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    Survival 101: Traps & Snares

    Adventure Out
    Catch up on your basic trap-making skills with this survivalist workshop. Whether you're looking to catch small game, or find out how set up an alarm system for your camp, you'll find yourself in good hands.That's because you'll be learning under the guidance of an outdoors instructor with years of experience about how make traps and snares useful for multiple scenarios. You'll master deadfall traps, lethal and nonlethal setups, trigger mechanisms, and trip lines, using simple yet elegant methods involving easily obtained materials such as rocks and sticks. All of this takes place over a full day in the woods at Adventure Out's wilderness camp in the Santa Cruz mountains. Silly rabbits will never see you coming.
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    Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour-Electric Bike

    Bay City Bike
    New to San Francisco and don't know where to go? Or maybe you've always lived in the city, but never had the time to explore. True to the Californian nature of going green, hop on a bike and take this iconic tour through SF! You will start in Fisherman's Wharf, one of the only true ones left in America. As you cycle along the coast, keep your eyes peeled for sea lions, dolphins, and military forts, as well as some of San Francisco's most elegant neighborhoods! Then you'll bike over to the Golden Gate Bridge, where -- no shame! -- you can be as touristy as you want. Past the bridge your last stop will be quaint Sausalito, a small waterside city just outside of San Francisco. So what are you waiting for? The beautiful coastline awaits!
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    Streets of San Francisco Guided Bike Tour-Comfort Hybrid

    Bay City Bike
    There's more to San Francisco than the Golden Gate Bridge! By leading you through various local neighborhoods, this urban bike tour will have you realizing just how dynamic this city is. You'll explore the back alleys of North Beach's "Little Italy," and get to take photos of the Transamerica Pyramid. Then you'll hit up Barbary Coast along with San Francisco's historical supper clubs. As you bike through this area, learn about how the neighborhoods transformed from scandalous to sparkling! Channel some black and orange when you ride around the Giant's AT&T Ballpark, then venture into the Mission, Castro, and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods, each of which is a unique community with equally unique locals. Lastly, head to Nopa where you'll find the famous Painted Ladies houses of Alamo Square. From there you'll visit the Civic Center, cycle into Polk Gulch, San Francisco's original gay neighborhood, and finish up in Aquatic Park!
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    Coastal Fishing Tour

    Sea Forager Tours
    If you're looking for THE fish-centric tour in San Francisco, this is it right here. Kirk Lombard will be your trusty tour guide on this fishy (in a good way) adventure. Kirk is a champion eel fisher who has been featured in prestigious publications such as the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, the Food Network, and more! You'll watch as he pulls crabs and eels from the urban waters while entertaining you with fascinating talk about local seafood, sustainability, history of the fisheries, and beyond! Learn the basics of how to "poke pole" for the flavorful monkeyface eel, how to catch rock crabs, and how to throw a "Hawaiian casting net." You'll also discover the BEST local mollusks and learn how to ensure you aren't eating dodgy ones! Come learn why you should consider catching your own dinner!
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    Mirror Maze

    Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze
    "Dude. Duuuuuuuuuuude. Those colors are just...whoooooooa." Want to get to that point without the health and legal risks? Come to Magowan's Infinite Mirror Maze for an experience like no other! During this crazy attraction, you'll wind your way through a labyrinth of mirrors, set aglow by black lights. You'll completely lose track of where you are and where you're trying to go -- but that's the fun part! This psychedelic experience is completely mindblowing, so just let go and enjoy the ride. Or should we say trip?
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    Introduction to Beekeeping

    San Francisco Honey and Pollen Co
    Dare to live on the wild side? Then come take this hands-on beginner beekeeping class, where you'll learn all the fundamentals of basic, backyard beekeeping from a local experienced beekeeper! Through discussion and hands-on instruction, you will learn about the infrastructure of a working hive, the production of honey and pollen, and the protection of the beloved Queen. Begin with a lecture where you will begin to understand why bees are so important to local agriculture, as well as how easy it can be to set up and care for your very own hive. Then, suit up to look like a real beekeeper and enter the apiary to get hands-on experience! And the sweetest part of the class has yet to come: End your day tasting SF Honey & Pollen Co.'s artesian, microclimate honeys and pollen, all locally harvested from the Bay Area. What are you waiting for? Become the bees-knees and sign-up today!
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    GoCar The Road Less Traveled (Fisherman's Wharf)

    GoCar Rentals Inc
    Are you wondering how you are going to see everything this city has to offer in just one trip? Well, if there was ever a right way to do it, it is in a GoCar! A GoCar is a zippy, yellow, tiny two-seater that is fun and easy to drive. It is not only capable of GPS navigation, telling you when to turn, but will also tell you stories the whole way to make it a guided learning experience! Let GoCar guide you on a winding detour to the top of Twin Peaks, 922 feet above the City, where on a clear day you can see an epic panoramic view of San Francisco. You will then descend back down to Alamo Square to view the Painted Ladies, made famous by the popular TV show Full House, followed by an option to venture off to Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. You will finish by working your way back down with your choice of the Downtown area or Presidio and Lombard Street.
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    Vampire Walking Tour

    Trying to really sink your teeth into San Francisco? The Vampire Tour of San Francisco ought to get your blood flowing. Led by Mina Harker herself (sort of), this mostly true tour of the city is rife with fun vampire lore and humor. You'll begin your walk on the supernatural side near the Grace Cathedral, spending 20 minutes looking into its history. Then you'll head to Nob Hill Cafe, learning about what sat on those very same grounds (or didn't). More foolery arises as you make your way to Huntington Park and the Pacific-Union Club. Next up, ghost stories at the Fairmont Hotel, widely considered one of San Francisco's paranormal hotspots and one of the world's most famous hotels. You'll take a peek inside of the famous Venetian Room, before hopping across the street to the Mark Hopkins Hotel, where you'll learn about the hotel's founder. Along the way, you'll learn historical and faux-historical facts that will leave you intrigued and questioning reality. This is the perfect tour for those with quirky senses of humor and fanciful imaginations.
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    De Young Un-Highlights Tour

    Museum Hack
    Ever heard of de Young? The de Young is part of the incredible Fine Art Museums of San Francisco. It's the most visited art museum west of the Mississippi. It has objects from around the globe, an observation tower to die for, and even the building itself is a work of art. In the words of Museum Hack, "This museum is f***ing awesome. So we hacked it." What does that mean?! Find out for yourself when you take the tour. You can expect a high-energy, group-oriented experience certain to keep you entertained while teach you all kinds of fun facts along the way.
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    Intro to Rock Climbing

    Sports Basement
    Looking to get vertical? Get your rock climbing career off the ground with an introductory lesson! Tackle various routes over the course of a day that will teach you the skills to begin a safe and rewarding career rock climbing. Learn the terms, all about the the gear, and the basics of knot tying. Get practical, hands-on experience belaying and master techniques for climbing such as proper footwork and grip finding. For those who enjoy challenging themselves physically and mentally, this is one experience that won't let you down -- At least, not without a harness!
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