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Visiting San Francisco Bay Area

Spring in the San Francisco Bay area brings the beginning of festival season and anticipation of outdoor fun. Take a flight into Oakland International Airport or travel by car for March’s Oakland Running Festival featuring the 2013 Oakland Marathon. Visit Oakland Coliseum spring or summer for an Oakland A’s baseball game. A flight into South San Francisco and San Francisco International Airport let’s you choose travel south to Santa Cruz County and ideal spring beach weather and fun, or a trip into San Francisco for events like the 8th Annual Ghirardelli Square Wine Festival or the San Francisco International Beer Festival.

Birders find a stop in Milpitas at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory for a wealth of information on local bird populations, habitats and ecosystems. Staff can direct visitors to prime locations in the Bay Area to view spring bird migrations and nesting areas. Join biologist Alvaro Jaramillo at the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory for workshops; March session’s highlight Sparrows, and Migrant Landbirds are featured in April and May workshops.

For a treat, travel to Fairfield, 50-miles northeast of San Francisco on Interstate 80, for a visit to the Jelly Belly Factory. Get your degree in Beanology at the Jelly Belly University, take the popular factory tour, and shop the Jelly Belly Candy Store for your favorite merchandise. Take your time and enjoy lunch at the Jelly Belly Café. Visit weekends and holidays for the factory tours.

Spring marks the end of the 2013 season for the San Jose State University Spartan basketball at the SJSU Event Center, while baseball ramps up at Blethan Field and Municipal Stadium. The Spartans share Municipal Stadium with minor league baseball’s San Jose Giants. Opening day for the Giants 2013 home season is Thursday April 11th.

Begin your spring and summer outdoor summer fun at the 2013 Santa Cruz Half Marathon, 10k, and 5k. Events are April 7th on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The start is at the corner of Beach Street and Main Street with courses offering runners and walkers scenic views of Santa Cruz’s Pacific coastline. The city of Aptos, 8-miles east of Santa Cruz, hosts the 4th Annual Santa Cruz Mountain Bike Festival, April 13th and 14th. Celebrate the premier mountain bike facilities, trails and courses of Santa Cruz County.

San Francisco Bay Area Hotel Map

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45 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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    Brentwood Inn

    Brentwood

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    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

  • 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

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    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

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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

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    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

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Executive Suites

    Redwood City

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    Americania

    San Francisco

  • BEST WESTERN Plus 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

  • BEST WESTERN PLUS
    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

June 2016

June 25 – 26, 2016
San Francisco Pride

Check out the 46th Annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade. On June 25th & 26th, head for the San Francisco Civic Center Plaza for music, dancing, parades, and more. 

June 12, 2016
Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Think you can handle a 1.5-mile swim, followed by an 18-mile bike ride, and then topped off with an 8-mile run? Great! Head for the San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf for the 2016 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 12th. 

July 2016

Every Friday Night
Friday Nights @ OMCA

An inviting event held weekly at the Oakland Museum of California featuring local food trucks, regional craft beer tastings, live music, and special weekly events. The fun begins at 5 p.m. every Friday.

July 25 – 31, 2016
San Francisco Marathon

Comprised of several different running events, the San Francisco Marathon is one of the biggest events of the year. Take part in the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Ultra Marathon, or 5K – head for the Embarcadero near the Ferry Building.

August 2016

Reoccurring Monthy
Oakland First Friday Festival

Just as the name would suggest, on the first Friday of each month, the KONO district in Oakland transforms into a cultural hub, teeming with galleries, street performers, food, live music, and much more. The event runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

August 5 – 7, 2016
Outside Lands

Visit Golden Gate Park this August for the annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival. See premier musical acts, comedy headliners, and try exceptional food in San Francisco.

September 2016

September 25, 2016
Folsom Street Fair

Celebrating its 31st rendition, the Folsom Street Fair is one of the premier leather events in San Francisco. Join the anticipated 400,000 guests across 13 city blocks on September 25th, all in conjunction with San Francisco Leather Week.

October 2016

October 7 – 10, 2016
San Francisco Fleet Week

Don't miss this year's Fleet Week Celebration in San Francisco. Celebrate and honor those men and women who served in US Armed Forces. There's an air show, parade of ships, and a variety live entertainment options.

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