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Best Things To Do In San Francisco For Free!

Best Things To Do In San Francisco For Free!

Ahoy Pirates! We know San Francisco has a reputation for being an expensive city but we have some good news! We've put together a list of the best things you can do in San Francisco for free!


1. Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge is a must when you visit San Francisco and the good news is it's 100% free! You can hike up to the bridge and enjoy the beautiful views along the way! You can also walk or bike across the bridge, you'll get awesome views of the the city and Alcatraz!

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2. Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is the perfect place to hang out and relax. You can explore the 1017 acre park or pack a picnic and lay out on the grass. You can also play frisbee golf or visit the Japanese Tea Gardens! There are weekly free events like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass and Shakespeare in the Park. If you're feeling adventurous walk up to Spreckels Lake to see the Bison!

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3. Musée Mécanique

This amazing arcade has been in operation since 1933! There are over 200 vintage games for you to try and guaranteed hours of fun! Entry is free and games are a quarter each!

arcade san Francisco


4. Sea Lions at Pier 39

If you love cute things then you have to visit Pier 39! It's completely free to hang out and watch the Sea Lions. Prime time to see them is from January to July when an estimated 1300 sea lions visit!

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5. Dolores Park

Dolores Park is in the heart of the Mission and is the place to be on a sunny day! It's the perfect place to tan, get great views of the skyline and whip out a bottle of wine for an afternoon picnic!

dolores park


6. Wave Organ

This awesome man made organ uses waves and water flow to create music! If you're into unique and amazing sites make sure to check out the Wave Organ! Once you're there you'll also get a great view of Golden Gate Bridge!

wave organ


7. Twin Peaks

If you are after an unbeatable 360 view of the whole of San Francisco then Twin Peaks is a must. You can get to the top by driving or you can hike! Don't miss out on this Instagram worthy activity!

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8. Ocean Beach

Spend the day strolling along Ocean Beach! You'll get amazing views of the Golden Gate Bridge, I'd recommend watching the sunset! Ocean Beach is also the perfect place to search for Sand Dollars!

ocean beach san francisco


Want to See It All?

For an easy way to get around San Francisco book a ticket with Big Bus San Francisco. Their hop on hop off system makes it quick and easy for you to explore the city and see the sites! Tickets start at just $45 for adults and $27 for kids!


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