Boutique Hotel near Spring Activities in San Francisco

Believe it or not—and depending on how snow- and ice-blasted your location is, you may choose not—spring is just around the corner, and that season of rebirth and renewal happens to be a fabulous time to visit San Francisco. Join us at Tilden Hotel to soak up the perfumed breezes of the Bay Area, and you’ll find a whole slew of spring events and activities to enjoy within easy reach of your boutique Union Square accommodations.

Here’s a look at a representative sample of things to do this spring with decked-out digs at Tilden!


Take in the Blooms at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

The historic San Francisco Botanical Garden is gorgeous all year-round, but no question spring—with its profusion of buds and flowers—is one of the best times of year to pay a visit. Some of the most celebrated blooms are those of the Garden’s exceptional collection of magnolia trees and shrubs, a show that straddles late winter and early spring and comes marked with lots of guided walks, yoga sessions, and other activities. If you’ve got a green thumb, you may want to hit up the Garden’s Spring Plant Sale, which takes place May 2nd and 3rd in the San Francisco County Fair Building just outside the main entrance.


Dip Into the Rhododendron Dell

Another classic spectacle of spring blooms goes down in the John McLaren Memorial Rhododendron Dell in Golden Gate Park, where a decades-old collection of glossy evergreen “rhodies” show off their large, lavish petals in March.


Attend the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

More than 220,000 attend the free Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown, one of the country’s great celebrations of Japanese culture and the Japanese-American community. Established back in 1968, the Cherry Blossom Festival features a jam-packed itinerary that includes a fantastic parade, tea ceremonies, showcases of bonsai and ikebana (traditional Japanese flower-arranging), taiko drumming and other musical performances, dance, martial arts, and much more. This year’s festival takes place the weekends of April 11th and 12th and April 18th and 19th.


Head for the Ballpark

The regular season of the San Francisco Giants kicks off in March at Oracle Park. Even if you don’t buy tickets for a home game, you can still tap into the fun: Kayakers paddle into McCovey Cove adjoining the stadium, listening to the action on radios and hoping to experience a “splash hit”: when a homerun ball sails out into the water.

Check out the 2020 Giants schedule right here.


Raise a Glass at the San Francisco International Beer Festival

Sample the superlative suds of more than 100 brewers at the San Francisco International Beer Festival, the oldest beer festival on the West Coast. Along with the brews in the spotlight, there’s plenty of food and live music to enjoy as well.


Experience the “Bay to Breakers” Race

San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers 12k race has been going down for more than a century, and it’s a blast whether you’re running or just watching from the sidelines. You’ll see some impressive costumes on both runners and spectators for the race, which takes place May 31st. The iconic pink gorilla Ape Hashbury kicks things off at the starting line in the Embarcadero. The course—part of which lies not far from Tilden—weaves through nine City by the Bay neighborhoods and finishes at the Great Highway along Ocean Beach.


Book a Spring San Francisco Getaway at Tilden Hotel

There’s so much more going on in the Bay Area in the springtime, so come join us at Tilden and experience the vernal magic!