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Hotel Spero Staff Picks

Peruse our monthly Staff Picks to discover exciting area attractions, upcoming events, and in-the-know advice on how to make the most of your time in San Francisco. 

  • Candy Canes in hot cocoa with marshmellows on table

    How to Make Merry and Bright

    December 03

    Nostalgic for the holidays of yesteryear? We’ve got you covered! This December, turn your San Francisco staycation into one of your merriest and brightest holidays with a selection of the activities, events, shows, and restaurants listed below.

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  • group of friends ice skating

    An Old-Fashioned Holiday in an Urban Setting

    November 05

    The sound of skates clashing on holiday ice rinks and carolers singing, the sight of beautifully lit trees, and the enticing aromas of mulled cider and hot chocolate are a few of our favorite things. This time of year brings holiday pleasures and treasures, along with a yearning for an old-fashioned, nostalgic holiday season. To help you get into the holiday spirit, we have listed more of our favorite seasonal events and activities here.

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  • Vineyard with fall foilage

    Season of Harvest: Bay Area Day Trips

    October 10

    The fruity aroma of apples fresh off the tree, the glorious autumn-orange shades of pumpkins, and the grape harvest events offered by California’s wine country – all of these, and more, present ideal opportunities for fun, fabulous, and family-friendly day trips. 

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  • Dracula Orchid

    Creative Learning Outside the Classroom

    September 11

    Hands-on mochi pounding, storytelling accompanied by fine artwork, and exhibits that arouse curiosity and stimulate the senses.

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  • golden gate bridge drone shot

    Summer Outdoor Fun in San Francisco

    August 15

    Time to pull out your calendars and get ready for some serious scheduling. We’ve rounded up some of the top outdoor activities to squeeze in before summer ends.

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  • Girl holding ice cream cone on a sunny day

    Family Vacation: Best Spots for Ice Cream

    July 07

    The weather in San Francisco is warming up making it splendid for an ice cream break. We suggest treating the family to something everyone can enjoy. With artisanal shops popping up all over the city, it may be hard to pick just one--that’s why we’ve narrowed it down to our top three. 

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  • couple holding fingers

    Couples Getaway: Three Summertime Date Night Ideas

    June 06

    Traveling to San Francisco this summer? Lucky you! Sultry summertime vibes make date night a breeze. We’ve rounded up some foolproof ideas on how to wow your beloved.

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  • two girls laughing on ground

    3 Most Instagrammable Spots in SF for Best Friends

    May 08

    San Francisco is photogenic all year long, but in spring The Golden City seems to sparkle brighter. Honor the Instagram tradition by taking a quick pic before drinking that perfect latte or giggling over the edge of a cliff. The “Gram” was invented in San Fran, creating a visual platform where to share and like each other's photos.

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  • bay to breakers run 5ac690e826df2

    Bay to Breakers, San Fran’s Foot Race

    April 05

    Visiting San Francisco this spring? Sign up to be part of Bay to Breakers, San Francisco’s premier footrace and one of the wildest events in the city. Although it’s technically a race, it’s more like a moving party--imagine 80,000 participants, many wearing costumes, celebrating over 12k of scenery. 

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