Whether you are from San Francisco or visiting the city, you need to plan your day to wisely. San Francisco has so much to offer and you do not have to spend a dime to enjoy your day. There are plenty of free things to do in this city including outdoor activities, attractions, museums. Here is the list of free things to do in San Francisco.
Walk on the Golden Gate Bridge
The most iconic place in San Francisco, the Golden Gate is one of the Seven Engineering Wonders of the World, and its 746-foot red-orange towers never fail to thrill. You can take 4200 foot spanner, the city skyline, Marin Headlands and Pacific Ocean Stretching to the horizon.
Hike in Crissy Field
This former army airstrips offers 4.3-mile waterfront promenade through grassy fields, past sheltered beaches, windsurfers and picnic areas. You can start your hike at the informative center to get some background info, and then stop for a bite at the Warming Hut for organic food.
Explore Golden Gate Park
San Francisco’s most iconic space stretches for 3 miles between Haight-Ashbury and the Pacific Ocean and offers 1,017 acres of gardens, walking paths, lakes, recreation fields, museums, a Japanese tea garden and even a pasture home to a herd of bison.
Wonder around in Chinatown
Other than eating and shopping you can walk up the narrow stairs to the Tien Hau Temple above Grant Avenue, on the alley known as the Street of Painted Balconies. It is the oldest Taoist temple in the U.S.
While parts of Golden Gate Park are packed with camera-happy tourists, the Strawberry Hill area offers a beautiful and more peaceful outdoor alternative. Located near the center of the park, Strawberry Hill offers beautiful views of downtown San Francisco, picturesque walking trails, and a waterfall that leads into man-made Stow Lake. Pack a picnic and take it all in.
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