Happy Friday, San Francisco!
The weekend is here, and Secret San Francisco wants to help you make the most of it! We put out awesome new weekend plans for you each week, so you’ll never again miss an incredible event.
Saturday will be cloudy with a high of 59°F (15°C). Sunday has a 70% chance of rain in the forecast with a high of 55°F (13°C).
1. This weekend is your last chance to check out Bayside Saturdays.
Bayside Saturdays is an exciting self-guided adventure along the brand-new pedestrian and bike path on the India Basin and Hunter’s Point waterfront.
Special activities for this Saturday include:
- Zumba Fitness with Gigi Hill-Hopkins from 10:30-11am at India Basin Shoreline Park
- Freedom from Training Wheels kids’ bike class from the SF Bicycle Coalition (drop-in hours 10am-3pm) at India Basin Shoreline Park.
- And much more!
Browse the waterfront’s businesses, new art installations, and more while enjoying free drop-in fitness classes, giveaways, live music, and small business specials! Bayside Saturdays is happening every Saturday in April from 10am-3pm, and all events carefully follow COVID-safe precautions. Remember to wear a mask, maintain social distance, and have fun!
2. Get close to nature at these 10 captivating local destinations.
Earth Day was April 22, but if you didn’t have a chance to celebrate, why not take advantage of some free time this weekend? We wanted to hear your favorite spots to get close to nature, so we asked our Instagram followers for their best local outdoor escapes. They certainly didn’t disappoint, and these 10 spots come highly recommended by San Franciscans, for San Franciscans!
- Dolores Park
- Golden Gate Park Trails
- Hawk Hill
- Point Reyes National Seashore
- Land’s End
- Ocean Beach
- Twin Peaks
- The Presidio
- Mt. Tamalpais State Park
3. This new sparkly SF food truck serves up delicious boba teas.
You can now order your favorite drink from a spectacular, glittering food truck called Virtual Teakup, located in SPARK Social SF. The Mission Bay food truck park is already a local favorite, but this new sparkly addition has really caught our eye! Local sisters Karen, Chi, Tien and Victoria really take the homemade concept seriously. They cook fresh taro roots for the Oh Taro drink, which tastes amazing with brown sugar. They also make their own crème brûlée.
Popular flavors include Crème brûlée (jasmine milk tea with homemade crème brûlée and torched sugar), My Thai (Thai tea with condensed milk and crema), and Cloud 9 (cotton candy, watermelon syrup and butterfly pea flower).
4. There’s a stellar “super pink moon” happening Monday night.
Ok, here’s a little post-weekend bonus to keep an eye out for! The month of April is full of several exciting and rare astronomical phenomena, the next of which will occur on the night of Monday, April 26. This is the first supermoon of the year! Normally, supermoons occur 14 months apart, but we will see 2 in quick succession this year – one on April 26, and one on May 26.
Don’t expect the moon to turn pink, however. The “super pink moon” is so named because Native American tribes saw it mark the appearance of the spring flower ground phlox (or moss pink). Phlox can range in color from light pink to violet.
The pink supermoon will be visible throughout the night on Monday, but the most impressive views will be when it’s low on the horizon. That’ll be just after moonrise and just before moonset. MoonInfo.org tells us that moonrise is due to occur at 7:30pm, and moonset at 5:50am.
[Featured Image: @minimalist.aesthetics via Instagram]