10 Bay Area Experiences for Your Ultimate Bucket List


Have you ever dreamed of baking cupcakes at Kara's? Eating in the kitchen of Chez Panisse? Or sailing through the Sausalito clouds on a seaplane tour? Well, dreams do come true.

IfOnly, the San Francisco–based curator of incredible experiences, is your first-click when it comes time to start checking items off your bucket list. Whether you want to hang with a Hollywood star, a pro athlete, a celeb chef, or a local luminary, or if you hope to get your hands on a rare autographed guitar or sold-out concert tix, IfOnly provides access to an exclusive selection of extraordinary experiences...and your dollars will benefit worthy causes around the world.

And since top luminaries trust IfOnly to help them build their brand and support global charities in a stylish and safe environment, IfOnly users get access to the best of the best. We believe that true luxury is not another bauble or thing, but rather the extraordinary experiences we remember and share.

What’s your IfOnly? Here are 10 of our favorite bucket list experiences in the SF Bay Area and beyond.

1.Three-Day Bow-Making Workshop by a Wilderness Survival Expert

Take aim at mastering a survival skill from National Geographic host Cliff Hodges.

2. Tour a Celebrity Designer’s Closet

Enjoy a day of high style at the beautiful home of designer and stylist Karen Caldwell.

3. Supper in the Kitchen at Chez Panisse

Take two front-row seats at the kitchen table in Alice Waters’ renowned restaurant, Chez Panisse.

4. Skip the Line at Mystical Yoga on the Labyrinth of Grace Cathedral

Claim two spots reserved for IfOnly members close to yoga guru Darren Main.

5. Cupcake Baking and Decorating Class with Kara of Kara's Cupcakes

Get a four-hour crash course in cupcake baking and decorating with the executive pastry chef and founder of Kara’s Cupcakes.

6. Private Polo Lesson from a Member of a Famed Argentine Polo Family

Saddle up for the ultimate polo adventure as Marcial “Toto” Socas, professional polo player and instructor.

7. Soar over San Francisco in a Sunset Seaplane Tour

Fly high among the clouds and discover what the incredible city looks like from above.

8. In-Depth Oyster Education with a Mollusk Master

Join aquaculturist Luc Chamberland for oysters as he imparts a shellfish education to your group at his restaurant Saltwater Oyster Depot.

9. Sail with America’s Cup Champion Brad Webb on USA 76

Take the helm and ride the waves with one of the most experienced sailors on the planet.

10. Oyster and Wine Pairing: Learn to Shuck and Slurp in Masterly Style

Sip and slurp at sustainable seafood restaurant Waterbar in an educational session led by the oyster buyer.

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