includes a variety of appetizers, such as sandwiches, salads, fruit and dessert. To keep guests warm and comfortable on those starry winter nights, Red and White Fleet’s vessels feature heated indoor spaces with large viewing windows and upholstered seating as well as outdoor viewing decks. A full cash bar with drinks and snacks is available as well.
Advance bookings are recommended as this event will sell out on some evenings. A full bar with drinks, snacks and merchandise (including logo wear) are available onboard.
Prices are $54 for adults (18+) and $36 for youth (ages 5-17). Children under five are free. Departures are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. from, November 10, 2011 to March 24, 2012.
The route: From Pier 43½, along the San Francisco waterfront (Fort Mason, Marina, Presidio) to/from the Golden Gate Bridge, loop around Alcatraz, west of Treasure Island, under the Bay Bridge and past AT&T Park, the Ferry Building, Pier 39, back to Pier 43½.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Our recently renovated Knuckles at the Wharf is the perfect home turf for viewing any sporting event, whether it be baseball, the forthcoming college and NFL football season or whatever the sport du jour might be. In addition to boasting great seats throughout the sports bar/restaurant, Knuckles features a few VIP booths with their own private television(s).
In addition to “grooming the field” for viewing all games, Knuckles is also offering a grand slam of tempting specials, including a new $5 Happy Hour.
Every day, from 2:00 – 7:00 p.m., Knuckles features $5 Happy Hour, where guests receive a myriad of quality selections from the restaurant’s popular menu, including a choice of six appetizers and a variety of cocktails. Appetizer selections include: BBQ or Buffalo Style Chicken Wings; Asian Sticky Wings; Stuffed Potato Skins; Knuckles Nachos; Angus Slider with Fries; and Baked Mushrooms. Five dollar drink options include: all draft beers; signature wines; and well drinks.
Friday, July 15, 2011
As the heat of the summer starts to pass it becomes more pleasant to sit outside and enjoy the remaining weeks of summer. There is no better way to end a season than to attend exciting events around the city. Whether it be music, art, beer, or food there is something everyone can enjoy.
Head to the Mission district for La Cocina’s San Francisco 3rd annual street food festival, taking place August 20, 2011. Here you will find an array of food carts lining the street. The festival is just as much about the entrepreneurship of the vendors as it is about the delicious food they are there to showcase. Enjoy all the food, friends, and music that come along with the festival. Don’t miss out!
For those looking for something a little less casual it can certainly be found at the Steins Collect exhibit at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Through September 6, 2011, bohemian Paris in the 20th century will be on display exhibiting Picasso, Matisse, Renoir and more avant-garde pieces. Interested in the history of the paintings? Try the SFMoMA mobile audio tour. As you walk along the exhibit you have the option to hear audio about the history and back-story of each work of art. The collection celebrates Gertrude Stein and her influence on modern art, literature and culture.
Take the art off the wall and into the skies and head just across the Bay Bridge to the Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley Marina. Happening there is the 26th annual Kite Festival. No longer is kite flying reserved for family vacations to the beach or kids having fun in the park. You will be truly amazed at the beauty the kites bring to the sky. Check out modern displays of kite building with kites as big as houses and a tasty candy drop for kids. The best part about this long running kite hang out, is that it is free admission to all! The festival takes place July 29 and 30, 2011 and is fun for the entire family.
Finally, take in the cinematic history of San Francisco with Alfred Hitchcock’s, The Birds screening at the Mark Lounge along side a free wine tasting. The screening and wine tasting are apart of Classic Film and Wine Night and is held every Tuesday night through September 6, 2011. If you miss out this time, enjoy more classic films like The Maltese Falcon and Dirty Harry always accompanied with a glass of your favorite wine and free admission.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Cocktail Recipes from Chief Bartender Rick Lupo
1 ounce of Rum
1 ounce of Blackberry Liquor
1 ounce of Crème de Banana Liquor
2 ounces (each) of Orange Juice and Pineapple Juice
.50 ounce of Grenadine
Combine all above ingredients with ice
Roll into a mixing cup
Pour into tall glass
Garnish with Orange Wedge and Cherry (on toothpick)
(This Diamond Red Sangria cocktail was created especially for John Hamilton, host of KGO Radio’s “On The Go”)
3 ounces of Merlot
.75 ounce of Effen Black Cherry Vodka
1 ounce of Cranberry Juice
.75 ounce of Raspberry Mix/Puree
2 Lime Wedges
Combine all of the above ingredients (with the exception of the Sierra Mist/7up) then squeeze in juice from lime wedges
Pour over ice in large wine glass
Add splash of Sierra Mist or 7up
Garnish with Strawberry, Lime Wedge and Orange Slice (on long toothpick)
Seven years after setting sail from Norway, Andrew Furuseth came ashore in San Francisco in 1880, and the life of the average sailor was never the same. Furuseth, known as the “emancipator of the seaman,” might have also, accidentally, been instrumental in establishing San Francisco as a seafood mecca, a kind of “foodies’ Valhalla.” Read full article...
Friday, June 24, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Rising on a hill across the street are the brick buildings of Ghirardelli Square, once a chocolate factory. Historical plaques tell the history of Domingo Ghirardelli who came to California to prospect gold but ended up becoming the king of chocolate. The Chocolate Manufactory & Soda Fountain still makes chocolate with the original old
fashioned machines and few can resist enjoying a luscious ice cream sundae with chocolate on top or a cup of hot chocolate.
Ghirardelli Square is also filled with shops, selling everything from apparel to folk art. With their hilltop location, the restaurants are known for million dollar views as well as spectacular cuisine.
Introducing the brand new “Summer Splash” package, ideal for families headed to San Francisco this summer. As the best child-friendly hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf boasts one of the city’s only outdoor, heated pools and is located in the center of all the most popular family attractions. In addition to the package, the hotel is also offering an add-on option for families celebrating birthday, anniversary or any other special occasion.
The “Summer Splash” promotion includes a generous size room for a family of four, full breakfast for two adults and two children, one in-room movie per stay, a coupon per child/per stay for one cookie from Knuckles and a PIER 39 Fun Pack (coupon book). Rates start at only $209 per night.
The celebration option can be added in advance or once the guests have arrived as long as they provide 24 hour notice. Perfect for those celebrating birthdays and anniversaries while on their San Francisco vacation, the add-on option is $50 and includes a six inch cake, sparkling wine (or non-alcoholic option) and balloons.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
* Check out all the fun and exciting events to discover why Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's #1 visitor destination
* Enjoy a bay cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge
* Climb half way to the stars aboard the legendary cable cars
* Experience world famous Ghirardelli chocolate at Ghirardelli Square * Explore the National Maritime Museum (www.maritime.org) and the USS Pampanito Submarine Museum www.maritime.org/pamphome.htm
* Take a roller coaster ride at an exhibit tracing the fascinating history of Amusement Attractions in America, now open at Pier 45
* Browse Fort Mason, a former military installation and port of embarkation
* Walk the decks of the tall ships and stroll along the Hyde Street Pier, home of the world's largest collection of historic ships by tonnage, where visitors can board several National Landmark vessels
* Browse through the flagship Boudin Bakery and enjoy a freshly baked loaf of sourdough
* Enjoy an Irish coffee at Buena Vista Café, the beverage’s origin
* Get a work out rollerblading, bicycling or walking over the Golden Gate Bridge
* A food lover's haven, Fisherman's Wharf boasts some of the best dining in the world. Savor Ghirardelli chocolate, fresh sourdough bread, fresh Dungeness crab and the myriad of restaurant options, an eclectic mix of international cuisine
* Raise a toast at San Francisco’s Best Sports Bar, Knuckles
* During the day, street performers entertain onlookers with a number of different acts, including talented magicians, human robots, musicians, jugglers, clowns and fire-eaters, while at night enjoy live music, dancing and comedy clubs as well
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Fisherman's Wharf is a mile in length, starting at Aquatic Park and ending at Pier 39. Along with its variety of restaurants, the pulse of the neighborhood appeals to visitors of all persuasions, because of the myriad of activities, including the Wax Museum, Guinness Museum of World Records, Boudin Bakery and Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. Additionally, the Red and White Fleet runs tour boats around Alcatraz and to the Golden Gate Bridge, both popular tours. Two shopping areas, The Anchorage and The Cannery, are located in the central area. Each is filled with unique stores, selling boutique items not available elsewhere.
Few visitors realize that the area known as Fisherman's Wharf extends to Aquatic Park, a popular attraction where residents and visitors alike have always enjoyed the opportunity to picnic, promenade or play bocce ball. The Maritime Museum, once the park's palatial bathhouse, exhibits memorabilia from the West Coast's seafaring days and includes giant masts, painted figureheads and detailed ship models. The building itself resembles a cruise ship, perfect for taking a break from explorations to sit on the outside deck and listen to the waves break on shore. Stay tuned for more info about Fisherman's Wharf!
Sunday, June 12, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15th
So You Think You Can Dance 8-10pm
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Thursday, May 26, 2011
Guest blogger: Eileen Ogintz of Taking The Kids
Let’s hear it for the good old American vacation. We deserve it. We need it. And we’re not going to let gas prices keep us home. AAA says nearly 35 million of us will be traveling this Memorial Day holiday weekend, most by car and despite gas prices that are more than $1 higher than last year. The national average price for regular gasoline is $3.91, compared to $2.85 this time last year. Read on...
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Recently established, a package has been designed to make the memorable event more cost-effective and simpler to navigate. The package starts at $107 per adult, and $45 per child and includes 1 hour open bar; 4 different passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail reception; 3-course, sit-down lunch, dinner or buffet; Hyatt Select red & white wine service with meal; special parking rate for guests (only $13 per car); special overnight rates for guestrooms; and 1 overnight guestroom for the host, on the event date. Enhancements are available at an additional cost, to include entertainment, lighting, flowers and specialty linens.
The North Point Lounge, accommodating up to 200 guests, has an elegant ambiance. This is a must see location, with a focal point of the stained glass skylight that sits above an elegant centerpiece fountain, the room is further warmed with a fireplace setting off to one side. The Presidio Ballroom, accommodating up to 240 guests, boasts a ceiling of skylights that cast natural light into the venue. Those looking for a unique outdoor reception location, will enjoy the hotel’s beautiful pool deck courtyard.
Among the professional resources the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf has a list of preferred photographers, DJs, bands, linens, florists, bakeries, transportation; all are familiar with the hotel and work with the staff regularly.
For more info, visit www.fishermanswharf.hyattcatering.com or contact Catering Sales Manager, Stephanie Samele, 415-486-4407/Stephanie.Samele@hyatt.com.
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Join us for Happy Hour at Knuckles at the Wharf!
Monday - Friday 5-7pm
$2 off all draft beers
$5 Canvas wines by the glass
$5 Chicken Wings - Spicy, BBQ or Asian Style $5 Calamari
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As the best hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf offers room packages that appeal to most any mood, including the “Awaken” Package.
Perfect for those who just want the basics, the “Awaken” Packagefeatures a guest room for up to two people as well as full American breakfast (in the hotel’s Knuckles Restaurant). Rates start at only $219.
Top Ten Things To Do In The Neighborhood (Of Fisherman’s Wharf)
- Enjoy public transportation convenience…aboard iconic cable cars or historic street cars
- Check out all the fun and exciting events to discover why Fisherman's Wharf is San Francisco's #1 visitor destination (ie: Fleet Week)
- Watch sea lions frolic in the bay, with viewing from the Pier 39 perimeter road
- Discover the bay at Pier 39’s Aquarium of the Bay (http://www.aquariumofthebay.com/)
- Experience world famous Ghirardelli chocolate at Ghirardelli Square
- Explore the National Maritime Museum (http://www.maritime.org/) and the USS Pampanito Submarine Museum www.maritime.org/pamphome.htm
- Hop on a ferry to Alcatraz (www.nps.gov/alcatraz/)
- Take a roller coaster ride at an exhibit tracing the fascinating history of Amusement Attractions in America, now open at Pier 45
- Browse through the flagship Boudin Bakery and enjoy a freshly baked loaf of sourdough
- Enjoy an Irish coffee at Buena Vista Café, the beverage’s place of origin
Saturday, April 2, 2011
The family-owned Red and White Fleet has offered tours of San Francisco Bay since 1892. Aboard San Francisco’s oldest sightseeing adventure, guests can enjoy multilingual daytime cruises under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz, relaxed sunset and twilight cruises with appetizers and live music, narrated history cruises, and a variety of great tours on land, including Hop-on Hop-off Tours of San Francisco. For more information, please visit www.redandwhite.com or call (415) 673-2900. Tours depart 8-14 times daily from Pier 43 1/2, on San Francisco’s famous Fisherman’s Wharf.
Friday, April 1, 2011
As the best hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf offers room packages that appeal to most any mood ~
“Amour Romance” Package
Especially designed for couples, the “Amour Romance” Package sets the stage for romance in one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Starting at only $239, the package includes: accommodations for two, for one night; full American breakfast for two (room service or in Knuckles); bottle of sparkling wine; chocolate covered strawberries; turndown service (on request); and late check out to 2:00 p.m. (on request). Since true romantics can celebrate their love at any time of year, this option is available from now through the December 30, 2011.
Top Ten Romantic Things To Do In San Francisco
- Walk, bike, run or skip across the Golden Gate Bridge.
- Enjoy a California Sunset Cruise aboard Red and White Fleet
- Share a hot fudge Sundae at world famous Ghirardelli chocolate
- Pack a picnic lunch and bring it on board a rented boat at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake
- Stroll through the Conservatory of Flowers
- Enjoy a decadent dinner at Hubert Keller’s Fleur de Lys
- Top off the evening with one of Bubble Lounge’s 300+ Champagnes/sparkling wines
- Climb half way to the stars aboard one of the city’s iconic cable cars
- Steal a kiss atop the Filbert Steps before joining the crowd at Coit Tower to view panoramic views of the bay
- Fly a kite together at Chrissy Field and enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge
Sunday, January 2, 2011
As the best hotel in San Francisco’s #1 destination, the newly renovated Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf offers room packages that appeal to most any mood, including the “Balance Relaxation” Package
“Balance Relaxation” Package
With a host of rejuvenating activities right outside the hotel’s front door, guests can check in with the “Balance Relaxation” Package, leave the car behind and bring balance back to life by enjoying a myriad of activities. This offer includes a sumptuous guest room for one night; full American breakfast for two (valid in hotel’s Knuckles Restaurant) ; and valet parking for one car . Rates for this package start at only $239.
Top Ten (recommended) Spas In San Francisco
- Kabuki Springs & Spa (kabukisprings.com)
- Kamalaspa (kamalaspa.com)
- Spa Radiance (sparadiance.com)
- Burke Williams Spa (burkewilliamsspa.com)
- Aura Skin Spa (auraskinspa.com)
- Recharge Medical and Day Spa (rechargespa.com)
- Imerial Spa (imperialdayspa.com)
- International Orange Spa (internationalorange.com)
- Tru Spa (truspa.com)
- Therapeia Massage (therapeiamassage.com)