A city of contrasting scenery – colorful Painted Ladies, rugged Pacific cliffs, skyscrapers glinting in the California sun – and an ever-evolving identity, this one-time Gold Rush boom town and counter-culture haven lives up to its reputation as one of the world’s most extraordinary cosmopolitan regions.
Enjoy the sounds and talent from jazz musicians from around the world during this 13-day festival featuring over 43 unique concerts throughout 5 venues.
Stern Grove Park hosts this celebrated free outdoor concert series every summer.
Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest Jazz festival on the West Coast.
Go behind the scenes of San Francisco’s architecture and design world with one of the largest festivals of its kind: a month-long series of lectures, tours of closed-to-the-public buildings, exhibitions, and more.
Tap into San Francisco’s vibrant indie arts scene at the city’s Fringe Festival, which bills itself as the largest grassroots theater festival in the Bay Area.
With its dramatic landscape and temperate weather, the San Francisco Bay Area is popular with cyclists. Watch international pro racers compete on the city’s streets in this annual event.
The West Coast’s largest independent literary festival, Litquake celebrates Bay Area writers and readers with nine days of word-focused events.
Nibble tea cakes and sip freshly brewed tea in the elegant Garden Court and partake in a tradition that dates back to the hotel’s early days, when society ladies gathered here.
Sip signature cocktails, sample local oysters, and dine on one of the Bay Area’s best burgers at the original 1909 mahogany bar at the Pied Piper Bar.
A consistent favorite in the decades it’s been on our menu, this dish has evolved to be emblematic of San Francisco, made with locally sourced, sustainable, and indigenous ingredients.
Topped by a soaring glass dome, our serene, lounger-lined pool memorably showcases the San Francisco cityscape.
While the Pied Piper Bar’s cocktails are works of art to some, there’s no denying that Maxfield Parrish’s renowned, 16-foot The Pied Piper of Hamlin mural presiding of the room is a creative icon.
Brush shoulders with dignitaries and world leaders at The Garden Court, which has hosted numerous legendary events Ð like the United Nations’ inaugural banquet Ð since its debut in 1909.
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