U.S. West Coast Tour 1

Map of San Francisco and the Bay Area Cities

Tour 1, Tour 2, Tour 3, Tour 4, Tour 5, Tour 6, Tour 7

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Oracle Corporation - Redwood City, CA Today's tour will start in the City of Mountain View. We will take US 101 North, pass the San Francisco Peninsula Cities of Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Drive around the glass buildings of Oracle Corp. in Redwood City Foster City, CAthen to the beautiful man-made lake city of Foster City. We then cross the longest bridge in San Francisco - the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge. We continue north to Interstate 880, drive through the East Bay Cities of Hayward and San Leandro, we will pass the Oakland Coliseum on our rightThe Oakland - McAfee Coliseum then arrive at our destination -the City of Oakland. Oakland Chinatown - DimsumWe will stop for an hour for Dimsum Brunch at the Downtown Oakland Chinatown.

10:30 - 11:30 AM

From Downtown Oakland, We proceed North on Interstate 880 to pass along the City of Berkeley famous for the Univesity of California Berkeley. One of the Top Universities in the United States. U.C. Berkeley, California We then cross the Second famous Bridge in San Francisco - The San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge. Bay Bridge - at Sunset viewed from the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. Click on picture to enlarge.We will stop for picture taking at the Treasure Island. You will have a skyline view of the City of San Francisco, the Bay Bridge, the famous Island of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate bridge.

11:30 - 12:30 PM

From Treasure Island, We drive across the upper deck of the Bay Bridge (A lot of tourist mistake this bridge as the Golden Gate Bridge). Upper Deck of the Bay Bridge in San Francisco, CaliforniaAt the Bay Bridge, you will see a nice close up skyline view of the business district of San Francisco, then we drive along the San Francisco Embarcardero Rd. to view the double-decker Bay Bridge from the ground, the Ferry building,San Francisco - Ferry Building. Click picture to enlarge image. Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Wax Museum, Tourist Souvenir Stores. Pier 39 - San Francisco, CAPark car for about an 1 hour to walk around this famous landmarks.

12:30 - 1:00 PM

Golden Gate Bridge viewed from Crissy Fields Drive to Crissy Field at the Marina District. Park car to take pictures of the Victorian homes, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Alcatraz Island from a different angle. S.F. Palace of Fine Arts - Aerial ViewContinue to the Palace of Fine Arts. Park Car to take pictures of the beautiful Dome scenery.

1:00 - 1:30 PM

San Francisco Skyline from the Golden Gate Bridge Visitor's Center Cross the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge. Park car at the Visitor's center to take pictures of the world famous bridge and the San Francisco Skyline.

1:30 - 2:00 PM

City of Sausalito, CA From the Golden Gate Bridge, We drive down to the City of Sausalito, This little Spanish town with million dollar houses has nice view of the San Francisco skyline. There is also a ferry ride back to City of San Francisco.

2:00 - 2:30 PM

The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from the Marin Highlands From Sausalito, we head back to the Golden Gate Bridge, on our way we go up to the Marin headlands to look at a panoramic view of the Golden Gate Bridge. To the west of the Golden Gate bridge you'll see the vast Pacific Ocean. To the south, you'll see the City of Pacifica and parts of Daly City where 31% of the residents are from the Philippines.

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Lombard StreetFrom the Marin headlands, we return to the Golden Gate Bridge, pay the bridge toll, pass the Army Presidio to your right then head uphill to the famous crooked street of S.F. (The Lombard Street). We will have a quick stop at the foot of the Lombard Street and take snapshots. You might also want to take a picture of the Alcatraz Island (Downhill View)

3:00 - 4:00 PM

San Francisco - ChinatownFrom Lombard St, Next destination is San Francisco Chinatown. Traffic and Parking is difficult here so we'll continue and pass through the tunnel at Stockton St. to arrive at San Francisco Union Square. We will park the car at an indoor garage and do some light walking tour back to Chinatown and to Union Square. We then go back to our car and drive through other parts of of the Union Square known for exclusive designer shops, expensive hotels, Macy's Dept. Store, Nordstrom Mall, TransAmerica Pyramid, Business District, Moscone Center, Sony Metreon, etc. We continue along Market Street and head towards Twin Peaks.

4:00 - 5:00 PM

San Francisco seen from Twin PeaksAt the top of the Twin Peaks, you'll to see a 180 degree view of the City of San Francisco. On a clear summer day, you get to see all the famous bridges in San Francisco - the Golden Gate, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, San Mateo-Hayward Bridge and the Dumbarton Bridge.

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Stanford University CampusWe will head back home through Interstate 280 - One of the most beautiful freeway in the world. Stop at the City of Palo Alto for picture taking at the Stanford University campus and walk around the beautiful Stanford Mall.

Googleplex Courtyard - Mountain View, CaFrom Stanford we continue to Mountain View and drive around the Googleplex - main headquarters of Google, Inc. then proceed to Mountain View's Shoreline Park. Shoreline Park has 18-Hole Golf course, wind surfing, boat and bike rides, kayaking, leasure walk around the lake. We will stop and watch the beautiful sunset at the Club house. Shoreline Park, Mountain View, CA Arrive at home or restaurant by 7:00 for dinner. Downtown Castro Street, Mountain View, Ca