Upcoming San Francisco Bay Area Events

12/11 - 2017 Indoor Holiday Art Market: SF’s Best Indie Street Vendors - Expect about 25 vendors over the two days of the market (so roughly 12-13 each day). The goods will include decorative glass objects, ceramics, jewelry, collage, paintings, sewn items, prints, silk screen, and clothes.War Memorial Veterans Building: BART to Civic Center, walk to Van Ness Ave 0.4 miles

12/12 - 2017 Chanukah Festival & 25-Foot-Tall Menorah: 1st Night -  Celebrate Chanukah 2017 with the 43rd annual lighting of the 25-foot tall mahogany Bill Graham Menorah in Union Square. This San Francisco tradition, the brainchild of rock and roll concert promoter Bill Graham, begun in 1975. Union Square Park: BART to Powell St, walk to Union Square 0.3 miles

12/12 - Free Admission Day- San Francisco Botanical Garden - The San Francisco Botanical Garden is one of the most diverse gardens in the world. A unique urban oasis, the garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, and showcasing over 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world. Botanical Garden: BART to Glen Park, walk to Bosworth St & Diamond St, Bus 44-California + Seventh Avenue, walk to 9th Ave & Lincoln Way 

12/13 - Etsy’s Holiday Maverick Craft Fair - The SF Etsy Team, Animal Instincts, and Store Envy are teaming up to bring you a fun, one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the heart of the Financial District of San Francisco. Crocker Galleria: BART to Montgomery St, walk to Post St

12/14 - Free Holiday Fun: Rock Climbing & Bocce Ball Games - The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today the launch of a series of free holiday sports at Embarcadero Plaza. The Plaza already features the Holiday Ice Rink, located at heart of the Embarcadero Plaza. Now the Department is adding free, fun, drop-in, sports including Disc Golfing, Skateboarding, Rock Climbing, Slacklining, and Bocce Ball games on the south side of the Plaza. Justin Herman Plaza: BART to Embarcadero, walk to Market St.

12/14 - 2017 Winter Wonderland: $1 Ice Skating, Santa’s Village & Holiday Market - The historic Bayview Opera House invites you to the 6th Annual Winter Wonderland, a community celebration featuring a German style holiday market, live music, kids’ ice skating for $1, food and craft market and a Santa’s Village. Bayview Opera House: BART to Glen Park, walk to Bosworth St & Diamond St, Bus 44-Bayview District, walk to Palou Ave & 3rd St

12/15 - 2017 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade - The Fisherman’s Wharf Community Benefit District and the St. Francis Yacht Club present the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. Pier 39: BART to Embarcadero, walk to Pier 39

12/16 - Native Co. Free Seasonal Cooking Demo & Tasting Stop by the CUESA -  Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Ferry Building: BART to Embarcadero, walk to Ferry Building Marketplace

12/17 - 2017 SFMade Holiday Gift Fair: 70+ Local Artisans & Sweet Treats - SFMade presents its sixth annual Holiday Gift Fair at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. The shopping extravaganza is free and open to the public and features locally made gift items from over 50 SFMade vendors. California College of the Arts SF: BART to 16th St & Mission St, Bus 55 - UCSF Mission Bay, walk to 16th St & Wisconsin St

Moscone Center

12/10-12/11 - Steam 2017 / CDE Foundation - For specific event information, you're welcome to contact events@moscone.com Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM, PST. Otherwise it will be forwarded at the opening of the next business day. Moscone Convention Center: 747 Howard St.-  BART to Powell St., walk 0.4 miles.


09/30/17 - 02/11/18 - Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire - Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will explore how artworks from the ancient city shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment. One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico. The exhibition, organized in collaboration with Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH), will feature recent, never-before-seen archaeological discoveries and other major loans from Mexican and US cultural institutions. de Young Museum:  BART to Glen Park, walk to Bosworth St & Diamond St, Bus 44 towards the Richmond District, walk Concorse Dr 0.1 miles.

10/14/17 - 01/28/18 - KLIMT & RODIN: An Artistic EncounterThis exhibition marks the first survey of Klimt’s work in California. Sharing the galleries with the Legion of Honor’s important holdings of Rodin works will be examples from Klimt’s oeuvre on loan from public and private collections in the United States and Europe, including the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, which holds the world’s largest and finest collection of Klimt paintings anywhere. Legion of Honor: BART to Daly City, Bus 28, get off at 19th & Winston, Walk to 20th Ave & Winston Dr, Bus 18 towards the Richmond, Get off at Legion of Honor


San Francisco and Beyond the Bay Area Tours

Sit, relax and let somebody else do the driving... All tours pick up at our hotel at 7:45- 8:15 AM and drop off at the hotel is between 6:00 – 6:30 PM. See below for tour options and prices.  Contact the front desk to make a reservation.

The Dylan Hotel- Palace of Fine Arts

San Francisco City Tour – ½ Day

San Francisco is a city of spectacular views, a variety of cultures and quaint neighborhoods. The tour includes:

  • Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Victorian Houses,

  • Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, North Beach and Presidio National Park

Adults: $62 / Seniors: $60 / Children: $36


The Dylan Hotel- Tours to Muir Woods

Muir Woods – Sausalito

Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Monument, a great destination to view ancient, gigantic redwood trees and the gorgeous coastal forest of Northern California. From there visit Sausalito, a Mediterranean–style village that sits right on the bay offering amazing panoramic views of San Francisco.

Adults: $62 / Seniors: $60 / Children: $36

Baker beach close to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Super Combo Tour – Full Day

Includes San Francisco, Sausalito, and Muir Woods Tour. The tour includes:

Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, Victorian Houses, Golden Gate Park, Palace of Fine Arts, North Beach, Presidio National Park, Muir Woods National Monument and Sausalito

Adults:  $109 / Seniors: $105 / Children: $58


Alcatraz Island Tours from Embarcadero. BART Station is close to The Dylan Hotel

Alcatraz Tour

Alcatraz tours are very popular and sell-out days in advance during the summer. We recommend that you book in advance and direct at: www.alcatrazcruises.com. This will insure that you get the day and time you want, plus you can print your ticket at home and avoid lines. 

A nice option is to take the San Francisco or Muir Woods’ Tour in the morning (ends by 1:00 PM) and the Alcatraz tour in the afternoon or evening. The tour bus can drop you off at Fisherman's Wharf and you can walk to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz.

The Alcatraz tour takes 2-½ hours. If you are back to Fisherman's Wharf by 5:00 the tour company can take you back to The Dylan hotel if you arrange this in advance and show your City or Muir Woods Tour receipt. Another easy option is to take BART back to the hotel. BART: Embarcadero (12 minute walk or take the F trolley) to Millbrae (walk 75 yards south to hotel).

Book a tour to Napa Valley at The Dylan Hotel.

Sonoma & Napa Tours – Full Day

Taste your way through the Wine Country. Enjoy spectacular views as you drive through California's -famous premium wine producing region. Visit wineries in both the Sonoma & Napa Valley. You will taste wines at each winery as you learn how the winemakers produce wine from start to finish. Then stroll, shop, dine and relax at Historic Sonoma Plaza with shops and restaurants. Tour operates Daily.

Adults: $91 / Seniors:  $89 / Children: $56


Book a tour to Monterrey Bay and Carmel at The Dylan Hotel.

Monterey & Carmel  - Full Day

Your tour first takes you by the scenic seaside town, Monterey. Watch the seals and sea otters frolic amongst the sea kelp or stroll through the historic Canneries full of shops. Add-on Monterey Bay Aquarium* for a glimpse of the sea life, pet a sting ray, hold a starfish, come eye-to-eye with a sea otter or shark in the 3 story tank.

You will pass by the rocky shores of Pacific Grove; wind through 17 mile Drive with stunning views of the ocean, homes and world-famous golf courses; Del Monte Forest; Pebble Beach and your final destination, Carmel by the sea with its downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic Mission.

Adults: $97 / Seniors: $95 / Children: $56

with: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Adults: $127 / Seniors: $125 / Children: $76

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