NEMA San Francisco is positioned at the intersection of SOMA, Civic Center, Hayes Valley, and The Mission neighborhoods—each offering a unique appeal and distinct character. Summer is an excellent time of year to explore all that San Francisco has to offer. There are tons of special street festivals, events, attractions, tours, and more. We’ve rounded up a few classic San Francisco spots to visit this summer.

Discover Golden Gate Park. Explore this iconic park’s 1,017 acres, from bucolic lakes and meadows to vibrant activity destinations like California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum. Golden Gate Park has something for everyone. An urban oasis in the heart of San Francisco, the Gardens of Golden Gate Park promise a connection with nature without leaving the city. Comprised of three beloved sites, the new Gardens Pass allows you to explore tropical blooms in the Conservatory of Flowers, find serenity at the historic Japanese Tea Garden, and travel the world of plants at the SF Botanical Garden,.

Enter Alcatraz. A great way to go about exploring San Francisco this summer is to embark on an informative sightseeing cruise to Alcatraz. The Day Tour, the Night Tour, or if you have 4-5 hours: the Behind The Scenes Tour - see areas of Alcatraz previously unavailable to the public. Open a hidden doorway, go through a secret tunnel, visit an underground jail.

Summer Sounds Hot. Summer in San Francisco is sizzling hot when it comes to music festival season. From the iconic, long-time multi-day affairs to the new offerings serving up something a little different, there’s pretty much something for everyone taking place in all corners of the Bay. Make sure you save the date for these music festivals in and around San Francisco and take a good look at the summer season to make sure you don't miss your favorites.

Catch a Ballgame. From the way Splash Hits get caught by boaters in the bay to special events that feature fireworks and music, Oracle Park is unlike any other baseball stadium that you’ve ever been to. There's no better way to enjoy the warm weather in the City than at a ball game by the water.

Explore Pier 39. The famous waterfront destination is one of the city’s most popular attractions with a community of California sea lions to watch. From there, it’s a short walk to favorite area attractions such as Madame Tussauds, Ripley's Believe it or Not! Museum, historic Boudin Bakery, and multiple favorite food options. If you prefer sea life to still life, the Aquarium of the Bay is where you’ll have some of the most fun this summer.

Soak in Summer Rooftop Style. Relish the sunshine in the City on a wraparound terrace, a lush rooftop bar and solarium. With outdoor heating technology, windscreens, fire pits, and outdoor heaters, we can enjoy drinks with a view year-round. Take in stunning views of the Bay at these rooftop bars in San Francisco while sipping a cocktail.

Experience the Exploratorium. Fueled by creativity and curiosity, this amazing institution offers over 600 interactive exhibits for kids of all ages to engage with. During the summer, the Exploratorium offers a ton of great events and specials including The Great Animal Orchestra. Step into this stunning audiovisual art experience and discover nature’s splendor and fragility.

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