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Contemporary arts at the SFMoma, murals in the Mission and the continued use of dynamic public spaces has developed SF into a refuge and point of exploration for artists, musicians and creators. Partake in the scene and see a show at The Masonic, attend a music festival, or see a new exhibit at a world-class museum -- you won’t be disappointed.

March 18th, 2024

Local Tips to Enjoy the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

The season has arrived when San Francisco's Japantown is dyed in cherry blossom pink! The Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival is a beloved spring tradition in San Francisco’s Japantown, and this year marks its 57th annual year! You can a dazzling display of Japanese culture, featuring arts & crafts sales & exhibits, live music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, tea ceremonies, food, and a grand parade to wrap it up! This festival also has a variety of programs specifically for children, so the entire family can have some fun. Experience Japanese culture and celebrate the arrival of spring – right here in San Francisco, California!

April 8th, 2023

SF Spotlight: San Francisco Zoo

Discover the wonders of the animal kingdom at the San Francisco Zoo! Located just a short drive from Stanford Court, this popular attraction is home to over 1,000 animals from around the world. Learn about the history of the zoo, its diverse animal exhibits, and the range of activities and programs available for visitors of all ages. Plan your visit today and experience the magic of the San Francisco Zoo!

March 28th, 2023

Ghost Ships - Unearthing History in San Francisco

Unearth the secrets of San Francisco's hidden history with our latest blog post about the ghost ships buried beneath the city's streets, buildings, and parks. Discover the fascinating stories behind these abandoned vessels and the challenges of unearthing them in this haunting and intriguing article.

February 28th, 2023

Things To Do In San Francisco in the Spring

There is always something going on in San Francisco. And Springtime in San Francisco is chock full of sports, festivals, concerts, and shows. Here are some of the top things to do in San Francisco this March – June.

January 14th, 2023

Lunar New Year Celebrations in San Francisco

As the largest city in the Bay Area, San Francisco is known for its diverse cultures and traditions. One such celebration is the Lunar New Year, a time for family, food, and fun. The Lunar New Year, also known as the Chinese New Year, is a celebration that marks the first day of the lunar calendar and is a time for people to come together and celebrate their heritage.

November 29th, 2022

The Holiday Season in San Francisco

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in San Francisco! There are so many great holiday activities within the city each Christmas season and we thought we’d share some of our favorites.

November 28th, 2022

Stanford Court Holiday Movie Bracket

'Tis the season for holiday movies and we thought we'd share our favorites tournament bracket style. One side of the bracket consists of newer movies (after 1980) and the other side of the bracket is comprised of older movies (pre-1980). 

November 18th, 2022

#LikeALocal Featuring John Trudeau

Each month Stanford Court features a local resident and share their favorite places to eat, drink, and hang out in San Francisco. In October we feature Stanford Court's Area Managing Director, John Trudeau.

November 10th, 2022

The Great Dickens Christmas Fair

The holiday season is approaching and The Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party is a Bay Area holiday tradition. Be transported to Victorian London and immerse yourself in a world right out of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. 

October 8th, 2022

Upcoming Shows at The Masonic

When you stay at Stanford Court, great music is just a five-minute walk up the hill. We’re talking, of course, about The Masonic, an icon mid-century modernist memorial temple at 1111 California Street - just 2 blocks from the hotel. Here is a list of upcoming shows at one of the top San Francisco music venues.

September 28th, 2022

Dragon's Dream - The Roger Dean Experience

New in San Francisco - Dragon's Dream: The Roger Dean Experience Opens on November 12 at Gray Area. This 4D sensory art experience is epic!

September 18th, 2022

Did You Know? Motion Picture Edition

Did you know that Stanford Court has a connection to the invention of motion picture films? Learn more about how Leland Stanford's bet led to this new invention.

September 8th, 2022

Fall Events in San Francisco

The fall is a great time to visit San Francisco with some of the best weather in the country in September and October. Need a reason to visit the Bay Area this fall? Here are some of the best upcoming events, festivals, and concerts in San Francisco in the coming fall months.

August 10th, 2022

#LikeALocal Featuring Khalil Sweidy

Each month we feature a local resident and share their favorite places to eat, drink, and hang out in San Francisco. In August we feature one of our neighbors, Khalil Sweidy, with the Masons of California, who host more than 70 LiveNation shows annually at the iconic Masonic Auditorium.

August 5th, 2022

2022 San Francisco 49ers Home Games

Are you an NFL fan and want to watch one of the top teams in the NFC this season? Here is our preview and home game schedule for the San Francisco 49ers in 2022. 

July 24th, 2022

7 Films Shot in San Francisco

Here we’ve made a list of 7 movies with filming locations in San Francisco.

July 12th, 2022

Presidio Tunnel Tops Park Opens

After more than 30 years, the Presidio Tunnel Tops project has been completed in San Francisco, connecting the Presidio's Main Post to Crissy Field. 

June 29th, 2022

San Francisco Fun Facts

San Francisco is one of America’s cultural hubs with a colorful history dating back to the early 1800’s. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about the City by the Bay.

June 14th, 2022

2022 Concerts And Shows AT The Masonic

When you stay at Stanford Court, great music is just a five-minute walk up the hill. We’re talking, of course, about The Masonic, an icon mid-century modernist memorial temple at 1111 California Street - just 2 blocks from the hotel. Here is a list of upcoming shows at one of the top San Francisco music venues.

June 2nd, 2022

San Francisco Summer Festivals and Events

It’s almost summer and things are heating up in San Francisco. And we’re not just talking about the weather. Here are some of the top San Francisco festivals and events coming up this summer to help you with your summer plans.

May 29th, 2022

A Brief History of Pride

While you may frequent annual Pride celebrations around the world or - ahem - the most epic celebration right here in San Francisco - do you know how Pride came to be? Not everyone does.

May 22nd, 2022

The Art of Stanford Court

Do you know how much San Francisco loves #art? From some of the best photography museums in the country, SFMOMA, Diego Rivera murals, street art, the Asian Art Museum, Benny Bufano statues in all corners, #SF is an art-loving community, and it’s no exception here at Stanford Court.

May 18th, 2022

Grace Cathedral

Grace Cathedral is one of the crown jewels of San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood and one of Stanford Court's top recommendations for must-see San Francisco attractions.

May 15th, 2022

SF Jazz Festival

The 39th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is back beginning June 8, 2022. 44 jazz concerts in 12 days at 4 venues through the San Francisco Bay Area!

April 9th, 2022

Don't Miss the Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival

SF boasts one of the largest cherry blossom festivals in the U.S., spanning two weekends in April.

March 30th, 2022

3 Tips for Enjoying SF Cable Car Culture

So, you’re hanging out in SF and you want 2 see the sights, get out on the town, tour the city.

March 20th, 2022

Things To Do In April In San Francisco

Looking for a reason to visit San Francisco in April? Here’s a look at the exciting festivals and shows headed to San Francisco this spring.

January 17th, 2020

Theatre in San Francisco: Broadway Shows, Musicals, Plays - Spring 2020

The first half of 2020 brings exciting production to the Bay Area, whether you’re seeking off-Broadway musicals or works from exciting contemporary playwrights.

August 9th, 2019

Local Record Stores and all things Vinyl

We invite you to enjoy our new music room, which features a record player and our favorite vinyls from local bands.

July 31st, 2019

Summer Events in San Francisco

See what's going on this season in SF with Stanford Court Hotel’s end-of-summer guide.

October 25th, 2018

SF Theatre Guide: Plays & Musicals

Guests at Stanford Court can take a seven-minute walk to catch a Broadway production at one of our local historic theatres.

May 4th, 2018

Night Out at the Museum

Beat the field trip groups and enjoy nighttime museum exhibitions across the city.

February 6th, 2018

SCH Guide to Chinatown

We love Nob Hill because of its history, vibe, and location-- it really is close to everything.

January 11th, 2018

Explore Nob Hill on Foot

San Francisco is one of the most magical cities to discover on foot and Nob Hill is one of the most exciting neighborhoods to explore.

November 28th, 2017

Teotihuacan @ de Young

You don’t need a passport to dig in deep to Teotihuacan's history.

November 15th, 2017

Fall Concerts We Love

Here we’ve compiled the concerts we’re most looking forward to this fall.

October 6th, 2017

A Brief History of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is one of many of SF’s gifts to the music world

May 26th, 2017

A Short History of the Summer of Love

As you may have already known, this summer, the summer of 2017 is the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love

March 15th, 2017

Levi Strauss, San Francisco, & Stanford Court Hotel

What does Stanford Court have to do with Levi Strauss? A whole lot actually.

December 19th, 2016

SF Indie Fest 2017

The San Francisco Independent Film Festival, or SF Indie for short, brings some of the most original, thought-provoking and diverse indie films from around the world to screens in the City by the Bay.

November 25th, 2016

Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting

With November here, many begin to feel like the holiday season is here. At Stanford Court we believe the best way to get in the spirit of the holidays is to attend the Union Square Tree Lighting.


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