6 ways to enjoy spring break in San Francisco

March 19, 2018 / San Francisco

San Francisco is known for its iconic Golden Gate Bridge, but there’s much more to see and do in the City by the Bay. If you’re not headed out of town for spring break this year, there are still plenty of activities around the city to keep you busy. Based on anonymized rider trip data, here are some of the area’s most popular restaurants, parks, and spas.


Laid-back spring break


1. Nopa

This restaurant features organic wood-fired cuisine and sources its ingredients from local sellers. It was created to provide something “pure” and “from the heart,” according to the founders, and that’s exactly what it does. The menu changes weekly, and the establishment focuses on being a place where people can gather to eat well and connect with one another. This eatery is a great place to go if you’re looking for a healthy meal made with love.

When: Mon – Wed, 5pm – midnight; Thu and Fri, 5pm – 1am; Sat and Sun, 10:30am – midnight

Where: 560 Divisadero St


2. The Tipsy Pig

This tavern offers local and international beers and a constantly changing menu that features a unique take on classic American cuisine. There are 3 rooms—a parlor, a living room, and a cozy library adorned with books—plus an outdoor patio where guests can enjoy their meals al fresco. This establishment’s name pays homage to English pigs, which are often tasked with eating fermented apples that have fallen to the ground.

When: Mon – Thu, 5am – 2am; Fri, 11:30am – 2am; Sat and Sun, 11am – 2am

Where: 2231 Chestnut St


3. Golden Gate Park

This popular destination offers something for the entire family. Relax in the Japanese tea garden or visit the American bison that call the park home. The Conservatory of Flowers is filled with beautiful colors in the spring and offers 5 areas where guests can learn about various plants. Head to Strawberry Hill for great views of Mount Tamalpais and the Golden Gate Bridge. Children will enjoy the aquarium, which is home to marine creatures from around the world.

When: Always open

Where: 501 Stanyan St


4. Equinox Sports Club Spa

A full range of treatments is available at this sports club and spa, many of which focus on muscle recovery and flexibility. For something a bit different, the Bodymelt treatment involves a handheld device that transmits electrical stimuli through conductive clay. The 18-carat-gold facial is a great option for those looking for a brighter, smoother complexion.

When: Mon – Fri, 5am – 11pm; Sat and Sun, 7am – 8pm

Where: 1835 S Sepulveda Blvd


5. Spa Vitale

Treat yourself to a luxury experience at this penthouse spa, which offers sweeping views of San Francisco Bay. Enjoy the deep soaking tub on the rooftop surrounded by bamboo. For a romantic experience, opt for the couples massage, which is followed by fresh fruit and champagne. This small spa proves that bigger isn’t always better.

When: Mon – Wed, 1:30pm – 8pm; Thu – Sun, 10am – 8pm

Where: 8 Mission St


6. Mission Dolores Park

This park spans 16 acres and offers unrivaled views of the San Francisco skyline. Relax on the green lawn or burn some calories on the soccer field or tennis court. Furry friends are also welcome, as the park offers 2 off-leash play areas for canines. The city also hosts various festivals and performances at the park, so be sure to check out the official website for a list of upcoming events.

When: Every day, 6am – 10pm

Where: Dolores St and 19th St


San Francisco is full of exciting things to see and do this spring break. From delicious cuisine to beautiful outdoor spaces, you’re bound to find something right up your alley.