Welcome to The Inn at Union Square San Francisco - A Greystone Hotel 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.
Move over, New York City. San Francisco is the place to visit this holiday season, and Union Square is the premiere scene for shopping and outdoors fun. From the outdoor ice rink to the extensive and eclectic options for shopping and dining, this is a concentrated destination for some Christmas cheer. Kickoff your shopping festivities with the annual tree lighting in San Francisco on November 29, which happens to be Black Friday. Continue readingMacy's Tree Lighting Ceremony
The SFJAZZ Center and the San Francisco Jazz Festival
Experience world-class jazz all year round in San Francisco at the SFJAZZ Center. This unique Hayes Valley venue was designed and built explicitly for live jazz performances, and is the first of its kind in the United States. SFJAZZ also sponsors the annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, held every year. Continue readingThe SFJAZZ Center and the San Francisco Jazz Festival
Ferraris and pasta-what more could you want for a fun-filled day in the City by the Bay? The 145th Annual Italian Heritage Parade takes to the streets of San Francisco's North Beach district Columbus Day weekend. This family-centric event includes colorful floats, the lovely Queen Isabella and her court, and talented marching bands. Enjoy children's activities and a display of elite Italian sports car at Washington Square Park post-parade. Continue readingItalian Heritage Parade
If Halloween is your favorite holiday-or even if it isn't-prepare to have fun in San Francisco. All Hallows' Eve is a special time of year in the City by the Bay, with dance parties, haunted cruises, and pub-crawls. So put on that costume, get out there, and have a spooktacular time! Continue readingHalloween in San Francisco
This September the historic streets of Chinatown will transform into a colorful celebration of a more than thousand-year-old tradition. Called the Autumn Moon Festival, this two-day ritual commemorates the summer's harvest in addition to the "fullness" of the moon. Expect moon-related memorabilia and Asian-inspired festivities as you witness this one-of-a-kind custom. Continue readingAutumn Moon Festival