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The annual Napa Valley Film Festival returns in 2017 Nov. 8 - 12, as an ultimate celebration of film, food and wine, and as one of the most entertaining and inspiring experiences for cultural travelers and film fans.

Visit the Exploratorium to excite your atoms and celebrate the close of the year at Glow, the annual festival of ebullient lights and subtle glows, on Friday Dec. 1st. Bask in the mesmerizing gleams of special installations and kinetic sculptures, take a shine to illuminating exhibits, and show your sparkle with scintillating activities.

PIER 39 invites guests to spread the holiday cheer at its distinctly San Francisco traditions. Throughout the season, PIER 39’s 50-plus locally-owned shops offer some of the city’s most unique and specialized shopping, making them perfect for personalized gifts. And on Nov. 19, head to The PIER to sing songs, send letters to Santa and welcome the holiday season with a day of merriment for the whole family, culminating with the lighting of PIER 39′s majestic 60-foot tree.

The Curious Contraptions exhibit has ended. Please visit The Exploratorium for current exhibitions.

Opening Nov. 17 at The Exploratorium is Curious Contraptions: Featuring Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, an exhibition of more than 20 charming and often hilarious sculptures known as automata.

Hotel Availability


October 27-30, 2017
November 19-30, 2017
December 17-31, 2017


January 1-6, 2018
January 12-14, 2018
February 2-4, 2018
February 11-25, 2018
March 24-31, 2018
April 1-8, 2018
April 13-15, 2018
April 20-22, 2018
April 27-29, 2018
May 20-31, 2018
June 1-3, 2018
August 26-31, 2018

Hotel Availability


January 2–5, 2018
February 11-16, 2018
April 2–4, 2018
June 10–24, 2018 
July 15–28, 2018
August 1–30, 2018 

Total Guest Rooms: 532
Number of Meeting Rooms: 16
Largest Exhibit Space: 6,658 sq. ft.
Total Meeting Space: 22,000 sq. ft.
Largest Banquet Capacity: 600
Neighborhood: Union Square