Arts Blog

Bouquets to Art

For just one week, the de Young Museum hosts an annual flower takeover at the museum.  Ticket information here :

Gingerbread House

See this impressive feat of culinary and wonder – a two-story Gingerbread House make of home-baked gingerbread bricks. In the lobby of the Fairmont Hotel, through January 1, 2018.  

Urban Film Fest

The 4th Annual Urban Film Fest kicks off this week – their mission is to make urban planning fun, entertaining and accessible, all while discovering how our city works and who is making San Francisco a better place to live. See the line up and get your tickets here:  

Best of the Bay: Bucket List

Thanks to our friends at Thrillist – who compiled this great list of Bay Area Bucket List ideas, we feature one per month that tickles our fancy. For October, it’s visiting the Diego Rivera Frescos. In the 1930s and 1940s, he created three detailed frescos in San Francisco that are still on display today. You…

Update on the Color Factory

We’ve just heard the rumor is confirmed, Color Factory will be open for one more month! This is one of the coolest exhibitions we’ve heard about recently – be sure to get your tickets early! Just a quick cable car ride away from Hotel Zephyr (on the Powell / Mason line, exit at Sutter and…

San Francisco Comic Con is here!

Celebrating all things related to comic books, stories, art and pop-culture, this once a year treat comes to Moscone West September 1 -3. While not the official hotel of the festival, our design is definitely a little more geared toward Comic Con lovers. Who wouldn’t want a selfie with our Popeye art? Reserve your tickets…

Chinatown Treasures

Just to the South of Hotel Zephyr lies the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. There are many things to explore, and we definitely suggest not missing a free tour at the Fortune Cookie Factory, more information here: We’re also partial to stopping in and grabbing some Dim Sum – there are countless options!  

Jerry Garcia Day

Coming up this weekend, Sunday, August 6th marks “Jerry Day” – a celebration in his hometown neighborhood (the Excelsior District of San Francisco). Enjoy performances by local artists and one of the most exciting tribute bands to the Grateful Dead. Tickets and more information here:  

The Thinker

Visit one of the original bronze castings of Rodin’s original The Thinker at the Legion of Honor. The museum has a ton of great art as well.

Stern Grove

The summer season is underway at Stern Grove, a magical outdoor concert venue in Golden Gate Park. The concerts are free, and we recommend getting there early for a good spot.   More information here,