Meet me at the BV

Just down the street from Hotel Zephyr is the Buena Vista Café – this is THE place to get an Irish Coffee. Don’t miss this experience on your trip!  


LGBTQ Pride weekend is here! Celebrations begin on Saturday in Civic Center Plaza. The Parade, takes place Sunday morning and kicks off from Beale Street along Market and ends at Market and 8th St. in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Did you know the pride flag originated in San Francisco and made its first appearance…

49 Mile Scenic Drive

Are you driving in for your San Francisco adventure? Even if you aren’t, this drive is worth renting a car for the day. Our friends over at SF To Do even have a free downloadable map on their site, And the drive is fittingly sized – as San Francisco is 7 miles by 7…

Ahoy Matey!

Visit the Northern California Pirate Festival on June 17th and 18th. A quick ferry ride to Vallejo from across the street at Pier 41 and get your tri corner hat on!

Soy & Tofu Festival – Discover the Joy of Soy!

Just up the street in North Beach, the Soy & Tofu Festival offers samples, food trucks and more. Celebrating their 7th annual year, the festivities kick off on Saturday, June 17th at 11:00am. Here is the link to buy tickets,  

Festival Season is Here

June kicks off the summer of festivals and street fairs in San Francisco. From Union Street to Fillmore, North Beach to the Haight, there is somewhere new each weekend to celebreate and enjoy live music, food and drinks. Full list here:  

Summer of Love at Boudin

Our friends over at Boudin have embraced the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love, with a commemorative Sourdough Peace Bread. Experience a true San Francisco treat, and show your “flour power”. Available starting in June through September.  

Bay to Breakers is Coming!

This weekend marks the 105th year of this iconic race, which begins near the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero (Bay) and finishes at Ocean Beach (Breakers). Participate, or just watch from the sidelines, as the costumes are always a kick.  

Best of the Bay: Bucket List

Thanks to our friends at Thrillist – who compiled this great list of Bay Area Bucket List ideas, we’ll feature one per month that tickles our fancy. For May, it’s paddling a boat on Stow Lake, in the heart of Golden Gate Park. There is a convenient café for all your picnicking needs. More information…

Headed to visit us this week?

Catch one of the last performances of the SF Ballet the 2017 season. From May 1 through 7, see a performance of Cinderella. All shows are at the War Memorial Opera House near City Hall in the Civic Center neighborhood. More information here: