10 Things to Do Over Memorial Day Weekend



  1. Catch the Wave – The Wave will be hosting its grand opening over Memorial Day weekend (May 27 – 29). Get a group of friends and have some fun enjoy the warm weather as well as Dublin’s new waterpark. Tickets can be booked online in advance or purchased the day of at the counter.
  2. Celebrate at the Mission District’s Annual Carnival and Parade – Attend the San Francisco Mission District’s annual Carnaval Celebration and Parade beginning Saturday afternoon and lasting till the following evening. The festival is free to the public and a great way to spend time with friends and family, while mingling with San Francisco’s locals.
  3. Go to a Museum – There are several great museums in the Bay Area well worth exploring, the California Academy of Sciences, Oakland Museum, the Exploratorium, and several more. Find a museum that interests you and then stop by for an afternoon of enriching fun. However, be sure to book tickets online as Memorial Day weekend is a notoriously busy time for these museums.
  4. Take a Walking Tour in San FranciscoThe San Francisco Public Library has scheduled several free walking tours especially for Memorial Day weekend. There’s something for everyone from a informative walk around the Mission District to a walk covering the filming locations of several Alfred Hitchcock movies. There is no need for tickets or registration, just show up at the designated time, as detailed on the library’s website.
  5. Take a Hike – For those of you interested in a physically challenging but scenic hike, take the Muir Woods trail to Venice Beach. Along the way,  you’ll have a chance to see breathtaking views and wildlife. However, there are shorter hikes and walking trails for those of us who aren’t athletically gifted.
  6. Take a Foodie Tour of San Francisco – Explore the different cultures that intermingle in San Francisco through food. Grab some clam chowder at Fisherman’s Wharf, some street food and homemade fortune cookies in Chinatown, and then of course, dessert at Ghirardelli.
  7. Watch a Movie – Several highly anticipated movies  have opened recently, including Guardians of the Galaxy Two and Everything Everything. Go with your friends  to the theaters to check one out or make some popcorn and invite your friends over for a home screening of one of your favorites.
  8. Catch up on Sleep – The past few weeks have been a stressful and tumultuous ride with SBACs, and AP testing. Take some time to sleep in and relax before you descend into finals.
  9. Read a Good Book – De-stress while expanding your cultural perspective and pick up a good book from the local library. Author Mark Mathabane recently visited DHS on May 19th, 2017, and if you haven’t read his autobiography Kaffir Boy, it’s definitely worth the time.
  10. Study for Finals – Take some time to have fun, but don’t forget that the week that follows will be Finals Week. So, take some time to review and prepare for the upcoming finals. Make sure to finish strong, Gaels!