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Prepare to leave your heart in San Francisco, where rich culture, fabled nightlife, and iconic scenery offer more than meets the eye. The City by the Bay is the Golden Gate to one of the most eccentric, diverse, and innovative regions in the United States.
3 DAYS IN SAN FRANCISCO
GENERAL SESSION ENTERTAINMENT: CHINESE LION DANCERS
For more than a millennium, Chinese Lion Dancers have been part of Chinese culture and a traditional way to celebrate the New Year or any special occasion. The lion dance ushers in happiness and good fortune. This colorful performance uses two Chinese lions and 4-5 percussionists who perform on Chinese drums, gongs and cymbals. Lion Dancers are always a highlight and a showstopper that’s not to be missed.
KEYNOTE: JOE MONTANA
Along with being one of the best quarterbacks of all-time, four-time Superbowl-winning quarterback Joe Montana is arguably the most popular sports figure in San Francisco history
Twice named the NFL's Most Valuable Player, Joe led the 49ers to four Super Bowl wins, earning three Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls and named All-Pro five times. Joe retired from professional football in 1995 and in recognition of his achievements he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.
He now brings his lessons of preparation, teamwork and performance under pressure to audiences as a popular motivational speaker.
THEME PARTY: STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO
Highlight the diversity and inclusivity of San Francisco by showcasing the neighborhoods with décor, food and entertainment.
Mission District with colorful mural, sarapes, paper flowers and Latin cuisine. Local muralist is creating a custom piece that guests can co-create alongside.
Chinatown – Suspended red lanterns with the Chinatown gate welcome guests to learn how to make dim sum or watch the art of noodle pulling.
LAND AND SEA TOUR
Explore San Francisco by Land and Sea (or Bay!). We start our journey on the streets of San Francisco, learning about the amazing history and exploring the diverse neighborhoods that make up our 7x7 city. Along the way enjoy local staples like a Ghirardelli Sundae or world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf Clam Chowder. Next, marvel at the San Francisco skyline from aboard your own private yacht! We’ll venture around Alcatraz Island, get up close to Angel Island and the Sausalito shoreline before passing beneath the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.
MUIR WOODS AND SAUSALITO
In mere minutes, we’ll leave the hustle and bustle of downtown, for the serenity and peace of the ancient redwoods. As we cross the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, guests will look to the right at the City skyline in the distance and to the left at the rolling green hills leading to the crashing ocean waves. First stop, Muir Woods National Park, where guests will be awe-inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds. Net we’re off to the charming seaside town of Sausalito where guests can peruse the many shops, galleries and eateries before returning to home base.
DINNER AT EMPRESS BY BOON
Dine in one of the secret alleys in Chinatown in a restaurant showcasing the new generation of Chinese Cuisine with 360 views of San Francisco.
BUILD A GARDEN +CREATE HEALTHY HABITS FOR THE FUTURE
Today we will take you to an urban garden located in San Francisco where you will build garden beds, plant and clean up the area to sustain a thriving garden that provides food to the community and engages children in healthy eating habits from a young age. At the end of the day you will building gardening kits that will be provided to children at a local school to help support their gardens.
OFFISTE AT THE JEWEL OF SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco’s City Hall is more than just the seat of local city government, it’s also a sophisticated venue with consistent WOW factor! Tonight, guests will dine beneath the spectacular Rotunda, the tallest in the nation. An elegantly restored historic landmark, it is a fabulous showcase with rich history and rooms like no other venue in San Francisco. This is truly a unique “only in San Francisco” experience that they will never forget!
An awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco, this world-renowned luxury hotel is known for impeccable service. Centrally located, it features 72,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a 1,000 sq. ft. rooftop garden and 606 guest rooms. Fun fact: it’s the only spot where each of the cable car lines meet.
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