Now that daylight saving time is here, it’s time for a memorable Spring getaway. If you’re thinking about heading to San Francisco this season but you are stuck on ideas, here’s a list of the best things to do in the city for some inspiration.
BOUQUETS TO ART
de Young Museum | April 5 – 10, 2016
Image credit: de Young Museum Facebook page.
Marvel at floral arrangements that have been painstakingly crafted by expert designers in the Bay Area. They’ve been specially designed to complement works of art in the de Young Museum’s galleries, aimed at creating a cohesive spring experience for visitors.
In addition to roaming the galleries to view these lovely creations, you can also enjoy a topical lecture, partake in a formal luncheon, or participate in the raffle. Admission to this event is not included with regular museum admission.
SFUSD ARTS FESTIVAL
Civic Center | April 28 – May 6, 2016
In coordination with the San Francisco Unified School District, the Asian Art Museum presents a showcase of visual and performance art by thousands of students across over 200 different schools. It’s a fun local event, and your kids may enjoy seeing art produced by other kids get the royal treatment.
You can always visit the Asian Art Museum on another day, as well, for a full appreciation of their collections and many varied galleries.
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Civic Center & Japantown | April 9 – 17, 2016 (weekends)
With San Francisco’s rich Japanese heritage, it’s no surprise that the annual Cherry Blossom Festival is one of the state’s most important celebrations of Asian traditions and culture. This year is the 49th year of this popular event, and it promises to be more beautiful and enchanting than ever.
Enjoy two weekends of Asian and Asian-inspired dance and martial arts performances, crafts, food, and exhibits. Don’t miss the parade on April 17th! This event is free for all.
Uncorked – The San Francisco Wine Festival
Ghirardelli Square | May 7, 2016, 1 – 6 pm.
Image credit: Ghirardelli Square neighborhood Facebook page.
If beer isn’t your thing, perhaps the official San Francisco Wine Festival is more your style. Enjoy tastes from a variety of wineries located in the Bay Area and beyond, and exercise your palate with the accompanying food options in the neighborhood.
Ghirardelli Square is a fantastic place for visitors to explore, with the beautiful waterfront ambiance and the wide variety of shops, restaurants bars, and more to enjoy. So stop by the festival, and then stick around to check out the neighborhood!
LOCAL IDEA: GO FOR A BIKE RIDE
Exploring San Francisco via bike may be a little daunting (those hills!) but it’s a refreshing and really quite delightful way to explore this marvelous city. You can stick to city streets for a thorough overview of the urban spaces, or stay along the waterfront and in the parks for an easier route.
Golden Gate Park and Fisherman’s Wharf are among the most popular biking spots. So rent a bike and get out there!
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