San Francisco comes alive in spring, not only because of the color and weather but also because of the Bay Area’s calendar of events – which is a healthy mix of sports, festivals and art exhibits. If you want to catch the entire range of these must-see spectacles from spring to summer, you might as well book a room now in affordable boutique hotels in San Francisco, like the Hotel Majestic, to ensure you get the most out of your vacation.
Before you pack your bags, check the event schedule for Spring 2014 and zero in on the happenings that will interest you most. The schedule may include events you have never heard of but would want to see, so it will be good foresight to sift through the events – the bulk of which have started after the Easter holiday.
Spring is marked on every American’s calendar as the official kickoff of the Major League Baseball season. This always gets an interesting turn with the inter-Bay Area rivalry shared by the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics, which took on a fever pitch when the Loma Prieta earthquake unnerved both sides during Game 3 of the 1989 World Series. The Giants will be playing at the AT&T Park, where they are slated to host Atlanta Braves, the Minnesota Twins, and the Chicago Cubs.
The City by the Bay is in for a carnival atmosphere when May kicks in. The Japan Center on Post Street leads the city in commemorating Asian-American Heritage Month with a day-long Asian Heritage Street Celebration. The Pacifica Institute and the Bay Area Cultural Connections also have the Spreckels Temple of Music area (or Bandshell) in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse booked for the International Children’s Festival.
This is Art!
The Darling Buds of May has something to offer art lovers. The San Francisco Art Institute organizes an annual exhibit for its Masters of Fine Arts students. Open-air festival goers can head down to Castro Street for the Mountain View Central Business Association’s A La Carte & Art Festival. The American Conservatory Theater at 415 Geary Street is also holding performances, one of which is “The Suit,” a story on infidelity. People do come to San Francisco to relax, but you can relax and learn to take care of your body through the Anatriptic Arts Expo at Herbst Pavilion and the Cowell Theater.
There’s much to look forward to when you stay longer at San Francisco downtown hotels nearby, like the Hotel Majestic. The hotel’s competent personnel can be your unofficial event guide as well, as they are in the know about the latest happenings in town.