SpotHero Spring Picks: Our Top 5 Things to Do in SF This Spring

Spring is here! It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. Here are five of our favorite things to do in San Francisco this spring, hand-picked by SpotHero’s SF team!

Presidio Picnic

Recommended by Chris

Dates: Sundays, starting 3/19, 11am – 4pm

Location: Presidio’s Main Parade Ground

Cost: Free, food is à la carte

Details: The Presidio Picnic is back! The 2017 season kicks off Sunday, March 19 and runs through October. More than two dozen food and retail vendors from Off the Grid will be serving up delicious eats and treats. Grab a blanket and some friends and head over to the Presidio for a lazy afternoon this spring! For more info, check out the official page here.




Cherry Blossom Festival

Recommended by Chris 

Date: April 8 – 9 (1st weekend), April 15 – 16 (2nd weekend)

Location: Various locations around Japantown

Parking: Reserve parking here

Cost: Free

Details: The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese and Japanese American culture in the heart of San Francisco’s Japantown. The two-weekend celebration has a full line-up with food booths, cultural performances, martial arts, live bands, the annual Queen Program, and more. The Grand Parade will be held on Sunday, April 16, beginning at 1pm starting from City Hall and concluding in Japantown. For the full lineup and schedule of events, click here.


SF Wine Festival

Recommended by Nate

Date: May 13, 12pm – 5pm

Location: Ghiradelli Square

Parking: Reserve parking here

Cost: $50 in advance | $60 at the door (cash only day-of) – you can purchase tickets here

Details: The annual Uncorked wine festival is a great way to taste and learn about wine from Northern California. But that’s not all. The festival also features several food vendors, entertainment and exhibitors. There is no admission fee to enter the event itself–just if you’d like to participate in the sampling. Lots of people come with friends and family to enjoy an afternoon outside! You can find more info here.


Bay to Breakers

Recommended by Chris

Date: May 21

Location: The starting line is near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero

Parking: Reserve parking near the start here – there’s express shuttle service from the finish line back to the starting area

Cost: $59.99 adults | $29.99 ages 3-17 | $139 VIP | $54.99 Centipede/group – you can register here

Details: Since 1912, more than 2 million costumed runners have run Bay to Breakers, a 12K race from San Francisco Bay to the breakers on Ocean Beach. It is one of the oldest continuously run foot races in the world, but most people come for the spectacle of it all!


Photo via Wikipedia


Check out a Giants Game

Recommended by Chris

Dates: The Giants home opener is April 10th – you can view the entire regular season schedule here

Location: AT&T Park

Parking: Be sure to reserve parking in advance here

Cost: Ticket price varies based on opponent

Details: Nothing says spring like a day at the ballpark. When the weather is nice, grab your friends and head over to AT&T Park to cheer on the home team.


Happy spring, San Francisco!