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.
From live music on the waterfront and street performers to family activities, food and Pier 39 fireworks, the 4th of July in San Francisco is an exhilarating time to be in the city. Enjoy festive performances from Tainted Love and the USAF Band of the Golden West throughout the day during this family-friendly event, and celebrate Independence Day in style. Continue reading
Home to San Francisco's Little Italy and the Beat movement, North Beach has long been one of the many cultural centers of the city. June 14th and 15th marks the 60th Annual North Beach Festival, one of the country's oldest outdoor urban celebrations. In addition to great food, drink, and arts and crafts, the traditional animal blessing takes place at the National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi both days in the afternoon. Continue reading
People flock from across the nation to attend San Francisco Pride, which welcomes attendees of all orientations to come celebrate equal love. There could not be a better time to continue this tradition and stand proud, as California now legally recognizes same-sex marriage after a long and heated struggle in the high courts. Come out, and join the symbolic sea of color taking the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Continue reading
Whether you want to shake it on the dance floor or watch world-class performers do it better, the San Francisco Salsa Festival is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all things salsa. Taking place in downtown San Francisco from April 17-19, this colorful festival features dance performances, competitions and exciting workshops. Continue reading