Outdoors Blog

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/

Firework Viewing Options

If you’re driving into the City to view the nearly hour long firework spectacular, here’s an insider tip – our parking garage has amazing views of the show. So bring a picnic, some chairs and tailgate from our roof! Event parking rates will apply.  

Pride

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…

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!  https://www.norcalpiratefestival.com/

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  

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. http://baytobreakers.com/  

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…

Summer of Love is upon us

In 1967, nearly 100,000 free-spirited adventurers congregated in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood near Golden Gate Park to join a cultural revolution that created some of the era’s most memorable music, art, fashion and literature. Wearing flowers in their hair, people danced through the streets, promoting peace in a war-ravaged world. Their legacy remains, and five decades later San Francisco will pay…

50th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival

April 8 & 9 and April 15 & 16 are the upcoming weekends to experience the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japantown. The 2017 Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival now celebrating its 50th year, is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Asian traditions. Each year, over 200,000 people attend this dazzling display showcasing the…