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10 things to do in San Francisco – Staycation Series

There are plenty of reasons why people love coming to the Bay Area and San Francisco is usually high up on the list. The weather is great (except for that pesky fog), you have every kind of food imaginable, it’s quirky and eclectic, and the diversity of people is second to none.

Whether you’re a local or a tourist there are plenty of things to do in San Francisco. Here are 10 of my favs both on and off the beaten track.


1. Visit Golden Gate Park
Golden Gate Park by Hispalois

CC Golden Gate Park image by Hispalois on Wikepedia

2. Spend the evening at NightLife, a weekly event at the California Academy of Sciences (it’s adults only!)
Photo by TheDailyNathan

CC Indoor Rainforest image by TheDailyNathan on Wikipedia

3. Peruse the delicious offerings at the Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building
View of the San Francisco Ferry Building

The San Francisco Ferry Building

4. Stroll through the Mission District, and see how many murals you can spot.
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CC image by gazeronly on Flickr

5. Film night in Dolores Park
CC image by Markus Spiering via Flickr

CC image by Markus Spiering via Flickr

6. Go to the Exploratorium for their Thursday night adult only events (18+)!
Exploratorium San Francisco

CC image by Chris Chabot via Flickr

7. Or one of the great museums in SF: The de Young, The SFMOMA, The Legion of Honor, The Asian Arts Museum (and yes, there are even more to choose from)
The de Young Museum San Fancisco

The de Young. CC image by Emily Hoyer via Flickr

8. Take in the view from Coit Tower

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9.Take a Ferry To Alcatraz Island and do a tour (preferably at night)

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10.Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

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What are your favorite things to do in San Francisco? Share your ideas in the comments below!


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