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How to Watch 3 Free Innings of a San Francisco Giants Game

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In this post, we will provide all the details you need to enjoy 3 free innings of San Francisco Giants baseball. We will also explain how to save money on tickets if you want to see a full game.




Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, has special viewing areas designed to give passersby an opportunity to watch a few innings of every home game. Read more »

Things to Do in Summer in San Francisco

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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!


San Francisco Summer Guide


TOP 10 

This is a Top 10 list of things to do in  San Francisco in summer.  

For those on a budget, you’ll appreciate the many free activities from outdoor festivals, concerts, and movies, theater, and more.

Some of the best things to do in summer in San Francisco do charge a fee, so you might want to consider looking into buying a tourist discount pass.

These passes include free entry to popular attractions and activities that are perfect for a summer trip.

There are several different types of passes, so be sure to read our comparison post to learn about how you can save the most money on your trip.

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

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

1. Take a Sightseeing tour

Summer is the best time to see all of the sites in and around San Francisco, and there are a lot of different sightseeing tours available.



One of the easiest and most affordable options is to take one of our pay-what-you-want walking tours. We currently offer the following outings:

We also have self-guided tours and GPS-enabled audio tours of neighborhoods that you will likely visit as a tourist in the city.

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San Francisco Giants Oracle Park Tour

Oracle Park Tours and Tickets in San Francisco

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This post is about how to take a tour of Oracle Park (formerly known as AT&T Stadium) is home to the San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball team, including tips on discounted tour and game tickets. 




There are daily tours of the Oracle Stadium (formerly AT&T), with the exception of some blackout dates for events and games, that allow you to access the parts of the stadium that are usually reserved for San Francisco Giants staff and players. Read more »

Blue and Gold Fleet San Francisco

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This post covers cruise options with the Blue & Gold Fleet in San Francisco, including tour descriptions, tickets, and available discounts.




Blue & Gold Fleet offers boat cruises and ferry trips around the San Francisco Bay.

There are 3 different cruises to choose from, in addition to ferries to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, and all of the locations offered by San Francisco Bay Ferry. Read more »

Red and White Fleet San Francisco

Red & White Fleet San Francisco

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This post covers cruise options with the Red & White Fleet in San Francisco, including tour descriptions, tickets, and available discounts.




Red & White Fleet offer several different cruises around the San Francisco Bay.

They range in length from 1-2 hours, and anywhere from $30-$64 per adult depending on the type and length of the tour.

Each tour features views of several different sites, including Alcatraz, Sausalito, AT&T Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge, among other attractions.

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Things to Do in San Francisco in June (2019)

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




This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in San Francisco throughout June.

For tips on the most popular activities in San Francisco, check out our posts about the following activities: Read more »

Parking at Muir Woods

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This post has all the information you need to know how to park at Muir Woods National Monument including how to reserve a space, how much it costs, helpful tips and alternative ways to get to there.


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There are approximately 232 parking spaces at Muir Woods. But due to the park’s popularity, spaces fill up quickly.

It is ESSENTIAL to reserve your parking in advance or you will likely not get a spot.

Note that the Muir Woods shuttle does not travel between the onsite parking lot and the entrance to the park, so if you are parking do not reserve a shuttle ticket.

Some visitors have reported finding roadside parking, but as there are no sidewalks or shoulders to walk along, this is not recommended.

How do I reserve a Muir Woods parking space?

Go to the Muir Woods website or call 1-800-410-2419 to reserve your parking space for $8.

Spaces are made available to reserve up to 90 days in advance on a rolling basis.

The website is updated every day at 12:01 am and spaces sell out quickly – so try to get a reservation as close to 90 days out as possible.

Reservations are made for specific, 30-minute arrival times between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.

You must arrive during your scheduled reservation window. but you can stay until the park closes at sunset.

NOTE: All tickets are electronic and sent by email. Since Muir Woods has no cell service or wifi be sure to download your reservation tickets before you arrive.

Can I Cancel or Change My Reservation

You must cancel your reservation at least 72 hours or more or you won’t get your parking fee back. If you want to change to a different date, Muir Woods will not transfer your reservation to a different day.

You must cancel your current reservation and make a new reservation before that final 72-hour window.

If it’s the busy season, your only last-minute option may be a sightseeing tour that includes the park. You can find out more about tours here.


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Muir Woods is a 16-mile drive from San Francisco. Its address is 1 Muir Woods Rd, Mill Valley, CA 94941

Depending on traffic, the route could take 30 minutes or over an hour.



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Muir Woods National Monument is open 365 days a year from 8:00 am to sunset. Depending on the time of year, sunset is between 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Overall, you should budget at least half a day for your Muir Woods excursion if you drive yourself there.

Depending on how long you spend in the forest, you could spend 2.5 – 5 hours from start to finish, including travel time from San Francisco.

If you are using a wheelchair or other mobility aid, you might want to give yourself extra time to navigate the small hills.

While Muir Woods is mostly accessible with a flat, wooded boardwalk that starts at the trailhead. Farther down the trail, however, there is pavement that is cracked and uneven in places.

TIP: If you get hungry there is Muir Woods Trading Company, a cafe and gift shop that opens at 9:00 am and closes one (1) hour before the park does. Food is not allowed on the trails.


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If you don’t have access to a car or can’t get a parking reservation for your chosen day, there are still plenty of ways to get yourself to Muir Woods.

By Tour Bus

If you can’t get a parking reservation (they do sell out quickly!) or don’t want to deal with reservation times, booking a tour can save you the headache of working out your own logistics.

For example, you could combine your Ferry ticket from San Francisco and get to Muir Woods with one booking.

Muir Woods guarantees spots to tour companies, so there will always be space for you to enjoy the great redwoods.

The tours usually have strict schedules to keep, however, so remember that this option will limit your time to explore the trails.

View our in-depth comparison of the guided tour options.

The Muir Woods Shuttle

Pay just $3 round trip for adults aged 16 and up (15 and younger ride free) to use the official Muir Woods shuttle.


Muir Woods Shuttle


The shuttle requires reservations which are available up to 90 days in advance and sell out quickly.

Note that although children under 16 ride for free, you must still make a reservation for them.

Shuttle Stops

  • Sausalito Ferry Terminal – Bay & Bridgeway, Sausalito
  • Pohono Park & Ride – 100 Shoreline Hwy, Sausalito
  • Marin City Hub – Donahue & Terners, Sausalito

Go to the Muir Woods website or call 1-800-410-2419 to make your shuttle reservations.

Read our post all about the Muir Woods shuttle here.

Public Transportation

It is possible to get to Muir Woods from San Francisco using the public bus system, but it could take as long as 2.5 to 3 hours.

If you want to brave it, here’s a link to get your travel routes.


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What to Do at Night in San Francisco

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This post offers suggestions for the best things to do at night in San Francisco, including a top 10 list, night tours, dinner cruises, late-night museums, rooftop bars, and more. 




Below are our top 10 things to do in the evening in San Francisco.

For even more ideas on spending time in the city, check out our master post on things to do in SF or read the other sections of this post.

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