San Francisco Off-Season Getaway 3 Nights (JS)

If your California dreaming includes steaming clam chowder served with San Francisco sourdough bread, then Fisherman’s Wharf will definitely hit the spot! Take a 3-night Monograms getaway vacation in the “City by the Bay”, including sightseeing, the guidance of a helpful Local Host®, superior accommodations, and plenty of free time to explore. Sample Ghirardelli chocolate; watch the sea lions on Pier 39, or cross the Golden Gate Bridge to visit lovely Sausalito. Take a trolley up and down the legendary hills of the city or rise early to see the famous bridge peeking out from the morning fog. Consider an escape to Alcatraz to tour the infamous prison in the middle of the bay, or try dim sum in Chinatown. Make you way down the curves of Lombard Street, or explore the Presidio military fort and Golden Gate Park. From iconic colorful row houses to the Muir Woods to Monterey Bay—San Francisco is the crowning jewel in the middle of it all.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to San Francisco. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about San Francisco and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local San Francisco insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

Jan

Hello, I'm Jan. For more than twenty-five years, it’s been my pleasure to welcome guests to San Francisco. Nothing gives more satisfaction than helping folks find the real San Franciso they’ve also wanted to see! Whether you want to visit some of the more well-known attractions such as Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge, or rent a bike, ride a trolley, or explore one of the city's eclectic neighborhoods, I'm here to help you make the most of your time. I look forward to welcoming you to "The City of the Bay."

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Breakfast daily

Day-By-Day 2020 / 2021

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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DAY
1
ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO

14-Jan-2021

Welcome to San Francisco, the “City by the Bay”. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for independent activities.

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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DAY
2
SAN FRANCISCO

15-Jan-2021

Your Local Host will be available this morning in the lobby from 9 am to 11 am to provide guidance for your free time. Then, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes Union Square, Chinatown, Washington Park and more. The remainder of your day is at your leisure. Why not enjoy a bay cruise for some great views of the city’s skyline, take an excursion to the mysterious Alcatraz Prison, or take a stroll on San Francisco’s “crookedest” road, Lombard Street.

Breakfast Breakfast

Excursions Available:

San Francisco Bay Cruise

Price: Starting From: $34/person

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San Francisco Bay Cruise

This fully narrated one-hour cruise sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves.

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DAY
3
SAN FRANCISCO

16-Jan-2021

Enjoy a full day at leisure in this dynamic city. Choose from our selection of optional excursions including a bay cruise, an adventure to Muir Woods, or a tour to California’s acclaimed wine country. During your free time, you can take a walk on the Golden Gate Bridge, or wander through the shops and restaurants at the Ferry Building. This evening, why not visit the historic Fisherman’s Wharf for waterfront dining.

Breakfast Breakfast

Excursions Available:

San Francisco Bay Cruise

Price: Starting From: $34/person

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San Francisco Bay Cruise

This fully narrated one-hour cruise sails under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Experience the thrilling history of San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves.

Muir Woods Tower Tours

Price: Starting From: $85/person

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Muir Woods Tower Tours

Venture north over the Golden Gate Bridge to an isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument.

Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Price: Starting From: $135/person

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Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Napa and Sonoma are world-famous for their fine wine and beautiful scenery and this full day tour introduces you to California's premier wine country.

Monterey & Carmel

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Monterey & Carmel

Travel scenic California's Pacific Coast Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula.

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DAY
4
SAN FRANCISCO

17-Jan-2021

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Your Local Host will be available to provide you with recommendations while on vacation to help you make the most out of your free time.

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Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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San Francisco

San Francisco

Fisherman’s Wharf

This waterfront neighborhood features a laundry list of things to do, as well as a few popular San Francisco sites. One of these is Pier 39. The Pier features plenty of shopping and restaurant options and is also famous for offering sweeping views of the bay, as well as the can't-miss attractions that call it home, including Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. While you're here, don't miss an opportunity to snap a photo of the sea lions who have a habit of sunbathing on buoys near the docks.

The Golden Gate Bridge & National Recreation Area

The Golden Gate Bridge's vaulting, orange arches amidst the rocky seascape of the San Francisco Bay have made it one of the West Coast's most enduring symbols and the city's most popular tourist attraction. There are plenty of great spots to capture a snap of the majestic bridge. However, if you want a truly postcard-worthy shot, head to the Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point, situated high on a hill overlooking San Francisco within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Alcatraz

Sitting on a small, rocky island in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz is most known as being a former federal prison that housed some of society's biggest offenders, the most famous of which was Prohibition-era mob boss Al Capone. Entrance to Alcatraz is free but you must purchase a ferry ticket to get to the island. Due to its popularity, we recommend you pre-purchase a ferry ticket as far in advance as possible.

Cable Cars

To fully experience San Francisco's charm, you should hop onboard a cable car. San Francisco's cable car system is the last of its kind in the United States, given the title of a National Historic Landmark in 1964. You can catch the cable cars from a few spots around town, including the famous Powell-Hyde Line at Powell and Market streets, which passes the twisty Lombard Street and the equally popular Russian Hill neighborhood.

The Castro District

Visitors to the Castro District will find a laid-back, fun and above all colorful, full of friendly residents, plentiful amenities and striking aesthetics as its best assets. The neighborhood is lined with picturesque Victorian homes, previously built by immigrants who moved to the Castro in the 19th century seeking cheap land (the area was once a dairy farm). A stop at Harvey Milk's old camera shop is a must, even if there is only a plaque commemorating his presence there now. Those wanting to delve further into the neighborhood's history should head on over to the GLBT Museum on 18th street.

Ferry Building Marketplace

The Ferry Building Marketplace is a public food market that features a variety of food stalls that act as small restaurants, snack stops and grocery stores. Here you can find everything from staples, such as seafood, burgers, Mexican food and plenty of coffee, to a Japanese delicatessen, empanada stand, nut shop and a cheese and dairy bar. Many travelers who stopped by the Ferry Building Marketplace visited multiple times during their San Francisco trip. You will be impressed with the amount, variety and overall quality of eats available on-site. Though there are formal restaurants available, some say the best strategy is to pick up a to-go meal and enjoy it along the scenic waterfront.

Chinatown

San Francisco's Chinatown hosts one of the largest Asian communities outside of Asia, and is considered one the oldest in North America. Chinese immigrants first started coming to California in search of fortune during the Gold Rush. The best way to experience Chinatown is to simply wander around the neighborhood. Grant Avenue is the main thoroughfare, and the most tourist-heavy. The Chinatown Gate is here, as well as plenty of souvenirs shops. Though make sure to venture beyond Grant Avenue. Waverly Place houses the oldest Chinese temple in the USA, the Tin How Temple. Ross Alley is home to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory, where visitors can see how fortune cookies are made. Great China Herb Co. on Washington St. is filled to the brim with fresh, Chinese herbs and an on-site doctor to recommend remedies. You can also find spices at Ming Lee Trading Inc. on Jackson Street, along with Chinese candies.

Muir Woods National Monument

The beautiful and expansive national monument, just 16 miles north of San Francisco, is a must-see for anyone looking to get up close and personal with some of California's most famous topography, not to mention a nice break from the bustle of the big city. The largest redwood tree in Muir Woods measures about 258 feet tall. To give you a better visual, imagine 45 six-foot-tall individuals stacked on top of each other. And if that wasn't enough to impress, the average age of redwoods in Muir Woods is 600 to 800 years, and that's not even some of the oldest in the park at the moment. There are 6 miles of trails visitors are able to explore at Muir Woods. The hikes at the national monument are generally short (between 30 minutes and an hour-and-a-half).

Local Eats and Drinks

Sample Cioppino, first made in San Francisco at the Tadich Grill, considered California’s oldest restaurant. Here you’ll find a generous offering of shelled prawns, crab, mussels, clams and local seafood served with a side of garlic bread that is perfect for sopping up the hot broth. Clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl, made fresh at Boudin’s flagship bakery, the circular sourdough loaf-turned-bowl soaks up the chowder while you eat, leaving a few bites of doughy goodness as the vessel becomes part of the meal. Dungeness crab from Swan Oyster Depot, a local favorite hot spot. Imbibe on an Irish Coffee at the historic Buena Vista Café, perfecting the recipe since 1952. The original Martini, which dates back to the Gold Rush. East of San Francisco is the city of Martinez. It was there that a bartender fell in short supply and had few ingredients on the shelf: vermouth, gin, maraschino liqueur, bitters, and a lemon. The Martinez Special debuted and made its way to San Francisco. By the 1880s the recipe had been perfected and the name shorted to the Martini, and thus the San Francisco martini was born.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).