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Summertime in the City

It’s the Summer of 2022.  Let’s all take a page from Bryan Adams’ song book and make it “the best days of our life.”  After two long years of Covid we all know we deserve it!  And if you’re still a little covid-hesitant, there’s plenty of outdoor adventures that will create a memorable Summer of ’22.

We at Hotel VIA want to offer some ideas to include in making this breakout summer the best days of your lives.  It all starts with our 2022 Summer Savings special.  Save 22% off of our best available rooms rates and 22% off of parking with us.  And that’s just the beginning!  Here are some summer ideas all within a walk of Hotel VIA.

Enjoy San Francisco on the Bay by going Kayaking.  Whether you’re already good at it or just a beginner, there’s a great kayaking experience waiting for you.  Walk a block from Hotel VIA to  City Kayaks at Pier 40, rent a kayak, get outfitted and enjoy the beauty of our South Beach neighborhood from the water.

Bike the Embarcadero and enjoy great views, a variety of restaurants and bars, the historic Ferry Building, museums and more while you ride your way up to Pier 39 and  the iconic Fisherman’s Wharf.  It’s an easy ride and there are many bikes and scooter rentals surrounding Hotel VIA.

Taste beer!  One of the best kept secrets of the South Beach neighborhood is the abundance of breweries in every direction.  From the well known New Belgium Brewery that is newly opened a couple blocks down on 3rd street, the almost well known 21st Amendment around the corner on 2nd street, to the relatively unknown but equally tasty microbrews such as Black Hammer Brewing and Local Brewing Co, there is no shortage of great beers to be tasted all within a few blocks of the hotel.  If you’re up for making a day of great beer be sure to venture out even a couple blocks further to Cellarmaker and Harmonic Brewing. Great beer is just steps away in every direction from Hotel VIA.

Relive the fun of Mini-golf while learning about San Francisco.  A short walk from Hotel VIA, on the path to the Chase Center, check into Stagecoach Greens, the only outdoor mini golf course in San Francisco.  This urban adventure not only has the fun of miniature golf but each hole offers the history, invention and fun of San Francisco.  And the bonus of this little adventure…there is food truck heaven adjacent to the miniature golf course.

Take a fabulous Ferry ride and discover the treasures of the Bay Area.  Walk up the Embarcadero to the Ferry Building and take your pick of different adventures around the Bay.  Ferry to Sausalito or any of the other quaint towns of Marin County for a day of shopping, or just sightseeing.  Ferry over to Angel Island and take an amazing, and easy, hike to the top of the island for 360 degree views of the Bay Area.  Ferry over to Alameda and enjoy spirits, wine and beer tasting at the distilleries, wineries and breweries at the old naval air station.  Ferry to Jack London Square in Oakland for good food, good drinks, fun arcades and fabulous views of San Francisco.  Whatever the destination, the Ferries across the Bay are rides you don’t want to miss.

All of this we still haven’t mentioned our neighbors across the street:  The San Francisco Giants.  It’s summer which is synonymous with baseball.  And we’ve got San Francisco’s boys of summer directly across the street.

This is only a sampling of summer time experiences that start at Hotel VIA.  And the perfect way to end each day is cocktails and food on our beautiful rooftop.  Book your room now, let us know if we can help you plan an adventure, and get the best days of your life started.

Posted June 24th, 2022

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