Something exciting is coming just around the corner. Samuel Hubbard Week is September 22-28. It’s a time when you can visit local retailers around the country to experience our incredible shoes for yourself. Try them on and feel Hubbard comfort. After you fall in love with Hubbards, we have ideas for where to take your new favorite shoes, depending on the city you’re in. Your perfect day is just a few steps away during Samuel Hubbard Week.
San Francisco, CA// September 27
Cable Car Clothier is sure to catch your eye in San Francisco, but shoe shopping probably won't occupy your entire day in the beautiful city. Take your new Hubbards out on the town, starting with a ride on the historic cable cars! Enjoy Golden Gate Park or sample the incredible food options all around the city. San Francisco is practically at our front door, so we have quite a few suggestions for exploring the famous hub of tech innovations and the start-up revolution. Visit Chinatown, catch a game at Giants' Stadium, Embrace your inner child at the Exploratorium, and witness the beauty of the Presidio. It wouldn't be a complete day, however, unless you drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Walking the expanse is, of course iconic, but very, very windy. Opt for the scenic drive. Peering out at the lights of the city is an incredible way to end the day. Enjoy the ride.
St. Louis, MO // September 21
This is the perfect city to explore on foot after shopping for new Hubbards at Laurie’s Shoes. If you want to get to know one of the most vibrant cities in the country, start with a food tour. St. Louis has so much to offer someone who explores with taste. After experiencing the flavors of local food, you should soak in the sound of St. Louis’ rich culture. The National Blues Museum and the Missouri Botanical Gardens pair well together for a day that is easy on your eyes and ears. Since your feet feel amazing, you might finish your day with a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis or a baseball game at Busch Stadium. Your feet will still feel like it’s the beginning of the day.
San Jose, CA // September 28
Once you leave Eli Thomas, take your newest kicks to the Tech Museum or the Children’s Discovery Museum. Either way, your feet will be ready for the adventure. If you like mysterious places (and being scared) then you should explore the Winchester Mystery House. For a more serene adventure, the Japanese Friendship Garden is a gorgeous, vibrant option. If you want to be outside and are looking for more of a challenge, you should hike Mission Peak with friends. Hubbards are made for all of your adventures.
Nashville, TN // September 23
Cute & Comfy shoes is your first stop for the perfect Hubbards to prepare you for exploring Nashville in style (and comfort!). There are so many exciting things to do in this city and they won’t all fit into a single day, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. If you love country music, you’re at the very heart of this genre. The Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame will take you deep into the world of country music legends. You can take the Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour of the city or, if you prefer, a walking tour to see the details of this famous city. History buffs will love the Parthenon replica of the famous monument that remains mostly in ruins in Athens. In the evening, take a detour to the Jack Daniel’s Distillery or stay in town for a pub crawl.
Chicago, IL // September 28
Hanig’s Footwear in Chicago is the perfect place to explore Hubbards and find your perfect fit. Once you’re in shoes that can take you anywhere, you might as well turn the day into an adventure. Head to Legoland and experience the excitement of your inner child. Chicago has incredible Gangster and Ghost Tours that celebrate its uniquely criminal history. For anyone who loves a good bike ride, bike tours are available for a real glimpse at what makes Chicago one of the most diverse and beautiful cities in the United States. End your evening at the Skydeck where the sunset will take your breath away.
Laguna Beach, CA // September 21
The Shoe Cellar might be the best way to start off your day, but there are many other amazing opportunities to explore Laguna Beach ahead. Kayak or swim along the beautiful beaches of Crystal Cove State Park and Heisler Park. Visit Temecula for a wine tour that will change the way you view wine or take time to enjoy nearby San Diego for a day or two. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center is the perfect way to round out your time in Laguna Beach, especially if you bring the kids.
New York, NY // September 22 and 24
Tip Top Shoes on the 22nd and Eneslow on the 24th in NYC are destinations on their own, but after shopping for shoes, you get to discover more about one of the most famous cities in the world. There are always the go-to sites like the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center. Have a picnic lunch at Central Park or take a guided bike tour around the beautiful metropolitan area surrounding it. If you have a taste for art, experience the MET or MOMA for world-class access to the masters and modern talent alike. Since you’re at the epicenter of performing arts, enjoy a Broadway show and finish the night with a steak and lobster dinner at the Sea Fire Grill or DeStefano's Steakhouse.
Denver, CO // September 28
Dardano’s Shoes is located in the beautiful city of Denver. This area is famous for its outdoorsy adventures, so you need shoes designed for the journey. Explore the Botanic Gardens, the Denver Art Museum, or the Denver Zoo. An added benefit of these exciting locations is that they’re child-friendly. For the adults, enjoy a craft beer tour after hiking Pikes peak. Finish the night with a concert at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre.
Franklin, TN // September 22
So you found your dream shoes at David Parker and want to take your Hubbards out on the town. You're in the perfect city to enjoy a lively music scene, incredible festivals, and a gorgeous downtown area. The festivals are seasonal, so check in with the Downtown Franklin Association. Visit historical Civil War-era homes in this southern epicenter of architecture such as the Lotz House Museum. Enjoy the classic beauty of Gallery 202. Experience the rush of SOAR Adventure Tower. As long as you’re not afraid of heights, we highly recommend taking in the gorgeous scenery from above. Hot Air Balloon rides are truly one of the most unique, impactful ways to see the world in your Hubbards.
Sandy Springs, GA // September 25
After trying on new shoes at Foot Solutions, take your new hiking boots or UnSneakers for their first test at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. You can go for a beautiful hike along the trails or try river rafting, weather-permitting. Now that you’ve worked up an appetite, try Pontoon Brewing or the Sandy Springs Farmers Market for a lunch that’s rich in local flavor. In the evening, visit Steve’s Live Music to end your day with music and dancing. Pro-tip: Hubbard boots look just as good as cowboy boots, but they’re much more fun to dance in.
Binghamton, NY // September 26 & 27
You may not want to leave Sall Stearns, but your Hubbards are designed to take you on adventures. Head to the Roberson Museum and Science Center for the architecture or the opportunity to dive into STEM. If there are kids on this adventure with you, make a stop at the Binghampton Zoo for Rare Animals. As autumn begins, there’s no better way to explore the charm of this town than at Apple Hill. Enjoy picking apples, strawberries, and other seasonal fruit before taking the time to sit down for a lovely dinner.
Wilmette, IL // September 27
This beautiful town has so much to offer. First on the itinerary? Enjoy Samuel Hubbard Week at Hanig’s Footwear and then a delicious lunch at any of the local Italian restaurants. The Baha’i place of worship is worth touring for the incredibly ornate design. Take your day for a summery spin by exploring the lakefront beach at Gillson Park. If you love history and art, take a detour to the Mitchell Museum and learn about Native American arts, history, and culture.
Greensboro, NC // September 28
The Shoe Market is an obvious place to start your day in Greensboro, North Carolina. There is so much to explore after finding your perfect pair of Hubbards. There is the Greensboro Science Center for the perpetually curious. We also recommend the International Civil Rights Center to anyone and everyone. If you have children to entertain, the Children’s Museum is a great educational opportunity and the Wet’n Wild Water Park is the perfect way to keep them happy during a heatwave. Finish the day at the Lake Brandt Marina for beautiful views and the perfect location to enjoy the sunset.
Mattoon, IL // September 25
Jack & Bill's is the perfect start to your Hubbard adventure. After shopping for the world's most comfortable shoes, take in the other unique spots in this town. Fascinated by the country's famous presidents? Abraham Lincoln's Log Cabin is a perfect stop for the history buff who happens to be in town. Explore the Hart Nature Center with your shoes built for adventure. The best part? Your feet won't notice all the steps you've been taking today because they're incredibly comfortable.