We’re a little bit more than 2 months away from the Qt World Summit 2016 at Pier 27 in San Francisco. Since this is our 13th annual event, we’re introducing 13 amazing activities that will surely complement your Qt World Summit experience in San Francisco, whether you go before or after our exciting event.
This full day private tour lets you visit the headquarters of Google, Apple, Facebook, LinkedIn, Stanford University as well as the Computer History Museum, HP and Steve Jobs’ and HP Garage. The tour guide will pick you up from San Francisco and drive to San Jose.
2. Blue Angels Air Show on October 6-9, 2016 – Cost: free
The Blue Angels is the United States Navy’s flight demonstration squadron, performing highly dangerous, yet exciting, airshows all around the states to create a good image for the US Navy.
3. Muir Woods and Wine Country Tour – Cost: $105
You’ll begin the tour with a walk through Muir Woods National Monument with an informative guide to stare up in wonder at the towering redwood trees. Then visit three wineries to taste some delicious wine and see how they are made.
4. TPC Harding Park – Cost: price variable
If you’re an avid golfer, you have to visit TPC Harding Park on your visit in SF. Harding Park has hosted many tournaments in the past; past winners of their tournaments include Tiger Woods, Ken Venturi, Billy Casper, and Gary Player.
5. Golden Gate Bridge – Cost: free
When you think San Francisco, you think Golden Gate Bridge. Visit the most beautiful bridge in the world and strike a pose in front of it while you enjoy your stay in SF for the Qt World Summit.
6. Alcatraz Island – Cost: $33 and up
Alcatraz Island is one of the most popular tourist spots in SF. See for yourself the inside of a federal prison on Alcatraz Island, which housed some of America’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its years of operation from 1934 to 1963. We recommend you book months in advance.
7. Golden Gate Park – Cost: free
With 13 million visitors annually, Golden Gate is the fifth most-visited city park in the United States. This place has everything. A Japanese tea garden, the California Academy of Sciences, museums, beautiful views, and you might even encounter a herd of buffalo….
8. San Francisco Zoo and Gardens – Cost: $17-20
This zoo is the home of Elly, The Black Rhinoceros, which is said to be the oldest rhino in Northern America. It houses more than 1000 individual animals representing over 250 species. If you love animals, this place is a must-go.
8. California Academy of Sciences – Cost: $35
The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens. Explore the library of life as you encounter specimens from each of the world’s oceans as well as from all 7 continents.
10. Walt Disney Family Museum – Cost: $20
The Walt Disney Family Museum is a museum that brings Walt Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, and listening stations of Disney’s most famous works.
11. Twin peaks – Cost: free
Twin Peaks is a popular hiking spot in SF. It has two different hills named “Eureka” and “Noe,” hence the name, “Twin Peaks.” They have a beautiful view at night where you can look over the lively city at night.
12. Fisherman’s Wharf – Cost: free
One of the most popular tourist spots in SF, Fisherman’s Wharf in Pier 39 is most famous for the sea lion colony next to the dock and for its seafood restaurants using fresh fish caught from the ocean it faces. Be careful, though – Fisherman’s Wharf is also known for a resident called the Bushman, who startles tourists from behind a bush.
13. Lombard Street – Cost: free
Lombard Street is known to be the world’s most crooked street in the world. The road was designed like this to accommodate the hill’s steep incline, but in reality, it’s just a funny looking street. Drive down it at the recommended speed of 5mph and have a mini-rollercoaster experience.
We’re sorry – it was hard to capture all the excitement in SF with just 13 places, so here are 5 more that you may be interested in:
San Francisco Symphony – Cost: $53 to $158
From October 19th to 22nd, enjoy a blockbuster double bill of symphonies conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado: Mozart’s bright Symphony No. 29 and Dvořák’s dramatic and profoundly intimate Symphony No. 7.
Exploratorium – Cost: $30
The Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception.There are hundreds of fun, interactive, educational exhibits & activities illustrating scientific principles that you may are probably unaware of.
Ghirardelli Square – Cost: price variable
If you love chocolate like I do, this place is a MUST. Make sure you don’t miss out on some sugary goodness, because if you just walk into the Ghirardelli Chocolate store, they will give you a FREE square of chocolate to try.
Japanese Tea Garden – Cost: free if you go before 10 am on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday – $6-8 on other days
The Japanese Tea Garden provides visitors from around the world with an opportunity to experience the natural beauty, tranquility and harmony of a Japanese-style garden in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.
Treasure Island Music Festival on October 15-16, 2016 – Cost: starting from $95
This is a 2-day music festival in Treasure Island, California. The first day of the festival consists of electronica and hip hop/rap influenced performers while the second day consists of rock and indie rock influenced performers. Check out the lineup here.
And there you have it! San Francisco is full of exciting activities and we hope to see you October 18-20 at Pier 27 in San Francisco.
Register now to secure your seat and enjoy all the offerings around Qt World Summit.