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Tailor-made School Trips to San Francisco

Reasons to Visit
Places to Stay
  • Overview

    San Francisco is one of the USA's most attractive cities. Famously hilly, its seven by seven square mile size also makes it surprisingly compact and accessible. While Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Fisherman's Wharf are on every to-do list, it is the spirit of the city that makes it such an inspiring destination to take a school trip. Good times and social revolutions tend to start here from the original gold rush, the hippy sub-culture to the yet unimagined technology being developed at Silicon Valley.

    Built on the San Andreas Fault with Yosemite National Park so close the city has its fair share of natural and man-made wonders that demonstrate the resilience of the city. It may have lost almost everything in earthquakes but it never loses its nerve, and is a unique and interesting destination for a school trip or educational visit.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. Alcatraz Island

      The formidable fortress in the middle of San Francisco Bay known as “The Rock” started out as a lighthouse station in 1854, but its isolated location made it an ideal spot for a penal colony. Infamous former inhabitants include Al Capone, George ‘Machine Gun’ Kelly and Robert Stroud, the Birdman of Alcatraz. The audio cellhouse tour, narrated by former inmates and guards, offers accounts of life at the prison and escape attempts.

    2. Barbary Coast Trail

      Barbary Coast Trail is a walking tour that connects the City’s most important historic sites marked by approximately 180 bronze medallions and arrows embedded in the sidewalk along the 3.8 mile route. The sites of the trail date from the California Gold Rush of 1849 to the Earthquake and Fire of 1906, a period when San Francisco grew from a small village to the busiest port on the West Coast.

    3. Fishermans Wharf

      The best known neighbourhood in San Francisco is home to the city’s waterfront community where it'a rich seafaring history comes to life. Waterfront marketplaces and the Wharf's famous fishing fleet complete with sea lions basking in the sun, seafood stalls and steaming crab cauldrons; you know you’re in world-famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Souvenir shops and historic ships add to the atmosphere

    4. Golden Gate Bridge & Park

      Arguably the world's most beautiful bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge connects San Francisco with Marin County and can be experienced from near countless angles. Drive, bike, or walk across the two-mile long suspension bridge. The 1,000-acre Golden Gate Park, larger than Central Park, is located in the western area of the city includes several great museums, a botanical garden, and an arboretum.

    5. Golden Gate Bay Cruise

      Make your trip to San Francisco complete with a 1-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise. You’ll depart Fisherman’s Wharf and cruise along the North Beach shoreline

    6. Coit Tower

      The view from here is one of the most impressive in San Francisco, taking in the Bay, two bridges, and the Marin Headlands.

    7. Cable Car Ride

      A visit to San Francisco wouldn't be complete without a ride on San Francisco's most notable form of transportation. Hop aboard and you'll be treated to a unique 9 mph rolling tour of the city that includes views of Nob Hill, Fisherman's Wharf, the Bay and Alcatraz Island.

    8. Cable Car Museum

      At this entertaining museum you can find out how the cars work, as well as view the cable-winding machinery that actually powers them. You'll also learn about emergency procedures, bell-ringing competitions and the workmanship that goes into each car.

    9. Chinatown

      Home to the largest concentration of Chinese outside China, San Francisco’s Chinatown packages exotic shops, restaurants, produce markets, temples and more within nearly two dozen downtown blocks.

    10. Yosemite

      Yosemite National Park is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find glacier-carved valleys, grand meadows, alpine peaks, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more.

  • Places to stay
    • HI San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf

      Ideal location offering unbeatable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island - 2-6 bedded rooms - Shared facilities - Cafe, common room & games room

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