For all the participants at the convention, the organizers have put together an exciting list of tours and activities
The details of the tours and activities are given below. The participants have to register prior to June 15th for the organizers to make the proper arrangements.
Event coordinator - Narendran Ramanathan (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Timing – 9AM to 4PM
Timing – 9 a.m to 2 p.m
Cable Car Tour : The classic San Francisco old fashioned cable car, the perfect way to go for parties, tours, excursions and sightseeing, comfortable for groups up to 35 passengers.
Event coordinator – Gautham Puliyanda (480-421-8680)
There are two hikes proposed around the San Mateo and Half moon bay area for hiking enthusiasts. Keeping in mind the main event to be held in the evening the hikes proposed are at moderate level requiring around 3.5 to 4 hrs excluding the travel time. These are located within Half hour from the San Mateo Marriot. If you are interested please register so that Gautam can make the necessary arrangements
Hike1 – Purisima Creek Redwoods (San Mateo)
This hike gives you a flavor of California redwoods in which the trail winds around a small creek overlooking the mountains. 75% of the hike is shaded but has quite a few ups and downs. Need to carry a backpack with some water and snacks. Click on the following link for further information http://www.virtualcities.com/ons/ca/h/as/cah79a20.htm
Hike2 – Coast side Trail (Half Moon Bay)
This hike is for beach lovers who want to have a combo of ocean view and hiking. The trail is paved and hence walking would be the right word to use instead of hiking. This is moderately an easy walk compared to the previous hike. Click on the following link for further information http://email@example.com or 650.740.1649)
If you are interested in sightseeing on your own, here are some pointers. If you need any help in planning or have questions please don't hesitate to contact Subbu Kuttetira (firstname.lastname@example.org or 650.740.1649)
Tip: Don't forget to ride the cable car. Always park your car with the front wheels pointing to the curb or risk fines.
Interested in wine country ?. Napa Valley is approximately 60 miles from San Mateo. Take Highway 101 N to 80 N to 29 N. You will start seeing wineries on both sides of Highway 29 and can walk into any of them. If you continue on highway 29, you will hit Calistoga which has one of the only three "Old Faithful" geysers in the world (geysers that erupt regularly).
Even though it is possible to do it in a day, two day trip is recommended. Its about 180 miles East of San Mateo and takes roughly 4 hours to drive. Reservations are recommended if you are staying overnight.
Can be done in a day, but a two day trip is recommended. Its about 200 miles North East of San Mateo and takes roughly 4 hours to drive.
Monterey bay acquarium, Carmel, 17 Mile drive
Lake Shasta and Sundial bridge in Redding
Details: Convention guests will be granted VIP access to this event. We will have our own space in the lounge for socializing with a dedicated bar tender. The Lounge has a decent dance floor with the DJ belting some good numbers for the dancing enthusiasts. A welcome drink (Rum/Vodka cocktail) will be provided initially. Additional cocktails will vary from $7 to $9. If you are interested please send your names to Gautham ASAP at email@example.com so that your name will be included in the guest list.