Welcome to the Hotel Griffon blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on around our boutique hotel on the Embarcadero waterfront in downtown San Francisco. Featuring events, things to do and special offers, our hotel blog will keep you current on all of the latest happenings, including nearby attractions such as the Ferry Building, AT&T Park, Pier 39 and more.
Celebrating the Asian Pacific communities of San Francisco, the Nihonmachi Street Fair in Japan Town is one of the city's longest running festivals and features arts and crafts booths, local food vendors, free musical entertainment, benefit events and much more. Taking place this year on August 3 and 4, this street fair also offers children's activities and "Doggie World" with a pooch beauty pageant. Continue reading
Summertime and baseball go together like peanuts and crackerjacks - and with the three-game series of the San Francisco Giants vs. Boston Red Sox taking place this August, you can witness a MLB rivalry while enjoying breathtaking city views, gourmet food choices and a fun, festive crowd of sports fans. Continue reading
Take a ferry across the bay to reach the Sausalito Art Festival, one of the top community celebrations in the area that features top quality art, live music, gourmet food, wine, craft beers and much more. Join 30,000 art lovers on Labor Day weekend (August 31 - September 2) and enjoy a magical festival with an electrifying atmosphere of creativity and beauty. Continue reading
Indulge in your darkest chocolate dreams at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival in San Francisco, taking place this year on September 14 & 15. This fun food event is suited for the whole family and features gourmet dessert and wine tastings, chef demonstrations, a silent auction, chocolate school and an ice cream eating contest. Continue reading
A visit to San Francisco would not be complete without exploring Fisherman's Wharf. A great place to go year round, it's particularly lively in the summer with dining, shopping, and entertainment for everyone. Take a tour of a historic World War II naval ship or cruise the Bay. See sharks up close or get a unique souvenir at Pier 39. It's all part of the Fisherman's Wharf experience! Continue reading