Five Free Things to do in San Francisco

It’s a fact that San Francisco is one of the liveliest, most exciting places to live in the United States, and maybe even the world. There is literally always something to do, see, or experience. But all those great activities can take a toll on your finances. So, here are ten free things to do in San Francisco, whether you are a local or a tourist.

One: Downtown in the financial district of San Fran is the Wells Fargo History Museum. It is always free, and has great displays on the California Gold Rush, including real gold nuggets, a stagecoach, and lots of unique artifacts. Fun for the whole family.

Two: Free Music at the Amoeba Music store. This is a gigantic, historic music store on Haight Street. It is actually in an old bowling alley, and has row after row of vinyl, CDs and more. They often have free shows by local and travelling musicians.

Three: Professional baseball games are very expensive, and can cost a family hundreds of dollars. Well, you can watch the San Francisco Giants play for free, if you don’t mind watching from afar. Many locals and tourists watch the Giants from McCovey Cove. There is an archway on waterfront promenade on the East where fans gather and have fun.

Four: Lovers of the spoken word and music can find free entertainment at Café Royale at 800 Post Street. They have lots of poetry slams and book readings, karaoke, films, and plenty of jazz. The café feels like it was transplanted from the streets of Paris. Always a great place for food and entertainment.

Five: You can’t beat city hall, but you can sure enjoy it. San Francisco City Hall has a glorious rotunda that transforms your voice into magic. The slightest whispers can echo throughout the hall. Plus, there are free tours and public art exhibits to enjoy. You can find City Hall at 400 Van Ness Ave.

Stay tuned for more great, free events and activities to do in San Francisco!