Upcoming San Francisco Bay Area Events

12/10 - Dash Robot Racing Competition - Dash robot races are making another appearance. A robot racing competition will be held at South San Francisco Main Library on Monday, December 10th at 4 pm. Main Library: BART from Millbrae to South San Francisco. Bus 122 to Arroyo Dr & El Camino Real. Walk 6 min to 840 W Orange Ave

12/11 - 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. San Francisco Botanical Garden: BART from Millbrae to Daly City. Walk 4 min to 1199 9th Ave

12/12 - Dandelion Chocolate: Factory Tour & Guided Tasting - Mmmm… chocolate! Four days a week, Dandelion Chocolates offer $5 factory tours (with tastings) and they’ll send you off with a hot chocolate gift card so you can end your experience on an extra chocolate note. These tours can book up months in advance (especially for the Saturday tours), so we recommend trying to book as early as possible and aim for a Wednesday or Thursday. Dandelion Chocolate: BART from Millbrae to 16th St Mission BART. Walk 7 mins to 710 Valencia St

12/13 - Crunchyroll x Benny Gold Collaboration Launch - Crunchyroll, the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, is collaborating with Benny Gold, a San Francisco-based streetwear brand, to launch a limited edition line of essentials available locally, Thursday, December 13 and select items in the Crunchyroll Store starting Friday, December 14. Benny Gold San Francisco Store: BART from Millbrae to 24th St Mission. Walk 9 mins to 968 Valencia St

12/14 - 2018 Holiday Lights & Sights Boat Parade - Come out and see the oldest and largest lighted holiday boat parade on San Francisco Bay. Boats festooned with lights and holiday decorations will parade along the waterfront on December 14, 2018. Pier 39: BART from Millbrae to Embarcadero. Walk 1 min to Market & Main St. Bus F to The Embarcadero & Stockton St. Walk 1 min to Pier 39.

12/15 - 12/16 - Free Ice Skating Lessons in Union Square - Don’t know how to skate? Kaiser Permanente is inviting beginner skaters to the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink in Union Square presented by Alaska Airlines to come learn from professional skate instructors every weekend. Union Square Park: BART from Millbrae to Powell St. Walk 3 min to Union Square 333 Post St S.F.

Museums

12/4-12/30 - Painting Is My Everything - With precise skill and bold artistic vision, the 17 contemporary artists included in this exhibition, many of them women, employ a centuries-old regional styles to express personal experiences and viewpoints. Asian Art Museum: BART from Millbrae station to Civic Center station. Walk 2 minutes to 200 Larkin St San Francisco.

8/19-12/31 - Native Artists of Western North America - Native Artists of Western North America celebrates the acumen, artistry, and aesthetic practices of indigenous Americans from across the West. The works on view span a period of more than eight-hundred years and encompass incredibly diverse peoples and places from the American Southwest to the Pacific Coast to the northern Artic regions of the United States and Canada. de Young Museum:  BART from Millbrae station to Glen Park station. Walk to Bosworth St & Diamond St. Take bus 44 towards the Richmond District. Walk Concorse Dr 0.1 miles.

9/22-1/19 - Contemporary Muslim Fashions - Contemporary Muslim Fashions is the first major museum exhibition to explore the complex, diverse nature of Muslim dress codes worldwide. The exhibition examines how Muslim women—those who cover their heads and those who do not—have become arbiters of style within and beyond their communities, and in so doing have drawn mass media attention to contemporary Muslim life. de Young Museum:  BART from Millbrae station to Glen Park station. Walk to Bosworth St & Diamond St. Take bus 44 towards the Richmond District. Walk Concorse Dr 0.1 miles.

12/15 - 1/23/19 - Ordinary Objects / Wild Things - Artists with interest in technical considerations such as reflection and reproduction have engaged with the still life genre for centuries. In its seventeenth-century heyday, verisimilitude was deemed a critical component of the technical success of any such work, ostensibly providing an accurate record of inanimate objects—often layered with symbolic content. de Young Museum:  BART from Millbrae station to Glen Park station. Walk to Bosworth St & Diamond St. Take bus 44 towards the Richmond District. Walk Concorse Dr 0.1 miles.

8/25-1/27/19 - Islam and the Classical Heritage - From the legendary life and exploits of Alexander the Great (known as Iskandar in the Islamic tradition) to the insights of Islamic mathematicians who first introduced the concept of algebra (al-jabr), this exhibition brings a larger awareness of how authors, philosophers, and scientists of the Islamic world spread and transformed classical knowledge through the medium of illustrated manuscripts. Legion of Honor: Bart from Millbrae station to Daily City station.Walk 1 minute to Daily City Bart station. Take bus 57 to Skyline Blvd & Sloat Blvd. Arrive at Legion of Honor 100 34th Ave San Francisco

11/3-2/24 - Jewels of the Maharajas from The Al Thani Collection - This exhibition explores the cultural and material exchanges between India and Europe through jewelry and precious objects ranging from the seventeenth century to the present. It features more than 150 pieces made in India or Europe associated with Mughal emperors, maharajas, and their courts. Legion of Honor: BART from Millbrae station to Daly City station.Walk 1 minute to Daily City Bart station. Take bus 57 to Skyline Blvd & Sloat Blvd. Arrive at Legion of Honor 100 34th Ave San Francisco.

11/10-2/24 - Art and China after 1989 - Bracketed by the end of the student protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989 and the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Art and China after 1989: Theater of the World presents works by more than sixty artists and artists’ groups that anticipated, chronicled, and agitated for the sweeping social transformation that saw the rise of China as a global power in the new millennium. SF MOMA: BART from the Millbrae station to Powell St station. Walk 6 minutes to 151 3rd St San Francisco.

Conferences

1/7 - 1/10/2019 - J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference - The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry, bringing together industry leaders, emerging fast-growth companies, innovative technology creators, and members of the investment community. Westin St. Francis Hotel - San Francisco, CA

1/13-1/15/2019- Winter Fancy Food - Discover the future of specialty food! Meet the newest producers and sample the hottest new products. Looking to learn more? Advance your career with an Education Premium Pass. You get full access to all the talks, workshops, and tastings at the Show for ONE price. Moscone Center: BART from Millbrae station to Powell St station. Walk 7 minutes to Moscene Center 747 Howard St San Francisco.

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49ers 

December 16, 2018

Seattle Seahawks VS  San Francisco 49ers

Levi's® Stadium: Caltrain South to Mountain View. Take the VTA to Santa Clara - Great America. Walk 8 minutes to Levi's Stadium

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Redbox Matchup - Oregon vs Michigan. Levi's Stadium. December 31,2018.

Redbox Bowl Matchup Set:               

Oregon vs. Michigan State

December 31st, 2018.

The pairing is set for the first-ever Redbox Bowl – the 17th overall installment of the Bay Area’s annual bowl game as Oregon will take on Michigan State at Levi’s® Stadium. 

Levi's® Stadium: Caltrain South to Mountain View. Take the VTA to Santa Clara - Great America. Walk 8 minutes to Levi's Stadium

 

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

San Francisco is a city of spectacular views, a variety of cultures and quaint neighborhoods. 

Highlights:

  • Land’s End, Sutro Baths & the Pacific Ocean
  • Golden Gate Bridge & Golden Gate Park
  • Chinatown
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Victorian homes
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park

Adults: $58 /  Children: $33

The Dylan Hotel at SFO - Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco,

San Francisco & Muir Woods Tour

Start by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to the Muir Woods Forest, and end with a panoramic city tour of San Francisco for an unforgettable day!

Highlights:

  • The Golden Gate Bridge, and the Pacific Ocean
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Victorian homes
  • Chinatown
  • North Beach
  • Presidio National Park
  • Explore the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shopping and browsing in Sausalito

Adults: $112 / Children: $60

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.

Highlights:

  • Exploring the giant redwood sequoia trees at Muir Woods
  • Shopping and browsing in Sausalito, California's prettiest town
  • Driving across Golden Gate Bridge

Adults: $68 / Children: $36

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: http://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- 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 

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.  

Highlights:

  • Full­-day trip from San Francisco to Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries
  • Drive over Golden Gate Bridge for views of the Bay Area and Alcatraz
  • Picturesque drive through Napa Valley and Sonoma vineyard country
  • Wine tour and tasting at three wineries
  • Lunch and shopping in Yountville

Adults: $105 / Children: $56

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

Monterey & Carmel Tour

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.

Highlights:

  • Pacific Grove
  • Coastal 17­-Mile Drive
  • Stunning views of the ocean, homes and world-famous golf courses
  • Explore Monterey and Cannery Row
  • Enjoy Del Monte Forest and Pebble Beach
  • Stop at Carmel by the Sea, with its downtown shopping district, and historic Mission.

Adults: $89 /  Children: $49

  • Option to include a visit to the Monterey Bay Aquarium:
    • Adults: $118 / Children: $73

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