Today, San Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, ranking 35th out of the 100 most visited cities worldwide, and is renowned for its cool summers, fog, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, and its Chinatown. The city is also a primary banking and finance center, and more than 30 international financial institutions are based there, helping to make San Francisco rank 18th in the world’s top producing cities, and 12th place in the top twenty global financial centers. WCD is proud to offer the best of the best when it comes to event planning in San Francisco.
2016 WCD OFFERINGS
San Francisco City Tour
Our professional driver/guide will stay with guests throughout the morning/afternoon, providing fascinating narratives on the rich history of Northern California & San Francisco.
This tour may include visits to San Francisco neighborhoods, Lombard Street, Lincoln Park—home of The Palace of The Legion of Honor, the Cliff House, Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park, China Town, North Beach and end at Fisherman’s Wharf. This tour can be customizable to what clients would like to see.
Sailing Lessons on the Bay
Specializing in small group and one-on-one instruction, the sailing school was founded on the notion that highly personalized sailing instruction can be delivered in combination with fine hospitality.
The Sausalito-based sailing school's curriculum offers four courses ranging from one to five days of instruction, as well as corporate courses for team building, client development and leadership training.
Edible Excursions’ explorations take place in neighborhoods where small business owners, artisans, purveyors, farmers, and restaurant chefs share their personal food stories and their passion for local, seasonal, sustainable eats.
And, of course, along with learning about each area’s culinary and cultural background, guests are treated to signature tastes from seven to nine different stops along the way.
Board a Bell Jet helicopter for an exciting adventure above San Francisco. Musical background, choreographed to each flight, accompanies spontaneous narration by the professionally trained pilot.
Take in the renowned hills of San Francisco and the striking cityscape; in the distance…the surrounding Bay Area communities. See the famous landmarks, such as, Alcatraz Island & the spectacular bridges spanning the Bay. Upon landing, a return shuttle is waiting.
By the early 20th century, most of the 2 million acres of forests had been cut down by the logging industry. Just north of the San Francisco Bay, one valley named Redwood Canyon remained uncut, mainly due to its relative inaccessibility.
Today it is known as Muir Woods. Our guides will take you to this beautiful historic preserve so that you may re-connect with nature and feel the humbling presence of these ancient redwoods.
Private Cooking Instruction
All private lessons: You decide what you would like to learn anywhere from cooking basics to a specific cuisine. Design your own menu or give me a direction of what you are interested in learning and I can create a customized menu for you each lesson.
Also available: Forage and Feast consists of foraging for our ingredients at one of SF’s best Farmer’s Markets and then taking what we find, creating an amazing meal with no planned menu or idea of what we will be making and FEASTING on it!
Guided Shopping Excursion
Under the guidance of one of San Francisco’s most savvy shoppers, you will be taken on a shopping spree like no other. Custom to your preferences and styles, we take you to all the hottest places offering the latest trends.
From Union Square, to Westfield, to Pier 39 and even China Town, the diversity offered in this city is sure to please any affluent shopper. Tours can be half or full day, always custom and private.
Did you know that even before Alcatraz was a prison, the Native Americans stayed well away from the island as they named it the “Evil Island.” Learn this and more fun facts about this historical prison on a tour of the island.
Be sure to bring some extra layers as the weather on this infamous island is about as unpredictable as the inmates it was once inhabited by. Both day and evening tours are available, the latter for the less faint of heart.
Have a fear of heights? No problem with this low soaring adventure as you levitate off the ground in a giant wind tunnel. Learn how to stabilize your flight with minor adjustments of the body as you float like a feather in the wind.
This is the safest way to experience the thrill of skydiving without ever setting foot in a plane. The instructors are very helpful and professional ensuring a fun experience for all ages.
GPS Guided Story-Telling Car
Whether you want to drive the informative 49 mile drive cruise down the most crookedest street in the world or see the houses of the rich and famous, the we can take you there. With over 200 points of interest you can you make the tour as long or short as you want.
Best of all, the adventure happens at your pace. You can stop for photos, take detours, grab a coffee or break for lunch.
Angel Island Excursion
Angel Island is often considered the “less famous” Alcatraz, but this simply means that it’s less crowded and less expensive than its Bay Island counterpart. It’s also the “one-stop-shop” of day trip getaways.
Historical tours, hiking, biking, and a cute café by the water… This island’s got it all, and it’s easy to do most of it in a single day.
Private Bike Historic & Art Tours
We created this tour to showcase our wonderful city in about 3 to 3.5 hours. It has a bit of everything: Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury, funky street art in the Mission, Victorian architecture, and a historic “wiggle” route used by the city’s founding missionaries.
Most importantly, this tour can be done by almost anyone. We really do avoid the hills. This city changes everyday, so depending on the sunshine and your interests, we may visit some other hidden spots as well.
Exotic Sports Car Rentals
The roads surrounding the Bay Area beckon to the sports car enthusiast. With scenic trips along the coast to winding mountainous switchbacks, it’s hard to find a better place for a Sunday drive outside of Europe.
Rentals can be single or multiple day with optional delivery available. Or go on a group adventure where you will be driving six vehicles from the world’s most impressive range of brands
Private Museum & Science Tours
With museums such as the Legion of Honor, de Young, MOMA and even the Cartoon Art Museum, the variety of exhibits that San Francisco offers is truly incredible. You could literally spend weeks checking out all that this city has to offer.
Beyond museums are places like the Exploratorium or the California Academy of Sciences which offer state of the art facilities that will capture the imagination of children and adults alike.
Luxury Hotels & House Rentals
The level of luxurious accommodations that San Francisco has to offer is hard to match. From the trendiest hotels to the luxurious classics, there is sure to be a fit that will make you feel like a king or queen.
Booking through WCD usually allows for special upgrades, hotel credits and welcome packages. Just let us know your tastes and we’ll find the right fit for you.
Multi Lingual Guides
San Francisco is internationally recognized as a world class destination. This is why we offer guides in virtually any language.
Our translators will either be the guides as well or simply be an addition to the group to assist with anything that might be lost in translation.
Private Luxury Transportation
From luxury sedans to 50 passenger coaches, we have all your transportation needs covered. Here are some examples vehicles we offer:
Tesla Model S
Bentley Flying Spur
10 Passenger Limo
15 Passenger Stretch Limo
40 Person Luxury Coach
and many more options...
Meeting professionals rely on WCD as the premiere local DMC with an insight into unparalleled options to assist them to create the perfect program. Our experienced and qualified planners are confident and recognized as experts in the area.
From team building activities and adventures, to private group wine tastings and specialty dinners at unique venues, we will ensure your company gains a productive and stellar experience while meeting your objectives.