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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