Spring is here! It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Bay Area. Here are seven of our favorite things to do in San Francisco this spring.
Picnic in The Presidio
Date: Anytime! The park is open 24 hours a day year-round.
Location: The Presidio National Park. Click here for details about picnic areas.
Details: This spectacular park is a great place to spend an afternoon. Take a walk, bring a picnic, and take in the scenic views. Learn more about The Presidio here.
Renegade Craft Fair
Dates: April 1-2
Location: Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd.
Cost: Free! Suggested donation of $0-12
Details: This traveling craft fair brings more than 250 artists, designers and creatives together under one roof. Shop small and explore vendors from San Francisco and beyond at this two day art extravaganza! Learn more here.
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
Dates: April 8-9 & 14-15
Location: Various locations around Japantown
Details: The 56th Annual 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. Click here for more details.
Bay to Breakers
Date: Sunday, May 21
Location: Starting line is near the San Francisco Bay, a few blocks from The Embarcadero
Price: Registration starts at $49.99, full details are available 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; costumes are encouraged and can get very elaborate!
Union Street Spring Festival
Dates: June 3-4
Location: Union Street between Gough & Fillmore Sts.
Details: This street fair is one of San Francisco’s largest each year. Visitors can enjoy live entertainment, food and drink, as well as family activities and booths from local vendors and artists. Learn more here.
Check out a Giants Game
Dates: The Giants home opener is Friday, April 7. You can view the entire regular season schedule here.
Location: Oracle Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza
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 Oracle Park to cheer on the home team.
Head out of town for Spring Break
If you’re heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!
Happy spring, San Francisco!