Summer in the city! And June is one of our fave times to be San Francisco. There's a ton of celebrations — the Annual North Beach Festival & Parade, the mammoth SF Pride Parade & celebrations, and the SF Symphony. Don't forget the Juneteenth and the Haight Street Fair!
With the warm sun and those lovely breezes, June is also an ideal month to explore the Wine Country. One of our favorite ways to do that is to take a VIP helicopter ride with wine tasting and lunch. If you're staying in the city, catch a performance of Hamilton at the Orpheum Theatre.
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Hop aboard the Adventure Cat Catamaran and sail away. Enjoy city skyline 360-degree views from inside the cabin, protected from the sea breeze, or take a seat outside on the canvas trampoline for an open-air experience. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz Island en route to Sausalito.
Transport yourself to the Summer of Love! Travel the Magic Bus from Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, the Financial District to the crossroads of Haight & Ashbury. Discover the iconic neighborhoods of that era and see the past come alive with a unique, screen show on the bus.
Meet your guide at the Cable Car Museum to start to explore this historical neighborhood. As you walk through luxurious Nob Hill you learn the fascinating history of the neighborhood and its rise to fortune. Admire the glamorous hotels and landmarks — including Grace Cathedral. After your walking tour, it's time for lunch at Nob Hill Cafe.
It's the most popular play on Broadway and now it's here in San Francisco. The hit musical is based on the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The play features colonial costumes and sets and has one of jazziest musical score ever.
• Orpheum Theatre, Ends August 5, 2017
Head to AT&T park for one of the 11 home games in June. Watch the Giants take on the Boston Red Sox, the LA Dodgers, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Philadelphia Phillies & the Oakland A's.
This popular city pass is our first choice for San Francisco. Millions have been sold — with 99% of users recommending it. Those kind of figures give us confidence.
The CityPASS gives you free access to five favorite activities, including a 7-day cable car and bus pass. You also get into the California Academy of Sciences, Aquarium of the Bay, the amazing Exploratorium, plus a cruise of the bay that sails beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
You save money, about 44%, but the best part for us is that you get to skip the ticket lines, saving your valuable vacation time for something more fun!
The orchestra will play Vivaldi's Four Seasons with the classic film Casablanca as its backdrop. Hear organist Wayne Marshall in recital, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring and Berlioz's Romeo and Juliet.. Book your tickets well in advance as they do sell out.
• Davies Symphony Hall
Get the VIP treatment on this fabulous helicopter ride to Napa. Everything's included on this exclusive Wine Country jaunt, including a gourmet multi-course lunch, guided tours, and wine tastings. You're picked up from your hotel in luxury transport, taken to the heliport and up in the air to zigzag above Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County, and vineyards.
It's like two trips in one. Your day begins at Fisherman's Wharf, aboard a luxury bus headed for Sonoma. Taste award-winning wines at family-owned wineries, then return to Fisherman's Wharf with your Alcatraz tickets. Catch the ferry at Pier 33, listen to the Alcatraz audio guide while exploring the prison and the island.
Explore Japantown with your epicurean concierge at your side. Taste Japanese delicacies like mochi, onigiri (traditional rice balls), sweet potato latte, and Osaka-style okonomiyaki (Japanese pizza). As you taste your way around the neighborhood, you'll discover the rich history of this diverse area of San Francisco.
Lonely Planet named this activity of the "Top 10 Walking Tours for Globetrotting Foodies" and we agree! Take a culinary tour of Little Italy and North Beach, the two best SF neighborhood destinations for food lovers. The tour guides are insiders, so the neighborhood food vendors pull out all the stops for your visit. You'll love this wonderful introduction to local SF food scene.
What's the Juneteenth? It's the largest celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. This popular Afro-American event includes everything from a parade and a classic car & motorcycle show, to a petting zoo & pony rides, basketball, and live entertainment.
• Around Fillmore Plaza
• June 17, 2017
• San Francisco Juneteenth Website…
The annual street fair features arts and crafts, street food, musical stages, and a Family Area with a Children's Alley. The lively street fair was introduced in 1978 to celebrate the re-birth of spirit of the community with the assistance of Harvey Milk.
• Haight Street
• June 11, 2017
• Haight-Ashbury Street Fair Website…
It's a mouthful, but The San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration includes a parade, more than 20 stages, and is the largest LGBT gathering in the USA. Most of the activities are centered around the Civic Center at the foot of San Francisco's City Hall.
• Civic Center
• June 24 & 25, 2017
• SF Pride Parade Website…
The Argonaut is hotel as luxury cruise ship.. Compasses, anchors, telescopes and cruise-ship deck chairs lined in a row in the lobby. It's not only fun — it's in a great location at the edge of Fisherman's Wharf. Rooms are filled with fun touches like canvas-wrapped sofas, textured wall treatments and spa tubs. We love the wood-beam ceilings and rough hewn brick walls — it's like having your own summer beach house in the city!
Cottage Inn & Spa in Sonoma has the highest travelers rating we've ever seen in a hotel — 99%! That means it garners our highest rating as well: Superb-Plus with a star! It's a block from the quaint square that is the old town of Sonoma, although the Inn is so charming that you might never make it outside!
"The owners and staff are exceptional and we would have stayed longer if we had time. A beautiful hotel in central Sonoma."
– 10 out of 10 Review.
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