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Activities

Things to Do in San Francisco

Hotel Emblem is just steps away from everyone’s favorite things to do in San Francisco. From art galleries to boutiques, there’s always something to explore and discover in Downtown San Francisco.

Local Attractions

Art & Culture

For the art lover, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and its colossal collection of contemporary art spans ten floors. You could easily spend a day there. Or, head to the Mission District to see the vibrant Mission murals inspired by world-famous artist Diego Rivera in the 1930s. Don’t miss Balmy Alley with its murals dating back to the 1970s, many of which are dedicated to and inspired by trailblazing female artists like Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Landmarks & Attractions

Another must-see: Golden Gate Park. You won’t see the city’s famous Golden Gate Bridge here—that’s a few miles to the north—but free music, fine art and everything in between can be found at the massive green space. Wander through the Japanese Tea Garden, find the Dutch Windmill and enjoy American fare with ocean views at San Francisco’s most famous park. Further east in The Castro, Mission Dolores Park has even more spirit and sparkle, as it is located in one of the most out and proud neighborhoods in the world.

Shopping

Shoppers, get ready to follow your every whim. From the trendy boutiques of Union Square to the import vendors of Chinatown to the vintage shops on Haight Street, San Francisco is one amazing shopportunity after another. And for every budget, too. Check out the big-name retailers at Westfield San Francisco Centre, the specialty stores at the Embarcadero Center, and the art galleries and design studios in Hayes Valley.

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Events

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

May 25, 2022 - September 4, 2022

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the Curran Theater.

San Francisco Giants

May 25, 2022 - July 17, 2022

A trip to San Francisco isn't complete without catching a Giants baseball game at Oracle Park.

Carnaval San Francisco

May 28, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Carnaval San Francisco is a large, two-day celebration in the colorful Mission District.

San Francisco Pride

June 25, 2022 - June 26, 2022

San Francisco Pride returns to San Francisco's Civic Center for a two-day celebration.

San Francisco Marathon

July 23, 2022 - July 24, 2022

The 45th Annual San Francisco Marathon returns July 23-24, 2022.

Outside Lands

August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

This iconic Bay Area music festival returns to San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park from August 5-7, 2022.

Off the Grid: Fort Mason Center

Every Friday ...

California’s largest weekly food truck night market is back to San Francisco!