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Visiting San Francisco Bay Area

Springtime in the Bay Area has arrived, and with it all the fun, interesting to-do’s for travelers. From the Fort Point National Historic Park in San Francisco, and the Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach in Oakland, to the always popular Jelly Belly Factory Tour in Fairfield – the San Francisco Bay area is a premium springtime destination. Guests of the Best Western hotels in the Bay Area love a visit to Ardenwood Regional Preserve and Historic Farm in Livermore, a scenic half hour drive east of Hayward. In Livermore, don’t miss out on the Barrel Tasting Weekend at Garre Winery, on the March 31.

San Francisco, dubbed the “City by the Bay,” is the epicenter of attraction, tourism, and sightseeing in the Bay Area. Visitors flock from around the world to visit San Francisco, a city rich in culture, history and plenty to see and do. Enjoy cool spring temperatures with a hike through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, or visit the famous Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.

Baseball fans, check out the San Francisco Giants regular season home opener on April 13, when they face the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park. And any visit to San Francisco must include a visit to the legendary Alcatraz Island – there’s much to see and do when you explore the San Francisco bay area.

Across the Bay is Oakland – another of California’s iconic cities. Home of the Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach, springtime visitors to Oakland love a visit to Eastshore State Park. Take the kids out for a fun afternoon at the Oakland Zoo, where on March 31, guests are encouraged to bring a few pieces of fresh fruit as a part of the Fest for the Beasts program – you and kids will get to meet and feed a selection of zoo animals.

Oakland is an eclectic and diverse city – head to the O.co Coliseum, formerly the Oakland Coliseum, and watch as the Oakland A’s take on the Cleveland Indians in a three game weekend series, starting April 20. A week later on April 27, check out the 8th Annual CubaCaribe Festival at Laney College.

Stockton is an attractive city set just over an hour east of Oakland. Dubbed as “California’s Sunrise Seaport,” Stockton is home to the Haggin Museum, and is a delightful springtime destination. April 27-29 is the Stockton Asparagus Festival.

Head into Modesto, only a 40 minute drive south, and check out the McHenry Museum, or take advantage of wonderful spring weather with an exploration of Beard Brook Park.

San Francisco Bay Area Hotel Map

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44 Best Western Hotels
in San Francisco Bay Area

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    Seacliff Inn

    Aptos

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Heritage Inn

    Benicia

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites

  • BEST WESTERN
    Heritage Inn

    Concord

  • BEST WESTERN
    Corte Madera Inn

    Corte Madera

  • BEST WESTERN
    Danville Sycamore Inn

    Danville

  • BEST WESTERN
    Cordelia Inn

    Fairfield

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Garden Court Inn

    Fremont

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Forest Park Inn

    Gilroy

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Inn of Hayward

    Hayward

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Vineyard Inn

    Livermore

  • BEST WESTERN
    The Inn of Los Gatos

    Los Gatos

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    John Muir Inn

    Martinez

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Riviera

    Menlo Park

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    El Rancho Inn

    Millbrae

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Brookside Inn

    Milpitas

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Mountain View Inn

    Mountain View

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Elm House Inn

    Napa

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Inn at the Vines

    Napa

  • BEST WESTERN PREMIER
    Ivy Hotel Napa

    Napa

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Novato Oaks Inn

    Novato

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Airport Inn & Suites

    Oakland

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Bayside Hotel

    Oakland

  • BEST WESTERN
    The Inn & Suites Pacific Grove

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Lighthouse Hotel

    Pacifica

  • BEST WESTERN
    Petaluma Inn

    Petaluma

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Pleasanton Inn

    Pleasanton

  • BEST WESTERN
    Inn

    Redwood City

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Executive Suites

    Redwood City

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Americania

    San Francisco

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    The Tuscan

    San Francisco

  • BEST WESTERN
    Lanai Garden Inn & Suites

    San Jose

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Airport Plaza

    San Jose

  • BEST WESTERN
    Coyote Point Inn

    San Mateo

  • BEST WESTERN
    Inn Santa Clara

    Santa Clara

  • BEST WESTERN
    University Inn Santa Clara

    Santa Clara

  • BEST WESTERN
    Inn

    Santa Cruz

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    All Suites Inn

    Santa Cruz

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Inn Scotts Valley

    Scotts Valley

  • BEST WESTERN
    Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Grosvenor Airport Hotel

    South San Francisco

  • BEST WESTERN
    Silicon Valley Inn

    Sunnyvale

  • BEST WESTERN
    Inn & Suites at Discovery Kingdom

  • BEST WESTERN
    Rose Garden Inn

    Watsonville

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San Francisco Bay Area Events

March 2015

March - December 2015
San Jose Flea Market

Up to 1,500 vendors sell their goods at San Jose's famous flea market. The market is open all day on Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends.

April 2015

April 12 - October 11, 2015
Marin County French Market

The Marin Civic Center near Corte Madera hosts this outdoor and French-themed market the 2nd Sunday of each month.

June 2015

June 24 – August 26, 2015
2015 Jazz on the Plazz

Set at the Los Gatos Town Plaza, the annual Jazz on the Plazz celebration is held every Wednesday evening during the beautiful Los Gatos summer. Produced by Los Gatos Music & Arts, this weekly concert series features picnic spots and live jazz.

June 27 - September 27, 2015
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Relax and enjoy Shakespeare performances for the entire summer in San Francisco.

July 2015

July 3 - 5, 2015
Cherry Creek Arts Festival

The Fillmore Center Plaza in San Francisco hosts this world-class events, which combines visual, culinary, and performing arts.

July 4 - 5, 2015
Fillmore Jazz Festival

Experience San Francisco's Fillmore neighborhood at its best with this community jazz festival.

August 2015

August 7 - 9, 2015
San Jose Jazz Festival

Over 100,000 visitors come to downtown San Jose to enjoy world-class jazz music.

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