In an effort to fit into San Francisco's green scene, the Hyatt at Fisherman's Wharf rolled out its "Spare the Air Explore" program on Nov. 1 as a means to encourage reducing enviromental impact while traveling. Including a night's stay, a list of attractions along the public transportation routes and within walking distance, and two passes for unlimited all-day use on the cable car lines, streetcars and other electric public transit, the package starts at $183 and runs through Jan. 31. Rates for additional nights are available, as are upgrades for families.
For reservations and additional information, visit the Hyatt website or call 415-563-1234 or 800-233-1234 and request the “Spare the Air Explore” package.
The Hyatt also offers visitors eco-friendly suggestions for their stay, including an array of sample itineraries like the following:
Early a.m. Arrival at hotel (early check in or check bags, if room not available)
Breakfast Knuckles Breakfast Buffet or ala carte menu serves up great energy
10:00 a.m. Bike along waterfront to explore Aquatic Park, Maritime Museum, Hyde Street Pier, Pier 39, The Ferry Building, Embarcadero Center and Railway Museum
12:00 p.m. Lunch at historic Scoma's (check out fish receiving station before dining)
1:30 p.m. Pick up the exploration by walking through the little jewels of Fisherman's Wharf, including the street vendors, Wax Museum, Guinness Museum of World Records, Boudin Bakery, Ripley's Believe It Or Not and Musee Mecanique
3:30 p.m. Take in nearby shopping at The Cannery, The Anchorage or Jackson Square
5:00 p.m. Retreat to Knuckles for a micro-brew and glimpse of the day's many games
6:00 p.m. Take a dip in the hotel's pool (one of the only outside swimming holes)
7:30 p.m. Take your pick of a myriad nearby restaurants for the freshest catch of the day
9:00 p.m. Enjoy a hot fudge Sunday at Ghirardelli Square
9:30 p.m. Take the historic streetcar to Punchline Comedy Club for a taste of local humor
Breakfast For convenience, the hotel's Knuckles offers a great buffet or ala carte menu
Check out If you've only got one night, check out and leave the bags at the hotel
9:00 a.m. Embark upon the day's journey by hopping aboard the nearby Cable Car, the vehicle of choice for the day
9:30 a.m. Disembark the Cable Car to explore the Cable Car Museum at Mason & Washington streets
10:00 a.m. Re-board the Cable Car and head to North Beach, Chinatown, Union Square (restaurant options abound in these ethnic destinations...)
12:30 p.m. Break for lunch
1:30 p.m. Head back towards the waterfront to enjoy a finale experience: a thrill on the RocketBoat, paddling the bay with City Kayak, flightseeing above the bay, a journey to Alcatraz, sailing the bay on an Adventure Cat cruise or a trek up the Filbert Steps (aka the "Stairway to Heaven").