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.
Discover an amazing collection of boutique shops when you visit the Embarcadero, San Francisco's premier shopping destination for unique items and gifts. This massive commercial complex spans almost 10 acres, and features numerous specialty boutiques, services and restaurants along with the famous Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Continue reading
As hard as it is to imagine San Francisco without its iconic red span spreading across the bay, there was once a time where this was true. A ferry system connected Marin and San Francisco Counties, shuttling passengers across the narrowest part of the bay from present day Fisherman's Wharf. Climb aboard and check out old vessels anchored to the pier to learn a bit of San Fran history before the bridge. Continue reading
See a different side of San Francisco on foot during a Barbary Coast Trail walking tour. You'll have the opportunity to explore the first Asian temple in North America, artifacts from ‘On the Road' writer Jack Kerouac's journeys, beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay, and remnants of the great historical Gold Rush, among many other interesting destinations and detours. Continue reading
Catch top-notch NBA action, as Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors run the floor against the league's top superstars. The Warriors are raising eyebrows in the Western Conference. Don't miss a chance to see this up-and-coming team, as it positions itself for a deep playoff run. Continue reading
Do you live for numbers? Join up with like-minded revelers at the 25th annual Pi Day at the San Francisco Exploratorium. Enjoy refreshments and plenty of pi-themed activities at this fun and educational mathematical celebration. Continue reading