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Catch a Show This Summer

This summer, the New Conservatory Theatre Center of San Francisco will be putting on 3 amazing shows that are sure to delight audiences. Read more


Cheers to Local Beers

As the temperature starts to rise and summer gets closer, it is the perfect time to try some of the many amazing local microbreweries. Read more


April Concerts

This April, San Francisco has a full schedule of amazing concerts that are sure to delight music lovers of all ages. Read more


Indoor Golf Experience

How would you like to hit a bucket of balls or play a quick 9 holes right in the heart of downtown San Francisco? Read more

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San Francisco Movie Tours

San Francisco Movie Tours offers visitors the opportunity to see where iconic movie moments happened in The Golden City. Read more


Dream Team

Klay Thompson dribbles across half court, stops, and whips a behind the back pass to a trailing Kevin Durant. Read more

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Celebrate the Season with Music

This holiday season, the San Francisco Symphony will be putting on a variety of holiday concerts that are sure to delight you and your entire family. Read more

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Light Up The Night!

The 27th Annual Macy’s Great Tree Lighting Ceremony is a San Francisco holiday favorite. Read more


Plan Your Escape

Imagine waking up in an unfamiliar room with a bomb strapped to you and a note telling you that you only have 60 minutes until it detonates. Read more

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Amazing Music Festival!

This fall you do not want to miss one of the most eclectic and exciting music festivals in San Francisco, The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival.  Read more

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Art & Culture in the Bay

The Legion of Honor is one of the most beautiful museums in the San Francisco area. Read more

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Under the Sea

If you are looking for an adventure with creatures from under the sea, then you and your family should be sure to visit the Aquarium of the Bay. Read more

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Batter Up!

Nothing says summer quite like experiencing the sights and sounds of a Major League Baseball Game. During your stay, why not take in a San Francisco Giants game at the beautiful AT&T Park. Read more


Alcatraz After Dark

Everyone is familiar with the famous Alcatraz Prison that housed such infamous criminals as Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Robert Stroud, the bird man of Alcatraz. But did you know that you can tour the island and prison at night? Locate Read more


Let's Drink to Spring

With the weather warming up in sunny California, It’s time to head outdoors and enjoy beer where it’s meant to be a garden! San Francisco has some of the best beer gardens on the west coast. Our personal favorite is the Park Read more


San Francisco's Best Scenic Lookout Points

From picturesque views of the Bay, the world famous Golden Gate Bridge to the dramatic views of the coast line, we’ve listed the best scenic lookout points in San Francisco. Just a short drive from our San Francisco area hotel, these top five Read more


Check Out Chinatown

Rich in history and culture, San Francisco’s Chinatown is an overwhelming shock to the senses. Although just a short drive from Alpine Inn & Suites, once you set foot in Chinatown you will feel as if you’ve travelled to a foreign lan Read more


Sail Back in Time

There’s so much to see and do at Fisherman’s Wharf that you might’ve missed the San Francisco Maritime National Park, but with a fascinating museum and several enormous vintage vessels to explore, it’s well worth a visit. The Read more


Break the Ice

While it might not usually get cold enough to ice skate in San Francisco, it doesn’t mean you can’t. At the Yerba Buena Gardens Ice Skating and Bowling Center, visitors can hit the ice year-round at their gorgeous rink, located less than twenty minutes from our San Francisco-area hotel.  Read more


Art Meets Aaaah!

If you're looking for a unique way to spend Halloween, consider checking out Ghost Ship VIII, which is part art show, part Halloween party, all awesome, currently in its eighth year. Read more


Sip and Cycle

Looking for a beer tour of San Francisco that exposes you to microbreweries you couldn't find on your own, as well as cool, off-beat spots in the city, maybe a tour that even burns as many calories as it offers? Such a tour exists, and it's called Beers and Bikes San Francisco. Read more


Take a Hike!

If you're yearning for a break from the city and some time in the great outdoors, you don't have to go very far to find it! Located less than fifteen minutes from our San Francisco area hotel is San Bruno Park, where visitors can enjoy twelve miles of hiking, riding and jogging on nearly a dozen different trails. Read more


Where the Land Ends

If you're up for a hike and a beautiful view, take a trip to Land's End. Located just twenty-five minutes from our San Francisco area hotel, Land's End is a scenic area by the coast that offers incredible views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Point Bonita and the Marin Headlands. Read more


A Living Museum

If you're looking to spend a day discovering natural wonders and interacting with a whole host of animals and habitats, then you can't beat the California Academy of Sciences. Read more


Saddle Up

We've all seen that scene in a romantic movie, the horseback ride across the beach, the bright sun sparkling off the tops of the rolling waves as the horse moves majestically across the white sand. Read more


Easter Egg-travaganza!

For all-out Easter fun, we can't think of a better spot to spend a day than Golden Gate Park. The park's fun, family-friendly Eggstravaganza 2015 features Easter Egg hunts for all ages (yep, including those of us who've long since retired our baskets), children's crafts, music, storytelling and more. Read more


Tiptoe Through Tulipmania

For a floral fest you won't believe, head from our Daly City hotel to Pier 39 in San Francisco for Tulipmania, a colorful and eye-catching display of more than 39,000 tulip bulbs in full bloom. Read more


Treasure By The Bay

Love a good flea market? Head to Treasure Island Flea, a monthly open-air flea market that brings shoppers and collectors together with an eye-popping array of local vendors. Read more


Ringing in the New Year (For Real)

Looking for a more spiritual way to ring in the New Year? Head to the Asian Art Museum, one of San Francisco's best museums, for the 29th Japanese New Year's Bell-Ringing Ceremony, a contemplative event highlighted by a chance to strike the museum's ancient 2,100-pound Japanese bronze bell. Read more


Soda Shop 2.0

Channel a 1930s soda fountain vibe, add a classic lunch counter and you're beginning to appreciate the appeal of The Ice Cream Bar, our hands-down favorite for ice cream, sodas and savory treats made with locally sourced organic dairy and produce. Read more


Wharf Fest Fun

Soak up the flavor of San Francisco's iconic Fisherman's Wharf at Wharf Fest, a fun and free festival on October 25. The Wharf Fest celebrates everything wonderful about this Bay area historic treasure. Read more


Dragon Boat Racing in the Bay

San Francisco's a cultural melting pot, to be sure, and few things are more fun than free festivals that celebrate the city's colorful, oh-so-cultural side. With that in mind, we can't say enough good things about the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival, highlighted by 40-foot dragon boats, games, creative arts, crafts, exhibits, entertainment, live dance and music âÂ?" in other words, a little bit of everything that makes festivals so much fun. Read more


An Evening in Sardinia

We're often asked "What's your favorite restaurant in San Francisco?" With thousands and thousands of eateries in San Francisco and the surrounding area, that can be a tough one but when you narrow it down Read more


Get Out for the Outside Lands Festival

Tom Petty, Kanye West, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis...they're all part of the all-star lineup for the Outside Lands Festival, scheduled August 8-10. One of San Francisco's most talked about music festivals, this three-day gathering in Golden Gate Park Read more


Fun on Fillmore

After the July 4th fireworks, fans of jazz head to Pacific Heights for the annual Fillmore Jazz Festival, a two-day fete spanning three stages (and more than a dozen blocks) and featuring lots of live jazz, local artists and eclectic international cuisine. Read more


Picnic at the Presidio

Food truck meets farmers market meets funky outdoor market in Off the Grid's Picnic at the Presidio, a fun, free, family-friendly outdoor fest featuring kite-flying for kids, Bloody Mary "kits" for the parents and plenty of great food from top restaurants and favorite San Francisco food carts. Read more

Golden Gate Park's Spreckels Temple of Music


It's April - time for the Golden Gate Park Band to kick off another season of Sunday Concerts. Read more

Pier 45's Musée Mécanique


Before video games and vines, amusements involved a generous dose of mechanical magic. Read more

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The San Francisco skyline doesn't have to work too hard to dazzle but right now, there's even more awe-inspiring wonder in store. Read more

Walt Disney Family Museum


If you loved "Saving Mr. Banks," we know you'll adore San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio. Read more

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While staying at our boutique hotel, don't miss the chance to go behind the scenes of the largest unified Chinese community outside of Asia on the "Chinatown Alleyway" tour. Read more

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Sure, New York has a tree at Rockefeller Center but we prefer the all-out illumination of Embarcadero Center's four soaring towers, which usher in the holiday season on November22. Read more

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Proof that there just might be a museum for everything, the nearby Burlingame Museum of Pez Memorabilia pays tribute to that icon of American pop culture, the Pez candy dispenser. From Bullwinkle to Batman, Pez has produced more than 900 unique characters in its 50+ year history. Read more