Welcome to the Inn at Union Square blog! Stay up-to-date on everything that's going on around our boutique hotel in Union Square, downtown San Francisco. Featuring events, things to do and special offers, our hotel blog will keep you current on all of the latest happenings, including nearby attractions such as the SFMOMA and other top museums, world-class restaurants, the Powell Street cable car and more.
Set in the idyllic and storied Sigmund Stern Grove, the Stern Grove Festival returns in 2014 for its 77th consecutive year. Given to the city in 1931, the small plot of trees and sand dunes known for excellent acoustics was quickly made into a musical venue. The San Francisco Philharmonic played the Grove first in 1932. Since then, quality and free performances have continued to entertain San Francisco audiences. Continue reading
From "Take the A Train" to "Karma Police" and nearly everything in between, Jamie Cullum is one of modern music's treasures. He's collaborated with Pharrell, toured the globe times over, and managed to drop six albums in a thirteen-year span. He plays piano, bass, harmonica, ukulele-just about everything. And well, too. Cullum's latest album, Momentum, was recorded largely with just an iPhone, and its his most accomplished to date. Continue reading
An "emotionally-piercing marvel" (The Times of London) is brilliantly revived at the American Conservatory Theater June 4th through 29th. James Fenton's magical reproduction of The Orphan of Zhao-one of the world's earliest works of drama-stars television, film, and stage great BD Wong (Mme. Butterfly, Law & Order: SVU). A timeless classic from the 4th Century BCE, this story of revenge and sacrifice is sure to spellbind and delight. Continue reading
Located in Lincoln Park since 1924, one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Legion of Honor, showcases an impressive roster of artists from across the globe. Inspired by the Palais de la Legion d'Honneur in Paris, the beautiful neoclassical building has contributed to the beautification and cultural education of the city by the bay for 90 years. This summer, join the ranks of thousands who come to enjoy the works of Parmigianino, Renoir, Cezanne, and others. Continue reading