Have some fun while you're in San Francisco for the LERN Conference

Wed, Oct 23,2013 @ 02:30 PM
by Kathryn Lynch-Morin |

You’re all registered for the LERN Conference but how about adding some fun to the trip? A view of Alcatraz Island off the coast of San Francisco

The LERN social events are a great way to see the city and meet fellow conference goers in a relaxed setting. 

The events listed below currently have openings, but you'll want to register soon as some of them have limited availability.

Cityscapes and Public Gardens Walking Tour

3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20

Cost: $17 per person

Discover hidden parks and rooftop gardens while learning the colorful history of San Francisco’s Financial District. The walk will also cover the distinct architecture of the area including the San Francisco Mining Exchange which dates to the 1920’s, the Mill’s Building which is the city’s first steel frame building, dating back to 1890, and the Flatiron Building, one of America’s earliest skyscrapers, built in 1913.

Beach Blanket Babylon

6:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22

Cost: $61 per person

Be among the first to the see the holiday version of America’s longest running comedic musical revue. Join Snow White on her journey to find her “Prince Charming.” Along the way she encounters the famous, and infamous, in ways that will having you laugh out loud. We can guarantee Barack and Michelle will be there, along with other politicians, and pop icons as you’ve never seen them before.

You must be at least 21 years old. Transportation is on your own, but it’s only a short cab ride from the Hyatt. For dinner beforehand, we suggest dining in the North Beach area, where the theater is located.

Deluxe City Tour of San Francisco

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23

Cost: $35 per person (includes transportation)

The best way to see the famous sites and vistas of San Francisco in one afternoon is by motor coach. Catch a glimpse of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, and experience the cultural diversity of Chinatown, Nob Hill, North Beach’s Little Italy, and the Marina District. Enjoy the great architecture and rich history, while seeing famous sites like Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street.

The Rock

1:20 p.m. departure from Pier 33 and return at your convenience, Saturday, Nov. 23

Cost: $34 per person

Located just 1.5 miles offshore, and made famous by movies, civil protests and famous felons, The Rock is a must-see experience! The award winning Cellhouse audio tour brings the prison to life in ways you can only imagine. See the infamous prison for yourself and experience the famous skyline of San Francisco in a way that only residents of the Rock were afforded.

We recommend bringing several layers of clothes as the weather on Alcatraz Island can quickly change from warm to quite chilly. The recommended time to see the prison is two to two-and-a-half hours. You can return on any of the ferries, which leave every 45 minutes. Travel time on the ferry is about 15 minutes. Transportation to Pier 33 is on your own. The Market-Wharves streetcar is the recommended way to the pier. One-way fare is currently $2 (cash only). Afterwards, consider a visit to nearby Fisherman’s Wharf. Please note that the departure time is subject to changing 35 minutes, either later or earlier, of the requested departure time. 

To register for any of these events go to and fill out the first page. On the second page, change the top drop down box to ‘social events registration only.'

If you have any questions, call Debbie Barron at 800-678-5376.

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