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.
Athletes from around the world arrive in the city later this month to compete in the San Francisco Marathon, a USA Track & Field-Certified Boston Marathon qualifier race. And the time to book your hotel reservations is now, before the busy weekend arrives. Over 26,000 runners will compete in the sporting event, which is breathtakingly beautiful and extremely challenging. Continue reading
Get out into the Great Outdoors, San Francisco-style - and enjoy a little culture with your nature at the Stern Grove Festival summer series. Every Sunday afternoon beginning at 2 pm, you'll find free open-air concerts amidst the greenery and tall trees of this beautiful urban park. For a VIP experience, you can upgrade to reserved seating or become a member of the Friends of Stern Grove Festival for extra special perks. Continue reading
Featuring more than 70 live performances of music, dance, and theater, the San Francisco International Arts Festival is an inspiring exhibition of the arts. From May 19 through June 5, Fort Mason Center hosts this major cultural event. Continue reading
Gather at Ghirardelli Square on Saturday, May 7 for the 11th Annual Uncorked Wine Festival. From 1 pm to 5 pm, you can sample more than 50 fine wines in a landmark location. You'll also find a craft fair, food for sale, live music and entertainment. Continue reading
Don't just admire the art - be a part of it at the San Francisco Chocolate and Art Show, taking place April 21 and 22 at SOMArts Cultural Center. This delicious event features body painting, nail art, henna tattoos, and plenty of chocolate samples. Continue reading