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An Insider's Guide to
San Francisco

  • Movies Filmed in the Bay Area: Three of the Best

    With its combination of striking natural beauty and an abundance of iconic landmarks, San Francisco has long been a Mecca for the film industry.... Read more

  • It’s a Whale of a View from Point Reyes

    One of the most spectacular events in nature occurs from December through February, when the annual migration of the gray whales takes place. ... Read more

  • Make it a Special Holiday with a Twilight Holiday Lights Cruise

    Looking to make this your most memorable holiday ever?... Read more

  • A Dickens of a Holiday

    “And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us!’’... Read more

  • The Haunted Hornet

    Reputed to be one of the most haunted places in the country, the U.S.S. Hornet was the eighth ship to bear the name when launched in 1943.... Read more

  • A Gala Opening Night: Yo Yo Ma and the SF Symphony

    With its global reputation for musical excellence, the San Francisco Symphony attracts some of the finest musicians, guest performers, and conductors in the world.... Read more

  • Experience the Summer of Love at the de Young

    By 1967, the neighborhood of Haight-Ashbury had become a haven for over 100,000 young people from all over the nation.... Read more

  • Cool Jazz for Hot Days: The Fillmore Jazz Festival

    This July, jazz aficionados will converge on Fillmore Street in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood for the 33rd Annual Fillmore Jazz Festival.... Read more

  • Thrill Dad with a Cruise on the Hornblower Hybrid

    This year, forget the ties, the after-shave, and the campy boxers, and give Dad something he'll remember for years to come - an Aquarium of the Bay Tour on the Hornblower Hybrid.... Read more

  • Ann Randolph at the Marsh

    Since 1989, the Marsh has been making a name for itself for sui generis, cutting edge performances.... Read more

  • 60th Annual San Francisco International Film Festival

    The landmark 60th anniversary of the San Francisco International Film Festival will be held from April 5th through April 19th.... Read more

  • Join Our St. Patrick's Day Party

    Attracting over 100,000 visitors and party-goers annually, San Francisco’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival is not only one of the city’s most popular events, but is also the largest Irish event on the West Coast.... Read more

  • Take a Chocolate Tour for Valentine's Day

    If you’re still mourning the loss of major chocolatiers in San Francisco, you’ll be glad to know there’s a bean-to-bar chocolate factory right here in the City’s Mission District.... Read more

  • A Whale of a View

    For avid whale-watchers and whale-watching wannabes, Point Reyes National Seashore is the place to be. From December through February, about 94 percent of migrating gray whales pass within one mile of the tip of this peninsula.... Read more

  • SMUIN Presents "The Christmas Ballet"

    Just in time for the holidays, SMUIN will present the 21st anniversary version of The Christmas Ballet, a two-hour contemporary dance performance that has become an annual holiday must-see.... Read more

  • Single in the City?

    San Francisco is a great city for singles, and below are suggestions for fun and free happening events in mid-November and over Thanksgiving weekend.... Read more

  • Celebrate National Apple Month at Clearview Organic Orchards

    Bite into a crisp, juicy Fuji or Gala. Sip on icy, just-pressed, organic apple juice, or treat yourself to a flaky and fragrant apple turnover.... Read more

  • Celebrate National Organic Harvest Month at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

    September is National Organic Harvest Month, and there is no finer place to shop for organic produce than the famous Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Located less than 15 minutes from the Orchard Hotel, this is no ordinary farmers market. ... Read more

  • Go Green When You Go Away

    Recently awarded USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice for 2016, The Orchard Hotel in San Francisco is officially one of the greenest places to stay in the entire United States! LEED Gold and Green Seal Silver certified among other accolades, The Orchard Hotel uses green practices throughout the property. ... Read more

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