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  • Dive into Summer: Lafayette Plaza Concert Series

    Get ready to groove this summer at the Lafayette Plaza Concert Series. Every Friday evening in June, guests can enjoy a series of free downtown concerts at Lafayette Plaza, located... Read more

  • Raise Your Glass: A Toast to Mothers and Graduates

    Treat your mom to a sumptuous brunch experience at Lafayette Park Hotel, on Sunday, May 12, in its elegant ballroom. The lavish Mother’s Day brunch buffet features a selection of... Read more

  • Scenic Drives from Lafayette

    Lafayette provides the perfect starting point for a scenic drive, each direction offering a unique glimpse into the natural beauty of California. Take a leisurely drive along Highway 1, tracing the... Read more

  • A Springtime Stroll: Discovering The Ruth Bancroft Garden

    As the days grow longer, spring emerges, bringing with it a burst of colors and scents that beckon us outdoors. And what better way to embrace the season's beauty than... Read more

  • Celebrate Romance

    February is synonymous with love, and what better way to celebrate romance than with a luxurious getaway? Embrace the enchanting atmosphere of the season by booking a stay at the... Read more

  • Best Hiking Trails In Lafayette

    The Lafayette area offers outdoor enthusiasts a treasure trove of hiking trails to explore. With its rolling hills, lush greenery, and picturesque landscapes, this charming area boasts an array of... Read more

  • Holiday Shopping in Lafayette

    In the magical month of December, Lafayette transforms into a winter wonderland, offering an enchanting holiday shopping experience. You'll discover several festive retail therapy options during your stay at Lafayette... Read more

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving at Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa

    Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude, family gatherings, and sumptuous meals, and the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa offers a perfect setting to indulge in this festive spirit. On Thursday, November... Read more

  • Beyond Ordinary: Date Night at Lafayette Park Hotel

    Lafayette Park Hotel offers a dreamy escape for couples seeking a romantic getaway. From the moment you step into the lobby, you're enveloped in a soothing ambiance that blends modern... Read more

  • Cal Kicks Off Football Season In September

    Get ready, football fans, because the Cal Golden Bears are gearing up for an exciting start to the 2023 football season this September! With a thrilling lineup of home games,... Read more

  • San Francisco’s De Young Museum and Legion of Honor

    A visit to the de Young Museum and Legion of Honor is an unforgettable San Francisco experience. Both museums are known for their impressive collections of art and architecture, as... Read more

  • Local Links for Golf Enthusiasts

    Just minutes away from the Lafayette Park Hotel, golf enthusiasts can tee off at the Diablo Hills Golf Course. This public 9-hole, Par 34 course, meticulously designed by Robert Muir... Read more

  • Enchanting Weddings: Say 'I Do' at Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa

    Imagine exchanging your vows in a romantic European-style chateau in the heart of Northern California. At the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, your wedding becomes the event of the season,... Read more

  • A Treat for Mom: Mother's Day Brunch and Spa Packages

    It’s important to make our mothers feel special and appreciated on Mother’s Day. The Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa offers several fantastic dining experiences and spa treatments to help you... Read more

  • Celebrate Easter

    Springtime in the East Bay brings blooming flowers, mild temperatures, and the perfect occasion to celebrate Easter in style at the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa. On Sunday, April 9,... Read more

  • Experience the Holiday Magic at the Lesher Center for the Arts

    One of Northern California’s premier centers for live entertainment, the Lesher Center for the Arts is ready to get you into the holiday spirit with an outstanding array of shows... Read more

  • Astonishing Undersea Adventure at the Aquarium by the Bay

    A half-hour by car from Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, the Aquarium by the Bay attracts over half a million visitors each year from across the world, enticed by the... Read more

  • The Unique Luxury of the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa

    As a locally and independently owned and operated hotel, we’re not beholden to the whims of far flung corporate offices removed from the day-to-day imperatives of serving our guests, and... Read more

  • Fort Point: An Icon of Cinema, Architecture, and Military Ingenuity

    Often cited as the greatest film of all time, Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo has three main characters: Scottie (Jimmy Stewart), Madeleine/Judy (Kim Novak), and the city of San Francisco itself. A... Read more

  • Wet and Wild Fun at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

    With the official start of summer just weeks away, temperatures are rising from coast to coast as folks search for ways to beat the heat. During your stay at the... Read more

  • Golden Gate Park: A Haven of Nature, Art, and Design

    Guests are drawn to the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa in part by its lush, pastoral surroundings and old European charm. If you, too, are a fan of exquisite gardens... Read more

  • Conservation Adventures at the Lindsay Wildlife Experience

    Founded in 1955 as the Diablo Junior Museum, the Lindsay Wildlife Experience became the nation’s first official wildlife hospital in 1970. Now located in an expansive 28,000-square-foot facility in Walnut... Read more

  • The Tiled Steps of San Francisco

    Just a half-hour’s drive from the Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa, San Francisco boasts top-notch art, much of it free to view and some of it right underfoot. Among the... Read more

  • Putters Putt Putt: Fun, Family-Friendly, and Just Around the Corner

    Like so many of us, Sean Howard fondly remembers playing miniature golf with family and friends as a kid. So, having just moved from Seattle to Walnut Creek, and finding... Read more

  • Explore the Cosmos at the Chabot Space and Science Center

    Located on the cusp of Redwoods Regional Park, less than 25 minutes by car from our hotel, the Chabot Space and Science Center is an 86,510-square-foot public facility dedicated to... Read more

  • Lighting Up the Holidays: Illuminate San Francisco Festival of Light

    With one of the hottest art scenes around, San Francisco has long been known for its world-class painters, sculptors, poets, musicians, and performance artists. As technology changes, so too do... Read more

  • An Evening of Live Entertainment at the Lesher Center for the Arts

    In the mood for a show? Whether you prefer theater, musicals, dance, opera, improv, or full orchestra, you’re in luck because the Lesher Center for the Arts, one of the... Read more

  • See the Bay in a Whole New Way

    One of the most iconic features of San Francisco, the Bay, has long been associated with romance and cosmopolitan adventure in film, TV shows, and literature. ... Read more

  • What Sets Us Apart

    From our award-winning guest services to our thoughtful, modern amenities, here are just a few of the things that set us apart.... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Cal Shakes' Season of Shared Light

    Founded in 1973 as an artists’ collective, the California Shakespeare Theater is one of Northern California’s premier professional theater companies. ... Read more

  • Step Up to Mosaic Art

    Guests of Lafayette Park are often surprised to learn that some of the most beautiful places in San Francisco can be found right beneath their feet. ... Read more

  • Bring Your Love to Lafayette

    February is the month of love, and what better way to celebrate your special someone than with a trip to Lafayette Park? There is nothing more romantic than a vacation custom-made for two.... Read more

  • A Cozy Evening Indoors

    Nothing beats a little R&R after a long year of canceled travel plans, uncertainty, and inconveniences. We can’t think of a better way to kick-off the new year than with a little self-care right here at Lafayette Park Hotel & Spa.... Read more

  • Illuminate San Francisco Festival of Light

    One of the greatest delights of the holiday season is the opportunity to see marvelous decorations adorning homes and businesses all across town. ... Read more

  • The Extraordinary 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? If you said the University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley, then you are absolutely right. ... Read more

  • Road Trip Republic

    Plentiful sunshine and epic outdoor experiences are just a few of the reasons why California is the ultimate state to enjoy by road trip. This summer, consider making your way... Read more

  • 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

  • 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