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10 Free Things to Do in San Francisco


Without a doubt, San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in America – and one of the most expensive. Enjoy the views and save money with these awesome free experiences. And if you need a place to stay while exploring, check out the HI San Francisco.


Fisherman’s Wharf
Stroll the wooden piers and enjoy the waterfront atmosphere and street performers.
(415) 674-7503

Golden Gate Park
Bigger than NYC’s Central Park, this massive green space is magic for getting lost in. Picnic by peaceful Stow Lake.
(415) 831-2700

Lombard Street
Swerve down the “crookedest” street in the city, with eight hairpin turns down a steep one-block hill.

Mission District
Escape the tourists in this gritty neighborhood, a bohemian quarter with a Mexican soul.

Dolores Park
Head to this hilltop park in the Mission District for a prime chill-out space with sweet views and laid-back regulations on having fun.
(415) 554-9529

Seward Street Slides
Tall and fast, this high-speed cement slide features double lanes. Located at Seward and Douglass.

Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco’s iconic red-orange span is free to walk across, a thrilling and windy experience with spectacular views.
(415) 921-5858

San Francisco Botanical Garden
Explore acres of flowers and plants from around the world in this diverse collection.
(415) 661-1316

Ocean Beach Bonfires
Find fire pits next to the Pacific Ocean and make new friends on the beach.

Pier 39
These docks are home to hundreds of sea lions that slug around in the sunshine, basking, barking and rolling off into the sea.
(415) 981-7437


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