Sleeping in a lighthouse in San Francisco Bay!

From Alcatraz, the notoriously punishing prison in San Francisco Bay, inmates stand in the cafeteria where even silverware is withheld, and feel absolute confinement and longing — yet, they peer through the barred windows out to the mouth of the bay and to the endless freedom beyond.   This contrast, they say, is the ultimate soul crusher at Alcatraz.

There are better ways to spend the night in San Francisco Bay!
Did you know that you can sleep in a lighthouse, out in the middle of the water?

WHERE’S THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE ?

Overnights at East Brother Light Station are  an adventure you’ll not soon forget!
It all starts with a 30-minute boat launch out to an island in the bay, where you’re greeted with a champagne  reception.  


WHAT TO DO AT SAN FRANCISCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE?

Spend the evening learning the history of this light, which dates back to 1874, or watch a foghorn demonstration straight from the “old days”.  Walk up to the lantern room, and even out onto the widow’s walk for a 360* view of the bay at sunset!  Imagine…

You won’t be alone out there!  At the East Brother Victorian B&B, there’re 4 period-decorated rooms, holding up to 8 guests, plus caretakers who will serve you the island specialty — Lighthouse French Toast Souffle — the next morning.

COST OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY LIGHTHOUSE?

An overnight  in the middle of San Francisco Bay will cost you somewhere between $295-$415.
This includes your boat ride from Point San Pablo, your reception and overnight, your 4-course dinner (either in the lighthouse or on a nearby island!), and your breakfast, too.

ANY MORE IDEAS FOR SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA?

After your one-of-a-kind overnight in San Francisco Bay, here are some of my favorite things to do in  the city:


*  Go on a staircase hike!  Meet my local  gal who’ll take you on usual tour  (aka  workout) of her city, via the amazing mosaic  tiled staircases!


*Go on a back-kitchen foodie walk through the restaurants of  the Mission with another of my favorite guides!

*Hunt for  blackberries on the wild grounds  of the Presidio (then have dinner in the old Officer’s Quarters).




*Ride the ferry up to Napa’s 
wine country for a “sensory seminar” on wines (what’s a sensory seminar?  Call me at 609-923-0304 to hear more on this specialty excursion!)


*Go on an oyster crawl, starting at the storied Anchor Oyster Bar!

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