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Free Things To Do in San Francisco

Looking for free things to do? Here's our ranking of the best free activities in San Francisco. Popular attractions include Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park. If you have extra time, Twin Peaks is worthwhile.

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Golden Gate Bridge Free attraction
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Ranks #1 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: The Golden Gate Bridge's vaulting, orange arches amidst the rocky seascape of the San Francisco Bay have made it ... read more»

Golden Gate Park Free attraction
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Ranks #2 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: Golden Gate Park boasts more than 1,000 acres of land with trails, picnic areas, lakes, museums and monuments, along ... read more»

Twin Peaks Free attraction
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Ranks #4 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: San Francisco's towering Twin Peaks offer superb views of the city. Rising 922 feet from the ground, the grassy ... read more»

The Castro Free attraction
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Ranks #5 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: If you want to explore San Francisco's rich — and still colorful — gay and lesbian culture, the Castro is a ... read more»

Ferry Building Marketplace Free attraction
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Ranks #6 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: If you go to San Francisco to feast on the scrumptious gourmet treats and exotic delights then you must take ... read more»

Palace of Fine Arts Free attraction
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Ranks #9 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: Travel along the bay between Fisherman's Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge and you'll likely stumble upon the ... read more»

SoMa (South of Market Street) Free attraction
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Ranks #12 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: The SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood, located between Market and Townsend streets, has seen vast redevelopment in the past decade ... read more»

Musee Mecanique Free attraction
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Ranks #13 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: Considered one of the best museums in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, Musée Mécanique features hundreds of antique penny arcade ... read more»

Mission District Free attraction
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Ranks #15 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: The Mission District has attracted San Francisco's young bohemian crowd in the past decade, but it's still retained ... read more»

Fisherman's Wharf Free attraction
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Ranks #16 in San Francisco attractions

Why go: Fisherman's Wharf is so tourist-laden that some travelers might prefer the quieter, more authentic San Francisco attractions to the ... read more»

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