San Francisco – Father’s Day, Everyday Insider! (TM)

I want to give you some Everyday Insider (TM) tips for some fun choices for 2010 Father’s Day if you are in San Francisco, but a version of most of them (except as noted) can be experienced other days of the year, too, when you visit the city!

___ Only for Father’s Day – Free 24 hour Fitness workout for Dads.
But, use the contact information to find one of these full service gyms, any time, if your hotel or host does not have exercise facilities.

In celebration of Father’s Day, 24 Hour Fitness invites all dads and their guests to exercise for free at any 24 Hour Fitness club in the Bay Area over Father’s Day weekend.

As a special treat, parents will receive Kids’ Club babysitting free of charge. Guests can speak with qualified personal trainers and will have the opportunity to try one of several high-energy Group X (exercise) classes.

To find your nearest 24 Hour Fitness club, log on to San Francisco 24 Hour Fitness Gyms
Call 1-800-224-0240.
On e of the gyms is: 24 Hour Fitness – California Street Sport
100 California St., San Francisco, CA, 94145

___ Father’s Day is FREE for Fathers at the Contemporary Jewish Museum!
Sunday, June 20 11:00am until closing
Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco
736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth streets) San Francisco,

At 2pm : Enjoy a Father’s Day treat with audience film favorite “Sixty Six”, about a 12-year-old boy hoping the soccer world cup won’t overshadow his Bar Mitzvah.

___ Once a year, Father’s Day Sail – but see other special sailing ship sails scheduled through the year.

Sunday, June 20 9:30am – 12:30 pm at Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA
Call of the Sea, Public Sails

Spend the morning sailing around San Francisco Bay aboard the sailing ship “SEAWARD”. You can help the crew raise sails and steer the boat, or just sit back and enjoy the view! The morning winds are typically light so often you will get to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge.

FAMILY ADVENTURE SAILS: these are held Saturday Mornings, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m on the dates listed below
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This is a great sail for families and it will include optional learning stations in SF Bay Ecology and also in Seamanship Skills.

Prices for all sails are:
Adults: $40 / Youth (6 – 12) $25 / Kids (under 6) Free

Take this sail on: July 3, July 24, July 31, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 30, and Nov 6.

More on Call of the Sea another time.

___ Biscuits and Blues presents a Father’s Day evening with Bobbie Spider Webb Quartet
Sunday, June 20 8:00p

Biscuits & Blues, San Francisco

Bobbie Webb is a world class saxophone musician widely sought after for his playing and also for the horn sections that he leads.

You may see Bobbie performing in his own band or backing some greatt blues musicians, as they travel through the San Francisco Bay Area. He has played with the best of them!

___ “The Daddy Shift” an understanding and validation of being a Father today:
Green Arcade Bookstore, San Francisco

This bookstore was voted SF Weekly’ Best New Bookstore, 2010

Jeremy’s book title says a lot: “The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms, and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family’.

___ North of the Golden Gate Bridge are the upscale Marin County communities of Tiburon and Belvedere.

The Ultimate Father’s Day Weekend includes Tiburon Classic Car Show
Tiburon Classic Car Show
Saturday, June 19 11:00a to 9:00p
at Waterfront Park, Shoreline Park, Belvedere, CA

Enjoy the views of the Bay and classy cars at Tiburon Waterfront Park. The Tiburon Classic Car Show is a BEST BET for a family-friendly Father’s Day weekend which reaches into the evening. Celebrations abound as a selection of stellar cars moves to downtown Main Street.
Price: FREE!
Phone: (415) 297-2615
Age Suitability: All Ages

___ In the larger San Francisco Bay Area, here’s a fun activity.
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd., Fremont, CA, 94555
1 (888) 327-2757
Ardenwood Historic Farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, year round, including Labor Day and Memorial Day.
It is a part of the East Bay Regional Park District

Fremont is a community between Hayward and San Jose in the San Francisco Bay Area. Drive South from San Francisco via Highway 280 or Hwy 101 (280 is beautiful). Fremont is then reached via the San Mateo Bridge, most easily.

A visit to Ardenwood is a journey back to the time of the Patterson Ranch which was a prosperous, 19th-century country estate, including a beautiful mansion and its elaborate Victorian Gardens.

Today the Historic Farm exhibits agricultural practices from the 1870s to the present; demonstrates the transition from horse-powered to horsepower and visitors can see and participate in many activities common to a turn-of-the-century farm.

Non-reservation weekend programs include planting, tending and harvesting of Ardenwood’s organic crops and farm chore demonstrations. These are and hands-on experiences for the whole family.

Since Ardenwood is a working farm, as you would expect, the daily activities change from season to season. No two visits will be exactly alike.

Part 2: San Francisco Trips – Everyday Insider

Part 3: San Francisco Everyday Insider (TM) – Flax Art and Design

Part 4: San Francisco 49 Mile Drive Venues 1-5.

Part 5: San Francisco 49 Mile Drive Venues 6-7

Part 6: San Francisco 49 Mile Drive Venues: 8,9,10

Part 7: San Francisco 49 Mile Drive Venue 11

Part 8: San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive Venues 12 and 13

Part 9: San Francisco’s 49 Mile Drive Venues: 14, 15

Part 10: San Francisco – 49 Mile Drive Sights Venues: 16, 17

Part 11: San Francisco – 49 Mile Drive Sights Venue: 18

Part 11B: San Francisco Scenic Drive Venue: 18 part B

Part 12: Russian Hill, San Francisco .

Part 12B: Russian Hill, SF 49 Mile Drive

Part 12C: SF restaurants Russian Hill

Part 13: Fort Mason, Marina Green, Palace of Fine Arts and Exploratorium on San Francisco’s 49 Mile Drive

Part 14: The Presidio, Fort Point and Golden Gate Bridge on SF’s 49 Mile Drive

Part 14B: San Francisco Presidio Overview

Part 14C: SF Presidio, Ecology

Part 14D: SF Presidio Commercial and Non-Profits headquartered there.

Part 15A: Little Puffer, Antique SF Zoo Train

Part 15C: Dentzel Vintage Carousel San Francisco Zoo

Part 16: San Francisco Swimming Pools Historical Fleischhacker Pool and current recreational Pools

Part 17: San Francisco – Lake Merced

Part 18: Stern Grove Concerts San Francisco, Free Sunday Concerts

Part 19: San Francisco – Golden Gate Park Overview.

Part 20: Golden Gate Park Bison

Part 21: Golden Gate Park – Birds, Yachting

Part 22: Golden Gate Park Shuttle and Parking. San Francisco Transportation passes.

All the sights are named in the larger Archive, below.

San Francisco Archive

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