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America’s Cup: August Events

With the Louis Vuitton Cup semi-final and final races taking place in August, now is the time to plan a trip out to San Francisco’s waterfront to watch world-class yacht racing in some of the sport’s most exciting moments. Why the Louis Vuitton Cup? This is the race that determines who competes against the America’s […]

San Francisco Summer Events, 2013

With the temperature rising above 70 degrees, it’s time to get outside and have some San Francisco summer fun! Here are 4 top San Francisco events to attend in July and August: 1. Independence Day Celebration at PIER 39–July 4 Every year on July 4, people from around the Bay Area and beyond flock to […]

Visiting San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is a favorite San Francisco destination for visitors and locals alike.  Covering over 1,000 acres, Golden Gate Park is 20% larger than New York’s Central Park. Events large and small are hosted here year-round and 13 million people visit annually! In a park that sprawls for miles, it can be difficult to […]

Urban Wine Tasting in San Francisco

One of the San Francisco Bay Area’s main attractions is wine tasting. A trip up to Napa Valley is seen as a “must-do” excursion when visiting San Francisco, and while we certainly agree it is worth the trip, there are some excellent wineries and tasting rooms right here in the city! Whether you have limited […]

Super Bowl Viewing in San Francisco

The Super Bowl is just around the corner! If your travels bring you to San Francisco on Sunday, February 3, and you’re planning to sit down and watch the game, why not join a crowd of locals for the festivities? Super Bowl viewing in San Francisco is always festive. The San Francisco 49ers are playing […]

Winter Ice Skating in San Francisco

Winter ice skating in San Francisco? We may be known for our temperate winter season, but that doesn’t stop us from having two outdoor ice skating rinks to bring a little winter cheer to locals and visitors each year. There are a few weeks of outdoor skating left this season, so there’s still time to go […]

The Pickwick Hotel’s Guide to Holiday Shopping in San Francisco

With Thanksgiving this week, the holiday shopping season is just around the corner! The Pickwick Hotel’s guide to holiday shopping in San Francisco will ensure you find something special for everyone on your list. 1. Westfield San Francisco Centre San Francisco Centre is just around the corner from The Pickwick and is home to Nordstrom, […]

Around Town: San Francisco Beaches

Locals know that San Francisco is famous for its Indian Summer. June, July, and August tend to be quite chilly here, but Mother Nature cranks up the heat once September and October roll around! You may not think of the early Autumn months as providing beach-going weather, but trust us–this is the best time of […]

Around Town: San Francisco’s Chinatown

San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside Asia and the oldest in North America. Certainly worth a visit on your next trip to San Francisco! Events are held each month and several walking tours are available as well. There are numerous restaurants, shops, and historic landmarks to see in Chinatown. Here are some of […]