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.
See the innovative creations of designers and craftspeople that live and work on the west coast of the United States. West Coast Craft at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco is a two-day event in November with a huge array of goods, from organic cosmetics to handmade ceramics to batik pillows. The fair is free and open to the public. Continue reading
Bring the family to San Francisco for a neighborhood celebration of food, music and fun at the 25th Annual Fiesta on the Hill. This popular, family friendly event celebrates community and diversity each year with an entertaining all day street party filled with high-energy entertainment, delicious cuisine and family style activities. Continue reading
Pier 48, not far from the Hotel Griffon, is a scenic setting for Oktoberfest by the Bay, a big three-day celebration of German beer, food and culture. Taste sizzling sausages, sip steins of beer, learn about German culture and enjoy live entertainment from traditional German dancers and the 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band. Continue reading
San Francisco hosts the world's greatest sailing competition this summer, and America's Cup brings to the city a season full of water races and celebration. With numerous racing heats throughout each week along with an exciting concert series, this unique sports event is thrilling for both the spectators and the sailors who compete. Continue reading
From cruises on the sparkling waters of the bay and free outdoor performances to active celebrations, you'll find all kinds of fun and exciting things to do on Labor Day weekend in San Francisco. Plan a relaxing escape to the city now to enjoy the final days of summer. Continue reading