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  • The Bucolic Splendor of the Lafayette Recreation Area

    If you’ve ever spent time in San Francisco (and if you haven’t, you should), you might find it hard to believe that the Lafayette Park Hotel stands less than 25 miles from the bustling metropolis.... Read more

  • San Francisco Celebrates the Chinese New Year

    As far as most Americans are concerned, New Year’s celebrations are now just a distant memory. In San Francisco, however, which hosts North America’s most massive annual Chinese New Year parade, the partying is mere days away. ... Read more

  • Connect with Nature as Never Before at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

    At the Lafayette Park Hotel, we’ve long prided ourselves on combining the best of two worlds—the metropolitan dynamism of San Francisco’s East Bay area and the lush natural splendor of the Northern California countryside. ... Read more

  • The Illuminate San Francisco Festival of Light: A Very Avant-Garde Christmas

    Now that Halloween is a distant memory and the Thanksgiving turkey has had time to digest, it’s officially Christmas season across the US. ... Read more

  • The Lesher Center for the Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, Comedy, and More

    Just a five-minute drive from the Lafayette Park Hotel, the Lesher Center for the Arts is one of Northern California’s premier venues for riveting drama, dance, musical theater, opera, improv comedy, orchestral entertainment, and so much more. ... Read more

  • San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park: The Perfect Daytrip Destination

    Each year San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park attracts over 13 million visitors eager to explore 1000+ acres of lush gardens, walking trails, picnic areas, lakes, monuments, and more. ... Read more

  • Family-Friendly Fun at the Lafayette Art, Wine, and Music Festival

    One of the great joys of a place like Lafayette is the unmistakable sense of community that permeates town life. On Saturday, September 21, and Sunday, September 22, you’ll have the chance to experience the thrill of one of Contra Costa County’s most venerable communal traditions, the Lafayette Art, Wine, and Music Festival. ... Read more

  • The Berkeley Botanical Garden: A Vision of Eden Just Around the Corner

    Tucked away in the idyllic Northern California countryside, our hotel tends to attract guests with a refined appreciation for natural beauty. If you’re as enchanted as we are by the sylvan environs of the hotel itself, you’ll be delighted to learn that the Lafayette Park Hotel is just a quick 20-minute drive from one of North America’s most impressive botanical gardens.... Read more

  • The Thrilling Water Rides at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

    This summer is turning out to be a real scorcher. At the Lafayette Park Hotel, however, we have just what you need to beat the heat. In addition to our exclusive courtyard pool and spa, guests of Lafayette Park Hotel are a mere 15 minutes away from Northern California’s premier outdoor water park. ... Read more

  • Fort Point: Where Hollywood Magic and American History Converge

    Ensconced in the bucolic splendor of the Lafayette Park Hotel, it’s easy to forget that San Francisco is just a scenic thirty-minute drive away. In fact, you don’t even have to get behind the wheel to reach the bustling metropolis. Just board the BART and Bay Area transit will have you there in no time. ... Read more

  • Classic, Epic, and Contemporary Theater with Cal Shakes

    One of the most popular summer theater series in the nation, California Shakespeare Theater (affectionately known as Cal Shakes) has lit up the Siesta Valley with dazzling and culturally-innovative productions of classic and contemporary drama for the past 46 years.... Read more

  • Experience the Bliss of the Spa at The Park

    When you first arrive at the Lafayette Park Hotel, surrounded by mighty oaks and gently sloping hills, its architecture reminiscent of a French chateau, you may feel as though you’ve been transported to a royal estate from a bygone era. The amenities at Lafayette Park, however, are anything but dated. ... Read more

  • Getting Back to Nature at the Lafayette Recreation Area

    If you’ve spent the winter sheltering from the elements, you’re probably as thrilled as we are that spring is just a few weeks away. As a guest of the Lafayette Park Hotel, you’re within easy walking or driving distance from some of the most beautiful landscapes on the West Coast.... Read more

  • Celebrate the Chinese New Year San Francisco Style

    Get ready to celebrate the Year of the Pig in San Francisco! On Saturday, February 23, the Golden City will host the biggest, most spectacular Chinese New Year Parade on the continent. ... Read more

  • The Fun and Fascinating Animals of the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

    If you’re looking for ways to keep your kids entertained during your stay at the Lafayette Park Hotel, we highly recommend a trip to the Lindsay Wildlife Experience. ... Read more

  • 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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