Four Ways to Celebrate Labor Day in San Francisco

In San Francisco, long weekends mean more opportunity to explore the endless attractions, sights and events that the city has to offer. With Labor Day right around the corner, we’ve curated a list of exciting happenings near The Harrison to give you a head start on planning the perfect weekend. With so much to offer, this vibrant city is the place to be this Labor Day weekend – and every weekend. Read on to discover what you can look forward to this upcoming holiday weekend. 


What’s a long weekend without cheering on your home team? Baseball enthusiasts can head over to Oracle Park—set just  one mile from The Harrison—to cheer on the San Francisco Giants as they compete against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 3 – September 5 on their home field. Since originally opening in 2000, Oracle Park has been lauded as one of the most beautiful ballparks. Pick up your stadium treats, sit back with friends and soak up stunning views of the Bay Bridge and the bay. Be sure to reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee a seat. 


Nothing beats a day on the water. Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a sailing tour this holiday weekend. The San Francisco Sailing Company, conveniently located at Pier 39, offers daily sailing tours, including a 90-minute sail, sunset sail and Golden Gate sail. You can take in panoramic views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz — among a number of other notable sites. Between the weather, waves, and wind, you’re in for a memorable experience.


The Orpheum Theatre is located just two miles from The Harrison, which puts you in close proximity to some of the best shows around. This Labor Day weekend, BroadwaySF will be showcasing the Broadway smash hit musical, Hamilton. This acclaimed performance tells the story of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, making it the perfect Labor Day weekend activity. The show takes place from Thursday through Sunday, but be sure to reserve your tickets in advance. 


Soak up some live music at one of San Francisco’s most famous parks. The Golden Gate Band has been offering free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years and is in its 139th season. The band will be putting on a Labor Day Celebration on September 5 and 6. This lively show consists of music, dancers, singers, costumed guest performers and speakers. Consider bringing along a picnic, where you can enjoy a meal on the grassy lawn during the performance. 

Meet Residence 32A: One-Bedroom Home with Inspiring City Views

From The Harrison’s last remaining residences comes this west-facing, one-bedroom home that offers dramatic western-facing city views and ample natural light. Throughout its 830-square-foot layout, 32A features a state-of-the-art kitchen, a distinguished home office and an expansive bedroom. Set high above the city, this stunning residence is moments away from some of San Francisco’s most desirable shops and restaurants. Residents of 32A have access to top-notch amenities, 24/7 concierge service, and inimitable details thoughtfully selected by esteemed designer Ken Fulk.

Upon entering the light-filled entryway, one is instantly drawn to the bright, airy kitchen to the left, complete with cutting-edge Bertazzoni appliances, opulent Carrara marble counters, and elegant Ash Molina cabinetry. Beyond the kitchen awaits the dining and living areas—the perfect settings to relax or entertain guests. This residence is also replete with diagonal plank Siberian oak wood floors throughout the kitchen and the living spaces.

The spacious primary bedroom boasts sweeping views of the city, offering an idyllic and luxurious hideaway to find serenity high above the city bustle. Set just outside of the primary bedroom is a study perfect for reading, working and finding quiet when needed. 

There is no better place to live comfortably and beautifully than Residence 32A. Learn more about The Harrison’s available residences, explore the neighborhood or inquire about this particular floor plan.

10 Must-Visit Design Stores in San Francisco

San Francisco is amongst the most creative cities in America, stemming from its rich history, prolific array of industries and, of course, a widespread love for design. In the city, you can always count on finding small, independently-curated boutiques to inspire your next creative move—whether that’s styling your home at The Harrison or collecting vintage pieces with a distinct San Francisco flair. Below, take a look at our residents’ 10 favorite design stores throughout the city.

1. March SF
If you’re looking to freshen up your kitchen or pantry, March SF is a high-end boutique that offers chic culinary supplies, rustic tables, serving pieces and gourmet ingredients.

2. St. Frank
Replete with handcrafted items from around the world, St. Frank features a collection of sustainably sourced and produced home goods.

3. General Store
The General Store is a California-minded emporium with a carefully curated mix of clothing, books, artisanal household items and furniture—all with an eclectic kick.

General StoreGeneral Store

4. Coup D’Etat
An unwavering resident favorite, Coup D’Etat offers chic furnishings that range from tables to seating, lighting and art, affording an overall contemporary aesthetic.

5. Anthem Home
The ever-stylish Anthem Home carries a range of unique antique and modern furniture, lighting and decorative home accessories.

6. Jessie Black
This revered workshop and luxury boutique in Pacific Heights features high-end bedding, antiques and art from artisans all over the world.

7. Hudson Grace
Hudson Grace is the preeminent purveyor of timeless decor for those who love to entertain, offering classic and modern tableware, linens and candles.

8. Super Simple
Specializing in minimalism, Super Simple features an array of decor items that are handmade, unique and, overall, aesthetically clean and simple.

Super SimpleSuper Simple

9. Black and Gold
Black and Gold is a beautifully curated space of vintage furnishings, lighting, home accessories and art.

10. Jay Jeffers
Jay Jeffers offers livable luxury and a harmonious mixture of vintage, contemporary and antique furnishing pieces that have been carefully curated and collected over time.

Jay JeffersJay Jeffers

Our 4 Favorite Spots to ‘Gram in SoMa

It seems as though every corner you turn in SoMa, there’s yet another beautiful sight to capture. And while The Harrison resides amongst one of the most Instagrammable neighborhoods in the city, we’ve vetted the locations and compiled a list of our favorite spots to snap spectacular photos.

The Bay Bridge

We believe one of the most Instagram-worthy sites in SoMa is, of course, the Bay Bridge. Whether you’re beneath it at sunrise while taking a stroll with your pup through Rincon Park or above it at sunset in the comfort of your own abode at The Harrison, each moment of daylight is sure to hit the Bay Bridge just right.


Break from the usual Instagram feed of San Francisco’s most frequented sites with a few images from San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. Located just moments from The Harrison, the MoMa features an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art against stunning architecture. If only every Instagram had this type of backdrop.

Salesforce Park

The brand new Salesforce Park has quickly become one of the most sought-after spots in San Francisco. Complete with a 1,000-foot fountain, towering palm trees, multiple gardens with 200+ different species and grassy areas to gather, Salesforce Park has proven to be pure Instagram gold.

The Harrison

Last but certainly not least, The Harrison is, in fact, one of the most Instagrammable sites on this side of town. Masterfully designed by Ken Fulk, both the Grand Salon and Uncle Harry’s are replete with luxurious details, curated artwork and—above all—SoMa’s most awe-inspiring Bay Bridge views. Take a seat and let each space do the work for you.

4 Nearby Places for Last-Minute Summer Escapes

While exploring San Francisco is a fulfilling weekend in and of itself, there are boundless places to discover just beyond our city line. And, at The Harrison, we have the privilege of neighboring the Bay Bridge, a gateway to some of the country’s most sought-after locales. Whether you wish to spend a weekend along the jaw-dropping coastline of Santa Cruz or amongst the vineyards of Napa, the getaway options are seemingly limitless.

Santa Cruz

One of California’s most desirable surf cities, Santa Cruz lies just an hour and a half from your doorstep at The Harrison. Teeming with an artistic, laid-back vibe, the town is home to hip surfers, local craft beer companies, astounding redwood trees and an old wharf that’s as charming as the sea lions lounging just below. Stay at the beachy Dream Inn, sleek and modern Hotel Paradox or opt for a cozy tent amongst the redwoods. You’ll return to San Francisco relaxed and refreshed, while both salty and sunkissed.

Ocean Rock

Napa Valley

An undeniable favorite amongst locals and tourists alike, Napa Valley is a mere hour and a half drive from The Harrison. The wine region prevails as the most coveted in the country, home to nearly 400 wineries—many of which produce world-renowned, award-winning grapes. Pack your bags and head for the beautiful Meadowood boutique hotel, taste some of the best whites and reds in the world, indulge in farm-to-table food and find serenity amongst the endless expanse of vineyards.


Half Moon Bay

If you want a getaway that’s both refined and relaxed, Half Moon Bay is a perfect fusion of the two. The stunning seaside town is located just 45 minutes south of The Harrison, creating an ideally accessible retreat that, likewise, feels a million miles away. Book a room at the incredible waterfront Ritz Carlton, explore the area’s uncrowded beaches, kayak in Pillar Point Harbor, revel in local seafood and head to the legendary Mavericks surf break to catch sight of some of the world’s best surfers.



For a weekend immersed in nature, head just an hour and fifteen minutes south to Pescadero. The area is a bona fide haven for nature enthusiasts where one can hike, kayak, explore nearby farms and more. Stay at the Costanoa Lodge Resort in one of their wooden cabins or upscale bungalows, grab a bite at the iconic Duarte’s Tavern and meander the tide pools below the Pigeon Point Lighthouse. An easygoing weekend in Pescadero is bound to put your mind and body at ease.


*Photos courtesy of Visit Napa Valley & Half Moon Bay Golf

Experience the Best of San Francisco Nightlife at these 5 Destinations

San Francisco is known for its colorful personality and vivid nightlife. From live music to bars to theater performances, the city offers plenty to do and explore. Read on to discover five of San Francisco’s best nightlife destinations you don’t want to miss.

Orpheum Theatre

One of the best things to do at night in San Francisco is to take in a show at the theater. San Francisco is packed with dozens of venues, starting with acclaimed Orpheum Theatre. Since originally opening in 1926, this elaborate theater has undergone an extensive $20 million reservation and is now registered as an official San Francisco Historical Landmark. It showcases top-notch Broadway shows, ranging from Hamilton to Oklahoma.

Exploratorium After Dark 

If you’re looking to be inspired, be sure to stop by the After Dark event at the Exploratorium. The museum’s six galleries have been transformed to include  thought-provoking enhancements and one-of-a-kind activities. A large-scale kaleidoscope, mesmerizing light displays and dazzling mirrors are just a few examples of what you can experience here. This event, which takes place every Thursday night, will leave you feeling inspired and energized.


For the perfect rooftop bar setting, look no further than Charmaine’s. Located at the top of the San Francisco Proper Hotel, this rooftop bar-lounge boasts some of the best cocktails and views in the city. If you’re craving a bite to eat, consider perusing the menu created by Executive Chef Jason Fox. The craft cocktails are expertly made with bold flavors, creative combinations and unique bitters and syrup.

The Fillmore

For a night of live music, head over to The Fillmore. This historic venue was built in 1912 and has since become one of the city’s hottest music venues. A number of notable artists have graced the stage at The Fillmore, including Prince, Dave Chapelle and Radiohead. Be sure to check out the calendar of events, and keep an eye out for your favorite artists.


Spend your Friday night at Novela, a library-themed bar with walls of books in a rainbow of colors. Dubbed one of the trendiest bars in San Francisco, Novela specializes in handcrafted cocktails and traditional punches-on-tap. With its elegantly decorated design and literacy themed drinks, Novela offers a memorable evening out.