Best Things to Do in San Francisco This April

Looking for the coolest things to do in one of the prettiest cities in the world when spring rolls around? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more.  Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. 

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Earth Day San Francisco

Ever year Earth Day reminds of the importance of our planet and the ever-incresing threat coming from climatte change. Gather on Valencia Street at Earth Day SF to glean inspiration from a mix of speakers, non-profits, and a selection of vendors who focus on sustainability. There’s live music, a vegan chef’s showcase, and kid’s activities. Make this your day for a celebration of Mother Earth.

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Spring SF Restaurant Week

Celebrate the flavors of San Francisco’s unique and diverse neighborhoods through special prix-fixe menus at SF Restaurant Week. Participating restaurants will offer special menus — price points to be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates, including a list of participating restaurants and menu details, by following their Instagram.

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Cherry Blossom Festival

One of Americas three remaining Japantowns typically attracts more than 200,000 spectators to free outdoor events over two weekends in April when pretty pink blossoms and cultural performances are in the spotlight. Martial arts, music, food, and a festival queen are all in the lineup by the Peace Pagoda for the Cherry Blossom Festival. Taiko drummer performances, a festival queen, plus music, dance, and food continues for two weekends while gorgeous pink blossoms explode to welcome spring.
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Photo: Courtesy of California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences’ Big Bang Gala

The annual Big Bang gala spotlights the Academy’s different initiatives every year, and last year it was the Hope for Reefs initiative, diving deep into cutting-edge research, global partnerships, and powerful public engagement programs that will help save coral reefs for future generations. Guests will be welcomed to a seated dinner in the museum’s Piazza, featuring a menu of locally sourced, sustainable fare and have the opportunity to explore the museum while sipping on creative cocktails, sampling gourmet desserts from stations located throughout the museum.

Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in SF? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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