Activities http://hotelunionsquare.com/blog/activities en San Francisco Bay Cruises http://hotelunionsquare.com/blog/san-francisco-bay-cruises <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">San Francisco Bay Cruises</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="cindy@symbolicinteractive.com">cindy@symbolic…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/22/2018 - 09:01</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>San Francisco is beautiful from anywhere you look. But, get a glimpse of the city from one of the many San Francisco Bay Cruises and you’re in for a real treat. In a boat on the bay, you can soak up the magnificence of the skyline from a magical vantage point. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Coit Tower, the Transamerica Pyramid, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building and San Francisco’s multi-million dollar Marina District homes are all on display from a San Francisco Bay Cruise.  In addition, you get up close and personal with the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge when you cruise the San Francisco Bay.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In a boat on the bay, you can soak up the magnificence of the skyline from a magical vantage point.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Red and White Fleet</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /> Tel: 415.673.2900<br /><span><span><span><span><span><span>Visitors to San Francisco flock to the waterfront to climb aboard a Red and White Fleet boat bound for the Bay. One of the top Things to Do in San Francisco, Red and White Fleet Cruises on the San Francisco Bay sail on short and long expeditions, traveling under the Golden Gate, around Alcatraz and beneath the Bay Bridge. AT&amp;T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, is also in full view when riding a Red and White Fleet boat, as is the Ferry Building and Pier 39.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Take a California Twilight Cruise® with Red and White Fleet and view San Francisco’s illuminated skyline complete with historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers. This popular sunset cruise travels beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and past Alcatraz, and it offers the opportunity to sip drinks as you admire Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island up close.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Man holding photo of Golden Gate Bridge" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="77a795a6-6dcc-4e54-9e1a-386038b816c9" height="214" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/rsz_adobestock_151381326.jpg" width="321" /><figcaption>You'll want to take lots of photos during your San Francisco Bay Cruise. </figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Blue and Gold Fleet</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span>Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133 | Tel: 415.705.8200</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span>First time and repeat visitors to San Francisco love Blue and Gold Fleet cruises. These trips around the San Francisco Bay are not to be missed. Photo opportunities are everywhere: along the historic waterfront, while sailing past Pier 39’s famous sea lions, and under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Enjoy unobstructed views of the city’s legendary skyline as you cruise in a comfortable boat and listen to full narration describing the sights you’re seeing.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Blue and Gold Fleet’s 60-minute Bay Cruise Adventure is a highly recommended cruise of the San Francisco Bay. On this journey, you get a complete picture of San Francisco from the water while traveling in a boat that features indoor and outdoor seating (the San Francisco Bay is chilly most of the year). The 90-minute Escape from the Rock cruise from Blue and Gold Fleet highlights the majestic Golden Gate with an under-bridge pass, but it focuses mostly on Alcatraz Island by presenting stories of attempted escapes from the jail including those by Clyde Johnson, Billy Cook the Killer, and legendary Al Capone. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Special Events</strong><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span>For weddings and corporate gatherings, Hornblower Cruises and Events (Tel: 888.467.6256) offers San Francisco Bay Cruises with cocktail hours and on-board entertainment. Whether you choose Red and White Fleet, Blue and Gold Fleet or Hornblower for your cruise, you’ll be able to easily access your embarking point from our San Francisco Hotel. Contact our hotel staff if you need help booking a San Francisco Bay Cruise.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>As you plan your stay, browse our </span></span></span><span><span><a href="http://hotelunionsquare.com/faq"><span><span><span><span><span>San Francisco FAQs</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span><span><span><span> to read about Dining, Shopping, Attractions, and more. Also, view Hotel Union Square’s well-appointed </span></span></span><span><span><a href="http://hotelunionsquare.com/rooms"><span><span><span><span><span>Guest Rooms &amp; Suites</span></span></span></span></span></a></span></span><span><span><span> and our current list of </span></span></span><span><span><a href="/offers"><span><span><span>Special Offers</span></span></span></a></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-heading field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Heading</div> <div class="field__item">See the City from a Popular San Francisco Bay Cruises</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-heading field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Sub Heading</div> <div class="field__item">Travel under the Golden Gate Bridge, and view top landmarks like Alcatraz and Coit Tower.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/rsz_adobestock_55478536.jpg" width="1155" height="765" alt="Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Attraction" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">field_date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-12-28T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 12/28/2017 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">San Francisco Activities</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">San Francisco Bay Cruise</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/activities" hreflang="en">Activities</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Jana Free</div> </div> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:01:18 +0000 cindy@symbolicinteractive.com 218 at http://hotelunionsquare.com Wine Country Shuttle Tour http://hotelunionsquare.com/blog/wine-country-shuttle-tour <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Wine Country Shuttle Tour</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="cindy@symbolicinteractive.com">cindy@symbolic…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:37</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>San Francisco’s proximity to Napa Wine Country makes a tour to the area a must when staying at Hotel Union Square. Along with a great ride through beautiful scenery, the popular Wine Country Shuttle Tour leaving from downtown San Francisco takes visitors to numerous outstanding wineries for viewing (and a tasting). The Wine Country Shuttle Tour is the premier Napa Wine Country tour and it’s a fun way to see picturesque scenery. The open-top tour shuttle lets in a breeze, allowing you to enjoy the crisp air—and there are plenty of picture-taking opportunities along the way!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Wine Country Tour Shuttle - A Top Choice for San Francisco Things to Do</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span>We often recommend the Wine Country Tour Shuttle to guests staying at our Hotel in San Francisco because the tour is a great way to really appreciate the beauty of the Bay Area. When you set out from downtown San Francisco in the open-top Sprinter, you’ll ride a bit through our city and then be on your way to 4 or 5 winery stops and a picnic lunch in Napa Valley. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Along with a great ride through beautiful scenery, the popular Wine Country Shuttle Tour leaving from downtown San Francisco takes visitors to numerous outstanding wineries for viewing</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The award-winning tour begins at The Ferry Building in San Francisco and takes you over the Golden Gate Bridge into Napa Valley (with a stop at the bridge for photos and the restroom). It travels to Domaine Chandon (sparkling winery), Bouchon Pastry &amp; Coffee Shop (Thomas Keller’s famous locale), V. Sattui Winter (a winery of the year award winner) and H Cellars (for your complimentary tasting).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Here are more highlights of the Wine Country Tour Shuttle:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Andretti Winery (home of Mario Andretti, Indy race car driver)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Snack Break at OxBox Market (time permitting)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>St. Clair Brown Brewery &amp; Winery (wines, beers and treats)</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>San Francisco Ferry/Bay Cruise (to San Francisco)</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>After a day of wine fun and festivities, you’ll come back via ferry to The Ferry Building near Hotel Union Square. Keep in mind that substitutions may occur on any Wine Country Shuttle Tour as deemed necessary by the tour operator. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award-winning tour is one of the best sightseeing trips in the United States and it’s a perfect tour for small groups. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Couple walking through vineyard" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6cf4d8df-de26-42cf-b8f9-909a15770b03" height="240" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/Take%20a%20Luxury%20Wine%20Lovers%20Tour_San%20Francisco%20Activities.jpg" width="360" /><figcaption>Strolling through beautiful NAPA Valley vineyards will be a highlight of your stay at Hotel Union Square. </figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The goal of the tour is to show you the unique, diverse and beautiful landscape of Napa Valley, but you’ll also discover some San Francisco gems along the way. To learn about more San Francisco Tours and things to do in the city, view our Visitors Guide. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For Wine Country Tour Shuttle Reservations, call: 866.991.8687</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>As you plan your stay, browse our </span></span><a href="/faq"><span><span><span>San Francisco FAQs</span></span></span></a><span><span> to read about Dining, Shopping, Attractions, and more. Also, view Hotel Union Square’s well-appointed </span></span><a href="/rooms"><span><span><span>Guest Rooms &amp; Suites</span></span></span></a><span><span> and our current list of </span></span><a href="/offers"><span><span><span>Special Offers</span></span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-heading field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Heading</div> <div class="field__item">Experience the Beauty of NAPA Valley with a Wine Country Shuttle Tour</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-heading field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Sub Heading</div> <div class="field__item">Hop on board the shuttle by the Ferry Building and enjoy a day of wine tastings and more!</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/NYC%20Food%20and%20Wine%20Festival_NYC%20Event.jpg" width="725" height="483" alt="Glass of red wine" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">field_date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2018-01-18T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">San Francisco Tours</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">San Francisco Activities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/activities" hreflang="en">Activities</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Jana Free</div> </div> Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:37:37 +0000 cindy@symbolicinteractive.com 217 at http://hotelunionsquare.com Winter Special Offers http://hotelunionsquare.com/blog/winter-special-offers <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Winter Special Offers</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="cindy@symbolicinteractive.com">cindy@symbolic…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 01/04/2018 - 17:07</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Winter is a great time to plan a stay at our San Francisco Hotel—especially if you’re looking for an escape from the cold that is blanketing other parts of the country. Hotel Union Square’s ideal location, thoughtful amenities, and beautiful guest rooms and suites make us a popular choice with both business and leisure guests. As you plan your stay, take a few minutes to browse our current list of <a href="/offers">special offers</a> including:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><strong><span><span>Stay Longer, and Save!:</span></span></strong><span><span> What’s better than a stay at our San Francisco Hotel? A longer stay! You’ll enjoy a special rate if you stay with us for 3 or more nights. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Golden State Special:</span></span></strong><span><span> Hotel Union Square welcomes in-state visitors with special rates just for California visitors. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Breakfast Package:</span></span></strong><span><span> This special offer includes breakfast at Tad’s Union Square during each morning of your stay. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><strong><span><span>Sightseeing Package: </span></span></strong><span><span>If you’re coming to explore the city, this is a great option. Each registered guest will be given a ticket for City Sightseeing’s Open-Air bus tour. That’s a value of $52.99 per person!</span></span></span></span><br />  </li> </ul><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Terrace deck of Hotel Union Square, a San Francisco Hotel" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f2fca866-27fa-4730-812c-afbf8aa81de2" height="225" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/rsz_hus-pres-suite-terrace.jpg" width="338" /><figcaption>Enjoy a cup of coffee and amazing views from the terrace of of Presidential Suite. </figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span>We also have special rates for AAA and AARP members as well as for government employees. Proper ID/proof of membership is required at check-in when taking advantage of those offers. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Our special offers change periodically, so be sure to check back to see if new offers have been added. The entire staff at Hotel Union Square looks forward to welcoming you and helping to make your stay a memorable one!</span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span>Our special offers change periodically, so be sure to check back to see if new offers have been added. </span></span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span>As you plan your stay, browse our </span></span><a href="http://hotelunionsquare.com/faq"><span><span><span><span>San Francisco FAQs</span></span></span></span></a><span><span> to read about Dining, Shopping, Attractions, and more. Also, view Hotel Union Square’s well-appointed </span></span><a href="http://hotelunionsquare.com/rooms"><span><span><span><span>Guest Rooms &amp; Suites</span></span></span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-heading field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Heading</div> <div class="field__item">Hotel Union Square’s Winter Special Offers</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-heading field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Sub Heading</div> <div class="field__item">Enjoy additional value at our ideally-located San Francisco Hotel.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/rsz_1hotel_union_square_exterior.jpg" width="1019" height="800" alt="Exterior of Hotel Union Square" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">field_date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-12-12T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/41" hreflang="en">Hotel Union Square</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/36" hreflang="en">San Francisco Hotels</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/activities" hreflang="en">Activities</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Cindy L. Smith</div> </div> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 01:07:29 +0000 cindy@symbolicinteractive.com 215 at http://hotelunionsquare.com Sea Lions Arrival http://hotelunionsquare.com/blog/sea-lions-arrival <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Sea Lions Arrival</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/20" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="cindy@symbolicinteractive.com">cindy@symbolic…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:38</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Of the many San Francisco Activities available near Hotel Union Square, visiting the sea lions at Pier 39 is always a popular choice. While a contingent of sea lions remains year round, the bulk of the raft of these personable creatures come to sun and frolic in January. If you’re staying at our San Francisco Hotel in winter, be sure to set aside a day to see the 900 sea lions that make Pier 39 their winter home.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>How It Started?</span></span></strong><br /><span><span>There weren’t always sea lions at Pier 39. It began in 1990. Following a devastating earthquake, a few sea lions came along and started frequenting the pier. Over the years, the numbers continued to grow. Because the pier has lots of food for the sea lions, and provides protection from predators, it’s a perfect, safe place for them to live.</span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p>If you’re staying at our San Francisco Hotel in winter, be sure to set aside a day to see the 900 sea lions that make Pier 39 their winter home.</p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>Fun Sea Lion Facts</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>A group of sea lions in the water is called a raft. On land, they are called a colony.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>The average male California sea lion weighs 660 pounds. The females are much smaller with an average weight of 220 pounds.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Sea lions are known for their noisy barking. Interestingly, they are related to dogs as both are caniformes.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Want to easily tell the difference between a seal and sea lion? Look at the ears. Seals do not have external ear flaps, but sea lions do.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Close up of a sea lion" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="68e1612b-1ba3-4e97-a4ca-50f340dcf2b5" height="250" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/rsz_adobestock_127206369.jpg" width="375" /><figcaption>Isn't she lovely? See if you can get your own fabulous shot of these popular San Francisco residents. </figcaption></figure><p><span><span><strong><span><span>What You Should Know</span></span></strong><br /><span><span>Sea lions are protected by the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Because of that, it is illegal for visitors to harass, touch or even feed the sea lions. But don’t worry; there is plenty of food for them to feast on nearby!</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>Other Things to Do at Pier 39</span></span></strong><br /><span><span>It’s easy to make a day of spending time at Pier 39. In addition to the sea lions, there are many other popular attractions to visit while you’re there including:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Aquarium of the Bay</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>7D Experience</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Musical Stairs</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>San Francisco Carousel</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Sea Lion Center</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Magowan’s Infinite Mirror Maze</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span>You can also enjoy street performers, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants located nearby. If you’re planning a winter visit then add this San Francisco Activity to your list of things to do. As you plan your stay, view our <a href="/rooms">Guest Rooms &amp; Suites </a>and our current list of </span></span><span><span><a href="http://hotelunionsquare.com/special-offers">Special Offers</a>, browse some <a href="http://hus.symbolicstrategies.com/node/142">Hotel FAQs</a>, </span></span><span><span>and then make reservations online or by calling 415.969.2301.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-heading field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Heading</div> <div class="field__item">San Francisco Attractions: Here Come the Sea Lions!</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-heading field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Sub Heading</div> <div class="field__item">The sea lions’ arrival is a big deal for locals and guests at our San Francisco Hotel.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/Sea%20Lions_SF.jpg" width="727" height="484" alt="Sea Lions, Pier 39 San Francisco" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">field_date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-10-04T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/34" hreflang="en">Pier 39 Sea Lions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/35" hreflang="en">San Francisco Attractions</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">San Francisco Activities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/activities" hreflang="en">Activities</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Cindy L. Smith</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-masthead-set field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Masthead Set</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/node/211" hreflang="en">Blog</a></div> </div> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:38:21 +0000 cindy@symbolicinteractive.com 136 at http://hotelunionsquare.com Reasons to See the San Francisco Ballet http://hotelunionsquare.com/blog/reasons-see-san-francisco-ballet <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Reasons to See the San Francisco Ballet</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">patrick</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:51</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span>Ballet is making a comeback. Not that it ever went away but, for a while, it seemed a thing only for the finely cultured.  Today, however, it seems that people from all walks of life are finding their way to the theatre to see both classical ballet and the modern twists that, some say, will be an important part of the future of the art form.</span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-right"><img alt="Ballet dancer" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="4014a2eb-250b-4489-bcf4-6c89fcc125d3" height="249" src="/sites/default/files/inline-images/rsz_adobestock_182296385.jpg" width="374" /><figcaption>A night at the San Francisco Ballet will be a highlight of your stay at Hotel Union Square.</figcaption></figure><p><span><span><span><span>Attending the local ballet is a popular San Francisco Thing to Do. Of course, loving the ballet is reason enough for most to attend, but if you need additional reasons, here are a few why the San Francisco Ballet needs to be on your can’t-miss list during a stay at Hotel Union Square:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>They Have “The List”:</span></span></strong><span><span> The list is for those ages 21 to 39. Just register and you’ll get insider info about events, ticket discounts and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>The Dancers:</span></span></strong><span><span> San Francisco Ballet doesn’t have a “type” when it comes to choosing their dancers. Instead, they want artists from various backgrounds who relish the challenge of taking on the company’s mix of classical and modern.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span>The Repertoire:</span></span></strong><span><span> If you love the classics then you’ll be thrilled at offerings such as Swan Lake. If you’re more an outside-the-box ballet enthusiast, then options like Frankenstein (making its North American premier at the San Francisco Ballet) may be more your style.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><blockquote> <p> If you love the classics then you’ll be thrilled at offerings such as Swan Lake.</p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span>The War Memorial Opera House, where the San Francisco Ballet performs, is a gorgeous building. Fans of the study of architecture will want to see it even if they have no interest in the ballet. Designed by Arthur Brown, Jr., the building is a gorgeous example of the Beaux-Arts style. Since 1932, the beautiful theatre has welcomed audiences.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>If you’re planning a stay at Hotel Union Square, then consider spending an evening at the San Francisco Ballet watching some of the country’s most talented dancers perform. Our helpful concierge can assist with tickets or you can purchase them directly from the box office.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Planning a stay? View our current list of </span></span><a href="http://hotelunionsquare.com/special-offers"><span><span>Special Offers</span></span></a><span><span> and then reserve your <a href="/rooms">Guest Room or Suite</a> online or by calling 415.969.2301. You can also browse our <a href="http://hus.symbolicstrategies.com/node/148">Events FAQs</a> to learn more about can't-miss events near Hotel Union Square.</span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-heading field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Heading</div> <div class="field__item">Reasons to Attend the San Francisco Ballet</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sub-heading field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Sub Heading</div> <div class="field__item">The San Francisco Ballet delights both locals and guests at our San Francisco Hotel.</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/blog/Reasons%20to%20See%20NYC%20Ballet.jpg" width="725" height="483" alt="Ballet Dancer, San Francisco Things to Do" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-date field--type-datetime field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">field_date</div> <div class="field__item"><time datetime="2017-09-13T12:00:00Z" class="datetime">Wed, 09/13/2017 - 12:00</time> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Tags</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/32" hreflang="en">San Francisco Ballet</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/33" hreflang="en">San Francisco Activities</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-blog-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Blog Category</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/blog/activities" hreflang="en">Activities</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Author</div> <div class="field__item">Cindy L. Smith</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-masthead-set field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Masthead Set</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/node/211" hreflang="en">Blog</a></div> </div> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:51:29 +0000 patrick 132 at http://hotelunionsquare.com