How to Have Summer Fun at Filoli

Head south to Filoli, one of the Bay Area's most beautiful venues with endless activies to choose from.

Take a break from the fog and (literally) smell the roses! Just forty minutes south of the City by the Bay is Filoli, one of the most amazing garden landscapes the Bay Area has to offer. Filoli’s 16 acres of property include a massive Georgian Revival-style mansion, more than 500 rose bushes, sculpture gardens, a cafe and more.

Open every day, Filoli is the perfect addition to your Bay Area summer agenda. Here are some features of the garden we encourage you to check out!


Summer Nights

The best way to celebrate summer’s long days is with a trip to Filoli, which stays open until 8 p.m. every night of the summer until September 21. With local food trucks, the Bluebird Bar and live acoustic music, a Thursday night in the gardens is the perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Summer Nights

Service Learning Projects

Filoli offers a Service Learning program that provides a free opportunity to learn about the gardens and the tips and tricks that keep it in such lush condition. This experience is offered for anyone age 10 and older, and you can participate as many times as you like!

Service Learning

Summer Stage

Grab a drink and head to the meadow for one of the shows put on by Filoli from June through September! From hip-hop to soul to funk, the shows are always different and always entertaining.

Summer Stage

Flora & Garden Parties

Plan your upcoming celebration with a Flora & Garden party at Filoli! With trendy charcuterie platters, spectacular floral arrangements and everything to your liking, Filoli’s team works to create personalized events in the garden.

Garden Party

Ovid’s Metamorphosis

Not only is Filoli home to one of the most spectacular garden venues, but it also houses a seasonal sculpture exhibit throughout the Garden and House. Produced by artist Yoko Kubrick, a variety of marble sculpture tell the tail of Ovid’s Metamorphosis. The pieces will be on display through November 7, and are available to see with all admission.


Hours and Admission

Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. every day

Make sure to purchase tickets online in advance due to high sales during the summer months!

Ticket Pricing 

Adult: $34

Senior (65 and up): $32

Child 5-17: $24

Student/teacher/military: $27

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Author Julia Middlebrook
Julia Middlebrook

Julia Middlebrook is a rising senior at the University of Colorado Boulder, pursuing a degree in Communication and Business. She joins the San Francisco Travel marketing team this summer after having previously worked in the public policy division. Born and raised in San Francisco and having done just about everything there is to do in it, Julia is passionate about spreading her love for the city and will always consider it the best place in the world.