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Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, California
Do: Sea Kayaking To observe spectacular wildlife, like harbor seals and cormorants, in the nature preserves near the city, take the ferry to Angel Island or Sausalito for a sea kayaking trips through Sea Trek. To take in the sites of the city, like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge, book one of City Kayak's trips. Stay: The Argonaut Hotel This nautical-themed boutique on Fisherman's Wharf is the perfect launching point for your seafaring adventure. It's near Slip A21, where a few of City Kayak's trips depart (the rest leave from South Beach Harbor, which you can reach by taking the 10 Townsend Bus to the SBC Ballpark stop), as well as the Ferry Building on Pier 41, where you can catch a ride to Saulsalito or Angel Island.

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