Local Blog

Thanks CBS!

As summer winds down, CBS Local wrote a great article about 5 cities not to miss before this season ends. Hotel Zephyr is proud to be included in where to stay! http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/08/01/5-cities-to-visit-before-summer-ends/  

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: http://www.sanfranciscochinatown.com/attractions/ggfortunecookie.html. We’re also partial to stopping in and grabbing some Dim Sum – there are countless options!  

Outside Lands Festival

It’s just around the corner! The Outside Lands lineup 2017 has been announced, with key headliners such as Metallica, Empire of the Sun, Lorde and The Who. The 10th annual festival encompasses a full 3 day weekend featuring over 60 performances across genres such as electronica, indie rock and hip hop. Hotel Zephyr is an…

Do Iconic: Sea Lions & Chowder

A definite “bucket list” of things to do in San Francisco, and just out our back door. During your adventures in the City, take a 5 minute walk over to Pier 39 and on the backside (nearest the Golden Gate Bridge) you’ll see the camped out Sea Lions. To make your visit even more iconic,…

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, http://www.sterngrove.org/

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, http://www.sftodo.com/scenic-49-mile-drive.html. And the drive is fittingly sized – as San Francisco is 7 miles by 7…

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, https://soyandtofufest.org/  

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: http://www.sftourismtips.com/san-francisco-festivals.html