NEW IN 2019! Summit attendees can extend their stay and enjoy some additional fun the afternoon of Sunday, July 28, following the close of the Summit! Here are two opportunities to get out and see more of the San Francisco Bay Area than the Marriott Hotel. One field trip takes attendees out into nature, the other into the heart of San Francisco.
Details for the optional field trips are still being finalized so prices shown are estimates and are subject to change. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to sign up now. Payment is not required at this time. Once the field trips have been finalized, attendees who indicated their interest in participating in one of the field trips will be contacted directly and payment will be due at that time.
We will travel ten miles to Coyote Hills Regional Park on San Francisco Bay.
Coyote Hills is the site of a more than 2,000-year-old Tuibun Ohlone Village site, the original inhabitants of this area. We will meet a staff naturalist as well as a member of the Ohlone Tribe, who will share stories and give us a private tour of the shell mounds where we will enter a reconstructed Ohlone-style family house, sweat house, and shade shelter. We will also tour the visitor center, the butterfly nectar garden; and, if time allows, we will hike the Bay View Trail for scenic vistas of San Francisco Bay. We will return to the Mariott hotel.
Cost: TBD – approximately $25-$35 including transportation
Traveling by BART and MUNI streetcar (public transportation) we will explore different parts of this fascinating city.
First Stop: Civic Center
The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco is one of the largest in the West devoted exclusively to Asian art. Its mission is to connect art to life and inspire new ways of thinking by connecting diverse communities to historical and contemporary Asian art and culture. By special arrangement, we will tour the galleries with members of the museum’s unique Storytelling Volunteer corps, and experience how storytellers bring the objects and cultures to life for visitors of all ages.
Second Stop: Neighborhood Tour with SF City Guides
An experienced and enthusiastic SF City Guides volunteer will lead us on an early evening walking tour that captures the ‘essence’ of one of the City’s many diverse neighborhoods. (Location TBD. Options include the Castro, center of SF’s LGBT history; and North Beach, SF’s original “Little Italy” and birthplace of City Lights Bookstore & other icons of the beat generation.)
After the field trip: Enjoy a night out in one of America’s great foodie cities. Optional dinner suggestions will be provided by local NSN members. Return to the hotel or your next lodging destination on your own.
Cost: TBD – approx. $30-35 including one-way public transportation.