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.
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco's largest city park, is free and open to the public. It is home to several museums and attractions, including the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, and the Conservatory of Flowers. Continue reading
Alcatraz Island on San Francisco Bay is one of the world's best-known former prisons. Today, it's a national park, accessed only via ferryboat. The ride along the bay is magnificent and includes a guided tour of the island. Continue reading
Connecting the East and West communities of the Bay Area, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is an iconic structure and a favorite way to travel between San Francisco and Oakland. Spanning San Francisco Bay, the bridge is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is currently undergoing a major retrofit. The new Bay Bridge will be open in both directions in 2013. Continue reading
With its rich Italian heritage, North Beach is a historic San Francisco neighborhood with the city's liveliest dining and nightlife scene. Known as San Francisco's Little Italy, North Beach is home to many Italian restaurants and ethnic eateries, as well nightclubs, bars, music venues, boutiques, art galleries and historic attractions. Continue reading
For work or play, the San Francisco Bay Ferry is a fun way to cross San Francisco Bay and travel to Bay Area destinations, including Pier 41, South San Francisco, Alameda Main Street, AT&T Park and Oakland's Jack London Square. From the San Francisco Ferry Building, the Golden Gate Ferry also cruises you to Sausalito and Larkspur. Continue reading