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SF's Ghirardelli "Chocolate Experience" Reopens w/ Free Hot Fudge Sundaes (May 20)SF’s Ghirardelli “Chocolate Experience” Reopens w/ Free Hot Fudge Sundaes (May 20)
By - posted 5/20/2022
Eat & Drink, Freebies, Reopening, San Francisco

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company announced it will finally reopen its flagship Chocolate Experience Store, located in San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square. The space is designed to elevate the customer experience and provides new and exciting ways to celebrate the true craftmanship of chocolate making. Visitors can expect to be delighted by the delicate more...

Hearst Castle to Finally Reopen for First Time in 2 YearsHearst Castle to Finally Reopen for First Time in 2 Years
By - posted 4/4/2022
Reopening, Travel, What's Closed / What's Open

California State Parks today announced plans to reopen Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument (Hearst Castle). The world-renowned house museum will reopen to the public on May 11, after being closed for two years following the COVID-19 pandemic and severe rainstorms that damaged the access road to the castle in more...

SF's Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 2022)SF’s Biggest AIDS Quilt Display Ever is Coming (June 2022)
By - posted 3/29/2022
Brand New, Causes, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, LGBTQ+, Only in San Francisco, Reopening, San Francisco, Uplifting

The National AIDS Memorial will mark the 35th anniversary of the AIDS Memorial Quilt with an historic outdoor display in Golden Gate Park that will feature nearly 3,000 hand-stitched panels of the Quilt. The display will be the largest display of the Quilt anywhere in the world in over a decade more...

Sierra-at-Tahoe Opens for 1 Weekend Only for 75th Anniversary (April 9-10)Sierra-at-Tahoe Opens for 1 Weekend Only for 75th Anniversary (April 9-10)
By - posted 3/16/2022
Reopening, Tahoe

Sierra-at-Tahoe is opening for just one weekend this season to celebrate its 75th anniversary. To pay homage to our history while setting our sights on the future, we are opening the resort for one weekend only on April 9-10 2022, to reflect and reconnect — together with your fellow Sierra family more...

YBCA is Finally Reopening & Celebrating w/ a Big Bash (March 25)YBCA is Finally Reopening & Celebrating w/ a Big Bash (March 25)
By - posted 3/7/2022
Celebrations, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Reopening, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) is finally reopening its doors. To celebrate the occasion, they’re a “Reawakening Celebration” on March 25. RSVP to attend the party with food, drinks, dancing and music. The time has come for YBCA to reawaken our physical space, with a celebration on Friday, more...

Ocean Beach Bonfires are Back for 2022Ocean Beach Bonfires are Back for 2022
By - posted 3/4/2022
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

Fires are allowed on Ocean Beach for eight months, March through October, under the Beach Fire Regulations for Ocean Beach. Fires will not be allowed on Ocean Beach from the first day in November to the last day in February. The Burn Season aligns with when demand from the public for fires is the highest. The No-Burn more...

Bathrooms at 19th St. Oakland BART Station Have ReopenedBathrooms at 19th St. Oakland BART Station Have Reopened
By - posted 2/28/2022
Brand New, Oakland, Reopening, Transportation

BART just recently reopened the restrooms at Oakland’s 19th Street Station. On Friday, February 25, 2022, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee helped mark the reopening of the newly remodeled 19th Street/Oakland Station restrooms, a project for which she played a major role in securing funding. Restrooms at 10 of BART’s underground stations have more...

SF's Outdoor Roller Rink Has ReopenedSF’s Outdoor Roller Rink Has Reopened
By - posted 2/28/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place has been recently been repaved and has now reopened. More upgrades are coming soon though. Phase two of the renovations will begin in May when the outdoor skating rink gets repainted with a brand new mural. We’re excited to announce that the Skatin’ Place repaving is more...

Off the Grid Returns to Fort Mason April 1stOff the Grid Returns to Fort Mason April 1st
By - posted 2/11/2022
Eat & Drink, Reopening, San Francisco

Off the Grid is proud to announce the return of California’s largest weekly food truck event, OTG:Fort Mason Center. Entering its 12th season, OTGFMC is a beloved launching point for some of the Bay Area’s best-known food businesses, as well as the first food truck market in California featuring a more...

SF's Rossi Pool Reopens After $15M RenovationSF’s Rossi Pool Reopens After $15M Renovation
By - posted 2/9/2022
Bay Area Updates, Reopening, San Francisco

The newly remodeled Angelo J. Rossi Pool will welcome back community members Saturday with a celebratory free swim in its modern facility, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. The Feb. 12 free swim will be held from noon to 3:30 p.m. with intermittent breaks at Rossi Pool, located more...

Dolores Park Playground Finally Reopens After RenovationsDolores Park Playground Finally Reopens After Renovations
By - posted 2/8/2022
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

Dolores Park’s Helen Diller Playground has finally reopened. The playground was closed in June 2021 which was supposed to be a 3-month closure for repairs, but the renovations took longer than expected, Mission Local notes. San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department took to Twitter to announce the reopening and thanked everyone for more...

SF's Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest is Back for 2022SF’s Easter In the Park & Hunky Jesus Contest is Back for 2022
By - posted 2/3/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Easter, Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

For the first time in two years, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, the kabuki-inspired cross-dressing nuns-of-fun, are planning a comeback of their annual Easter Sunday in the Park at Dolores Park for 2022. The Sisters Easter Celebration at Dolores Park Sunday, April 17, 2022 | 10 to 4pm Mission Dolores Park, 19th & Dolores more...

BART Reopens Powell Street Station Restrooms for the First Time in 20 YearsBART Reopens Powell Street Station Restrooms for the First Time in 20 Years
By - posted 2/1/2022
Reopening, San Francisco, Transportation, What's Closed / What's Open

On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 11am, BART will hold a “ribbon-cutting” event with rolls of toilet paper to mark the reopening of the Powell Street Station restrooms that have been closed for more than 20 years. Restrooms at 10 of BART’s underground stations have been closed since 9/11 because of more...

SF's 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House is Back for 2021 (Fairmont)SF’s 22-Foot Tall Gingerbread House is Back for 2021 (Fairmont)
By - posted 11/21/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holidays, Reopening, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

What is 22 feet high, 23 feet wide and full of thousands of bricks, a ton of royal icing and candy décor? It’s the Fairmont’s famed and much beloved two-story-high Victorian Gingerbread House which will be back this year in our lobby. Debuting Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 11:00 am at more...

Union Square's Christmas Tree Lighting in SF Held a Week EarlyUnion Square’s Christmas Tree Lighting in SF Held a Week Early
By - posted 11/20/2021
Christmas, Holidays, Reopening, San Francisco

Thanks to KTVU for letting us know that Macy’s “Great Tree” lighting in San Francisco’s Union Square was lit up a week early than normal, on November 19, 2021. KTVU reports that the lighting was held early in order “to promote sales in the slumping retail corridor.” You can view the tree more...