Tours & Transport

Ghirardelli Chocolate Cruise on the SS Jeremiah O’Brien

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Only in San Francisco: Check out the “Chocolate School” at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Cruise on the National Liberty Ship Memorial, SS Jeremiah O’Brien. It’s on Saturday, July 21, 2012 — Boarding at 8 am; departure at 9 am; returning at 2 pm. Departure is from Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Tickets are available from Eventbrite.  

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Chocoholic Pilgrimage—Your date with decadence

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Start this self-guided pilgrimage in south end of the Ferry Building with Recchiuti Confections. Then check in a few stores north, at Scharffen Berger. Both these shops, as well as others along the way, offer free samples, so you’ll want to pace yourself. In fact, you might want to fortify yourself with some protein while […]

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Barbary Coast Trail

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The Barbary Coast was a red-light district in old San Francisco, which rose from the massive infusion of treasure-seeking argonauts during the Gold Rush. Miners, sailors, and sojourners hungry for female companionship and bawdy entertainment streamed into San Francisco in the 1850s and 1860s, becoming the Barbary Coast’s primary clientele. The neighborhood acquired its name […]

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