Spring is a great time to get out and start enjoying your favorite destinations with Tradewinds Vacations. We invite you to take a close look at one of the great spring destinations for travel with us. Come and explore the great city of San Francisco with Tradewinds Vacations.
Events And Activities In San Francisco With Tradewinds Vacations
San Francisco is known as one of the top cities for millions of vacationers each year. Events and activities of both cultural and historical importance as well as ways to have fun can be found throughout the city. Taking advantage of the great weather in spring, San Francisco packs the streets with great events as it begins its festival season. Film festivals, the Cherry Blossom Festival, music festivals and many more are sure to keep you busy for days while you enjoy all that this great city has to offer you with Tradewinds Vacations.
Not new to the tourist industry, San Francisco has been catering to tourists for generations. The fourth most populous city in California, San Francisco is home to an estimated 800,000 residents. In addition, it hosts more than 6 million tourists each year.
Extreme growth occurred in the city in the mid 1800’s due to the California Gold Rush, but by 1906, tragedy struck. An earthquake and the ensuing fire destroyed much of the city. Not being held back, this already large city quickly rebuilt and continued its journey to greatness. Today San Francisco is known as a popular destination for travelers from around the world and still one of the best cities to live.
Festivals and Events
Now that spring has officially arrived, the festival season in San Fransisco will begin in earnest, offering great ways for the millions vacationing to experience the real San Francisco
Some of the years top events and festivals being offered include the following:
Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival – April 9-10 & 16-17 – A celebration of Japanese and Japanese-American culture that includes food booths, dance, martial arts, live bands and the Cherry Blossom Queen pageant. The grand parade is on April 18.
Festival of the Mandolins – April 10 – An afternoon of strumming by the Gravenstein Mandolin Ensemble, Grandpa Banana, Aurora Mandolin Orchestra and other mandolin groups
A Taste of Tequila & Tamales by the Bay – April 17, at 12–4:30 pm – A tequila cocktail contest and sample tamales, artisanal tequilas and other snacks at this fundraiser for Benchmark Institute, which works to increase legal services to low-income communities.
San Francisco International Film Festival – April 21- May 5 – Nearly 200 films from 48 countries in 33 languages.
Spring Celebration & Easter Parade – April 24, at 10 am-5 pm – Wacky meets elegant at Union Street’s annual Easter bash, featuring classic cars, loads of kids’ games, a petting zoo and pony rides, live music, garden displays and an Easter bonnet contest and more.
Tradewinds Vacations invites you to experience the best of San Francisco on your next vacation. Explore all this great city has to offer and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Learn more about this and other great destinations for travel with Tradewinds Vacations as your partner in travel and save money.