Welcome the first day of summer exploring and enjoying some of the many different gardens of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. With Craig Smith as guide, learn how a once vast area of sand dunes became the lush and green park it is today. Wear comfortable shoes for off-and-on stops including the Queen Wilhelmina Gardens, Dutch Windmills, AIDS Memorial Gardens, secluded Shakespeare Gardens, and serene and iconic Japanese Tea Gardens. Lunch is included mid-day at the Beach Chalet in the Park with majestic view of Ocean Beach and San Francisco Bay. A memorable way to celebrate the return of summer!

Day Trip San Francisco

Since pick up times vary from trip to trip, please consult the trip-specific timed itinerary that is sent to you when you book. A detailed description of where each stop is located is also included with those documents. The motorcoach will make stops at all the locations, and upon returning to Sacramento, will drop you off in reverse order.

Day Trips Headed Westbound from Sacramento (SF, Napa, Etc...) and Eastbound on I-80 (Reno):
  • Roseville (near Saugstad Park)
  • Antelope Rd & Lichen Drive
  • Arden & Expo
  • 18th & W St. Downtown: $2/day parking fee
Day trips headed Eastbound on the Hwy. 50 Corridor (Tahoe, Sierra foothills):
  • 18th & W St. Downtown: $2/day parking fee
  • Arden & Expo
  • Sports Leisure Office at 9812 Old Winery Place (near Hwy 50 & Bradshaw)

We do not share specific pick-up information on our web site, as we have found over the years that other travel groups tend to use our pick-up points without ours or the property owner's permission, which reflects poorly on our company and hurts our ability to offer convenient pick-up points to our clients. Accordingly, we ask that you not suggest our pick-up points to other groups you travel with, as "the more the merrier" does not often apply to parking lots. Your understanding is appreciated.


A Midsummer Night's Dream

The Sierra Repertory Theatre performs one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Two pairs of lovers and a rag-tag group of actors get lost in the woods. Meanwhile, the fairy kingdom is turned upside down by two quarreling leaders. Hold on to your heart – Cupid is armed and dangerous; and you’ll be laughing as his arrows go astray. Lunch is included at the City Hotel prior to the 2pm matinee.


Cruising the Estuary and Bay

Spend the morning exploring the eastern shoreline of the San Francisco Bay aboard the River Dolphin. Travel past wonderful waterfront sites and islands, viewing the Oakland Estuary; and Yerba Buena Island and lighthouse as you can only from the water. Take a step back as you realize the breadth and magnificence of this bay and its attributes. The trip is fully narrated, and binoculars are encouraged since we’ll talk about the natural as well as cultural history of this area. This is a rain or shine tour with a box lunch included during the cruise.


Floating Homes on the Bay

A fun day in Marin as we visit the community of floating houseboats in Sausalito and the Marin Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Begin with a private tour of several of the “Floating Homes” with their residents who will share details about this floating lifestyle; and can answer questions about their unique way of living. With no two the same, each is customized for the families who choose to permanently live on the water. In the afternoon enjoy a private tour of the Marin Civic Center designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. With the majority of his homes and buildings located in the eastern U.S., this is a rare opportunity to experience the genius and creativity of America’s most renowned architect. This is an all walking tour and includes uneven terrain, narrow stairs and walkways, docks, and moving ramps. Free time is included mid-day in Sausalito for lunch and browsing on your own.

Your daytrip includes convenient bus pickup, all activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

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