Aug 20

San Francisco is a great place for a day at the best beaches. The Top Beaches in San Francisco are very beautiful and scenic. San Francisco is known for its fog, and that fog comes in through the ocean so that even on the warmest days of the year, a chill can usually be felt in the ocean air.

1. Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is very pleasant and one of the best beaches in San Francisco. It offers a break from city life and lets you remember that you are so close to nature when you are here.

It is the largest of the San Francisco beaches, taking up the entire west side of San Francisco and offering a Panoramic View of the Pacific Ocean. It offers 5 miles of peaceful surf and sand, where both locals and visitors go to meditate, reflect and let their imaginations get a little bit more of a natural influence than is possible in the city itself. It is an excellent beach for surfers to practice their skills, writers to jot in their journals and dog walkers to enjoy the mixture of leashed and unleashed dog-friendly areas located here.

2. Baker Beach

It is located just on the western side of the Golden Gate Bridge, providing the best ocean view of that most famous of San Francisco landmarks. Because of this striking view, Baker Beach is also the most crowded of San Francisco beaches. Swimming, surfing and sandcastle-building are also frequently enjoyed activities on Baker Beach. This beach is also known as “nude beach”.

3. Aquatic Park

It is located right in the heart of the city. Travelers enjoy this beach because it is very close to the Fisherman’s Wharf and Ghirardelli Square and locals enjoy this beach because it is a get-away which is easy to reach when coming home from the office or before heading out for the evening. This park has wading area where children and adults enjoy the rippling soft waves hitting the shore. There are 2 famous attractions located near this beach Hyde Street Pier and the Maritime Museum.

4. East Beach

This beach is commonly known as China Beach. It is located in Pacific Heights. This is one of the safest beaches for families, with shallow waters for kids to play during the summer. There are also picnic areas with grills available so people can enjoy some barbecued food at the beach. This beach is closest to the Golden Gate Bridge on the Bay Side.

5. Stinson Beach

Stinson Beach is located in Muir Woods providing a peaceful winding while a drive. This park is an excellent day trip location for San Francisco locals and visitors, offering easy access to state park hiking and facilities for picnicking and swimming.

6. Marshall’s Beach

Marshall’s Beach is also known as Golden Gate Bridge Beach. This beach is ideal during both Sunset and Sunrise.  There are beautiful and colorful rocks of all kinds. It is a perfect location for photography.

7. Black Sand Beach

Black Sand Beach is located west of the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County. It holds a great scenic view from the beach.

8. Muir Beach

This beach is a favorite spot among locals. Redwood Creek at Muir Beach is home to numerous shorebirds, amphibians, salmon and trout, and marshy, water-loving plants called rushes. Muir Beach is one of the many spots for whale lovers to catch a glimpse of these giant marine mammals as they swim by during their winter migrations. Every autumn thousands of monarch butterflies as well.

9. Rodeo Beach

This beach is great place to go if you enjoy spending time outdoors. It’s a beautiful spot where you can hike, surf, picnic or keep an eye out for one of the many species of birds that calls this place home. Birds like pelicans, hawks, gulls, herons, ducks, terns, willits, loons, grebes, scoters, sanderlings or sandpipers can be viewed.  There is also an historic military base, Fort Kronkite, located right next to the beach. There are picnic areas at Rodeo Beach located adjacent to the parking area overlooking the beach, and along Rodeo Lagoon.

10. Crown Memorial State Beach

This beach is known for its beautiful sands and warm waters which is perfect for one day trips. Swimming is permitted during park hours year round. Sailboards, kayaks and car-top inflatables are permitted at Crown Beach. Fishing can be done on the beach.

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Jul 30

The SHN Orpheum Theatre San Francisco is one of the must see performing art and entertainment place to visit in San Francisco. Located in the Civic Center district, the Orpheum Theatre was opened in 1926 owned by SHN – the pre-eminent theatrical entertainment company in San Francisco. Design by the famous architect B. Marcus Priteca in a 12th-century Spanish architectural style.

The theatre features a variety of shows, silent films, motion pictures, musical comedy and other theatrical entertainment. The arrangement of seats holds up to 2203 guests and is considered a San Francisco landmark. The interior walls and ceiling of this old theater is beautiful works of art. At the ceiling and its centerpiece, you will see a magnificent ring of full-bodied lions. The Theatre hosts a number of roving musical acts and served as the main theater for all of San Francisco’s audiences.

Hours:  Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm / Tues – Sat: 10:00am – 8:30pm / Sun: 11:00am – 8:00pm

SHN Orpheum Theatre San Francisco is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates:

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Jul 22

Heron’s Head Park features 24 acres of salt marsh and bayside beach favored by over 100 bird species. It was developed as a community open space for local residents and as an inter-tidal marsh area for migrating birds. There are many varieties of birds like waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds, as well as songbirds, owls, hummingbirds, and more.

A small beach and a group picnic area make this a good park for school field trips, too. Grassy areas are popular with the golden crowned sparrow, and even the harlequin duck has also been sighted. Extra amenities include an environmental education center, a contemporary dog park, and several cement picnic tables with grills.

Visit the eco-center with your kids and explore the City’s first building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies. The center is a wealth of information on renewable energy, pollution and greenhouse gas reduction, wastewater treatment, building materials, and the green economy.

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Jul 15

Lafayette Park San Francisco is an 11.5-acre multi-use recreation area bounded by Laguna, Sacramento, Gough, and Washington Streets in the Pacific Heights District. Originally established in 1867, this green space remains a popular venue with both residents and tourists.

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline, as well as other local parks, when they’re walking along the grounds. There are lovely views of the city and the bay, tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, and off-leash dog-play area, this hilly park is a source of respite and recreation for residents of San Francisco’s neighborhood. There is also a separate picnic area and restroom facilities.

Lafayette Park San Francisco is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates:

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Jul 08

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is located in the southeast part of the county of San Francisco. This State Recreation area offers scenic views of the San Francisco Bay, with picnic areas, fishing and many short hiking trails to the locals as well to the visitors.

The muddy and sandy area of this wetland habitat is home to many small creatures such as clams, ghost shrimp, marine worms and other small animals. The bay waters support a great variety of sea life, as well as resident and migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Birdwatchers can also enjoy the vistas of hawks, brown pelicans, cormorants, surf scoters, western grebes, terns, and snowy and common egrets, among many other species flying in sky.

Hours: 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Parking Fee: $ 7

In the winter, bird watching is best because migrant waterfowl and shorebirds gathered in numerous quantities in the bay. Pelicans, egrets and hawks can see throughout the year in the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and windbreaks are available at the foot of the far pier. There is considerable parking at the entrance of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

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Jun 11

Milagra Ridge Park offers a sanctuary for many native species. It stretches from Mount Tam to Montara Mountain and lends the sense that you’re scaling the edge of the earth. Visitors can find coyote brush, sage, and lupine shelter rodents, rabbits, coyotes, and critically endangered butterflies.

Dog owners can enjoy a stroll at Milagra Ridge Park. It is home to the mission blue and San Bruno elfin butterflies as well as the California red-legged frog. Many types of wildflowers like paintbrush, silver lupine, clarkia, checkerbloom, and more, are also found here.

The entrance to Milagra Ridge is off of Sharp Park Road in Pacifica. There are composting toilets for visitor’s convenience. Bicycle riding can also be done here but are permitted on the paved trail only.

Milagra Ridge Park is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates:

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Jun 04

Fort Funston National Park San Francisco is a beautiful and scenic part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers. The park features about 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s southwest coast.  It is operated under the authority of the National Park Service.

Fort Funston National Park San Francisco is a popular San Francisco dog walking location for the locals as well visitors. It is a popular park where dogs run, wrestle, and fetch and is known as one of the best places to walk a dog. It is an excellent recreational area where cliffs overlooking the beach make it a popular site for hang gliding /paragliding and hikers. Other activities include horseback riders, hikers, bikers, bird watchers, or families out for a stroll. Many people here like to watch the world-class hang gliders from the observation platform.  It also offers beautiful landscape and seascape while the networking trails make it ideal for hiking & horseback riding.

Enjoy the fresh air and communicate with nature at Fort Funston National Park San Francisco. Stay with us at the Adante Hotel and book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates:

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May 27

Mission Dolores Park is one of the most popular parks in San Francisco with a local Mission District feeling. It encompasses nearly 16 acres area. There are lush green lawns shaded by tall palm trees, a soccer field, six tennis courts, one basketball court, a playground, a dog play area, and a clubhouse with recreational facilities and public.

Many festivals, performances, and other cultural events are held here. On sunny afternoons people flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs and enjoy spectacular views of the city’s skyline and beyond.

The park is divided into two halves by a paved walkway and the restrooms. The northern portion tends to attract more crowds providing them the sloped section facing Dolores Street; popularly known as “hipster beach.” The southern end makes for a prime barbecue spot, and has plenty of space for your frisbee-chasing dog.

Stay with us at the Adante Hotel at Union Square when you visit Mission Dolores Park.

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May 20

The Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco is a Victorian confection of wood and glass which was opened in 1879. It is is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. There are around 1,700 species of aquatic and tropical plants and some rare plants, including a 100-year-old giant Imperial philodendron, a world-renowned collection of orchids, giant water lilies, and carnivorous plants.

Special exhibits have included such popular favorites as the Butterfly Zone and the miniature garden railroad. The building is situated in Conservatory Valley, where intricately designed flowerbeds bloom from January through September. Palm trees along the stairs leading to the Conservatory provide an elegant frame for the central dome.

Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday (10am – 4:30pm) with the last entry admitted at 4:00pm. Although open on major holidays, the Conservatory is closed on Mondays.

Admission: Adults: $7.00, Seniors: $5.00, Students w/ I.D:$5.00, Youth 12-17: $5.00, Children 5-11: $2.00. On the first Tuesday of every month, the Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco opens its doors for all at no charge.

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May 13

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a museum in the Presidio of San Francisco dedicated to the history of Walt Disney and all his beloved characters. It opened October 1st, 2009 and has quickly become a must-see spot in the city by the bay.

Exhibits bear the distinctive Disney style and include the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse and a specially commissioned, 12-foot-diameter model of the Disneyland of Walt’s imagination, with attractions he developed himself.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is great for people of all ages, whether you grew up with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, or are just becoming familiar with some of the most classic and revolutionary cartoon characters of all time!

10am-6pm Wednesday through Monday.
The Museum is closed every Tuesday.

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco, bes ure to check out the Walt Disney Family Museum. Stay with us at the Adante Hotel, San Francisco, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit:

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