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San Francisco Giants Baseball Tickets
Friday, July 26 at 7:15 pm
San Francisco Giants vs. Chicago Cubs
Tickets are available for seminar attendees only and are limited to two per person. Tickets are distributed on a first-come first-served basis. Must be registered for the seminar to obtain the ticket. To purchase the tickets and for more information, please contact NACDL Director of Events Tamara Kalacevic at email@example.com or (202) 872-8600 x641.
NACDL Family & Friends Events
NACDL has put together a list of exciting activities for family members to enjoy while their spouses are attending the seminar. You can decide on one or all events to attend and share the experience with other NACDL families. Questions? Please contact Director of Events Tamara Kalacevic at (202) 872-8600 x641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco abounds with things to do, places to go and sights to see, many at no charge:
The Golden Gate Bridge, the most famous bridge in the world, manages to impress even the most experienced travelers with its stunning 1.7-mile span. It is said to be one of the most photographed things on Earth. Golden Gate Park is an oasis for outdoor enthusiasts and one full day is barely enough to explore its free-to-the-public meadows, lakes, rose gardens, an arboretum, a rhododendron dell, music concourse, a children’s playground, a buffalo paddock and the tallest artificial waterfall in the West.
San Francisco’s family-oriented museums are free at least one day each month and in many cases, free always for children 12 and under. The Asian Art Museum has created special Target Sundays family programming. The free admission on the first Sunday of each month features storytelling and yoga sessions each month. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in Yerba Buena Gardens also has an appealing array of kid-friendly activities. Free the first Tuesday of every month, SFMOMA’s second floor houses the Koret Visitor Information Center which is staffed by friendly educators eager to answer questions and help young artists browse through art books, view a community art gallery and play with Art Cards, a gallery exploration activity.
The San Francisco Zoo is Northern California’s largest zoological park with more than 225 species of animals in naturalistic settings. The Children’s Zoo gives young folks the thrill of feeding and petting their favorite barnyard animals, and if little legs are starting to weary, the Little Puffer Zoo Train ($4) makes regular circuits of the grounds. The zoo is free on the first Wednesday of every month for San Francisco residents.
Guided City Walking Tours - locals know the best way to discover the heart of San Francisco is to take a stroll through her unique neighborhoods. While self-guided walking tours are easy, ambling with the experts can be even more fun. Most walks take one to two hours and reservations are not needed, except for groups of eight or more.
Cable cars have been transporting people around San Francisco since the late 19th century. The cars run on tracks and are moved by an underground cable on three routes. Tickets ($5) may be purchased at the cable car turnarounds at the ends of each route.
Alcatraz, the notorious former prison, is located on an island of the same name in the middle of San Francisco Bay. A visit to Alcatraz today is fascinating. Recorded cell-house tours are available, allowing visitors to learn about the prison as they explore the buildings and grounds. To reach the island, take an Alcatraz Cruises ferry from Pier 43.
Fisherman’s Wharf is also home to Pier 39, a festive waterfront marketplace that is one of the city’s most popular attractions. A community of California sea lions has taken up residence on the floats to the west of the pier and visitors line the nearby railing to watch their antics.
Union Square is the place for serious shoppers. Major departments stores and the most exclusive designer boutiques line streets like Post, Sutter, Geary, Grant, Stockton and Powell. North Beach, the city’s Italian quarter, isn’t a beach at all. It’s a neighborhood of romantic European-style sidewalk cafes, restaurants and shops centered near Washington Square along Columbus and Grant avenues. Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill offers a splendid vantage point for photos of the bridges and the Bay. The entrance to Chinatown at Grant Avenue and Bush Street is called the "Dragon's Gate." Inside are 24 blocks of hustle and bustle, most of it taking place along Grant Avenue, the oldest street in San Francisco.
The San Francisco Convention & Visitor Bureau Web site has many ideas and more information at www.welcometosf.com.