San Francisco Things to Do FAQs
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Activities in San Francisco | San Francisco Things to Do FAQs

Looking for Activities in San Francisco? Browse these frequently asked questions about San Francisco Things to Do.

As you plan your stay at our San Francisco Hotel, take a few minutes to browse these frequently–asked questions about the many popular San Francisco Things to Do.

Q: We’re planning a stay at your San Francisco Hotel, and I’m wondering if you could recommend some of the top Activities in San Francisco.   
A: There are many Activities in San Francisco that are located near Hotel Union Square. When you’re looking for San Francisco Things to Do, consider taking a ride on the Duck Boats, doing some Shopping, riding the historic cable cars, or seeing a ball game at AT&T Park. Visiting top Attractions, like Alcatraz Island and Pier 39, is also a popular San Francisco Activity.    

Q: Is your San Francisco Hotel located near many kid-friendly San Francisco Things to Do?  
A: Yes! You will find dozens of family-friendly San Francisco Things to Do, and there is something suitable for all ages and interests. Some of the Activities in San Francisco that kids will love are seeing the sea lions at Pier 39, exploring the city with a Duck Boat tour, visiting the Exploratorium, and checking out the wildlife at the San Francisco Zoo or the Aquarium of the Bay.       

Q: We love spending time outdoors, and can’t wait to enjoy the beautiful weather in the Bay Area. What are some of the best Activities in San Francisco that allow for spending time outdoors?  
A: There are many San Francisco Things to Do that let you enjoy the beautiful weather. Some of the many outdoor Activities in San Francisco are swimming, surfing, Segway tours, walking tours, al fresco dining, harbor cruises, and walking over the Golden Gate Bridge. Those are only a few of the many      

Q: Is Shopping a popular San Francisco Thing to Do? If so, are there many Shopping venues located near your San Francisco Hotel?  
A: Yes. Our San Francisco Hotel is located near some of the city’s very best Shopping. Whether you want a great bargain, high-end designer goods or one-of-a-kind items from a quirky boutique, Shopping is a popular Activity in San Francisco that has something to suit every taste.     

Q: I’ve heard that visiting Alcatraz Island is a popular San Francisco Thing to Do. How much time should I set aside for visiting Alcatraz?  
A: Touring Alcatraz Island is one of the top Activities in San Francisco, and many guests at our San Francisco Hotel add this San Francisco Thing to Do to their itineraries. Generally speaking, the minimum amount of time needed to visit Alcatraz Island is about 2.5 hours. That includes sailing to and from the Island.   

Q: We’d love to see the sea lions at Pier 39. What is the best time of year for seeing the sea lions?  
A: Visiting the sea lions that hang out at Pier 39 is a popular Activity in San Francisco. The best time for this San Francisco Thing to Do is from late-July to mid-May when hundreds of sea lions are at the pier. When most of the creatures leave a remnant typically remain. You will likely be able to see at least a few dozen sea lions no matter what time of year you stay at our San Francisco Hotel.   

Q:  I know the San Francisco Marathon is a popular Activity in San Francisco. Do you know if this race has minimum qualifying times?
A: Attending or running in the San Francisco Marathon is a popular San Francisco Thing to Do. While elite athletes from around the world will participate, this Activity in San Francisco is also open to other runners. There are no minimum qualifying times, so runners of all skill levels are able to take part. Note that a limited number of spots are available for each race, so it is a good idea to register early.