4th of July is one of those ‘you’ve got to be there’ days on the US calendar and what better way to experience the festivities than by cruising along the San Francisco waterfront.
Begin Independence Day with the iconic Golden Gate Bridge by either taking a quick tour or walking the length of the bridge and taking a ferry back. For those less mobile the hop on, hop off bus tour is an option, whilst the active can hire a bike for the trip.
Return to Pier 39 to join in the festivities which start around midday: family entertainment including musical performances will be available and a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay for some time out could also be a good idea. For a twist on people watching, try spotting a sea lion lazing on the Bay.
After a long day of celebrations, it’s time to check out some of San Francisco’s fantastic waterfront seafood restaurants. Try the Crab House for some very affordable, yet huge, crab meals or the environmentally friendly Scoma’s for fresh seafood pasta’s made from passed down recipes in the family owned restaurant.
When the day turns to night, it’s time to step aboard the Red and White Fleet and enjoy the spectacular 4th of July fireworks, whilst cruising along the San Francisco waterfront. By limiting the number of people that can come on board, Red and White fleets ensures that guests have a comfortable cruise and enjoy a fantastic view of the skyline as it lights up with the fireworks. Guests are also treated to a complimentary beverage and even offered a complimentary Golden Gate Bay Cruise if heavy fog or rain impacted their visibility of the fireworks show.
Have you ever been to the USA on the 4th of July?