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.
Come one and all to upper Polk Street for its annual Blues Festival this September, beginning Saturday, the 13th. Expect delectable treats, unique artisan crafts, a merchant marketplace, and infectious tunes as you stomp your feet and snap your fingers to the music. More than 30,000 people come together for the only free blues event in the bay area. Continue readingPolk Street Blues Festival
Festa Coloniale Italiana North Beach Street Festival
Eat, drink, and dance in the heart of North Beach on August 17th, at the Festa Coloniale Italiana - a festival of Italian culture and cuisine. Head down to Stockton Street, across from Washington Square Park, and join the street party in San Francisco's Little Italy with live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, exhibits, pizza tossing and wine tasting. Savor authentic Italian cuisine, wine and spirits and dance the tarantella in the street. Continue readingFesta Coloniale Italiana North Beach Street Festival
One of San Francisco's tallest hills, Nob Hill is a trendy, upscale neighborhood just north of Downtown San Francisco and Union Square. Lined with Victorian homes and stunning architecture, Nob Hill offers a relaxing vibe and beautiful streetscapes with cool shops, restaurants and lounges. Walk to famous Nob Hill sights like the magnificent Grace Cathedral, Cable Car Museum and the Masonic Memorial Temple. Sit at a sidewalk café on the top of Nob Hill and take in amazing vistas of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Continue readingNob Hill Things to Do
Legion of Honor - Impressionists on the Water Exhibit
Take an artistic odyssey at the Impressionists on the Water Exhibit at the Legion of Honor - one of San Francisco's most beautiful fine art museums. The spectacular exhibit expresses the nature of nautical life through the brushstrokes of the Impressionists, including Monet and Renoir. See remarkable paintings and works on paper that capture the essence of boating and sensation of motion. Nodding to the America's Cup in San Francisco, the exhibit wows through October 13th. Continue readingLegion of Honor - Impressionists on the Water Exhibit
The Cable Cars are the coolest way to see San Francisco - from the top of Nob Hill to Fisherman's Wharf. When you stay at the Inn at Union Square, you can hop on the Powell Street Cable Cars and tour the city for 6 bucks. Climb Nob Hill to Grace Cathedral, grab a pizza in North Beach, explore Chinatown, switch back down Lombard Street and and hop off for waterfront dining at Fisherman's Wharf. Continue readingCable Car Tips