While most tourists throng to its popular attractions such as the scenic Golden Gate Bridge, the eerie Alcatraz Island, the luxurious Union Square and the expansive Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco offers myriad experiences to choose from for the traveller that is seeking to take home some priceless memories. Here’s our list of fun things to do while in the Fog City.

 

Go cruising in San Francisco.
Go cruising in San Francisco.

Go Cruising

One of the most magical ways to experience San Francisco is to be out on the water at night with the city lights sparkling in the distance. A big favourite with the locals, Hornblower Cruises offers delicious food and drinks prepared on board by the local chefs, lively on board entertainment, and a glorious view of the dramatic San Francisco Bay. Some of the best ones are Alive After Five cruise, Full Moon cruise, Father’s Day cruise, and July 4th cruise.

 

Take A Walk

Buy a ticket with Pub Crawl San Francisco and take a guided walk to some of the best pubs in the city. An unusual yet exciting walk is the Haunted SF Ghost Tour with Wild SF Tours. Lasting a little over an hour, this walk takes you to the haunted St Francis Hotel, Tenderloin District (the underbelly of SF crime) and many such places. Expect to get creeped out by tales of scandalous murders, ghost stories and unexpected deaths.

 

Lunch with Chef Don of The Bimini Twist is a culinary journey.
Lunch with Chef Don of The Bimini Twist is a culinary journey.

Dine at the Chef’s table

An experience so unique and memorable that it is suggested to book your travel dates to San Francisco depending on the availability at the table of Chef Don of The Bimini Twist. In a penthouse apartment that overlooks the AT&T stadium, Chef Don curates a special menu for a select few who book a seat at the common table. At Don of the Bimini Twist, you will be treated to delicious food and the company of some like-minded, fun people from across the globe.

 

—RAMA AHUJA