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An Ode to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of the most beautiful holidays of the year. It’s a moment in time where we gather, without the stress of gift giving, with our families and special friends just to reflect on things for which we are most grateful. And no matter how difficult or challenging the year may have been, there are always moments, people and/or experiences that we can find to be thankful for. Read More

Pride Movie Night at Oracle Park

No conventions. No weddings. No parades. No graduation, birthday, anniversary celebrations. It’s been 15 months of NO FUN! But suddenly things are looking better. Especially outdoor activities. Things are starting to open up. And although there are still restrictions, there are some fun things starting to happen. Read More

What Makes A City Unique

hat makes a city unique? Natural resources and man-made wonders are part of it. But the real character of what makes a city unique are more nuanced. The real character of a city is it’s people and the businesses they create for everyone to enjoy. These are not the big corporate chains…these are the small, personalized and uniquely wonderful businesses that both respect and reflect the city in which they thrive. Read More

Hotel VIA’s Top 5 Returns

It’s time to start thinking about a return to the way it used to be – only one short year ago! We should especially start going back to some activities that are 100% guaranteed Covid safe. With that in mind, we at Hotel VIA are bringing back our monthly Top 5 list. When we created this monthly communication we weren’t really sure whether we were suggesting the Top 5 reasons to come to San Francisco or the Top 5 things we love about San Francisco or the Top 5 things that are unique about San Francisco. When we created this list it was just a thing that we, the Hotel VIA family, think about that bring us happy thoughts and make us want to get out and do something fun. Read More

It Happens Every Spring

You might not be aware of this splash of good news because, although the days have dragged and dragged over the course of the past 12 months, the year itself has crawled along at the pace of a solitary-confinement sentence at Alcatraz. But believe it or not, you could look it up: the Giants’ home opener is right around the corner, April 9th, versus the Colorado Rockies. And I don’t think anybody would argue: the Rockies are a team we can beat! Read More

Meet our Gastronomically Amazing Neighbors

Hotel VIA’s South Beach neighborhood can be described as sophisticated, approachable, unique, innovative and exciting. Like every neighborhood in San Francisco, South Beach has an amazing food and beverage scene. Our Top 5 list for this month is South Beach restaurants which have these exact same descriptors as the neighborhood. Even better, our list is the Top 5 dining experiences matching these descriptors and within a 5 minute walk from Hotel VIA. Read More

South Beach…THE place to stay in San Francisco

Sophisticated but unpretentious, South Beach is the little enclave within SOMA and Mission Bay. With all of the excitement and energy of both, South Beach is a beautiful and walkable neighborhood at the intersection of sports, entertainment and technology. And Hotel VIA is the place to stay for easy access to all the excitement. Read More

VIA’s Top 5 Spots for Winter Warmth

San Francisco is well known as having the best of the best of all different types of food. In the dead of winter, we look for warming foods and San Francisco, with all of its diversity, has some outstanding warming food. In that spirit, we’re offering Hotel VIA’s recommendation for the Top 5 Ramen spots to warm you up against the cold of winter. Read More