San Francisco city passes

San Francisco CityPASS or Go San Francisco Card

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This post compares and reviews the various San Francisco tourist passes to help you decide which pass (if any) is best for you. And don’t forget about all our “name your own price” walking tours of the city!

 

San Francisco city passes

 


BEFORE YOU BUY

With so many options, we have broken down the tourist passes by type and then go into detail about each pass. 

The Go San Francisco Card is an all-inclusive pass (think all-you-can-eat buffet) that includes entrance/access to 29 top attractions, tours, and activities.  This pass has the “potential” to save you the most money and it gives you the most flexibility, but in order to get those savings, you will need to stay busy.

Next is the pick’em passes, such as the Explorer Pass, where for a set price you purchase a pass with a specific number of attractions, tours or activities (typically 2, 3 or 5) and you pick from their list of attractions. Read more »

San Francisco Cable Cars

How to Ride The San Francisco Cable Car

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This post is a guide to riding the famous San Francisco cable cars. including tips on tickets, routes, and how to ride. We give you tips on which important attractions and sights can be seen with each particular line.  We also include a ride (and tutorial) on our San Francisco in One Day Tour

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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 a more comprehensive list, be sure to check out our list of things to do in San Francisco. And if you will be here in the early part of the month, be sure to check out our guide to Things to Do in January.

Top 10
Free Things to Do
Nighttime Activities
Family-Friendly
Free Tours by Foot
How’s the Weather

 

 
 


Top 10 Things to Do in San Francisco in February

Below is our top 10 list, but there are many more things to do in San Francisco.  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.  

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What is the Weather in San Francisco in February

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This post summaries the February weather in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do.  February in San Francisco tends to be somewhat cool, however, it is milder than most other US cities at this time of year.  

Average Temperatures
How Much Sun and Rain
What to Wear
Things to Do in February
Things to Do Any Month
Free Tours by Foot

 

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

Daytime temperatures tend to average in the upper 50s F to lower 60s F (15C-16C) while late night and early morning low temperatures tend to be in the mid-40s F to low 50s F (8C-11C). On a few of the warmer afternoons, you will see temperatures warm into the upper 60s F (about 20C) while a few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month temperatures can dip down to the lower 40sF (about 5C). The highest temperature ever reported during February in San Francisco was 81F (27.2C) while the lowest was 31F -0.6C).

 

Average temperatures february san francisco

 


HOW MUCH SUN, RAIN, AND WIND?

On average, about 16 days will be either clear or at least partly sunny with 10 days reporting some rainfall. Of those 10 days, however, only about 3 days will see heavy rainfalls of 0.5 inches (about 13mm) or more.  Daylight hours increase this month from January, allowing more time outside to explore this great city. Early in February, you can expect about 10.5 hours of daylight increasing to almost 11.5 hours by the end of the month.

 

February Sun and Rain San Francisco

 

The wind in San Francisco during February tends to mostly be light to moderate, ranging between 6mph and 12 mph but occasionally can exceed 15 mph.

 


WHAT TO WEAR IN SAN FRANCISCO IN FEBRUARY

No need for heavy winter ware here, just a light or medium weight jacket or coat will do most of the time. Bring a couple of sweaters or pull-overs to dress in layers for the colder days and some lighter spring clothes for the warmer days. The wind near the waterfront tends to be somewhat stronger so dress accordingly and remember to bring a good pair of walking shoes.

Things to Do in San Francisco in January

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While many parts of the country are blanketed by snow every January, this is the perfect time of the year to come out to San Francisco! This post will show you all the best things to do in San Francisco in the month of January. We’ll include daytime activities, the best nightlife, things to do with kids and families, and the best things to do on a budget. And if you’re coming from one of those cities that’s always below freezing during this time, you can look forward to plenty of outdoor activities on this list, because San Francisco has wonderful winters that let you enjoy all parts of the city even in the winter months!

So, on to the list!

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Things to Do in San Francisco

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This post has information on the best things to do in San Francisco. Below you can find links to information on the city’s top attractions, museums, points of interest, kid-friendly activities, and suggestions for things to do at night.  Each link leads to a much more comprehensive page on that particular topic.  Be sure to consider one of our pay-what-you-wish tours to explore these neighborhoods.  

As you plan your trip, you might also decide to consider purchasing a tourist pass. Tourist passes help you save money by packaging attractions together for one flat price. So many of attractions and activities listed in this post are included in the various tourist passes. We encourage you to read our post comparing the different San Francisco Attraction Passes. These passes are great deals for some and not for others.


Free Things to Do

Top Attractions/Museums

Nighttime Activities

Day Trips

 


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Best Things to do at Pier 39

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As we mentioned in our Top 10 Things to Do in San Francisco post, Pier 39 is full of fun and exciting activities for the whole family. And with so many shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, sights and experiences, we have created a list of the best things to do at Pier 39.

Note: Some of these activities, such as the Aquarium of the Bay, are fee-based. If you plan on attending any of these, be sure to pick up a San Francisco Citypass or a Go San Francisco Card. To figure out which pass is best for you, check out our coupon comparison page.

Now, presenting our list of the most fun activities on Pier 39! These are presented in no particular order, because they’re all great fun!

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