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.
Sit back, relax, and savor spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and Bay Bridge. Indulge in classic American comfort cuisine, and linger a little longer at the table over dessert. Welcome to the outdoor terrace at Perry's on the Embarcadero, an inspiring place to dine amidst breathtaking views of the area. 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
Surrounded by the ice cold, shark-infested waters of San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island was once the home of the most notorious prisoners alive. Serving as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963, and a military prison for that, Alcatraz housed infamous mobsters including Al "Scarface" Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly. Today, this historic attraction is a National Park that is open for tours - and unlike the prisoners, you can leave anytime you want. Continue reading
Are you spending the 4th of July in San Francisco? Get excited - and get ready for all kinds of family-friendly events. This year the holiday falls on a Monday, so you'll encounter an entire weekend of special attractions, events, and parties all through the city. Continue reading
Featuring an incredible street parade and numerous special events, the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration showcases the vibrant and diverse culture of the city. Everyone comes out for this massive event, which takes place on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26. Continue reading