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An Insider's Guide to
San Francisco

  • The Haunted Hornet

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

  • Art in Unexpected Places

    Guests are often surprised to learn that some of the most beautiful places in the city can be found right under their feet. San Francisco is home to an array of beautifully tiled steps created in a variety of themes.... Read more

  • San Francisco's "Shelter in Place" Order

    Our Hotels have temporarily suspended business through April 7, 2020 pursuant to the City of San Francisco's March 16, 2020 County-wide "Shelter in Place" Order and the U.S. National Emergency Declaration. ... Read more

  • Two of the Best Film Fests

    One of the best things about San Francisco is that the city offers proximity to the finest cultural events.... Read more

  • Get on the Bus

    For decades, the city of San Francisco has been a mecca for the film industry. Such prestigious names as John Huston, Alfred Hitchcock, Peter Yates, and Chris Columbus have selected many now-iconic locations in the city as part of their films. ... Read more

  • Begin the Ballet

    Each year since its founding in 1933, January has marked the official beginning of the season for the San Francisco Ballet.... Read more

  • Make it a Merry Disco Christmas

    Are you tired of the same old holiday events and activities? Then we suggest you begin a fresh holiday tradition by asking Santa for a ticket to "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical." ... Read more

  • Merry and Bright Holiday Happenings

    The Bay Area hosts an abundant array of events and activities year-round, but the holiday season in San Francisco always brings a truly special selection.... Read more

  • Yerba Buena Night and Castles of Sand

    October brings a myriad of fun and fascinating events for our visitors and guests to experience, and we are showcasing two of our favorites here.... Read more

  • A Month for Green Festivals

    Along with our sister property, Orchard Garden Hotel, we were one of the first hotels in San Francisco to be LEED-certified—and we’re so committed to operating an eco-friendly property that we’ve been named “One of the Top Ten Best Eco-Friendly Hotels in the U.S.” by USA Today.... Read more

  • Gear Up for the “Last Blast of Summer”

    Come out and celebrate the end of the summer season in epic style at the Millbrae Art & Wine Festival in downtown Millbrae from August 21 – September 1.... Read more

  • Groovin’ at Art and Soul 2019

    Amazing music, dazzling dance, unique crafts and artwork, fantastic food, and an abundant assortment of craft beers and wine – all this and much more will be on hand at the 19th Annual Art and Soul Festival in downtown Oakland on July 27-28.... Read more

  • A Sweet and Fortunate Treat

    A genuine hometown creation, the fortune cookie’s background actually had nothing to do with China.... Read more

  • Performing Arts at the Gardens

    Every year from May through October, Yerba Buena Gardens offers an ongoing festival that features everything from poetry to circus, to music and dance, to theater and children’s programs, all showcasing an amazing array of performing arts.... Read more

  • An Ideal Springtime Combination: Art, Food, and Wine

    Join us this month for two of the city’s most eagerly-anticipated events, featuring a selection of fine wine, delicious food and cocktails, and some of the country’s outstanding art.... Read more

  • Whisky, Chocolate, and Hamilton

    This March, join us aboard the San Francisco Belle Yacht on March 23 for the 29th Annual Whiskies of the World San Francisco.... Read more

  • Wishing You a Glorious Chinese New Year

    This month, embrace the Year of the Pig with an assortment of three fun, fabulous, and family-friendly events.... Read more

  • Welcome, Sea Lions

    Join us at Pier 39 on January 19-20 for the 29th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival.... Read more