Rock around the clock with the paddle-people at San Francisco’s City Kayak. Experienced kayakers can slice smooth morning waters on the way to Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, and Treasure Island. Beginners get a stunning new perspective on the city’s skyline as they cruise the shoreline along the Embarcadero. Feel the sun in your face, the wind in your hair, and the freedom of the open water as you savor a seaside take on San Francisco’s attractions. Throughout the summer, the bay’s waters also become prime seating for fireworks and ballgames; when the Barrys are in town, you can rent a kayak and try to catch a home-run blast in McCovey Cove. And for a memorable adventure, try a nighttime paddle and skim across the bay’s moonlit waters as the Embarcadero lights reflect like fireworks around you.
BONUS: Major League Baseball’s All-Star extravaganza kicks off this Sunday, making it a particularly good week to enjoy a ballpark kayak expedition.
City Kayak, Embarcadero at Townsend, San Francisco; 415-357-1010.
Note: City Kayak offers guided tours in addition to rentals. Bring sunscreen, a change of clothes, and a dry bag. Plan ahead for parking or take Muni along Embarcadero to Townsend. MLB All-Star Week Events: All-Star Futures Game, July 8 at 1 p.m.; Home Run Derby, July 9 at 5 p.m.; All-Star Game, July 10 at 5 p.m.