Hyatt Regency San Francisco Sets the Stage for Independence Day Festivities in the City by the Bay

Ideally located on San Francisco’s robust and exciting waterfront, Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the perfect home away from home for the 4th of July festivities and the entire week that proceeds the grand finale fireworks show on the adjacent waterfront.

To begin, Independence Day holiday revelers will want to check in with the hotel’s “Park and Play” Package, which includes a guest room for up to two people as well as overnight, valet parking.  This package starts at $225 and is Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s most popular package due to the great value of the valet parking inclusion.

Once settled into the convenient-to-all waterfront activities and nearby San Francisco Giants’ AT&T Park, Hyatt Regency San Francisco guests can choose from a variety of holiday happenings and home baseball games. Starting Sunday, June 29, and leading into the city’s holiday preamble, guests of the hotel might want to check out the following options for the week of festivities:

June 29, 2014

San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park against Cincinnati Reds

Stern Grove free concert featuring Allen Stone and Yuna. Starts at 2:00 p.m. Bring along a blanket, picnic basket and beverages to enjoy a fun afternoon with hundreds of other live music fans.

June 30, 2014

Alcatraz Cruises — enjoy a half day on the notorious prison island, but book tickets early at

San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park against Cincinnati Reds

July 1, 2014 

One of the most treasured museums in San Francisco is the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and on July 1, visitors enjoy free admission. This fine arts museum has more than 25,000 works of art on display from around the world, including pieces of art from pre-Columbian America to American Art in the 20th Century.

San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park against St. Louis Cardinals

July 2, 2014 

Tour Chinatown with a free, self-guided walking tour of the 1.2 mile long neighborhood…the largest Chinatown outside of Asia. For details on the free tour, check out

San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park against St. Louis Cardinals

July 3, 2014

Golden Gate Bridge — free walking tour:  for those that want to learn more about the colorful Golden Gate Bridge, take the two-hour guided tour, led by the San Francisco Public Library. Departing on Thursdays at 11 a.m., no reservations are required. Simply show up at Strauss Statue in the Visitors Plaza on the SF side of the bridge shortly before 11am. 

Planning for a Fourth of July picnic should begin with a visit to the neighboring Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market, open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Top picks for the basket include plums, peaches, nectarines, figs and melons. The market also offers a cheese shop, bakery and butcher for ground lamb and beef, tri-tip, London broil and ribs.

San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park against St. Louis Cardinals

July 4, 2014

Pier 39 celebrates Independence Day with fun for the whole family featuring musical entertainment and activities in the Entrance Plaza. From Noon-3 p.m., Mobility from the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West performs, followed by Tainted Love from 5-8 p.m. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the City of San Francisco will treat spectators to an elaborate fireworks display over San Francisco Bay. Activities are weather permitting and subject to change without notice.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the deck of the National Liberty Ship S.S. Jeremiah O’BrienPier 45, Fisherman’s Wharfoffers one of the best views on the bay to watch the fireworks. Tickets are $30 adults, $20 seniors (62 and over), and $15 children (6-12 years old) and are available at; a $70 ticket option admits two adults and two children. 

The City of San Francisco’s Fireworks display will illuminate the offshore skies on the northeast waterfront from Aquatic Park down to Pier 39 beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. Municipal Pier, located at the foot of Van Ness Avenue will be closed to the public, but there are plenty of free viewing locations along the Waterfront.  For more details and additional event information, visit

July 5, 2014

San Francisco Opera  presents Opera at the Ballpark, a free simulcast of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, at 8 p.m. in AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza. Transmitted live from the War Memorial Opera House, this dazzling opera will be shown on AT&T Park’s state-of-the-art high definition scoreboard. Husband-and-wife team Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello light up the stage as Verdi’s lovers in this unforgettable, tragic tale of love and loss.  Field seating available on a first-come-first-served basis.  Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for pre-registered fans.

July 5-6, 2014

Celebrating 30 years of bringing jazz to the streets of San Francisco, the 30th annual Fillmore Jazz Festival returns to Fillmore Street between Jackson and Eddy. Blending art and soul in one of the country’s most unique neighborhoods, the Fillmore Jazz Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, spilling out along 12 blocks with multiple stages and areas dedicated to fine arts and crafts, gourmet food and beverages. Women musicians are the focus of this year’s festival and among the featured performers are Ila Cantor, Faye Carol, Kitty Margolis, Kim Nalley and Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers.

Fourth of July Cruises:

Adventure Cat Sailing Charters — Boarding at 8:15 p.m. and leaving promptly at 8:45 p.m. from Pier 39, Dock J, theAdventure Cat catamaran cruise includes light hors d’oeurves and two drinks per person. Tickets are $75 per

Bay Adventures —  The Freda B, an 80-foot, classic gaff-rigged topsail schooner, sets sail at 7 p.m. from Sausalito and returns at approximately 10 p.m.; $99 per person.

Bay Voyager — Departing from Pier 39 at sunset, the Fourth of July fireworks cruise is $125 per person and includes food, drinks, photos and more.

City Kayak — Prior kayaking experience is required for the Fourth of July trip, which departs at 7:15 p.m. from South Beach Harbor, The Embarcadero at Townsend. Kayakers will paddle to Fisherman’s Wharf for the fireworks. Tour ends at 10:30 p.m. For complete details on route, pricing, gear, physical requirements, etc. visit website.

Hornblower Cruises & Events offers two Fourth of July dinner cruises from San Francisco: a three-and-a-half hour gourmet buffet dinner cruise; premium beer, wine and beverage selections and live DJ entertainment on board the San Francisco Belle, starting at $140.  A second, four-hour cruise features a four-course seated dinner, open premium bar and live entertainment on the California Hornblower, starting at $188. Military, senior and children’s discounts available. All cruises board beginning at 6 p.m. prior to departure from Pier 3.

Yacht Connections offers three exterior decks and three beautifully-appointed interior salons on the California Spirit. Boarding is 6:45 p.m. at Pier 40 South Beach Harbor, returning at 10:30 p.m. This premium cruise includes a gourmet dinner buffet, specialty dessert presentation and a cocktail bar.

San Francisco Sailing Adventure departs from its home port at the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor, Richmond. Boarding time is7:15 for a 7:30 p.m. departure on the luxurious Sansei. Enjoy complimentary hot malt cider and other beverages on board; finger food available as well. No alcoholic drinks will be provided; however, passengers may bring own bottle (bottle/person limit applies). General admission is $199 or $370 per couple.!fireworks

Reservations and Information

All of the above packages are available through December 30, 2014 (except where noted) and are based on availability.  Rates will vary according to dates of reservations. For reservations and additional information, or call (800) 233-1234.

About Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Situated on the Embarcadero Waterfront, across from the iconic Ferry Building Marketplace, with ferries to Sausalito, Tiburon and Alameda, Hyatt Regency San Francisco is the city’s most accessible hotel.  The hotel is at the beginning of the California Street Cable Car line and is also in close proximity to the Embarcadero Center’s shops and restaurants, Financial District, Downtown, Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, South of Market, AT&T Park (home of the SF Giants) and Embarcadero’s waterfront walking and jogging trail. As the city’s largest luxury waterfront hotel, Hyatt Regency San Francisco boasts 802 newly renovated rooms and suites.  Guest services and amenities include Wi-Fi service throughout the hotel, 24-hour automated business center and newly constructed 24-hour StayFit @ Hyatt Fitness Center. Situated in the soaring atrium lobby of the hotel, amidst magnificent trees and trellises that create a serene and relaxing environment,Eclipse Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring cassic interpretations of local cuisine.

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