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Discover great treasures of art and culture as these fine establishments.

Tour California Academy of Sciences
Discover the universe around you with these facilities that include a quality aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and many special learning programs located in Golden Gate Park.

Tour Fisherman's Wharf
This historic shopping district is home to Pier 39, The Cannery, Ghihardelli Square and the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park.

Tour Pier39
The Number one shopping attraction in San Francisco since 1980, Pier 39 includes beautiful bay views, delactable dining, endless entertainment and splashy sea lions. Over 100 unique shops and 10 restaurants featuring breathtaking bay views alongside a great range of family attractions including landscaped container gardens and the best street performers of San Francisco.

Tour Presidio of San Francisco
Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, The Presidio of San Francisco offers many historically significant places and spectacular natural areas to visit where a wide variety of recreational activities are possible.

Tour Golden Gate NRA
Golden Gate National Recreation Area is one of the largest urban national parks in the world and offers many historically significant places and spectacular natural areas to visit where a wide variety of recreational activities are possible.

Tour Golden Gate Park
1017-acre urban park located on the west side of the City of San Francisco. A lush landscaped oasis that is home to a number of attractions, scenic trails and man-made lakes. Home to aquarium, planetarium, museums, tea garden, arboretum, beach chalet, and more.

California Academy of Science - Golden Gate Park
Note the new downtown location - The Academy's temporary location at 875 Howard Street in downtown San Francisco features tanks and specimens from the Steinhart Aquarium, two floors of Natural Science exhibits, the Academy Store, Cafe, and a Naturalist Center where visitors can make their own discovery of the fascinating worlds of Earth, Ocean, and Space.

Founded in 1853 as the first scientific institution in the western United States with the mission to explore, explain, and protect the natural world.

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Hornblower Cruise - Dinner / Brunch
San Francisco / Berkeley / 1-888-HORNBLOWER; Cruise Info;
For over twenty five years, Hornblower has provided stunning venues for corporate events, wedding receptions, Valentine's Cruises, birthday celebrations, nightly dinner cruises and weekend champagne brunch cruises. Enjoy spectacular views and the refreshing ocean breeze aboard a dining cruise or champagne brunch cruises departing daily.

Shelldance Orchid Gardens
2000 Hwy 1, Pacifica, CA 94044; (650) 355-4845; Gardens Website;
In 1949, Herb Hager, transformed this location from an artichoke field into state-of-the-art greenhouses and operated under the name Vallemar Orchids. On a crest in Pacifica with a sweeping view of the Pacific coastline, the nursery remains essentially unchanged over 50 years later. Open to the public on weekends, Shelldance is how expanding its walk-in retail trade, in the Shelldance Gift Shop which includes sales of orchid supplies, incense, pottery, local art, and garden enhancements.


Tour San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo
1 Zoo Road, San Francisco, CA 94132; (415) 753-7080; Zoo Website;
SF Zoo Open Daily : 10AM-5PM; Children's Zoo Open Daily : 11AM-4PM;
Located where Sloat Blvd meets the Great Highway on the west side;

Northern California's largest zoological park and conservation center is home to 250 different animal species in naturalistic surroundings. The new conservation zoo seeks to foster respect and appreciation of wildlife and to provide enlightening and awe-inspiring experiences for all ages. You'll find a whole new entrance, a host of new visitor amenities, plus a restored carousel, beautiful artwork, and a new exhibit featuring some of the most incredible animals on earth at the Lipman Family Lemur Forest.

  • African Savanna - New in May 2004, the spacious new exhibit opened, featuring giraffe, zebra, kudu, ostrich and other African wildlife roaming together in a lush, 3-acre habitat.
  • Lemur Forest - featuring five different species of these amazing primates from Madagascar in a large outdoor setting.
  • Primate Discovery Center
  • Gorilla World
  • Koala Crossing -
  • Dentzel Carousel - antique carousel
  • Children's Zoo - nature trails, barnyard, insect zoo, petting animals.
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  • Leaping Lemur Café - offers an indoor dining experience with a wide variety of food choices including personalized, made-to-order pasta and pizza.

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    Best Western Blue Sea Lodge San Diego Located right on beautiful Pacific Beach, you will enjoy the spectacular sunsets from ocean view rooms and enjoy the convenience of the location, central to all the great attractions that draw travelers from around the world to dynamic San Diego. A wonderful destination for business and pleasure travelers alike. The atmosphere is bright and friendly and the rooms are decorated in a contemporary tropical and each of the rooms features a private balcony or patio for a great view and plenty of fresh air.
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    Tour Santa Barbara - Popular romantic seaside escape on the central California coastline. Visit historic landmark, beautiful gardens and eclectic shops. Home to many cultural art venues.
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