Things to Do in San Francisco in May

Things to Do in San Francisco in May
Enjoy spring in the city of San Francisco as days become longer and the sun peeks out long enough to get outdoors after work. Join thousands of runners and walkers on a course that runs from the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. Bike the streets of San Francisco with business folk who ride to work. Give honor to our veterans at a Memorial Day celebration at a historic landmark that is part of a growing urban parkland.

Bay to Breakers

Run the classic Bay to Breakers 12K foot race with 70 thousand other running enthusiasts. The event is always held the third Sunday in May. Walkers are welcome and can expect to take more than two hours to finish the course. If the hilly streets of San Francisco seem daunting, go to Golden Gate Park instead for birdwatching, biking and hiking. Then join the free party at the finish line in the park.

Bay to Breakers Office
600 Townsend St., Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94103

Bike to Work Day

Join San Franciscans in their annual Bike to Work Day. Held each May in conjunction with National Bike Month, employees, employers and local residents band together for a bike-riding spree through the city. Volunteers man Energizer Stations at locations throughout the city, offering free coffee and snacks. Bike to Work Day is organized by the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, which provides information about rides and events throughout the year.

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
995 Market St., Suite 1550
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 431-BIKE (2453)

Memorial Day at the Presidio

Attend Memorial Day services at the Presidio, San Francisco's historic military base and a National Landmark. Watch veterans and officers march in a parade on the grounds of this site that was founded by the Spanish in 1776 and established as a U.S. Army base over the decades. Following the ceremony, take a half-hour guided walk through the military cemetery. On your own, hike the trails of the Tennessee Hollow Watershed to enjoy creeks, wildflowers and panoramic views of the ocean and San Francisco Bay.

Presidio Visitors Center
50 Moraga Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 561-5418

Article Written By Denise Schoonhoven

A seasoned business traveler, Denise Schoonhoven specializes in food, travel, landscaping, design and personal development topics. She has lived and worked in London, San Francisco, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest. Schoonhoven hails from the corporate writing world where she authored marketing material, catalogs, presentations and training documents.

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