San Francisco is a beautiful and energizing place to spend a summer weekend. Whether you are into food, culture, nightlife, or outdoor adventures, the City by the Bay offers endless summer fun. Cheer for the Giants at Oracle Park, tour Alcatraz on warm summer's night, see an outdoor concert, and join one of the city's seasonal festivals.
Here are few tips on what to do and see this summer in San Francisco from the Hotel Nikko concierge, a native and local expert. Be sure you pack your sunglasses, a light sweater for chilly nights, and your sense of adventure for the ultimate summer break in San Francisco.
See a San Francisco Giant's Game at Oracle Park
See the San Francisco Giants play at Oracle Park for the perfect summer day in downtown SF. Cheer for the home team at this waterfront baseball stadium with perfect views of the action and San Francisco Bay. Enjoy a hot dog and a cold one as you watch the SF Giants round the bases at their home field all summer long.
Experience San Francisco's Summer Festivals
Experience summer vibes at the best festivals in San Francisco. Celebrate the city's culture, history, and culinary roots at our favorite fairs, festivals, and events this month.
- Held annually in June, the North Beach Festival celebrates Italian American culture in San Francisco's Little Italy. This summer festival and street fair offers live music, Italian food, art vendors, and a parade.
- The annual Haight-Ashbury Street Fair celebrates the district's hippie roots. Held June 12, 2022, this popular street fair features live music, local artisans, and family activities.
- San Francisco's Pride Celebration is the largest LGBT pride event in the country. This year, the celebration on June 26 will feature a parade, exhibits, speakers, concerts, and entertainment.
Experience the Alcatraz Night Tour
Enjoy a summer night in San Francisco touring the infamous Island of Alcatraz. Take the 2.5-hour Alcatraz Night Tour and explore the notorious island prison after dark. The Alcatraz Night Tour includes a narrated boat ride around the island, a guided tour of main prison building, and the experience of seeing the cellhouses at night. Enjoy a radiant sunset over San Francisco Bay and breathtaking views the cityscape as night falls.
Catch a Summer Concert at the Stern Grove Festival
Stern Grove is a beautiful, leafy park in the Sunset District of San Francisco. Held every summer, from mid-June to mid-August, Stern Grove offers a free summer concert series with an outdoor stage that draws people from all over the Bay Area. This year's stellar lineup includes performances by top musical artists, including Liz Fair, Phil Lesh, and the San Francisco Symphony.
See the Sights at Fisherman's Wharf
Spend a summer's day strolling, sightseeing, and shopping along Fisherman's Wharf. One of the most popular tourist attractions in San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf offers waterfront restaurants, kiosks, music, and entertainment. Hang out with the charismatic sea lions, eat clam chowder in a bread bowl, ride the carousel hand painted with SF landmarks, and enjoy stunning views of San Francisco Bay.
Spend the Day Exploring Golden Gate Park
Spend the day exploring Golden Gate Park, one of the best places to visit in San Francisco. This urban park is home to beautiful gardens, lakes, walking trails, museums, and historic sites. Check out a few of our favorite spots in the park, including the Japanese Tea Garden, De Young Museum, and the California Academy of Sciences. Enjoy a fun summer day in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco's playground.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco – A Union Square Retreat
Planning your summer getaways? Hotel Nikko San Francisco offers luxury rooms and suites and Japanese-inspired hospitality in the heart of Union Square. Whether you want to see SF's iconic sights, take a boat tour across the bay, or experience a summer festival, our elegant hotel surrounds you in the city's best cultural experiences.
Hotel Nikko San Francisco is located within minutes of Oracle Stadium, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, and the North Beach neighborhood. After a day of sightseeing and festival hopping, enjoy dining at Restaurant ANZU at the Hotel Nikko, serving California and Japanese fusion cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. Make your summer escape to the City By the Bay with our latest hotel specials, including our Park and Stay Package. And we are a pet friendly hotel so the entire family can feel at home.