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

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

Picnic in The Presidio

Recommended by Chris

Details: This spectacular park is a great place to spend an afternoon. Take a walk, bring a picnic, and take in the scenic views. If you love food and The Presidio, be sure to keep an eye out for details about the official Presidio Picnic, in which the park is taken over by food and retail vendors from Off the Grid! Details for the 2022 season have yet to be announced, but you can check out the official page here for updates.


Cherry Blossom Festival

Recommended by Chris 

Date: April 9-17, 2022

Location: Various locations around Japantown

Cost: Free

Details: The 55th 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.

SF Silent Film Festival

Recommended by Lexie

Date: May 5-11, 2022

Location: Castro Theatre

Cost: Varying depending on the event, early bird packages for the full lineup are available for purchase here.

Details: The Silent Film Festival celebrates its 25th year and is truly a unique experience. Enjoy live music while you view silent films in this historic movie palace. You can find more information here.

Bay to Breakers

Recommended by Chris

Date: Sunday, May 15, 2022

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

Parking: Reserve parking near the start below. There’s an express shuttle service from the finish line back to the starting area.

Cost: 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!

Check out a Giants Game

Recommended by Chris

Dates: The Giants home opener is Friday, April 8, 2022. You can view the entire regular season schedule here.

Location: Oracle Park

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.

Happy spring, San Francisco!