This post compares and reviews tours to and from Muir Woods, including organized tours from San Francisco as well as how to visit on your own. Be sure to read our post on all things to do in San Francisco.
All across America cannabis is becoming a legalized and well-accepted consumption product that is becoming more and more popular all the time. With a dozen states that allow for legal use of cannabis, another handful that allow for medical use, and almost all that allow for CBD use, the craze seems to be growing faster than anyone can keep up with.
This growth is known by all California residents due to the 2018 legalization of public consumption of cannabis. And boy, was 2018 an interesting year with dispensaries popping up on every street corner, and just as quickly disappearing. Well established brands close shop, and hobbyist opening up where they left off. It’s was a rollercoaster of a year in 2018 and there have been many ups and downs to it.
If you’re new to the cannabis legalization, we’re going to go over many of the basics here so you can understand the legalization of it, the dispensaries, where you can get some great products, and what all of the different products are. The last thing you want to do is go into consuming cannabis without knowing some important information first – so you don’t have a bad trip!
This post covers the best things to do in San Francisco in September and has been updated for 2019. It includes a top 10 list of concerts, events, nighttime activities as well as free and family-friendly things to do.
You can find a few honorable mentions at the bottom of the post as well. Be sure to check out our master post,Things to Do in San Francisco for even more ideas.
TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN SAN FRANCISCO IN SEPTEMBER
This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in San Francisco throughout September.
For tips on the best activities in San Francisco, check outour schedule of pay-what-you-likewalking tours and other popular pages:
The internationally popular Hamilton is running at the Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco all throughout September. Make sure to get your tickets as early as possible, since they tend to sell out months in advance. Don’t throw away your shot!
Hamilton is a musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and his influence on the formation of the country.
You can also catch Anastasia the Musical from September 3 – 29, 2019. This musical is based on the story of the long-lost Russian princess who grows up not knowing who she is after the rest of her family was killed or fled.
See a performance as part of the largest grassroots theatre festival in the Bay Area! TheSan Francisco Fringe Festival will host dozens of independent theatre performances at various venues throughout the city from September 5 – 14, 2019.
This Fringe Festival is the second-oldest Fringe in the country and has been presenting performances since 1992. Tickets for each show will cost no more than $13, and each show lasts no longer than 60 minutes. 100% of the ticket sales are returned to the performers, so this is a great way to support community theatre in San Francisco.
(6) Ghirardelli Chocolate Festival
Take your sweet tooth to Ghirardelli Square for a variety of chocolate-themed events and activities from September 7 – 8, 2019!
TheChocolate Festival will include chef dessert demonstrations, chocolate tastings, vendors featuring their favorite chocolate dishes, and the ever-popular chocolate lounge. Tickets and more information are available on the website. This event takes place from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm each day.
There’s also a free museum for almost everything in the city, from cable cars and maritime history to art.
If you’re looking for some hiking, Muir Woods is a popular nearby national monument park.
(8) Comedy Day in the Park
Head to the Robin Williams Meadow in Golden Gate Park for afree day of comedy. On Sunday, September 15, from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, enjoy over 40 stand-up comics and performances.
Every year has a completely different lineup. However, there is usually a surprise celebrity guest who makes an appearance such as Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres, and Whoopi Goldberg. Enjoy a nice day in the park for the 39th annual Comedy Day.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in the true German spirit at Pier 48 in San Francisco from September 20-22, 2019. This multi-day festival will include loads of live music (including a Bavarian band!), German food & drink, singing, and dancing. There will be plenty of games and entertainment for the kids during the day, so you can bring the whole family.
Friday, September 20 from 5:00 pm – midnight
Saturday, September 21 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm – midnight
Grab a lawn blanket and take an evening to enjoy afree movie screening in parks around San Francisco. There are 7 films shown from July to October, with two film nights in September! Kids will enjoy seeing Space Jam at the end of the month.
September 6: Bohemian Rhapsody at Jerry Garcia Amphitheatre
September 27: Space Jam at India Basin Shoreline Park
To commemorate National Public Lands Day on September 28, 2019, all National Parks will offerfree entry! The world-renowned Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, and Lassen Volcanic are within a day’s drive from San Francisco.
Sausalito Art Festival
Known as one of the most prestigious fine art festivals in the country, theSausalito Art Festival will offer art, live music, food & wine over Labor Day Weekend. Purchase tickets and learn more on the website!
This post is about visiting Chinatown in San Francisco, updated for 2019, including directions, tours and things to do.
If you’re in the San Francisco area and looking for an iconic place to visit, you need to check out Chinatown. This is a legendary place to visit, for tourists, foodies and artists alike, and it provides a wealth of unique things to enjoy. It’s the oldest and most established Chinatown anywhere in the world outside of the Asian continent and is home to a wonderful array of people and local businesses.
This guide is all about things to do in San Francisco in the summer, updated for 2019. We include a Top 10 list, loads of free things to do, concerts, sports, family-friendly activities, festivals, special events, and more!