With San Francisco being the number one tourist destination in the Country, we know that many of you will already have your own plans for daytime activities on Saturday. However, we have made a few arrangements to assist first-time visitors or those who are simply open to our suggestions.
Online event registration is now closed. Please direct all event registration inquiries to the TREX Convention Registration Desk setup at the Park 55 hotel. Thank you.
- Chinatown is an easy walk from the hotel, and there’s a lot to see and do there. With shopping treasures and authentic food, this is one of the largest Chinese settlements outside of Mainland China. This tour will be personally guided by our own Ulla Kaprielian (a professional tour guide) and will leave from the lower hotel lobby at 10:30 a.m. For planning purposes, we are asking for sign-ups. The walking tour will last approximately 2 hours. There is an optional lunch for a nominal fee for those who wish. Please inform the guide of your lunch preference at the start of the tour.
- Besides being a National Land Mark, the Mt. Davidson Cross is proudly owned by the Bay Area Armenian Community and is maintained as a Genocide Memorial. From the top of Mt. Davidson, visitors are treated to a breath-taking view of San Francisco. This tour will be personally guided by PGM Chuck Paskarian. For planning and transportation purposes, we are asking for sign-ups.
- The Westfield Mall is home to Nordstrom’s and Bloomingdale’s, among other top-named stores. The mall also boasts some unique circular escalators and loads of shopping and eating opportunities. Union Square also affords a number of world-class stores such as Gump’s, Neiman-Marcus and Macy’s. Both shopping locations are an easy walk from the hotel.
Alcatraz Island: An Inescapable Experience
Once home to some of America’s most notorious criminals, the federal penitentiary that operated here from 1934 to 1963 brought a dark mystique to “the Rock.” The presence of infamous inmates like Al Capone, and the “Birdman” Robert Stroud helped to establish the island’s notoriety. To this day, Alcatraz is known as one of the world’s most legendary prisons.
For tickets and information please visit the Alcatraz website.
Double Decker Bus Tours
The newest way to see San Francisco is with these open top double-decker bus tours. Now your ticket is good for 48 hours – “Hop On-Hop Off “ these popular tours…ideal for photos of the major attractions as you pass through San Francisco.
For tickets and information, call toll free: (1-877-474-3127)
While there’s no real cost to visit Pier 39, it would cost you the price of a cab ride to get there. But the shops, restaurants and Bay view are worth the trip.
…and, There’s Always Golf
There will be no formal golf tournament this year. However, those still wishing to play golf are encouraged to visit the website links below, or contact Bro. Vartan Hovsepian @ 925-837-8414, or Bro. Ralph Kazanjian @ 415-922-1961 for more information.