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June 3, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

“What’s New in San Francisco” is compiled by the San Francisco Travel Association. Past editions of “What’s New” and other San Francisco stories and ideas are available in the Media section of San Francisco Travel’s website, 


  • June 21-Oct. 21, 2017 – Conservatory of Flowers to be Illuminated in a Special Summer of Love Tribute
  • Summer of Love Hotel Packages


  • RewardExpert Lauds San Francisco as One of the U.S.’ Most Kid-Friendly Cities
  • San Francisco is Readers’ Pick for Best LGBTQI Destination in 2017 SmarterTravel Editors’ Choice Awards
  • FlightNetwork Names San Francisco Travel One of “20 of the World’s Best Tourism Organizations”
  • San Francisco is the Only City in the U.S. Where All Residents Are Within a 10-Minute Walk from a Park
  • Tickets on Sale July 20, 2017 for Rugby World Cup Sevens Coming July 20-22, 2018


  • Eat Drink SF Returns Aug. 24-27, 2017
  • San Francisco Bay Area Honored with Three James Beard Awards
  • Grand Reopening for Hard Rock Cafe San Francisco After Completion of Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
  • June 10, 2017 – Taste of Yolo Festival Debuts in Davis
  • Sept. 16, 2017 – Third Annual SF Cheese Fest



  • June 2-July 2, 2017 – New Conservatory Theatre Center Closes Season with World Premiere of “warplay”
  • July 13-24, 2017 – Sunset Piano brings “Flower Piano” back to SF Botanical Garden This Summer
  • July 20–Oct. 22, 2017 – “Archie Rand: The 613” at The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • July 20, 2017–Jan. 9, 2018 – “In That Case: Havruta in Contemporary Art: Allison Smith and Christina Zetterlund “
  • July 20, 2017–Jan.7, 2018 – “Kutiman: offgrid offline” at The Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • June 23-Oct. 1, 2017 – “Flower Power” at the Asian Art Museum
  • June 24, 2017 – “Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out” at the Curran
  • July 29, 2017 – James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt at AT&T Park
  • Aug. 13, 2017 – Lady Gaga in Concert at AT&T Park
  • Sept. 15, 17, 22 and 24, 2017 – Taylor Mac’s Groundbreaking Performance Art Concert “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music”
  • Sept. 28, 2017-Jan. 28, 2018 – “Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum


  • Through May 27 and June 2-July 1, 2017 – “Ghosts and Shadows,” Vivarium” and “Eruption” at 111 Minna Gallery
  • Through Aug. 27, 2017 – Three New Spring Exhibitions at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
  • Through Sept. 3, 2017 – “Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs” at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
  • Through Sept. 4, 2017 – “The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin” Exhibition to Open at the San Francisco Palace of Fine Arts
  • Through Oct. 4, 2017 “Deja View: The Art of Andreas Deja” at the Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Through Dec. 31, 2017 – Rodin Centenary at the Legion of Honor
  • Through March, 2018 – “Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American” at the Presidio Officers’ Club


  • PIER 39’s 39-Week 39th Anniversary Celebration Continues with Weekly Events
  • June 3-4, 2017 – 41st Union Street Music Festival
  • June 3-Sept. 30, 2017 – Free Live Music Series at The Yard
  • June 17-18 – San Francisco’s Italian Culture and Heritage Shine at the 63rd Annual North Beach Festival
  • Through June 30, 2017 – “Butterflies & Blooms” at the Conservatory of Flowers
  • Aug. 19, 2017 – Festival of the Sea on Hyde Street Pier at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
  • Through August 31, 2017-  Big Wildflower Season Expected at San Francisco Botanical Garden
  • Presidio Twilight Returns for Fourth Season
  • Wheel Fun Rentals Offers a New Take on the “Bike the Bridge” Experience in San Francisco
  • Parts of Alcatraz Closed for Restoration in 2017
  • Discover Local Food, Wine, Beer, Sprits and Crafts at The Barlow in Sebastopol
  • Bay Area National Parks generated $1 billion in economic benefit to local communities in 2016


  • Six New Hotels in 2017
  • San Remo Hotel Receives 1000th TripAdvisor ® Review and Wins a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
  • History and Luxury Meet at the Berkeley City Club
  • Pebble Beach Resorts to open Fairway One at The Lodge in August 2017


  • SFO Celebrates Inaugural Service from Award-Winning Carrier Thomas Cook Airlines with Nonstop Service to Manchester
  • SFO Celebrates 90 Years of Progress
  • Through Dec. 10, 2017 – At Home with Arts and Crafts

The San Francisco Travel Association is the official destination marketing organization for the City and County of San Francisco. For information on reservations, activities and more, visit, read the Visitors Planning Guide or call 415-391-2000.  San Francisco Travel operates Visitor Information Centers at Hallidie Plaza, 900 Market St. at the corner of Powell and Market streets, and on the lower level of Macy’s Union Square.  San Francisco Travel is also a partner at the California Welcome Center at PIER 39.  

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San Francisco International Airport (SFO) offers non-stop flights to more than 46 international cities on 39 international carriers. The Bay Area’s largest airport connects non-stop with 79 cities in the U.S. on 13 domestic airlines. SFO is proud to offer upgraded free Wi-Fi with no advertising. For up-to-the-minute departure and arrival information, airport maps and details on shopping, dining, cultural exhibitions, ground transportation and more, visit  Follow SFO on and   

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