Springtime in the Bay Area
The Bay Area often serves up some of its nicest weather during the springtime - making this an exceptional season to get out and explore the many things to do in San Francisco. Whether you’re new to the area, or a longtime local, here’s a short list of some must-do outdoor activities in San Francisco to experience around our great city.
Giants Opening Day - vs - the Rockies – April 13.
A clear indicator of spring, and a must for any Bay Area baseball enthusiast, this year’s opening day game kicks off at 1:35pm and is a tradition not to be missed.
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival - April 11-12 and 18-19
One of California’s largest celebrations of Asian traditions, the Cherry Blossom Festival offers two consecutive weekends of performances, crafts, food, martial arts and exhibitions. A grand parade will also be held on April 19 starting from the Civic Center to Japantown, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Uncorked! San Francisco Wine Festival – May 8, 1-6pm
Ghirardelli Square hosts the annual UnCorked Wine Festival with over 50 top-tier wineries, live entertainment, cooking demonstrations by top San Francisco chefs, and wine education seminars. Proceeds raised from ticket sales will go to support Save the Bay.
West Point Inn’s Pancake Breakfasts on Mt. Tam:
Accessible only by bike or hike, the historic inn commences its monthly pancake breakfasts on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 10 from 9am-1pm. The inn also offers rustic rooms and cabins with unstoppable panoramic view, which are available year-round to the smart people who reserve them.
Bay to Breakers – May 17
Whether you’re spectating, or racing with a group of friends in a centipede costume, this raucous good time 12K-race is one of those “only in San Francisco” epic events everyone should witness at least once.
Alameda Pointe Antiques Faire (aka- the Alameda Flea Market)
While this famous Bay Area antiques establishment brings in over 10,000 shoppers and 800 dealers on the first Sunday of the month year-round, we find that Spring is an excellent time to refresh the home with unique deals from this never-to-disappoint shopping mine.
The Dipsea Race – June 14
Held near-annually since 1905 in the rolling forests outside of San Francisco, the Dipsea is the oldest trail race in the U.S. and arguably one of the quirkiest. Not for the faint of heart.