Jul 22

Heron’s Head Park features 24 acres of salt marsh and bayside beach favored by over 100 bird species. It was developed as a community open space for local residents and as an inter-tidal marsh area for migrating birds. There are many varieties of birds like waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds, as well as songbirds, owls, hummingbirds, and more.

A small beach and a group picnic area make this a good park for school field trips, too. Grassy areas are popular with the golden crowned sparrow, and even the harlequin duck has also been sighted. Extra amenities include an environmental education center, a contemporary dog park, and several cement picnic tables with grills.

Visit the eco-center with your kids and explore the City’s first building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies. The center is a wealth of information on renewable energy, pollution and greenhouse gas reduction, wastewater treatment, building materials, and the green economy.

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Jul 15

Lafayette Park San Francisco is an 11.5-acre multi-use recreation area bounded by Laguna, Sacramento, Gough, and Washington Streets in the Pacific Heights District. Originally established in 1867, this green space remains a popular venue with both residents and tourists.

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline, as well as other local parks, when they’re walking along the grounds. There are lovely views of the city and the bay, tennis courts, playground, picnic tables, and off-leash dog-play area, this hilly park is a source of respite and recreation for residents of San Francisco’s neighborhood. There is also a separate picnic area and restroom facilities.

Lafayette Park San Francisco is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/reservations

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Jul 08

Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is located in the southeast part of the county of San Francisco. This State Recreation area offers scenic views of the San Francisco Bay, with picnic areas, fishing and many short hiking trails to the locals as well to the visitors.

The muddy and sandy area of this wetland habitat is home to many small creatures such as clams, ghost shrimp, marine worms and other small animals. The bay waters support a great variety of sea life, as well as resident and migratory waterfowl and shorebirds. Birdwatchers can also enjoy the vistas of hawks, brown pelicans, cormorants, surf scoters, western grebes, terns, and snowy and common egrets, among many other species flying in sky.

Hours: 7 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Parking Fee: $ 7

In the winter, bird watching is best because migrant waterfowl and shorebirds gathered in numerous quantities in the bay. Pelicans, egrets and hawks can see throughout the year in the area. Restrooms, picnic tables and windbreaks are available at the foot of the far pier. There is considerable parking at the entrance of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

Come stay with us at the Adante Hotel in San Francisco and book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/

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Jun 11

Milagra Ridge Park offers a sanctuary for many native species. It stretches from Mount Tam to Montara Mountain and lends the sense that you’re scaling the edge of the earth. Visitors can find coyote brush, sage, and lupine shelter rodents, rabbits, coyotes, and critically endangered butterflies.

Dog owners can enjoy a stroll at Milagra Ridge Park. It is home to the mission blue and San Bruno elfin butterflies as well as the California red-legged frog. Many types of wildflowers like paintbrush, silver lupine, clarkia, checkerbloom, and more, are also found here.

The entrance to Milagra Ridge is off of Sharp Park Road in Pacifica. There are composting toilets for visitor’s convenience. Bicycle riding can also be done here but are permitted on the paved trail only.

Milagra Ridge Park is just a few miles away from the Adante Hotel at Union Square in San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/reservations

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Jun 04

Fort Funston National Park San Francisco is a beautiful and scenic part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area which is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers. The park features about 200 foot high sandy bluffs on San Francisco’s southwest coast.  It is operated under the authority of the National Park Service.

Fort Funston National Park San Francisco is a popular San Francisco dog walking location for the locals as well visitors. It is a popular park where dogs run, wrestle, and fetch and is known as one of the best places to walk a dog. It is an excellent recreational area where cliffs overlooking the beach make it a popular site for hang gliding /paragliding and hikers. Other activities include horseback riders, hikers, bikers, bird watchers, or families out for a stroll. Many people here like to watch the world-class hang gliders from the observation platform.  It also offers beautiful landscape and seascape while the networking trails make it ideal for hiking & horseback riding.

Enjoy the fresh air and communicate with nature at Fort Funston National Park San Francisco. Stay with us at the Adante Hotel and book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/reservations

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May 27

Mission Dolores Park is one of the most popular parks in San Francisco with a local Mission District feeling. It encompasses nearly 16 acres area. There are lush green lawns shaded by tall palm trees, a soccer field, six tennis courts, one basketball court, a playground, a dog play area, and a clubhouse with recreational facilities and public.

Many festivals, performances, and other cultural events are held here. On sunny afternoons people flock to the park to play, picnic, lounge, walk their dogs and enjoy spectacular views of the city’s skyline and beyond.

The park is divided into two halves by a paved walkway and the restrooms. The northern portion tends to attract more crowds providing them the sloped section facing Dolores Street; popularly known as “hipster beach.” The southern end makes for a prime barbecue spot, and has plenty of space for your frisbee-chasing dog.

Stay with us at the Adante Hotel at Union Square when you visit Mission Dolores Park.

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May 20

The Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco is a Victorian confection of wood and glass which was opened in 1879. It is is the oldest building in Golden Gate Park and one of San Francisco’s most beloved landmarks. There are around 1,700 species of aquatic and tropical plants and some rare plants, including a 100-year-old giant Imperial philodendron, a world-renowned collection of orchids, giant water lilies, and carnivorous plants.

Special exhibits have included such popular favorites as the Butterfly Zone and the miniature garden railroad. The building is situated in Conservatory Valley, where intricately designed flowerbeds bloom from January through September. Palm trees along the stairs leading to the Conservatory provide an elegant frame for the central dome.

Hours: Tuesday thru Sunday (10am – 4:30pm) with the last entry admitted at 4:00pm. Although open on major holidays, the Conservatory is closed on Mondays.

Admission: Adults: $7.00, Seniors: $5.00, Students w/ I.D:$5.00, Youth 12-17: $5.00, Children 5-11: $2.00. On the first Tuesday of every month, the Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco opens its doors for all at no charge.

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May 13

The Walt Disney Family Museum is a museum in the Presidio of San Francisco dedicated to the history of Walt Disney and all his beloved characters. It opened October 1st, 2009 and has quickly become a must-see spot in the city by the bay.

Exhibits bear the distinctive Disney style and include the earliest known drawings of Mickey Mouse and a specially commissioned, 12-foot-diameter model of the Disneyland of Walt’s imagination, with attractions he developed himself.

The Walt Disney Family Museum is great for people of all ages, whether you grew up with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, or are just becoming familiar with some of the most classic and revolutionary cartoon characters of all time!

Hours:
10am-6pm Wednesday through Monday.
The Museum is closed every Tuesday.

If you’re planning a trip to San Francisco, bes ure to check out the Walt Disney Family Museum. Stay with us at the Adante Hotel, San Francisco, and get rooms at very affordable rates. For more details visit: http://www.adantehotel.com

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May 06

The 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project has been a neighborhood effort to create a beautiful mosaic running up the risers of the 163 steps located at 16th and Moraga in San Francisco.

Sponsored by the San Francisco Parks Trust, artists Aileen Barr and Colette Crutcher started working on the project in January 2003. The mosaic staircase was completed on August 18, 2004 with the help of over 300 neighbors and over 220 neighbors, who sponsored handmade animal, bird and fish name tiles.

To get to the Mosaic Steps you would take the bus from Golden Gate Park and then get off around 16th avenue. Approaching from 16th avenue you can immediately see the Mosaic Steps as they ascend to Grand View Park.

Stay at Adante Hotel, San Francisco, and get rooms at very affordable rates when you enjoy the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project. For more details visit: http://www.adantehotel.com/

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Apr 29

Alta Plaza Park San Francisco is one of the parks with the most gorgeous views in the city. Three large flights of stairs lead you to the top of the hill, a playground, and several tennis and basketball courts.

This park features many different amenities and activities for your whole family to enjoy, including two tennis courts, a playground, walking trails and a basketball court. On the east side of the park, you can even walk your dog without a leash.

You’ll have plenty of paths to take if you’re walking your dog here. Even more convenient are the plastic bag dispensers filled by people of good grace in an attempt to keep the park poop free. Your pup is likely to get a good amount of exercise here.

Stay at the Adante Hotel in San Francisco, just around the corner from Union Square when you enjoy Alta Plaza Park San Francisco. Book directly on the Hotel’s Website for the lowest possible rates: http://www.adantehotel.com/reservations

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