On a spring vacation in San Francisco, you'll enjoy mild weather, jazz, art and festive celebrations. Parks and streets will be bustling with locals and visitors enjoying seasonal events. Reserve a spring hotel in San Francisco to enjoy the city by the bay.
Free concerts in the gardens
Sometimes the best things in life are free. And so it is with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, which kicks off each May. Concerts, dance performances, plays and children's events are all free. That includes contemporary orchestras, Afro jazz concerts and Brazilian dancers. While you're here, why not take in a contemporary art exhibit at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts or consider attending one of the center’s films, workshops or parties.
Take me out to the ball game
Bay Area residents know that spring has arrived when the smell of flowers and baseball is in the air. The Giants play their best games at AT&T Park, an open- air stadium with fabulous views of the nearby and expansive bay. Forget hot dogs and Cracker Jacks and chow down on your choice of jerk chicken, garlic fries and more, while rooting for the home team.
Celebrate the earth
What better place to celebrate Earth Day than one of the most eco-conscious cities in the world? The annual event, celebrated on or around April 20th, is marked throughout the Bay Area. Fashion shows featuring recycled but stylish wares, hybrid ferry cruises from Pier 33 and bird-watching tours at the San Francisco Zoo, are a few of your choices.
Festival of international films
Since 1957, the San Francisco Film Society has been running what’s become the oldest film festival in America. For two weeks in April and May, the San Francisco International Film Festival screens dozens of narrative features, animated shorts, documentaries by aspiring film makers and experimental works. A visual delight for film buffs, it's also fun for even occasional moviegoers looking for an entertaining evening.