Outdoors Blog

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…

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/

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…