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Insider Intel On The Area's Hottest Happenings

  • Brighten Your Holidays at the Illuminate San Francisco Festival of Light

    The Yuletide season is upon us, and from coast to coast homes and businesses are aglow with rooftop reindeer, spinning snowmen, and twinkling trees.... Read more

  • World-Class Live Entertainment at the Lesher Center for the Arts

    One of Northern California’s top performance venues, the Lesher Center for the Arts thrills audiences year-round at its three impressive theaters. From musicals to plays, to ballets, to operas, to improvisation comedy, to full symphony orchestras, the Lesher Center has something for everyone on its packed performance schedule.... Read more

  • An Oasis of Wonder at Golden Gate Park

    For Old World charm amid bucolic splendor, the French chateau-inspired architecture and gorgeous natural surroundings of the Lafayette Park Hotel can’t be beat.... Read more

  • Celebrate the Coming of Fall at the Lafayette Art, Wine, and Music Festival

    Aside from providing you the most relaxing and luxurious stay possible, there are few things that we at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa love more than a good old-fashioned local festival.... Read more

  • The Extraordinary Floral Diversity of the Berkeley Botanical Garden

    If you happen to be in the San Francisco Bay Area and are in the mood to tour 34 acres of breathtaking floral variety, where should you go?... Read more

  • Stay Cool This Summer at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

    All across the country, record-breaking temperatures are sending folks into a frenzy to find ways to keep cool without sealing themselves inside an air-conditioned room for the next two months.... Read more

  • Fort Point: Civil War Soldiers and Silver Screen Icons

    As a guest of the Lafayette Park Hotel, you have access to the best of two worlds: a bucolic European style retreat that’s just a stone’s throw from the thriving metropolis of San Francisco.... Read more

  • California Shakespeare Theater: Timeless Classics with a Contemporary Twist

    For forty five years, the California Shakespeare Theater has shown the world the enduring cultural and political relevance of the classics of the stage. This summer that tradition continues amid the bucolic splendor of the Siesta Valley with Cal Shakes’ unique spin on an outstanding literary lineup.... Read more

  • Let Us Pamper You at Lafayette Park’s Acclaimed Day Spa

    Hailed by San Francisco Bay locals as one of the finest day spas in the region, our Spa at The Park combines old world European tradition with contemporary sophistication and empirically tested techniques to relax, refresh, and rejuvenate you, mind, body, and soul.... Read more

  • Hiking, Fishing, Boating, and Grilling at the Lafayette Recreation Area

    As winter transitions to spring, it’s time to put away your heavy coat and venture back out into the lush wilderness that makes Northern California one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.... Read more

  • Lions and Dragons and Dogs!

    As the sun sets on the Year of the Rooster, San Francisco is making plans to ring in the Year of the Dog with the biggest, most breathtaking Chinese New Year Parade in North America.... Read more

  • Explore Nature’s Bounty with Naturalist Kevin Feinstein

    When we ask our guests what they love most about the Lafayette Park Hotel, they offer a wide range of answers, but one that we’re particularly proud of is the opportunity our location affords for reconnecting with nature. ... Read more

  • A Contemporary Take on Holiday Cheer at the Illuminate San Francisco Festival of Light

    One of the great delights of the holiday season is the opportunity to see all the marvelous decorations going up on homes and businesses around the country.... Read more

  • An Evening of the Arts at the Lesher Center

    Located in nearby Walnut Creek, the Lesher Center for the Arts boasts three separate theaters, making superlative dance, drama, and musical performances available to guests of the Lafayette Park Hotel year round.... Read more

  • Golden Gate Park: Where the Gardens of the World Converge

    Golden Gate Park, located in the nearby city of San Francisco, welcomes more than 13 million visitors annually and comprises over 1000 acres of lush gardens, walking trails, lakes, playgrounds, picnic clearings, and much more.... Read more

  • Family Fun Awaits Just Around the Corner at the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival

    Last year the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival attracted more than 80,000 attendees, and this year promises to be just as popular. With more than 250 fine arts and crafts booths, you could spend the entire day browsing the many enchanting goods fashioned by local artists and artisans. ... Read more

  • Stop and Smell the Flowers at the Berkeley Botanical Garden

    The University of California at Berkeley is the crown jewel of the California university system and one of the top institutions of higher learning in the world, but did you also know it’s home to 34 acres of pristine and serene botanical gardens? ... Read more

  • Waterworld California: Heart-Pounding Thrills to Beat the Heat

    For the ultimate way to cool down this summer, checkout Waterworld California, Northern California’s premier aquatic amusement park, just a short 15-minute drive from our hotel. ... Read more

  • Classic Film Meets American History at Fort Point

    Many visitors to our Lafayette Park Hotel will want to take advantage of its easy access to San Francisco, and it’s no wonder: you don’t even have to drive; just hop on the BART for a great day trip.... Read more

  • A Pastoral Playhouse: California Shakespeare Theater

    Founded in 1973 as an artists’ collective, today the California Shakespeare Theater (better known simply as Cal Shakes) is one of Northern California’s premier professional theater companies devoted to bringing audiences both classics of the stage and innovative new works that challenge assumptions and break barriers. ... Read more

  • Spa Days

    At our spa experienced massage therapists, aestheticians, and other hospitality experts offer a range of services that combine time-tested techniques from the tradition of the grand European spas with the latest innovations of modern medical science. ... Read more

  • A Walk in the Park

    Located just a few miles from our hotel, the Lafayette Recreation Area is a perfect year-round locale for an array of outdoor activities.... Read more

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