Spending a week in the city of San Francisco is guaranteed to be a lot of fun. This vibrant and exciting town is packed to the gills with interesting things to do, so if you’re planning a holiday here make sure you do your research so you don’t miss out on the best the city has to offer.
San Francisco is situated on the east coast of Northern America and with plenty of sunshine hitting its coastline, it’s the perfect place to spend a summer holiday. This city is filled with interesting architecture, great museums and plenty of tourist attractions but the best thing about the city is the variety and scale of the festivals it hosts. Each year the city comes alive with a plethora of events that will satisfy even the pickiest holiday maker, so if you head there at the right time you could spend your entire holiday being entertained, fed and amused by some of the great performers, chefs and comedians that regularly flock to the city.
Depending on your interests, and the time of year you visit, you can have very different experiences during your stay in San Francisco. For music lovers, some of the best festivals to attend are the free Folk Festival, which offers up great music and plenty of classes so you can join in the action, the Jazz season, which promotes concerts throughout the city, and the Green Apple Music and Arts festival which combines music, crafts and art to great effect. If dance is more of your thing head to the Ethnic Dance festival for a weekend of stunning performances from the best dancing talent from across the globe.
If you’re looking for something that is a little more child friendly, head to the city in June where you will find the Live Oak Park fair festival in full swing. This huge arts and crafts fair offers you the chance to browse, and buy art and spend a day in the open air listening to live music and tasting some of San Francisco’s best food. Entrance to this festival is free and you can jump on a free shuttle bus from some of the main bus stations in the city. Another great arts and craft festival to attend has to be the Union street festival which takes a greener look at the art world by creating and display works made from recycled and sustainable materials.
The city also welcomes some alternative festivals and celebrations into its bosom with open arms, so no matter what you’re looking for you are bound to find it on a holiday here. If you’re looking for somewhere to rest your feet after a day of festivaling there are plenty of great San Francisco hotels where you can rest and recuperate before another day in the city