It’s always a welcome sight to see the sun in the sky and get that feeling that spring is here at last. The nights are getting longer and soon the clocks will be going back. Spring has arrived, and it’s time to plan that ever-popular Spring Vacation. But where to go? This year, why not stay in San Francisco, California and enjoy great weather and exciting events.
Insider’s Tip: You can beat the tourist rush by visiting San Francisco in the spring when the weather is mild and hotel prices have yet to rise. Average high temperatures in the mid-60s and wandering the city on foot is delightful.
Just steps away at Union Square
Sunday, March 24 11:00 am – Sunday, April 7 8:00 pm
Get ready for a fantastic springtime season as the annual Macy’s Flower Show starts. Macy’s Flower Show has been delighting visitors for more than 70 years. Stop by during store hours to view spectacular creations made of flowers, plants, and trees from all over the world. Dating back to 1946, Macy’s flower show has been a special tradition this year promising to take guest’s on an “odyssey to a colorful paradise that’s beyond this world.” Get ready to explore the heavenly flora and beautiful blooms in the upcoming welcome-to-spring show, “Journey to Paradisios.” Visitors to Macy’s will embark on a space odyssey to a colorful paradise that’s beyond this world. Learn More >>
Monday, April 1 10am -4pm
The parade starts on Market Street
Wear a costume to St. Stupid’s Day Parade, which starts at the foot of Market Street and follows a route through the financial district. Bring socks to toss at the Stock Exchange and pennies to leave at the Bankers Heart. Free. Learn More >>
Tuesday, April 2nd 5pm – 8pm
Tilden Hotel Lobby
Tilden Hotel lobby will be transformed into a pop-up gallery by artist Parisa Ghaderi. Enjoy art, music, and complimentary small bites and beverages crafted by The Douglas Room, our signature bar. Learn More >>
Celebrate the art of live theatre with more than 40 participating theater companies in and around the Bay Area during Bay Area Theatre Week. Get ready for some unmissable entertainment during Bay Area Theatre Week. All over San Francsico, theater will be offer discounted tickets to their productions, from Mar. 26 to Apr. 7. Select theaters will also offer exclusive pricing during Theatre Week for future productions. Tickets range from $15-$35. These venues are easily accessible by BART or Muni, so you can easily see more than one production! For a full list of participating theaters, click here. Learn More >>
April 13-14 and April 20-21
This annual festival is one of California’s most prominent celebrations of Japanese culture. April 13th & 14th and April 20th & 21st enjoy two consecutive weekends of performances, crafts, food, martial arts and exhibitions. A colorful parade will be held Sunday, April 21st starting at the Civic Center and ending in Japantown. Learn More >>
April 13th & 14th
Golden Gate Club – Presidio
Shop around for boutique and family owned wines sold to you directly by the winemakers themselves. Sample dozens of wines from all over California. This is an opportunity to support small and family owned businesses all while sampling great wine.Learn More >>
Sunday, May 5th
Howard and 2nd Street
Celebrate peace, creativity, and weirdness with the 20th annual How Weird Street Faire. Put on a costume and take in nine stages of electronic music, performers, food, and art. This “sensational spectacle” is located in the SoMa district centered around Howard Street and 2nd Street. Learn More >>
Sunday, May 19th
Of all of San Francisco’s unique traditions, none captivates the entire city the way Bay to Breakers does. It’s an annual testament to the creativity, community and resilience that make our city such a popular destination. It also has a rich history. Here are some facts about the Alaska Airlines Bay to Breakers you can share along the course this year, whether you’re racing up Heartbreak Hill or cheering at the finish line on the Great Highway. The race began in 1912. It was meant to raise the spirits of a city still recovering from the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake and build excitement for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Bay to Breakers continued well beyond those original goals, and is now recognized as the longest consecutively run foot race in the world. Learn More >>
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