Outdoors Blog

Holiday on Union Street

Enjoy the Festival of Lights this weekend just a few blocks away from Hotel Zephyr on Union Street. The festival features jugglers, costumed characters, singers, face painters, carriage rides, ponies dressed as reindeer, and Santa himself! More information here: https://www.sresproductions.com/events/union-street-holiday-program/  

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 November, it’s walking the Labyrinth at Land’s End, near Mile Rock Beach. More information here: https://localwiki.org/sf/Land%27s_End_Labyrinth  

Pier 39 Tree Lighting Celebration

On November 19th from 12:00pm – 6:30pm, enjoy carolers, holiday themed comedy, snap selfies with Disneyland characters and of course, watch the tree lighting when the sun goes down. http://www.visitfishermanswharf.com/events/  

Wharf Fest is Here!

This weekend is Wharf Fest! One of our favorite times of year to sample all the amazing chowder our ‘hood has to offer, all in one place. Ship tours, vendors, street music and fireworks round out the fun. Come join us from 11:00am – 5:00pm for this 5th annual event!  

Cruising the Bay

Our friends at Hornblower have an array of cruises to meet any of your scheduling needs while you are visiting. From brunch or lunch to dinner and dancing, plan your next Bay adventure today. More information here: https://www.hornblower.com/port/category/sf+diningcruises  

Fleet Week is Upon Us!

Sailors and boats and planes, oh my! It’s one of our favorite time of the year down here in Fisherman’s Wharf. Come see the Parade of Ships, the Blue Angels, the Canadian Snowbirds and much more. Our parking deck offers a perfect tailgate spot to watch the air show!

Oktoberfest by the Bay this Weekend

Yeah, we know its September – we didn’t plan this festival date, but it sure sounds fun! Located near AT&T Park, this is a quick ride from Hotel Zephyr on the E Embarcadero Train. Kids are welcome on Sunday. Get your Trachten on! More information and tickets here: http://www.oktoberfestbythebay.com/index.html

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 September, it’s having a Bonfire at Ocean Beach. The Safeway out by the beach conveniently stocks firewood. Grab your San Francisco hoodie and head out! More information…

Best of the Bay: Bucket List

Thanks to our friends at Thrillist – who compiled this great list of Bay Area Bucket List ideas, here is our monthly “don’t miss”. A visit to the Buffalo paddocks in Golden Gate Park is a strangely urban experience – not something you’d expect to find in the middle of our Little City! https://goldengatepark.com/buffalo-paddock.html  

See the Solar Eclipse in San Francisco

If you’re visiting us over the solar eclipse on Monday, be sure to head down to the Exploratorium (just a 10 minute walk from Hotel Zephyr). Opening early at 9:00am, if our fog cooperates, you’ll be able to see the beginning at 9:00am and the peak at 10:15am. The eclipse is expected to end at…