Whale Watching in San Francisco

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In this post, we provide options for whale watching in San Francisco, including details about the best times to go, what species you may see, tours you can take and even free places to spot whales.

 

 


WHEN IS THE WHALE WATCHING SEASON

There isn’t really one specific season for whale watching in San Francisco, because whales frequent this area throughout the year. The only thing that changes by season is the type of whales you will likely see.

This is a pretty warm city, so there will be companies who offer whale watching services almost year round. Read more »

What is the Weather in San Francisco in April?

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This post covers the weather in April in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do and is updated for 2019. You may also find helpful our weather posts for March and May

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN APRIL

April is a great time to explore San Francisco! We’ve finally reached the end of the wet season, and we can expect to see a lot more sun.

The average high temperature will be around 63 F (17 C). On a few of the warmer afternoons, you may expect temperatures to reach at least 75 F (24 C).

 

Average Temperatures in San Francisco in April

However, like other coastal climates, late nights and early mornings will be a bit cooler, with temperatures dropping to 50 F (10 C).

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN IN APRIL?

April showers may bring May flowers in other parts of the US, but not in San Francisco. We may have one or two quick showers during the month, but for the most part, we’re out of the wet season.

 

Does it rain in San Francisco in April?

 

Do I Need an Umbrella in San Francisco in April?

You’re much more likely to experience windy days than rainy days in April in San Francisco. So you can use the space in your luggage for a light scarf instead of an umbrella.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN APRIL

Layers, layers, layers! The weather can range from cool to warm, depending on the day and where you are in the City. Wind may also be a factor. Jeans and sweaters are standard clothing in San Francisco.

 

What to Wear in San Francisco in April
 
For a bit more warmth, you can add a light jacket, will feel nice for the cooler and windy areas.

For warmer days, or if you’re taking a trip up to Napa and Sonoma wine country where it’s warmer, you don’t need to wear quite as much.

But as always, don’t forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes.
 


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WHAT TO DO IN APRIL

There are more things to do in April than we list here, so be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post of things to do for any time of the year. Below is our top 9.

And if you are planning on visiting many of San Francisco’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

 

  • Watch a Giants Baseball Game
  • Take a Free Walking Tour
  • Celebrate Easter
  • Watch the Golden State Warriors or the San Jose Sharks
  • Catch the Hit Musical Hamilton
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Enjoy the Food Festival
  • Celebrate Earth Day

Be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post of things to do for any time of the year.


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Alcatraz Night Tour Tickets

Alcatraz Night Tours and Tickets

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This post focuses on the night tours of Alcatraz Prison. Tickets can be hard to come by, so we’ve created a helpful guide. Read our full Alcatraz Tours post for information on all available tickets and tours.

 

 


NIGHT TOUR TICKET INFORMATION

There are two types of tour tickets that permit you to be on Alcatraz Island after the sun sets, which are the Night Tour and the Behind the Scenes Tour.  Read more »

San Francisco in April

What to Do in San Francisco in April (2019)

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This post covers the best things to do in San Francisco in April and has been updated for 2019. It includes a top 10 list, nighttime activities, free and family-friendly things to do. For even more ideas, be sure to check out our master post on things to do in San Francisco.

 

 

TOP TEN EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN APRIL

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in San Francisco throughout April. Whenever possible, we’ve noted attractions and events that are free, family-friendly or great after dark.

For tips on the most popular activities in San Francisco, check out our schedule of pay-what-you-like walking tours, our bus tours, and boat cruise pages.

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass.

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San Francisco with Kids

Things to Do with Kids in San Francisco

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This post covers the best things to do in San Francisco with kids and has been updated for 2019. It includes a top 10 list, free and nighttime activities, family-friendly restaurants, museums, and attractions.

Be sure to check out our master post, Things to Do in San Francisco for even more ideas.

 


TOP TEN EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN SAN FRANCISCO

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in San Francisco with kids. Whenever possible, we will make note of attractions and events that are also free.

For tips on the most popular activities in San Francisco, check out our schedule of pay-what-you-like walking tours, our bus tours, and boat cruise pages.

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass. Read more »

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How is the weather in San Francisco in November?

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This post is a summary of the weather in San Francisco in November, with tips on what to wear and things to do. 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN NOVEMBER

Although September and October are some of the best months to visit San Francisco, November is what we call the “shoulder season” in this city.

When you arrive, it probably won’t be very cold: the typical temperatures in the early part of the month are in the mid-60s F (19-20 C), with the warmest days of the month getting into the mid-70s F (22-23 C).

As the month progresses, it will get a bit chillier. Late November temperatures are often in the mid-50s (11-12 C). At night, the temperatures always about 10 degrees (5 C) lower than the daytime temperatures. So if you plan to be out at night, you should remember to bring an extra layer of clothing.

The November weather in San Francisco has never gotten below freezing (0 C), so you do not have to ever worry about snow.

 

Average Temperatures in San Francisco in November

  


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DO I NEED AN UMBRELLA IN NOVEMBER IN SAN FRANCISCO

November is the beginning of the rainy season in San Francisco. However, there will be very few days with heavy rain (meaning 0.5 inches (13 mm) of rain. So we recommend bringing a small umbrella that you can carry around.

A typical “rainy” day in San Francisco might actually only have 15-30 minutes of rain, with the rest of the day remaining cloudy. But in those 15-30 minutes, you will be thankful to have your umbrella.

 

How Much Does it Rain in November in San Francisco

 

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN NOVEMBER IN SAN FRANCISCO

Since November can get a bit cold during the day and into the evening, we recommend wearing a light jacket. In addition, you may want to bring a sweatshirt around the city.

The daytime should stay warm enough that a jacket will keep you comfortable, but if the day gets windy, or if you stay outside into the evening, you will be thankful to have the extra layer of warmth.

In addition, if you are particularly sensitive to windy weather, you may want to bring a scarf or earmuffs.

 

What to Wear in San Francisco in November

 

 


 

THINGS TO DO IN NOVEMBER

There are more things to do in November than we can list here, so be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post for any time of the year. Below is our top choices.

And if you are planning on visiting many of San Francisco’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

  1. San Francisco International Tea Festival
  2. Bacon and Beer Classic
  3. Renegade Craft Fair
  4. Watch a 49ers Game
  5. Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
  6. Union Square Christmas Tree Lighting
  7. Take a Walking Tour
  8. International Hip Hop Dance Festival
  9. San Francisco Festival of Lights
  10. Leap Sandcastle Classic

Find out more and read our full post on what to do and see this month,


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How is the weather in San Francisco in October?

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This post is a summary of the weather in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear and things to do. 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

October is one of the best months to visit San Francisco! The weather here during the month of October is great for touring and other activities. In the afternoons throughout the month, the temperature typically stays mild (normally in the high-60s F or 17-20 C). Early morning and nighttime lows are in the high-50s F (13-15 C)

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San Francisco in March

Things to Do in San Francisco in March (2019)

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This post covers the best things to do in San Francisco in March and has been updated for 2019. It includes a top 10 list, nighttime activities, free and family-friendly things to do.

 

 


TOP TEN EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN MARCH

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in San Francisco throughout March. Be sure to check out our master post, Things to Do in San Francisco for even more ideas.

For tips on the most popular activities in San Francisco, check out our schedule of pay-what-you-like walking tours, as well as our bus tours, and boat cruise pages.

Several of the items below are already included for free with the purchase of a tourist discount pass. Read more »

San Francisco in February

Things to Do in San Francisco in February

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This post lists many of the things to do in San Francisco in February, including our Top 10, as well as free, family-friendly and what to do at night.  For more ideas, read our master post on things to do in San Francisco

 

 
 


TOP 10 EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN FEBRUARY

Below is our top 10 list, but there are many more things to do in San Francisco. Whenever possible, we will make a note if any of these activities are either family-friendly, fun after dark or free to enjoy.

If you are planning on visiting many of the top attractions in the city, then consider a tourist discount pass, which could save you lots of money.  

 


 

While you’re in San Francisco, be sure to check out our free walking tours! We have a guided tour of the Golden Gate Bridge, or Lombard Street and Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and more. Or if you’re in SF for just the weekend, check out our San Francisco in One Day Tour, a 5-hour tour of all the best neighborhoods of downtown San Francisco, including a ride on the famous San Francisco Cable Car.

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Things to Do in the Rain in San Francisco

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San Francisco in the winter can be known for gloomy skies, fog, and rain. But don’t worry–San Francisco has much more to offer to compensate for these grey skies. Even on rainy days, there are so many fun things to do and amazing places to visit. We have put together a list of the best things to do when it’s raining in San Francisco.

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