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Top Ten (recommended) Spas In San Francisco:
1. Kabuki Springs & Spa (kabukisprings.com)
2. Kamalaspa (kamalaspa.com)
3. Spa Radiance (sparadiance.com)
4. Burke Williams Spa (burkewilliamsspa.com)
5. Aura Skin Spa (auraskinspa.com)
6. Recharge Medical and Day Spa (rechargespa.com)
7. Imerial Spa (imperialdayspa.com)
8. International Orange Spa (internationalorange.com)
9. Tru Spa (truspa.com)
10. Therapeia Massage (therapeiamassage.com)
Learn More About San Francisco's Musée Mécanique
A large selection of the items in Edward Galland Zelinsky’s collection, Musée Mécanique is home to hundreds of antique electronic games, ranging from orchestrions, coin operated pianos, antique slot machines, and animations, down to small bird boxes and Playland’s notorious “Laughing Sal.” This historic “mechanical museum” is located adjacent to Red and White Fleet’s loading docks at Pier 45 in San Francisco. With free admission, this is one of the best amusements in San Francisco and well worth a visit. Have you ever visited before? If so, what’s your favorite item? For more information, visit the museum in person or go online at: http://www.museemecaniquesf.com/.
Top Ten Explore-Adventures In San Francisco
1.) Climb the notorious Filbert Steps. This unique “stairway to Heaven” leads up to Coit Tower, with gardens ad sculptures guiding the way up to a phenomenal, panoramic view of the bay at the top.
2.) Take ‘em out to the ballgame at San Francisco Giant’s AT&T Ballpark. From the hotel, the entire family can board the historic F Line street cars to get to the park.
3.) Wend your way through Pier 39’s new mirror maze.
4.) Board one of Red and White Fleet’s vessels for a California Sunset Cruise or one of the city’s “original bay tours.”
5.) 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 vessel.
6.) Explore the National Maritime Museum (http://www.maritime.org/) and the USS Pampanito Submarine Museum www.maritime.org/pamphome.htm
7.) Take a thrilling adventure on Turbo Ride through the magic of films and sophisticated simulation technology where the hydraulic seats move in sync with the action on the big-screen at Pier 39
8.) Take a 30-minute flight-seeing tour of the bay with San Francisco Seaplane Tours
9.) Rent bikes or roller blades and head out to the 240 miles of scenic Bay Trail
10.) And, to chill out from all the exploration at any point of the day, hang out at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf’s outdoor swimming pool, one of the only hotel pools in the city.
The Buena Vista — Home of the World’s First Irish Coffee
The original building where the Buena Vista sits today at the corner of Hyde and Beach streets was a boardinghouse until 1916 when the landlord converted the first floor into a saloon. That saloon was named the Buena Vista. (“Good View” in Spanish) and it served as a warm meeting place for hundreds of fishermen and handlers who worked for the nearby Sardine Cannery. At Buena Vista, they could take in a whiskey while scouting the bay for incoming fishing boats. In 1952, with the help of a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer, the Buena Vista introduced to the world it’s now famous Irish Coffee. Read on…
Top Ten Romantic Things To Do In San Francisco
1.) Walk, bike, run or skip across the Golden Gate Bridge.
2.) Enjoy a California Sunset Cruise aboard Red and White Fleet
3.) Share a hot fudge Sundae at world famous Ghirardelli chocolate
4.) Pack a picnic lunch and bring it on board a rented boat at Golden Gate Park’s Stow Lake
5.) Stroll through the Conservatory of Flowers
6.) Enjoy a decadent dinner at Hubert Keller’s Fleur de Lys
7.) Top off the evening with one of Bubble Lounge’s 300+ Champagnes/sparkling wines
8.) Climb half way to the stars aboard one of the city’s iconic cable cars
9.) Steal a kiss atop the Filbert Steps before joining the crowd at Coit Tower to view panoramic views of the bay
10.) Fly a kite together at Chrissy Field and enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge