• The Corniest Festival of the Year

    One of the staples of any proper American childhood is the delicious hot dog, wrapped in cornmeal, and fried on a stick delicacy that we all affectionately call the corndog....

    If you are a fan of all things corndogs, then you will want to attend the 7th Annual Great San Francisco Corndog Festival on March 21, from 11 am until 5 pm. All of the corndog fun takes place only about 20 minutes from El Rancho Inn. Over 10 San Francisco area food vendors will bring their own twist to the childhood classic adding things like cheese, bacon, chili, and whatever else they can imagine to the traditional recipe. There will also be bottomless craft beer from local breweries available all festival long. Plus, live music from local talent will keep the party atmosphere going all day long. So let out your inner child and enjoy a corndog or three at the Great San Francisco Corndog Festival.

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  • Oprah's Live Tour

    Oprah Winfrey is one of the most famous and talented media personalities of all time, and on February 22, you have the incredible opportunity to see Oprah live in her touring show called Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus....

    For her San Francisco stop, Oprah will be joined by Julianne Hough and Kate Hudson at the Chase Center which is only about 20 minutes from El Rancho Inn. Hough gained fame on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars while Kate Hudson is an award-winning actress and also the creator of the athleisure clothing company Fabletics. All three of these inspiring women will provide the audience with tips, plans, and stories to help get your mind, spirit, and body aligned in the coming year. With Oprah at the helm, there are sure to be plenty of surprises and excitement throughout the show. By focusing on personal wellness, you can make 2020 the best year of your life.

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  • Indulge Your Fancy Side

    Are you always on the lookout for the most adventurous, exciting food available? Do you find yourself scouring the internet for innovative new cooking techniques, or do you spend hours watching your favorite celebrity chefs on TV? ...

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will want to attend the 43rd Winter Fancy Food Show, taking place January 19-21. The Annual Winter Fancy Food Show is the largest event of its kind on the entire West Coast. All of the foodie fun takes place at the Moscone Center, just 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn. Over 30,000 vendors, chefs, and restaurateurs will be in attendance offering plenty of delicious samples and even advice on what the next big thing in food will be. Bring your curiosity as well as your appetite because both your taste buds and your imagination will be inspired at the Winter Fancy Food Show.

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  • Enter Charles Dickens' London

    Each weekend leading up to Christmas, you and your family can be transported to the London of literary genius Charles Dickens at The Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Famous for such works as Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, and especially A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens had the unique ability to describe the London of his day in impeccable detail. ...

    When you attend The Great Dickens Christmas Fair, you will be greeted by costumed guests, delightful actors, and pubs, theaters, and shops from Victorian-era London. All of the fun takes place at The Cow Palace, just 20 minutes from El Rancho Inn. This year, there will even be a special exhibit to celebrate the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria. All in all, the fair brings visitors back to the time where Dickens created favorite holiday characters like Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge. If you are looking for a unique holiday experience this year, then you should make sure to attend The Great Dickens Christmas Fair.

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  • Unleash Your Inner Elf

    It may seem hard to believe, but the holidays are right around the corner. That means it's that time of year again when you need to start thinking about your holiday shopping if you haven’t already. If you are looking for an opportunity to find unique and interesting gifts this year, then you will want to explore all of the crafts, art, and merchandise on display at the Renegade Craft Festival on November 16 and 17. ...

    The Renegade Craft Festival is housed at the Fort Mason Center, just 35 minutes from El Rancho Inn. In addition to thousands of one of a kind pieces like jewelry, clothing, furniture, shoes, home furnishings, and even original artwork, there will also be workshops for creative types who want help with their own creations. Throughout the entire event, there will be delicious food to munch on from Jicama, Tante’s, and Post Street Creamery.

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  • Wonders of the Wizarding World

    When the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's (or Philosopher’s for those across the pond) Stone, was released in 1997, it was an instant sensation. Now 22 years later, the Harry Potter franchise includes the 7 original books that became 8 films, a second film franchise, Fantastic Beasts, and the incredibly popular two-part stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. ...

    In the play, the audience is treated to the story of an adult Harry Potter who is a proud father and a member of the Ministry of Magic. Dealing with universal themes like family, legacy, and friendship, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a perfect addition to the beloved series. Starting on October 23, you can witness all of the magic in person at the Curran Theatre. This beautiful venue is only about half an hour from El Rancho Inn, and Harry Potter is most certainly worth the drive.

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  • Laugh the Night Away

    Sometimes the best way to unwind after a stressful day, week, or even month is to laugh it all away. You can do just that at the 16th Annual San Francisco Improv Fest, taking place September 18-21. All of the performances during that timeframe will take place at PianoFight, just 25 minutes away from El Rancho Inn. ...

    All week long, audiences will be tickled by the comedic stylings of local groups like The Right Now, The Trifecta, Moment Players, Magic, Chicken Scratch, and Liss N’ Sams. These talented local acts will be joined by others from around the country including Adsit and Eveleth, Brick House, But of Mind, Jurassic Pope, Shrew Shakespeare, The Sound of Musical, We Digress, and many more. There will even be improv workshops put on by the professionals to give you a glimpse behind the scenes. Learn more about the work that goes into the improv to keep the audience laughing all night long.

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  • A Cure for the Blues

    The 9th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival will take place on August 17-18 this year. After a brief sojourn to Martinez, CA, the festival returns to its original home for 2019. All of the fun takes place at Polk Street and California in San Francisco, just half an hour from El Rancho Inn. ...

    The festival will feature food booths, cafe-style seating, arts and crafts vendors, and, of course, plenty of live music. In fact, to accommodate all of the performers, there will be two main stages all festival long. Some of the acts this year include Swamp Thang, Fillmore Slim, Eddie Nelson, Rhythm Doctors, Bobbie Webb, JoJo Diamond, and Guy and the Rattlecans. Whether you are a long-time lover of the blues or you are simply looking for a fun outdoor activity, The Polk Street Blues Festival has everything you need for a fun weekend in the sun.

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  • Joga Bonito

    Joga Bonito means more than just “the beautiful game.” It means soccer played at the highest level, with a poetry-like quality to the footwork and a passing style that can only be compared to the greatest jazz musicians improvising a solo. ...

    Watching soccer at this level can be breathtaking, and it's something that you won't soon forget. In the next couple of months, you can watch the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS take on Real Salt Lake, Real Valladolid FC, Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, Vancouver Whitecaps, Orlando City, Seattle Sounders, and Philadelphia Union at their home field. That beautiful pitch, Avaya Stadium, is only about 35 minutes from El Rancho Inn, and the home team is absolutely worth the journey. With stars like Chris Wondolowski, Cristian Espinoza, Vako, and Daniel Vega, you are guaranteed to see incredible goals and unbelievable saves. In short, you will see the essence of Joga Bonito with your own eyes.

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  • Cheers!

    In the last few years, the art of brewing craft beers has been perfected to the point that there are great local microbreweries in almost every city in America....

    Finding the best local brew has become one of the highlights of any trip. With that in mind, here are 3 impressive microbreweries near El Rancho Inn.

    Steelhead Brewing Co.- Located only about 15 minutes from the hotel, Steelhead is one of the most popular breweries and restaurants in the area. Be sure to try the Broadway Blonde, Raging Rhino Red, and Golden State Hard Cider.

    47 Hills Brewing Company- This brewery in an old warehouse is only about 10 minutes from the hotel. While there you will be treated to various beer offerings from brewmaster John Tucci.

    Armstrong Brewing Co.- The beautiful taproom is only about 15 minutes from the hotel. Some of their best creations include the We Were Promised Loggers light pilsner, Purple Lightsaber blueberry smoothie sour, Peach Ring Saison, and Amber Waves of Grain amber ale.

    Whether you are able to visit all three breweries or you only have time for one, you are sure to find a new favorite beer in the Bay Area.

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  • The Boys of Summer

    The San Francisco Giants are one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball history. The newly name Oracle Park, the team’s home stadium, is only about 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn. ...

    The team has gotten off to a slow start, but manager Bruce Bochy, one of the best baseball minds in the league, has plenty of time to save this season. With stars like Madison Bumgarner, Buster Posey, Evan Longoria, Pablo Sandoval, and Brandon Crawford, this team will get back to their winning ways in no time. In May alone, the team has exciting home games against the Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, and Arizona Diamondbacks. In addition to serving as the home ballpark for the Giants, Oracle Park is famous for the delicious concessions offered throughout the stadium. Be sure to stop by Crazy Crab’z, Stormin Normans, and Gilroy Garlic Fries to make your trip to the ballgame an unforgettable one.

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  • Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

    On April 13th and 14th, the San Francisco Vintners Estates event will take place at Golden Gate Club- Presidio. This unbelievably beautiful venue is about 35 minutes from El Rancho Inn, but the incredible wine selection at the event is well worth the drive. ...

    In fact, you will have the opportunity to sample from over 100 wineries, and you can even purchase bottles from your favorites. San Francisco Vintners Estates brings together boutique and family wines from all across California and from all around the world. In addition to the wine selections, there will also be live music, art vendors, and plenty of delicious food available. Plus, you will have the chance to meet and ask questions with some of the winemakers of the very wine that you will be sampling. Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or you are new to wine drinking, San Francisco Vintners Estates is the perfect place to find your new favorite wine.

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  • Over 70 Years of Floral Masterpieces

    For over 70 years, the Macy’s Flower Show has provided visitors with incredible floral arrangements in Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. ...

    This year’s show takes place from March 24- April 7 at Union Square in San Francisco. The beautiful venue is about half an hour from El Rancho Inn, but this world-famous flower show is definitely worth the drive. What makes the Macy’s Flower Show so spectacular is their unmatched ability to bring together a wide variety of flowers from all around the world and display them together. Admission is free for the entire run of the show, which makes it a great experience for the entire family. You will not believe your eyes as you walk through dazzling displays of colorful flowers. The arrangements have an indescribable way of making your troubles wash away. The Macy’s Flower Show is one relaxing experience that you will not want to miss.

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  • A Mostly British Film Festival

    The 2019 Mostly British Film Festival will be taking place from February 14-21. This one of a kind film festival features films from the UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and even India....

    All of the fun takes place at the Vogue Theatre which is less than half an hour from El Rancho Inn. There are individual screening tickets available, but true film lovers will want to get Series Passes which cover all screenings as well as all parties. Some of the highlights of the festival include the opening night film, The White Crow, Shalom Bollywood, Edie, Looking for Lennon, Tell It to the Bees, The King’s Speech, Funny Cow, and festival closer, Peterloo. In addition to screenings of these and plenty of other films, there will also be Q&A sessions with the actors, directors, and producers of some of the films. Film is a universal language, and the Mostly British Film Festival allows audiences to enjoy the cinematic tastes of other English speaking nations.

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  • Best in Show

    Dogs are known as man’s best friend for a reason, and The Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the special relationship between humans and our furry, four-legged companions. ...

    What makes this show so unique is the fact that are actually two shows, one on January 26 and one on January 27. The Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show takes place at Cow Palace which is less than 20 minutes from El Rancho Inn. In addition to the show itself, this is your opportunity to learn more about all of your favorite breeds. Whether you love Great Danes or Shih Tzus, Beagles or Bulldogs, or anything in between, you will have the opportunity to talk to the breeders and trainers while interacting with the dogs themselves. The Golden Gate Kennel Club Dog Show is the most entertaining and informational competition on the entire West Coast.

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  • Merry Misfit Christmas

    If you are looking for something that is a little more unique to help celebrate this holiday season, then A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret is just the show for you....

    On December 20-22 and again on December 27-29, Kat Robichaud and her band The Darling Misfits will bring a little spice to the holidays at Z Space. The excellent venue is only about half an hour from El Rancho Inn, and all of the fun of A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret is well worth the trip. You might recognize Kat from her time on The Voice, and she is bringing plenty of guest stars, like Frankie Fictitious, to help rock the night away. A Very Merry Misfit Cabaret is a wonderfully eclectic combination of vaudeville, rock ‘n roll, musical theater, and even drag shows. The performers are sure to have you laughing out loud throughout the entire two-hour show.

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  • Buckle Up for Fun

    Whether you take pride in your ability to maintain, service, and fix a car, you appreciate the aesthetic beauty of the machines, or you find yourself in between those two poles, you will not want to miss the 61st Annual San Francisco International Auto Show. ...

    The 2018 iteration of the event is taking place on November 21-25 at the Moscone Center which is only about 20 minutes from El Rancho Inn. It can be a lot of fun to view pictures of new cars on the internet, but it is so much more enjoyable test drive the newest models from all the biggest car companies from all around the world. All of the major car manufacturers will be there showing off their 2019 models. There will also be a variety of experimental models for the true gearheads to fawn over. Throughout the event, you will be able to ask questions and interact with representatives from the manufacturers.

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  • Spooky Fun at Spookville Halloween Theme Park

    If you are looking for a Halloween event that is fun for the entire family, yes that includes the parents, then you will want to try out Spookville Halloween Theme Park....

    Spookville is housed at the Westfield San Francisco Centre which is only about 20 minutes from El Rancho Inn. The theme park is a “no scare” experience that celebrates all of the fun and history of Halloween. Some of your favorite characters like Frankenstein’s Monster, a vampire, a werewolf, a ghost, a witch, and a skeleton will be there for the kids to interact with. Plus, there exciting activities like swimming in a grave of skulls, riding a witch’s broom, and even getting caught in a spider’s web. The adults can make their way to the “Creepshow Cabaret” which features Halloween themed cocktails, live music, and even selfie opportunities with your favorite 80’s horror characters. So get the family into their costumes and head over to Spookville for an exhilarating Halloween adventure. 

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  • Football Season is Back

    As any good fantasy football player knows, the 2018-2019 NFL season is just about to begin. The local team, the San Francisco 49ers, are hoping to have a successful run in the NFC West under their exciting young coach, Kyle Shanahan. ...

    The offensive genius Shanahan is sure to have stars like Jimmy Garoppolo, Marquise Goodwin, and Pierre Garcon putting up plenty of points. The defense is pretty impressive as well with stars like Richard Sherman, Solomon Thomas, and Adrian Colbert leading the way. In the next couple of months, the 49ers have exciting home games against the Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals, LA Rams, Oakland Raiders, and New York Giants. Regardless of which opponent you get to see, the 49ers are guaranteed to put on a show that will have you jumping out of your seat. Hopefully, the 2018 season is a successful campaign that ends with a playoff run and a Super Bowl victory.

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  • Can You Make Your Escape?

    Ryptic Room Escape is one of the most challenging, exciting, and popular escape experiences in the entire Bay Area. Whether the players complete the challenge or not, every visitor admits to having lots of fun. ...

    Ryptic Room Escape has a location in San Mateo that is only about 15 minutes from El Rancho Inn, and the experience is definitely worth the short drive. You and your group of friends or family have 60 minutes to search for and decipher all the clues in the room in order to escape. This Ryptic location offers 2 distinct escape scenarios. In the first, Escape from the Aliens, you must find the missing Dr. Hatt by looking through the extraterrestrial evidence left behind in his office. In the second, Sherlock Inc., You and your team must help the legendary super-sleuth solve a mystery in London. No matter which experience you choose, you will find it challenging and fun all at the same time.

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  • The Trail Around the City

    The Spur Trail, Millbrae’s intercity trail, allows visitors to view all of the breathtaking sights of Millbrae at their own pace. The paved trail is actually two-section, a north-south section, and an east-west section....

    In total, the trail is about 2 miles, so it the perfect place to walk and take beautiful photographs. Exercise enthusiasts will enjoy the challenge of the short trail combined with a unique view of the city. The entrance to the Spur Trail is only about 5 minutes from El Rancho Inn. While on your stroll, keep your eyes open for some of the local plant and animal life that you might otherwise miss on your visit to Millbrae. The Spur Trail is one of those local treasures that you will find yourself returning to every time you make your way back to the Bay Area. After your two-mile loop around the city, make your way back to the hotel so you can prepare for a fun night out.

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  • All That Jazz

    The 36th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, taking place from June 5-17, features 44 unique and incredible jazz performances. Jazz music encourages improvisation and really demonstrates how music is the gateway to the soul. ...

    The SF Jazz Center is only about 25 minutes from the El Rancho Inn, so after a short drive, you can experience some of the best jazz musicians from around the world. The festival features stars like Jazz legend Ahmad Jamal, Lea Delaria, one of the stars of Orange of the New Black, a Patsy Cline and Oscar Peterson tribute, Jamison Ross, Irma Thomas and the Professionals, Diana Purim and Eyedentity, Amadou and Mariam, Brian Blade & The Fellowship, and many more extremely talented performers. This event is very popular each year so you may want to get your tickets here before it's too late. Being in the audience while jazz music is expertly played can be an emotional, relaxing and cathartic experience.

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  • Test Your Luck

    Poker really became mainstream when the World Series of Poker was broadcast live on ESPN in the early 2000s. Similar tournaments aired and continue to air on ESPN, Fox Sports, and even The Travel Channel....

    Matt Damon and Edward Norton even made a popular film titled Rounders that is built around Texas Hold ‘Em. If you are a fan of those shows and film, or you consider yourself an able card player, then you will want to visit Artichoke Joe’s Casino. The beautiful casino with an unbelievable atmosphere is less than 10 minutes from  El Rancho Inn & Suites. While there, you can test your luck at games like Pai Gow, Baccarat, California Blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, and Three Card Poker. In addition to the poker rooms, Artichoke Joe’s has a world class bar with all of the finest top-shelf liquors and a variety of beers from around the world. You can even catch your favorite team in action on one of the widescreen TVs in the bar.

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  • Stand for the Redwoods on Earth Day

    Saturday, April 21 is the 49th annual Earth Day Celebration. The Save the Redwoods is also celebrating their 100th anniversary this year. To celebrate this history of conservation, you will want to visit the Earth Day San Francisco 2018 Celebration. ...

    All of the festivities take place at Civic Center Plaza which is less than 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn & Suites. The festival includes live music, speakers, plenty of free events, activities for the kids, and lots of delicious food and drinks. The music will be provided by acts like DJ David Harness, Bayonics, Chris Cane, and many others. Be sure to catch passionate speeches from Mayoral candidates Jane Kim and Mark Leno, CEO of Save the Redwoods Sam Hodder, and Executive Director of Rainforest Action Network Lindsey Allen. There will even be a sustainable fashion show, hands-on eco workshops, organic chef showcases, and a clean energy zone. This festival is a fun, informative experience for the entire family.

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  • Bay Area Brew Festival

    For the sixth annual Bay Area Brew Festival, organizers have brought together over 70 breweries, 200 different beers, and a variety of food trucks. The event takes place at Pier 35, which is about 35 minutes from El Rancho Inn, but the fun-filled festival is well worth the commute. ...

    General Admission includes unlimited beer samples, and VIP tickets get you special beers and pours during the first hour of the festival. You have two blocks to choose from to enjoy the festival. The first runs from noon to 4pm while the second goes from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Both types of tickets include access to live entertainment, a dueling piano bar, and all of the delicious food that is offered at food truck alley. Be sure to stop by the photo booth to get a fun picture to commemorate your visit to the Bay Area Brew Festival.

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  • Swish

    The Golden State Warriors have been so successful the last few seasons that people are starting to use the word "dynasty" to describe the team. Their beautiful home court, Oracle Arena, is only about half an hour El Rancho Inn, so you will not want to miss your opportunity to experience the electric atmosphere at a Warriors home game. ...

    When you see the Warriors play, you are guaranteed to see crisp passing, gravity defying dunks, and beautiful 3-pointers. With superstars like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green, Coach Steve Kerr is hoping for yet another championship run. In February alone, the team has home games against the Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, Phoenix Suns, LA Clippers, and Oklahoma City Thunder. No matter which game you decide to attend, you are certain to see moves and plays that you will remember for the rest of your life. Plus, you will get to be a part of what is hopefully another championship season.

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  • All Aboard

    I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can have an exciting and fun filled day at the MIllbrae Train Museum. Located in the former Southern Pacific Train Depot, which is only about half a mile from El Rancho Inn, the Millbrae Train Museum gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the locomotive history of the city, the Bay Area, and the entire Western United States....

    The museum is meticulously maintained by the Millbrae Historical Society, and the volunteer guides are happy to answer any of your questions. You may want to plan your trip in advance because the museum is only open to the public on Saturdays from 10 AM until 2 PM. Highlights of the museum include a fully restored 1929 Ford Model AA truck that served as a Railway Express Agency vehicle. The museum is filled with artifacts, pictures, and documents that give visitors the chance to get a look into the storied past of the Millbrae area.

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  • A Night with The Nutcracker

    Pyotr Tchaikovsky debuted The Nutcracker in 1892, and the popular ballet has captivated audiences for 125 years now. Though originally not particularly successful, the ballet has become a Christmas staple in the United States. ...

    Keeping the tradition alive, the San Francisco Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker from December 13-30. The home of the San Francisco Ballet, The War Memorial Opera House, is only about 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn. Adapted from a story by Alexandre Dumas, who in turn adapted the story from E. T. A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker tells the story of a family’s Christmas over 2 remarkable acts. With famous numbers featuring the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker Prince, The Nutcracker is sure to become one your family’s favorites. In fact, you might even want to make your visit to the San Francisco Ballet an annual tradition. The music is classic, the atmosphere is beautiful, and the experience is one you will cherish for a lifetime.

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  • 3D Demonstration

    The science and technology behind 3D printing is growing so rapidly that we are now able to accomplish feats that were once only possible on Science Fiction television shows like Star Trek....

    If you are interested in this fascinating field, you will want to attend the Explore 3D Printing event at the Millbrae Library on Saturday, November 18. The drop-in workshop takes place from 1:30-3:00 PM, and it is the perfect place for the whole family to spend an afternoon. To make it even better, the Millbrae Library is only about half a mile, a short walk, from El Rancho Inn. The event will feature printing demonstrations as well as how the technology can be incorporated into our everyday lives. Once you have finished indulging your intellectual and curious side, make your way back to the hotel for a delicious dinner of contemporary American cuisine at Terrace Café and Veranda Bar.

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  • Halloween Festival Fun

    On October 28, The Peninsula Ballet Theatre will be hosting their first ever Halloween Festival. The fun and excitement starts at 5PM and doesn’t stop until 8PM. ...

    The beautiful venue where this event will be held is only about 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn, so you and your family should definitely stop by. There will all kinds of fun activities and games for the kids and the parents too. Of course, there will be trick or treating, and the festival will also feature a variety of carnival games. Brave visitors will have a spooky good time at the Haunted Werehouse. Other highlights of this exciting festival include a costume fashion show and a pizza dinner. Get your tickets early because this is one event that is sure to sell out, and you and your family do not want to miss out on all of the fun.

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  • Fore!

    The best golf courses in the world are challenging, beautifully maintained, and full of surprises. Sharp Park Golf Course, a public course located only 15 minutes from El Rancho Inn, checks all of those boxes. ...

    It is the perfect place for scratch golfers and weekend hacks alike. The course has been called “The Poor Man’s Pebble Beach,” and this is in no way a bad thing. Throughout the course, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the surrounding mountains. Some of the most challenging holes wrap around Laguna Salada, a natural lake in the park. Not only is course beautiful, but it also has a rich history since it was designed by Alister MacKenzie who also helped create Augusta National. Additionally, Golfweek Magazine named the course one of America’s 50 Greatest Municipal Courses. So be sure to pack your clubs because this is one golfing experience that you will not want to miss.

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  • Play Ball

    The Major League Baseball season is quickly coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy a San Francisco Giants game. The Giants home stadium, AT&T Park is only about 25 minutes from El Rancho Inn by car, so getting there is a snap. ...

    In August alone, the Giants have home games against the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Milwaukee Brewers, and Saint Louis Cardinals. If you are lucky, you might see Buster Posey or Hunter Pence hit a homerun, Brandon Crawford or Brandon Belt make an amazing defensive play, or maybe even a pitching gem from Matt Cain or Johnny Cueto. Hopefully the home town team can pull out a victory, but even if they don’t, you are sure to have a blast at the beautiful stadium. Be sure to take a walk around the ballpark to take in the amazing view of McCovey Cove just past the right field wall.

    AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94107

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  • Jay Alexander's Marrakech Magic Theater

    If you are looking for a fun night out doing something a bit off the beaten path, then you will definitely want to experience the show at the Marrakech Magic Theater. The theater is located only about half an hour from El Rancho Inn and features one of the most unique performances in the area. ...

    Jay Alexander is sure to shock and amaze you with his feats of magic, mentalism, and psychological feats all mixed with a healthy dose of comedy. A crowd favorite is Alexander’s unbelievable human lie detection. Doors open about an hour before show time so you can enjoy some cocktails, appetizers, and even pre-show mysteries and illusions. With rave reviews from Bono of U2 and Monty Python’s John Cleese, two men who know a thing or two about entertaining and comedy, Jay Alexander’s show is sure to leave you with a big smile on your face.

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  • Learn Some Local History

    If you have an interest and love for history, then you will most definitely want to visit the Millbrae Historical Museum. With summer just around the corner, it is the perfect time to leisurely stroll the half a mile or so from El Rancho Inn to the museum. The Millbrae Museum celebrates the history of Millbrae and the surrounding area. ...

    The building itself, built in 1895, is a converted house that once served as the dwelling place for the resident manager of the Spring Valley Water Company. The restored house now contains numerous artifacts, photos, furniture, and documents that all highlight what life was like in Millbrae near the end of the 19th century. Volunteer docents are available for questions every Saturday from 12-4 PM to answer any questions you may have. This one of a kind museum is an excellent place to spend a relaxing afternoon indulging your intellectual side.

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  • Millbrae Farmers' Market

    Every Saturday, rain or shine, the Millbrae Farmers’ Market is held in the City Parking lot on Broadway from 8am to 1pm. Located less than a mile from El Rancho Inn, walk to the farmer’s market and enjoy the fresh air on your way. Of course, the Millbrae Farmers’ Market has plenty of vendors selling fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, but this market has even more to offer. ...

    Every week, there are also flowers, plants, and even homemade baked goods for sale. You are almost guaranteed to find a new favorite pastry or dessert as you wander through the market. In addition, Bay Area musicians regularly play at the farmer’s market which just adds to the peaceful and relaxing ambience of the whole experience. You may have been to a farmer’s market before, but you have not ever experienced the local flavor and fun of the Millbrae Farmers’ Market.

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  • It's a Bird, It's a Plane

    If you are looking for an afternoon away from the fast paced lifestyle of the city, then you will want to visit the most unique park in Millbrae. Located only a mile and a half from El Rancho Inn, Bayfront Park has a little bit of everything. Take in amazing views of the Bay and Downtown San Francisco or enjoy a leisurely stroll or jog along a pedestrian-friendly path. ...

    Yet, one of the most exciting things about Bayfront Park is the unique opportunity to watch planes land and take off from the San Francisco Airport. There is nothing quite like the view of a 747 as it descends over the Bay en route to SFO. After a fun day of plane, bird, and people watching, make your way back to the hotel for delicious American Cuisine at the Terrace Café.

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