Best Areas to Stay in San Francisco for Labor Day Weekend
If you're looking to stay inSan Francisco for Labor Day weekend, you'll want to book your room in advance, as hotels fill up quickly. No matter your interests, we've got a perfect place for you.
If You're Looking to Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: SoMa
Baseball fans can cheer on the San Francisco Giants as they take on the San Diego Padres in a three-game series. The weekend schedule includes Italian Heritage Night on Aug. 30; "Peanuts Day" on Aug. 31, where the first 20,000 fans can receive a free collector's edition Charlie Brown beanie; or a Buster Posey item on Sept. 1, in honor of Pediatric Cancer Awareness Day. If you're looking to stay near Oracle Park, you'll want to book a hotel room across the street at the brand new Hotel Via. You can find other hotels just blocks from the ballpark.
If You're Looking for a Weekend Filled with Culture: SoMa / Yerba Buena
The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival will offer free performances throughout the weekend. Bring your rock 'n' roll energy to the party and then head to a nearby hotel for some rest and relaxation. San Francisco residents who receive public benefits can take advantage of the final weekend of San Francisco's "Museum for All" Summer of Free Museums, from Aug. 31 - Sept. 2. Museums offering free admission in the SoMa neighborhood include Museum of the African Diaspora, SFMOMA, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. You can view a full list of participating museums here.
If You're Looking for a Weekend Filled with History: The Presidio
What better way to spend Labor Day than right on one of San Francisco's historical locations? The Presidio served as a post for almost 200 years and is now a national park that offers a ton of family-friendly activities, including the tours of the Presidio Officer's Club and food trucks at Off the Grid's Presidio Picnic. Bring a blanket and enjoy the outdoor performances of Shakespeare in the Park, opening on Aug. 31, or throw on your hiking shoes and explore one of the park's many adventurous trails.
If You're Looking for Outdoor Activities: Union Square & Civic Center
Union Square and Civic Center will be crawling with many outdoor activities during Labor Day weekend. On Sept. 1, stop by the Civic Center Commons Block Party for free games for all ages, street food, music and entertainment, crafts and much more. Also on Sept. 1 is the Union Square Live festival, an event perfect for those who love to swing and tango. If you stay in these areas, you'll also be surrounded by designer shopping, top restaurants and top-notch theater.
If You Want to Explore the Other Side of the Golden Gate Bridge: Sausalito
More than 30,000 people come into Sausalito during Labor Day weekend for the annual Sausalito Art Festival. If you want to celebrate the arts and partake in the cornucopia of food, beer and wine offerings while watching the special entertainment, you might want to make a weekend trip of it and stay at a nearby hotel in Sausalito or Marin, such as the highly rated Cavallo Point, The Lodge at Tiburon, and Waters Edge Hotel.
If You're Looking to Admire the Architecture: Anywhere
Architecture and the City takes place the entire month of September, and features walking tours, festivals, exhibitions, lectures and more. This year's theme is "We the City," and will explore how cultural diversity and connectivity inspire and inform the architecture in neighborhoods like the Dogpatch and the Sunset.
Visit the event calendar for a complete list of Labor Day Weekend events and activities happening across the San Francisco Bay Area.
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