Best Things To Do Outside In San Francisco This Summer
It's summer in San Francisco and time to travel again. Experience the perfect weekend getaway at Hotel Nikko, steps from Union Square and the city's most iconic attractions. Discover all the fun outdoor activities in SF right in our backyard, from parks and hiking trails along the bay to championship golf to drives down the Cali coast. Hello summer.
Summertime in San Francisco is filled with a sense of freedom and revelry. And now that it's safe to travel again, after months of the home life, everyone is ready to reconnect with the world. The weather in the Bay Area is sunny, warm and perfect for good clean outdoor fun. A run along the trails of Golden Gate Park, a walking tour of Union Square and Chinatown, or a scenic drive along the beautiful California coast. It's time to say hello to summer and take that much-needed road trip.
Even if you're from the Bay Area, here are a few tips from the Hotel Nikko team to get you back to life and immersed in outdoor urban experiences. And, be sure to take a selfie of your San Francisco adventure and share it with us on our Facebook Page! We love to see our guests in action.
Walk or run across Golden Gate Bridge
May 14 – 17, 2020 – Postponed to August 3-9, 2020
Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge for 1.7 miles into the Marin Headlands, with sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. If you are adventurous, walk under the bridge up to Hendrik Point for amazing views of the bridge with the SF skyline in the background, Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge. From the Marin side you can trek into the Marin Headlands or down into Sausalito along the Bay Trail.
Hit the Golden Gate Park trails
Walk, hike or run the trails of this beautiful urban park, including the 6.3-mile loop trail that takes you to the Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, Botanical Gardens, deYoung Museum and the Japanese Tea Gardens. Golden Gate Park also offers miles of trails along the bay, including the Land End Trail, Seal Rocks Beach Trail and the California Coastal Trail with amazing views.
Play at Crissy Field at The Presidio
Walk or bike through Crissy Field along the Golden Gate Promenade with stunning views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Follow the bay trail between Marina Green and Fort Point, where you'll find beaches, wild open spaces, tidal marshes and overlooks, and great windsurfing.
Kayak and paddleboard on the Bay
Rent a kayak or paddleboard to explore San Francisco Bay with one of the city's outfitters. City Kayak in San Francisco offers rentals, lessons and guided tours from downtown and South Beach to McCovey Cove and Mission Creek, as well twilight trips along the waterfront at dusk.
Follow the Crosstown Trail to See San Francisco
Starting at Candlestick Point, San Francisco's 17-mile Crosstown Trail is a mix of hiking trails, paths, parks and gardens. The all-day trail passes through many neighborhoods and sights, including the beautiful Moraga Steps, and ends at Lands End in Golden Gate Park. This trail literally takes you across San Francisco, so hikers and bikers can see all of SF's character and culture.
A day on the greens of SF
San Francisco offers several incredible public golf courses, including Golden Gate Park Golf Course, TPC Harding Park and Gleneagles. Home of the PGA Tour, TPC Harding Park Course is set against the cypress tree-lined Lake Merced with a challenging layout with soft bunkers and undulating fairways. These beautiful courses are open and practicing social distancing to keep everyone safe.
A drive down the Coast from San Francisco
If you feel like getting out of the city, head down the coast to the amazing beaches of Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola and Monterey. The drive down California's central coast is easy with beautiful scenery and gorgeous beaches that edge the Pacific Ocean and rugged cliffs. Lighthouse Field State Beach on the northern end of Monterey Bay in Santa Cruz and Seascape in Aptos are perfect for sunbathing, surfing, swimming, fishing and kayaking.
The Summer Getaway You Need at Hotel Nikko San Francisco
We know you're ready to get out for a weekend away from home. Relax and take in one of the most beautiful and spiritually energizing places in the world. At Hotel Nikko San Francisco, we are ready to pamper you with luxury hospitality, incredible Japanese cuisine, and elegant rooms and suites, steps from Union Square. Life may not be back to normal, but here at Hotel Nikko it's easy to renew and reboot. Check out our hotel packages with great perks and flexible booking policies just in case.
Safe Travels With Us
As we get back to travel again, we are committed to your safety and wellness. We maintain frequent cleaning and disinfecting procedures and employees ensure the highest standards of responsible hospitality.
- Amenity fees waived and free Wi-Fi
- In-room dining from ANZU, 11 am - 8 pm
- Hand sanitizer throughout hotel
- Vigilant cleaning and disinfecting