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Visiting San Francisco Bay Area

Fall in San Francisco – arguably the most delightful season for a visit. Along with beautiful weather, the City by the Bay and surrounding communities fill the calendar with celebrations and events. Get a spectacular view of San Francisco and its iconic landmarks at a bay region running event. Add Quadtoberfest 2012 to your Oktoberfest calendar and take part in any or all of four events run over four days. Friday through Monday, October 5th through 8th, Crissy Field and Lake Merced host 5K, Half Marathon, Marathon and 50K events. Run one or run them all and have a great 2012 Columbus Day weekend.

California’s Half Moon Bay is the official 2012 Great Pumpkin Commonwealth site. And if you're growing a pumpkin heavier than 1,818.5 pounds, get it to Half Moon Bay’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off, on Columbus Day, October 8th. The 2012 contest grand prize goes to the grower who breaks and holds the new record.

Pumpkin admirers plan a visit to Half Moon Bay the next weekend, October 13th and 14th, for the 2012 Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival to see the top five largest pumpkins. This year's 42nd annual festival fills historic Main Street with music stages, crafts, food and drinks. Enter a pie eating contest, show off your Halloween costume and pick your own fall pumpkin – a great weekend in Half Moon Bay.

The 2012 San Francisco Jazz Festival continues through December 7th with performances throughout the bay area. See up and coming local jazz stars at The Jazzschool in Berkeley on November 8th and December 7th performances by the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Combo. October brings Discover Jazz Course 2, featuring five performances of Musica Cabana: Jazz in Cuba and Beyond. Or take the kids to a Family Matinee – Thelonious Monk's works are performed October 20th at Herbst Theatre, with Ornette Coleman in concert November 17th.

The Nike Women’s Marathon & Half Marathon hits the streets of SF, October 14th for its ninth annual race. The 2012 races begin downtown at Union Square and follow courses offering beautiful views of Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park and San Francisco’s skyline featuring iconic buildings like Coit Tower and the TransAmerica building.

Now celebrating over ten years, the US Half Marathon, San Francisco returns for the 2012 race on November 4th. The San Francisco US Half Marathon out-and-back course, begins on the bay at Aquatic Park taking runners along the bay and over and back across the Golden Gate Bridge, before returning for the finish line festivities.

South of San Francisco in San Mateo, Big Wave Dave Productions sponsors the 2012 Run With the Jets Half Marathon, 10K and 5K. Held November 11th, with the start and finish at Coyote Point Park on San Francisco Bay. The course heads south along the Bay Trail, giving runners spectacular views of the south bay.

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

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    Heritage Inn

    Benicia

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    Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites

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    Heritage Inn

    Concord

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    Corte Madera Inn

    Corte Madera

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    Danville Sycamore Inn

    Danville

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    Cordelia Inn

    Fairfield

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    Garden Court Inn

    Fremont

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    Forest Park Inn

    Gilroy

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    Inn of Hayward

    Hayward

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    Vineyard Inn

    Livermore

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    The Inn of Los Gatos

    Los Gatos

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    John Muir Inn

    Martinez

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Riviera

    Menlo Park

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    El Rancho Inn

    Millbrae

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    Brookside Inn

    Milpitas

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    Mountain View Inn

    Mountain View

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    Elm House Inn

    Napa

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    Inn at the Vines

    Napa

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    Ivy Hotel Napa

    Napa

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    Novato Oaks Inn

    Novato

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    Airport Inn & Suites

    Oakland

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    Bayside Hotel

    Oakland

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    The Inn & Suites Pacific Grove

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    Lighthouse Hotel

    Pacifica

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    Petaluma Inn

    Petaluma

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    Pleasanton Inn

    Pleasanton

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    Inn

    Redwood City

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    Executive Suites

    Redwood City

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    Americania

    San Francisco

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    The Tuscan

    San Francisco

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    Lanai Garden Inn & Suites

    San Jose

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    Airport Plaza

    San Jose

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    Coyote Point Inn

    San Mateo

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    Inn Santa Clara

    Santa Clara

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    University Inn Santa Clara

    Santa Clara

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    Inn

    Santa Cruz

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    All Suites Inn

    Santa Cruz

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    Inn Scotts Valley

    Scotts Valley

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    Sonoma Valley Inn & Krug Event Center

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    Grosvenor Airport Hotel

    South San Francisco

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    Silicon Valley Inn

    Sunnyvale

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    Inn & Suites at Discovery Kingdom

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    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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