Exceptional Experiences: San Francisco

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San Francisco Bay.

Bespoke by the Bay

Incredible Outdoor Activities

Towering redwoods.
Napa Valley wine cellar.

Napa in a Snap
Keith Rosenthal—the Wine Country’s most renowned photographer—joins you
for an incomparable hands-on photography workshop. Gain private access to the vineyards and barrel rooms of famous wineries while receiving personalized photography instruction.
At the Helm on the Bay
Meet your professionally trained Coast Guard-master captain and board a 28-foot Pearson Sloop, which will serve as both your hands-on classroom and your vessel for sailing San Francisco Bay. After receiving instructions, you’ll take the helm, enjoying breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito and the city. Enjoy lunch on board or dine ashore at local favorite Sam’s Anchor CafĂ©.
Painting in the Vineyards
A skilled artist will meet you in an exclusive Napa Valley location for a day-long creative retreat, where you’ll learn essential techniques for painting landscapes. All materials are provided and all skill levels are welcome.

From the Seashore to the Redwoods
Trek through two of California’s natural gems:
Pt. Reyes National Seashore and Armstrong Redwood State Reserve. Pt. Reyes boasts sweeping Pacific views, herds of Tule elk and historic beaches, while Armstrong is the uncrowded alternative to Muir Woods, with Redwoods reaching 300 feet in height. Private guides will provide insight while leading you on hikes in both locations. En route you’ll enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch.
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Originally appeared in Virtuoso Best of the Best: 2014 Guide to the World's Best Hotel Experiences.

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