The first hotel opened in Yosemite National Park in 1864, the same year President Lincoln signed the Yosemite Land Grant, the harbinger of the national park system. The first-class Ahwahnee Hotel, the brainchild of Steven T. Mather, the National Park Service’s first director, opened in the summer of 1927.
One of the most famous bridges in the world, and the most photographed, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco has been the backdrop for many a tourist photo. It also has appeared in numerous movies over the years, including “The Maltese Falcon,” “Vertigo,” “The Love Bug,” “Superman: The Movie” and several Star Trek films. […]
What’s the best way to explore the vibrant, historic city of San Francisco? You could rent a car and meander around, stopping at places that interest you, a viable option if you have days or weeks to explore and have enough knowledge to stay away from dangerous areas. Or you could sign up for a […]
Luxury Tours of San Francisco and Yosemite The Four Seasons, the Ritz Carlton and the Fairmont are all considered luxury hotels. They provide exceptional service and accommodations. Each hotel, however, has its own idea of class and how to best present that luxury and service. Some are down-to-earth; others are more akin to offering butler service. […]
Be Hosted in San Francisco and Yosemite Correctly Believe it or not, White Wolf Private Tours was founded to provide the most unique and rewarding tour experience possible. Here, we understand one basic concept of touring: If you’re not completely comfortable, physically, mentally and emotionally, you will not get the full enjoyment from your private […]
Named La Isla de los Alcatraces (Island of the Pelicans) by Juan Manuel de Ayala, a Spanish explorer, in 1775, Alcatraz Island became a U.S. military fortress in the 1850s, sporting about 100 cannons to protect San Francisco Bay. The island also housed the West Coast’s first operational lighthouse. In addition, by the end of […]
Join our Expert Guides for a Private Yosemite Tour Planned Just for You No one likes to be a number, a replaceable person in a crowd. The best advantage of a private tour is that you are seen and heard. A White Wolf Private Tour is catered around your needs and desires. You don’t go […]
What Luxury Means to Us Do you know the difference between a one-size-fits-all tour and a luxury excursion? First, luxury travelers pay for comfort, whether it’s for first-class flights, accommodations in a four- or five-diamond hotel or optimum seating at a concert or sporting event.
Privately Tour San Francisco to Support a Small Business Most people root for the little guy; it’s human nature. If they knew what it took to get a small business off the ground, they might be even more supportive. Think of it: A small business can’t compete with a large corporation when it comes to […]
Imagine the effort and struggle it took for horses to haul heavy loads up and down the steep and winding streets of San Francisco in the 19th century. Based on the conveyance systems in mines, inventor Andrew Smith Hallidie patented a cable system in 1861. It took 12 years for the first system to be […]