If you’re planning a visit to San Francisco, here are 12 really great tours that you can take to see San Francisco and the Bay Area, including trips to Muir Woods, Napa Valley and Yosemite National Park. This is a perfect time to be in San Francisco.
Enjoy your moment of Zen – the 90-second video above shows the Golden Gate Bridge (one of the world’s top tourist attractions) with waves lapping on the shore. Take a moment to relax, sit back and visualize being there and consider taking one of these fun San Francisco Tours:
This year we had the opportunity to be out on San Francisco Bay during the city’s annual Fleet Week celebrations – and it was amazing! We had a great vantage point aboard a Hornblower yacht watching the Blue Angles Air Show as they performed their precision aerial acrobatics and death-defying stunts right over our heads and along the San Francisco skyline. Watch our short video above – be sure to turn up the sound to get the full effect.
Fleet Week San Francisco October 4-8, 2012
This year, Fleet Week San Francisco runs from October 4-8. San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week event features a Parade of U.S. Navy Ships, Survey Flights and Practice Air Shows, Blue Angels Air Shows, Ship Tours… and more! The official Blue Angels Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7.
Expect HUGE crowds this year – even bigger than last year, because Fleet Week SF coincides with the second America’s Cup “AC World Series” Regattas in San Francisco Bay.
See Fleet Week SF 2012 and AC World Series 2012 schedules below:
The America’s Cup (AC) is the third biggest world sporting event behind the Olympics and the World Cup. The world’s premier regatta is held every 3-5 years. America’s Cup got its name from the schooner “The America” which was launched from New York on May 3, 1851. She sailed to England, participated in a race around the Isle of Wight, beating the British fleet and winning Queen Victoria’s 100 Guineas Cup (an award commemorating the Queen’s Jubilee year). It was dubbed “America’s Cup” in the press — and the rest is history!
On February 14, 2010, Larry Ellison and the BMW Oracle Racing Team (of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club) sailed to victory, winning the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain. BMW Oracle Racing become the first American team to win the America’s Cup since 1992 when America3 defeated Il Moro de Venezia off San Diego. As the winner, Larry chose San Francisco to host the next America’s Cup in 2013 – the city beat out Newport, Rhode Island and Italy to host the prestigious event.
See more info (and pictures) below on the 34th America’s Cup events (2012-2013 schedules), America’s Cup Village and Spectator Viewing:
San Francisco Fleet Week 2010 is fast-approaching! This year, Fleet Week San Francisco takes place on October 7-12, 2010. The official Blue Angels Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10. Arrive early because it’s expected to be another BIG year. Past seasons have drawn millions of spectators.
Anytime is a good time to visit San Francisco, the beautiful “City By the Bay.” My mom and sister came out to visit us in SF recently from London, so we were busy researching fun things to do and looking for ways to save them money . If you’re planning on visiting San Francisco during the Holiday Season (or if you’re a local looking for fun things to do) and want to save some money, here are a few FUN SF Bay Area sightseeing tours that we came across that offer good value (save up to 30% on selected tours) including: