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18 SF Experiences You Need to Have in 2018

San Francisco offers some of the most eclectic and exciting events in the United States, and Inn San Francisco is located just minutes from much of the action. To ring in the start of 2018, we’ve assembled a list of 18 experiences that you need to have in San Francisco this year. Whether you’re interested in culture, music, history, or adventure – we’ve got a recommendation for you. So if you’re ready to leave the elegant comfort of our B&B, here’s what we recommend:

1.       Cherry Blossom Festival - Celebrate spring’s arrival at this annual festival in Japantown.

2.       Ride the Famous SF Cable Cars – The quintessential San Francisco experience, routing through the heart of the city.

3.       Wander SF’s Museum of Modern Art – Explore some of the nation’s most prized modern art.

4.       Explore the Conservatory of Flowers – Experience the magic of the oldest wooden conservatory in the US!

5.       Dance Away at Outside Lands – A thee-day music festival with a wide variety of musical artists.

6.       Spread Holiday Cheer at SantaCon – A unique Santa-suit-required pre-Christmas pub crawl.

7.       Tour the Infamous Alcatraz – One of America’s most notorious prisons.

8.       Fly High During Fleet Week – Watch the US Navy’s Blue Angels perform acrobatic stunts over the Bay.

9.       Blow Your Mind at the Exploratorium – SF’s interactive science, art, and human perception museum.

10.   Boogie Down at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass – A three-day free music festival featuring bluegrass and indie artists.

11.   Try Out a Walking Craft Beer Tour – SF On Tap combines beer tasting with sightseeing in this unique tour.

12.   Gain Perspective in Muir Woods – This national monument offers some of the nation’s largest and oldest redwood trees.

13.   Check out the Palace of Fine Arts – A monumental structure on the US National Register of Historic Places.

14.   Watch Sunset from Twin Peaks – These summits offer some of the broadest views of the city.

15.   Compete or Stumble Through Bay to Breakers – This 7.5 mile race features all sorts of wild costumes (fair warning: some costumes involve nudity).

16.   Indulge in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival - Sample decadent treats and indulge in chocolate from around the world.

17.   Catch a Performance at Stern Grove – This free summer concert series offers something for all musical tastes.

18.   Relax at Ocean Beach – After all that activity, wind down on the relaxing shores of Ocean Beach.

We’re confident that this list includes something for everyone; the real question, though – can you experience it all this year? Make sure to book your stay at Inn San Francisco so you don’t miss out on any of the fun!


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