Hotel Blog - Marina Inn

January 15, 2018

Visit the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

The Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco is committed to cultivating and displaying unusual and rare plants to create awareness so endangered and at-risk rainforest ecologies are preserved to sustain the natural way of life. The Conservatory of Flowers has been a San Francisco landmark for over a hundred years. It celebrates Victorian architecture and is, in fact, the oldest wood and glass conservatory open to the public on the continent. A national and state historic landmark, it was ren...

November 15, 2017

The Alcatraz Island

With lots of attractions, world-class restaurants, and an abundance of great entertainment, San Francisco is a destination that draws tourists from around the world. While visiting San Francisco, be sure to visit iconic Alcatraz Island.

Alcatraz Island is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. This small island was initially developed and equipped with facilities to become the site of the first lighthouse and a Civil War military fort on the west coast. From 1934 Alcatraz was ...

April 15, 2018

Explore Alamo Square in San Francisco

The hilltop of Alamo Square in San Francisco offers an amazing postcard view of the city. This breathtaking park in Alamo Square is full of flower beds, tennis court, walking trails, slides, swings and comfortable seating arrangements. Dogs are welcomes on the eastern side of Alamo Square Park but they must stay on leash whereas the western side is free for playful activities of off-leash dogs. There are so many interesting things to discover at Alamo Square in San Francisco; if you are plann...

September 15, 2017

Stow Lake: Paddle Boating and Other Activities

Stow Lake is a charming manmade wonder located in Golden Gate Park. The small lake with the island at the middle is a gem and a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Boating or pedal boating, walking and bicycling are the most popular activities at Stow Lake. Spotting wildlife, marveling at the waterfall and unwinding at the Chinese pavilions are favorite pastimes.

About Stow Lake

Stow Lake has idyllic wooden pathways. There are turtles and ducks, a c...