Plenty to do Right Here in the City on Memorial Day Weekend!
Staying in town for Memorial Day weekend? There is actually plenty to do in the city and the Bay Area if you want to hang out here. Let’s take a look.
1. Check out the Presidio Memorial Day Commemoration, which dates back to the late 1880s! At this event, you will find a 21-gun salute, history walks, picnic with live music, family activities, and more. It happens May Memorial Day commemoration on Monday, May 28, at the Presidio’s National Cemetery.
2. Dance at Carnaval! Founded by a group of artists in 1979, Carnaval, which turns 40 this year, was initially held in Precita Park and later Dolores Park before centering in the heart of the Mission on Harrison Street between 16th and 24th Streets. The neighborhood transforms into a massive celebration with dancing, drumming, live music, parade, vibrant costumes, and food. Expect traditions from Brazil, Mexico, Bolivia, Colombia, Trinidad & Tobago, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Guatemala, Chile, Haiti, and West Africa. The entire party spans eight blocks and goes all day on May 26 and May 27. An estimated 400,000 attend this event each year. Festival runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Parade is on Sunday at 9:30 a.m.
3. Go on an urban hike in an undiscovered neighborhood. If you haven’t been to Diamond Heights to peek at the Eichlers, you’re missing out. And can you really call yourself a true San Franciscan if you haven’t strolled along Napier Lane? Even Billionaires Row provides a dark fantasy voyage into the netherworld of the one percent.
4. Feel grass or sand between your toes. There’s more to the great outdoors in San Francisco than Dolores Park. Pack a picnic at Crissy Field, Baker Beach, Lafayette Park, Yerba Buena Gardens, Dolores Park.
5. Better yet, head west and feel the oceanic breeze at Stinson Beach, Marshall’s Beach, Baker beach, Fort Funston Beach, and many more with views of the Golden Gate Bridge.