Focus on San Francisco 2013 from the Kaiser Permanente team
There is so much to see and do in San Francisco! To help you maximize your enjoyment of the city while you are attending the G-I-N 2013 Conference, we conducted a rapid review of sights and social events in August. Below we highlight some opportunities to experience San Francisco’s scenic beauty, diverse neighborhoods, restaurants and cultural attractions.
- For a nice comprehensive overview of the city you can take a tour onthe San Francisco Hop On Hop Off Bus. For more information click here G-I-N Tours. To sign up for this tour simply log into your conference account using your Electronic access key. Select your preferences and arrange payment.
- There are several other tour options also available on the G-I-N 2013 website. History buffs might want to take the Evening Tour of Chinatown or the City Tour with Alcatraz (Full Day). For those who want to explore beyond the city limits, you may want to take the Wine Country and Muir Woods Tour (Full Day). For more information click here G-I-N Social Program and G-I-N Tours. To sign up for these tours simply log into your conference account using your Ei access key. Select your preferences and arrange payment.
- The Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, is used as the selection series to determine who will race the Defender in the America’s Cup Finals. Scheduled for July 4 – September 1, 2013 on the San Francisco Bay, the Louis Vuitton Cup will see challengers from around the globe battle each other in a knockout series for the opportunity to compete for the America’s Cup. America’s Cup (sailing regatta)
- Eat the Street at the San Francisco Street Food Festival!
This street food festival will be located in the Mission District on Folsom Street 26th Streets and adjacent streets. Kicking off with the night market on August 16, the street food festival on August 17 produced by La Cocina brings together more than 70 micro-entrepreneurs, informal food vendors and renowned chefs to celebrate and promote great street food. San Francisco Street Food Festival
- For all the amazing restaurants in San Francisco - with over 3,500, the highest per capita in the U.S.– some of the very best food can be found at the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero, which is a short walk or BART ride (public transport) from the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Local specialty food shops are housed inside the market, and three times a week the best farmer’s market in the Bay Area encircles the building. Ferry Building Farmer’s Market
- After a full day at the conference you may be craving some green space. Right across the street from the Marriott Marquis Hotel is the Yerba Buena Gardens. Of course, the most famous park in San Francisco is the Golden Gate Park. The Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park is a true Zenlike respite from the city.
- For aficionados of modern art, there’s the de Young and San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts (which is undergoing expansion, but conducting collaborative and traveling exhibits throughout the city). For science buffs, there’s the California Academy of Sciences and the Exploratorium. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco will be exhibiting In the Moment: Japanese Art from the Larry Ellison Collection which will introduce 64 exceptional artworks spanning 1,100 years.