Free Things to Do in San Francisco

What to Do for Free in San Francisco

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This post covers free things to do in San Francisco, including a top 10 list, things to do at night, family-friendly, as well as listings by month and neighborhood. Be sure to also read our master post on things to do in San Francisco for more ideas.


Free Things to Do in San Francisco for Tourists and Visitors



In this section, we will focus on the 10 best free things to do in San Francisco. Whenever possible, we will note if any of these activities are either family-friendly or available after dark.

If you’re trying to save money while sightseeing, you may want to consider getting a San Francisco tourist pass.

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Self Guided Tours of San Francisco

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We are happy to have produced several self-guided tours of New Orleans and our collection is growing.  We designed these self guided tours of San Francisco and nearby areas to be used as tours for you to take on your own time and your own pace or as companion pieces on our guided tours. We hope these tours are helpful to you.

If you are looking to save money on tickets to San Francisco attractions, consider a tourist discount pass.

Our list of self-guided San Francisco tours:

If you can’t join us for one of our name your own price walking tours, take a one of our tours with you at your leisure.

We offer both GPS enabled audio tours and self-guided tours of San Francisco.

Things to do in San Francisco in January

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This post highlights the best things to do in San Francisco in January and has been updated for 2019. It includes a top ten section, evening activities, and free & family-friendly events. For even more ideas on how to spend your time in San Francisco, be sure to check out our master Things to do in San Francisco post.

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Things to do in San Francisco in November

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This post will cover the best things to do in San Francisco during the month of November and has been updated for 2018. It includes a top ten list, family-friendly, free, and evening events and activities. Whenever possible, we’ve noted when items are free of charge and kid-friendly. For more tips on popular attractions please be sure to check out our master Things to do in San Francisco post.

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Things to do in San Francisco in December

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This post covers the best things to do in San Francisco in December and has been updated for 2018. It includes a top ten list and evening, family-friendly and free activities. For even more ideas on popular events and attractions, make sure to check out our master Things to do in San Francisco page.

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Christmas in San Francisco

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This post is a guide to things to do San Fransisco during Christmas, including special events, holiday lights tours, ice skating rinks, beautiful lights, and Christmas Day activities. If you are planning on visiting many attractions during the holidays, then consider a tourist discount pass, and be sure to check out our definitive guide of things to do in San Francisco.

Things to Do in San Francisco for Christmas

Christmas Lights

Holiday Lights Tour

Christmas Events

Top Things to Do in San Francisco for Christmas

Christmas is an amazing time to visit San Francisco. The city is full of culture, lights, events, and people. And the place is beautiful, festive, and fun every day. But with so many things to do, it’s difficult to figure out the Best Christmas Activities in San Francisco. And that’s why we have created a helpful guide for you!

Also, if you really want to make the most of your time in San Francisco during the holidays then consider taking a Holiday Lights Tour with City Sightseeing. Their 90 minute double-decker bus tour takes you to nearly all of the places included on this list so you can see all the best lights in just one evening!

Finally, an important thing to remember – if you plan on visiting many activities during your trip, you can probably save a bunch of money by picking up a San Francisco Discount Pass.


1. Visit the Union Square Christmas Tree

Union Square is Christmas Central in San Francisco! The whole place is covered with lights, decorations, and festivities. And best of all, we have a giant Christmas tree right in the middle of the square! The Union Square Christmas tree is the biggest tree in the area, and it’s in the center of the busiest shopping area of the city. Every year the city hosts a tree lighting festival where the Union Square tree is lit up, and it’s one of the most fun days of the year for kids and adults alike. If you’re going to be doing any shopping around the area, you won’t want to miss the best tree in the city!

2. Explore the Christmas Lights Around the City

There are great displays of holiday lights all over San Francisco and the rest of the Bay Area. If you have some free time (and a car would help), you can get to all of the best places to visit. We put together a list of the Best Christmas Lights in San Francisco and we would highly suggest you check that page out!

3. See the Rescue Animals at Macy’s

macys-windowsEvery year, Macy’s teams up with the SPCA to display rescued animals in the windows of the department store. The store decorates the windows with a holiday theme, with tiny kittens and puppies in the windows. And best of all (or worst, if you have enough animals in your house!), all of the animals in the windows are available for adoption. So, head on up to the Christmas tree in Union Square, and then you can walk right down the block to Macy’s and check out all the cute little animals in the windows. Right next to Macy’s is a street called Stockton Street. If you visit that street over the month of December, you’ll see that they’ve closed it off to vehicle traffic and turned it into a large pedestrian mall. This area is called the San Francisco Winter Walk, and it is normally filled with festive activities, Christmas carolers, light shows, and other fun activities. Be sure to head over there if you’re near Macy’s!

4. Watch an Iconic Performance of The Nutcracker

You can go to The Nutcracker in many different cities around the country. But there is simply nothing like the San Francisco Nutcracker. Hosted at the incredible San Francisco Opera House, the venue is simply unbeatable. Located directly across from San Francisco City Hall, it is a beautiful theatre to watch the show. Whether you’re bringing kids or watching with adults, the Nutcracker is a wonderful holiday show to take in when you’re visiting San Francisco.

5. Visit the Amazing Fairmont Hotel Gingerbread House

fairmont-gingerbreadPerhaps you have made gingerbread houses while you were growing up, or maybe while your kids were growing up. If you have ever gathered the ingredients, cooked the gingerbread, decorated it with all the goodies, and somehow tried to make it look presentable, you’ll appreciate the difficulty of making a good gingerbread house. And this will also give you a good sense of how incredible the Fairmont gingerbread house is! This gingerbread house, created by the Fairmont’s own chefs Oscar Gonzalez and Kimberly Tighe, measures 22 feet high and 23 feet wide (6.7 by 7 meters), and is two full floors! They use hundreds of home-baked gingerbread bricks and over a ton (900+ kg) of frosting and candy treats. Don’t miss it!

6. Go Ice Skating

So, I understand that it may seem a bit weird to go ice skating when it’s 60 degrees outside. But don’t let that stop you when you’re in San Francisco! We have three great public ice skating rinks downtown, and they’re all delightful to visit in the winter. They open up in late November and they stay open all throughout the holidays. You can go there, rent some ice skates, listen to Christmas carols, and have a wonderful time. The city has three main ice skating rinks to visit:

  • The Embarcadero Center4 Embarcadero Center. This is only a block away from the Embarcadero BART station and right across the street from the Ferry Building. You can go ice skating here and then watch the Bay Lights right after!
  • The Yerba Buena Gardens Ice Rink750 Folsom Street. This is between the Montgomery Street and Powell Street BART stations.
  • Union Square333 Post Street.

7. Have a Romantic Night by the Bay Lights

bay-lightsNo trip to San Francisco can be complete without an evening by the San Francisco Ferry Building admiring the best light show in the Bay Area, the Bay Lights. A local artist strung up over 25,000 energy efficient LED lights along the 1.8 mile (2.9 km) San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. And every night between sunset and 2:00 AM, the entire bridge is lit up in an incredible, never-repeating light show. If you want to see this amazing display, we recommend that you go to the Ferry Terminal for some dinner (at great restaurants such as Mijita, Hog Island Oyster Company, or The Slanted Door) or an evening of wine tasting at the Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant. Then, wrap up in a jacket (and perhaps a scarf if it’s windy) and you can sit down on one of the many benches on the Bay side of the ferry building. From there, you can admire the breathtaking views and wait for the lights to turn on. Once you see it, we promise you won’t be sorry.

8. Take a Picture with Santa

Especially if you have kids, you simply must get a picture taken with Santa! There are plenty of locations around San Francisco to get a Santa picture, but we’ve put together a list of the best places to get the picture taken.

    • Pier 39 – Located right on the waterfront, Santa will visit Pier 39 all throughout November and December.
    • Macy’s Union Square – This store has an entire floor dedicated to Christmas. On the 4th floor of the department store, you’ll find an area called Santaland, which (no surprise here) is where you’ll find Santa all throughout December.
    • Westfield Shopping Center – Under the Grand Dome of the mall, you’ll find Santa at the Westfield Holiday Bazaar (scroll down to learn more about the bazaar) all throughout December.
    • The Fairmont Hotel – Along with this hotel having the greatest gingerbread house you’ll ever see (see above for more information), you can also see Santa there. He will be dropping by the hotel very quickly, during the lighting of the gingerbread house on November 26.
    • Japantown Center Malls – In the heart of Japantown, there is a shopping center where Santa will be visiting on the weekends of December 3-4 and 10-11.
    • The Ritz Carlton Hotel – This is one of the most luxurious hotels in San Francisco, and it’s where you can get pictures taken with the Big Man on December 1.

9. Westfield Shopping Center Holiday Bazaar

All throughout the holiday season, the upscale Westfield Center will host a holiday bazaar under the Grand Dome of the mall. They will offer all different types of local cuisine and gifts. But in addition to the fun shopping (and eating) that you can do, the center will host a variety of entertainment during the month of December. Local performers will come out and entertain you with acts from “A Christmas Carol,” “White Christmas,” and many other holiday plays. Check out their website to learn more.

10. Take in Some Festive Theater

This year, local theaters are putting on great holiday performances with plays such as “A Christmas Carol,” “White Christmas,” “Handel’s Messiah,” and others. The theaters in San Francisco are some of the best that you’ll visit, and we have world class stage actors and musicians putting on these performances. If you grab a ticket early, you can still get good deals. So come out here, dress up, and enjoy the show!

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Christmas Lights

Many of the homes in San Francisco put on an impressive show of lights and decorations during the holidays. If you’re looking for a free and fun way to really get into the Christmas spirit, then we suggest that you go for a drive through the city’s most spirited neighborhoods. Below are some of our favorite places to see Christmas lights in San Francisco: 

  • Tom and Jerry house in the Castro District
  • The homes along Chestnut Avenue 
  • The Ghirardelli chocolate shop in Ghirardelli Square
  • For a full list, check out our post: Best San Francisco Christmas Lights


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Holiday Lights Tour

Holiday Lights Double Decker Night Tour 

This live narrated 90-minute tour of San Francisco takes you from Fisherman’s Wharf to North Beach, Chinatown to festive Union Square to see some of the most impressive lights in the city. The tour then visits the Civic Center with brightly -decorated City Hall and then heads towards the Embarcadero where you can enjoy incredible views of the Bay Bridge. Finally, visit Treasure Island — which boasts some of the best Christmas Lights in the city — before concluding back in Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Note: This tour may sell out for some dates and it is suggested to book it in advance to reserve the date and the time. 

Reviews: People seem very impressed with the quality of the guides, which some describe as “entertaining and engaging without being obnoxious.” As this tour is extremely popular, it can sometimes feel a bit overcrowded. One family complains about having to sit separately because they arrived near the departure time and almost all the seats had been filled. Be sure to get there early so you can all sit together on the top deck, which offers the best views! 


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Christmas Events

There is no shortage of fun holiday activities happening in San Francisco throughout the months of November and December. 

Great Dickens Christmas Fair and Victorian Holiday Party

This immersive theatre performance is a one-of-a-kind event that transports you back to Charles Dickens’ Christmas Eve. “Explore over three acres of vintage exhibition halls, marvelously transformed into lamplit streets, boisterous pubs and wondrous theatres, music halls, dance parties, tearooms, and shops offering one-of-a-kind treasures.” Click here to purchase tickets. 

Annual Cable Car Caroling

This long-time holiday charity event really epitomizes the spirit of Christmas. Ride along the famous San Francisco cable cars as you visit isolated older adults and adults with disabilities at assisted living centers. 

Santacon San Francisco

Santacon is now a global phenomenon that sees thousands of participants don their best Santa attire as they go on an epic pub crawl. San Francisco hosts 8,000 Santas alone! Be sure to bring one new, unwrapped toy that can be donated to the Toys for Tots effort by the United States Marine Corps.

San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker

Having premiered for the first time in the US in 1944 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, the Nutcracker has become a Christmastime staple in the city. Be sure to book your seats in advance as they sell out quickly!

Macy’s Annual Tree Lighting

Union Square boasts one of the biggest and best Christmas trees in the city. The annual tree lighting ceremony takes place at the end of November each year and features several musical performances. 

San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland

Though not technically in San Francisco, this Bay Area event is the only place you’ll find where you can play in the snow. You will find arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, free snow sledding, and one of the largest parades around. If you’re looking to avoid other tourists, then this might be the event for you as it draws a much more local crowd. 

Drag Queens on Ice at Union Square

One of the most popular events of the holiday season, Drag Queens on Ice welcomes some of the fiercest participants around as they lip-sync and skate in Union Square. This is another event that sells out quickly, so be sure to get your tickets soon! 


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Ice Skating

Ice skating is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. There are 2 holiday ice rinks that open between November and December, and one ice rink that remains open year-round. 

Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square 

Beautiful situated next to the giant Christmas tree in Union Square, this ice rink is the perfect place to come for a skate when you want to embrace the holiday spirit. Opens on November 1st and runs through the holiday season.  Ticket prices range from $14.74 – $19.89. 

Holiday Ice Rink at Embarcadero 

The Holiday Ice Rink at the Embarcadero is the other rink in San Francisco that is available just for the holidays. Open November 3, 2017 through January 7, 2018, it has been welcoming both locals and visitors for more than 3 decades. Cost is $12 per person. 

Yerba Buena Ice Skating

This is San Francisco’s premier ice skating and bowling alley that is open year-round. Though not quite as festive as the others, they do make an effort to dress the place up a bit around the holidays. Cost is $12 per person. 

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Christmas Day in San Francisco

Though many places are closed on Christmas Day, there are a few attractions that remain open for those looking to celebrate the holiday in the city. Below are a few of our favorite family-friendly places to visit after a busy morning of opening presents! 

  • San Francisco Zoo and Gardens
  • The Palace Hotel for Brunch 
  • Union Square for Ice Skating 
  • Botanical Gardens Society
  • Grace Cathedral 
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum


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Weather in San Francisco in December

Though December is one of the coldest months of the year in San Francisco, it is still a lot warmer here than in many other places around the world. In fact, the temperature almost never gets below freezing, and the last time it snowed in San Francisco was over 40 years ago. The average temperature throughout the month tends to hover between 46F-66F. For a full description of the weather, check out our post: Weather in San Francisco in December. 


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Visit San Francisco’s Fortune Cookie Factory

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This post can help you plan your visit to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. We include directions, hours, advice on the best times to go, what activities you can do nearby and more.

A visit to the factory won’t take you long but it is well worth it, as it is one of the few places you can see how fortune cookies are made. You can also buy some, and you will want to as soon as you smell the aroma of freshly made fortune cookies.

Our pay-what-you-like Chinatown walking tour makes a stop at the Factory, so why not join us and see even more of one of San Francisco’s most colorful and historic neighborhoods. It is also included in our Chinatown self-guided tour.


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Which San Francisco Segway Tour is Best?

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This post lists the best Segway Tour companies in San Francisco, including tours offered, prices, and times. While our pay-what-you-wish walking tours are a great way to see the city at a nice pace, on a Segway tour you can cover many miles on each of these tours and see a large portion of the city all in one shot!

If you have never ridden a Segway, don’t worry, every Segway tour company offers a training session before the tour begins. You’ll discover that not only is it easy, but it’s also fun! 

Now you can take a scooter tour of the same great places! See the section below on Scooter Tours in San Francisco.


San Francisco Segway Tours


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Free Museums in San Francisco

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This post lists San Francisco museums that are either always free, have free, or name-your-own-price days, as well as those included for free on tourist discount passes. 


The Cable Car Museum is always free! (see below)



Below, we list the museums that are either completely free or offer daily free entry.

The Cable Car Museum

Learn all about San Francisco’s famous Cable Cars. The museum is housed in the historic Washington/Mason cable car barn and powerhouse. The museum has three antique cable cars from the 1870s on display.

See how the cable cars work, check out the motors driving the cars throughout the city, and even ring one of the famous cable car bells that you hear all throughout San Francisco. 

Chinese Historical Society of America

Chinese History Museum

This museum focuses on the Chinese immigrants who made this country (especially San Francisco) what it is today. Exhibits include original posters, objects, and artifacts from different eras. 

One permanent exhibit is the Living in Chinatown miniatures – seven extraordinarily detailed miniature models of everyday life in 1940s Chinatown.  

The Streetcar Museum

Street car museum

The Streetcar Museum showcases historic artifacts, illustrative displays, rare photographs, and audio-visuals.

Through the exhibits, the museum shows how municipal railways spread throughout San Francisco and how the city obtained the old-fashioned streetcars from around the world that run through the city every day.

San Francisco Maritime Park

San Francisco Maritime Museum

This museum, located on Hyde Street Pier, right between Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf, is a fun place to visit for anybody interested in old sailing ships.

Half a dozen old ships are docked at the pier, allowing you to get an up-close view of how the San Francisco waterfront operated in the 1800s.

Admission to the pier (and the adjacent museum) are free, but there is a $7 charge to board the ships.

TIP: If you’re flying into or out of San Francisco International Airport, don’t forget to stop and visit the SFO Museum. It has great historical exhibits that are fun to look at on the way to or from your plane.

The Japanese Tea Garden

Tea Museum

The Japanese Tea Garden is also located in Golden Gate Park, is an incredibly well-kept garden with trimmed lawns, sculpted trees, plants and flowers shaped into a dragon, and more.

Add a traditional Japanese tea ceremony here for just a few extra dollars, but admission into the garden is free from 9:00 – 10:00 AM every Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

The Autodesk Gallery

Autodesk Museum

This gallery has incredible examples of computer artwork, engineering feats, and innovative design. One ‘must-see’ exhibit is their 8.5 foot LEGO dinosaur made with 62,500 individual pieces!

See pieces of art made with new technologies, learn about the architectural work behind the Shanghai Towers, and see the one of a kind Mercedes-Benz Biome car as well as the Ferrari of the Future.

SF Fire Department Historical Society 

Fire Dept Museum

Did you know that the San Francisco Fire Department has long been considered one of the best fire departments in the world? The work of the men and women of the SFFD have saved the city from destruction multiple times.

This museum, free all year long, shows some of the incredible events and people that forged the city that we have today.

Musée Mécanique

Musee MechaniqueThis museum, located on Fisherman’s Wharf, has old-fashioned game machines, pinball machines, and other mechanical games dating back over 100 years.

See the rare animated wonder, the “Bimbo Box”, a jukebox made in 1958 that mimics the famous Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass except that mechanical monkeys are the band members

Go here with a couple of dollars in quarters, and this is the cheapest that you can have an afternoon of fun in San Francisco!

The Wells Fargo History Museum

Wells Fargo Museum

The Wells Fargo History Museum is located in the center of San Francisco’s financial district, and it has a fun museum all about the Wild West days of San Francisco. 

Learn about Gold Rush outlaws, see some gold nuggets and old money, and ride in a stagecoach! This museum is free all year long.




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Asian Art Museum 

Free general admission on the first Sunday of every month

The Asian Art Museum hosts great art exhibits from Asian artists, and it is based directly across from City Hall (another spot to visit for free!). This museum has free admission the first Sunday of every month, and $5 admission after 5:00 PM on every Thursdays.

California Academy of Sciences 

Free on third Wednesday and on 4 Sundays throughout the year. Check the calendar on their website for the currently scheduled days.

This is one of our favorite museums in the world. This fantastic museum has exhibits about science and nature that people of all ages can love. 

Cartoon Art Museum

We love the Cartoon Art Museum because they have the same pricing model as Free Tours by Foot! They offer “name your own price” entry on the first Tuesday of every month.

Children’s Creativity Museum

This is a wonderful place to take the kids on your trip. It has many free days during the year. Check their website for this year’s scheduled dates.

Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers has incredibly beautiful examples of flowers from around the world. In the heart of Golden Gate Park (which itself is full of free activities), the conservatory is free to visit on the first Tuesday of every month.

de Young Museum

Here is another great stop in the middle of Golden Gate Park. The de Young Museum has great art exhibits from around the world, and it is free on the first Tuesday of every month.

The Exploratorium

Along with the Academy of Sciences, this is our other favorite museum in San Francisco. It’s also a science museum, but it’s extremely hands-on. You can play with many of the exhibits to see and feel how science works.

The museum is free on five Sundays each year. Check out the dates on their calendar for this year’s free times.

GLBT Historical Society 

San Francisco is known as one of the most gay-friendly cities in the world. This city helped lead the fight for gay rights through the last 100 years, and the Castro District is a must-see during your visit to San Francisco.

This museum is free to visit on the first Wednesday of every month.

San Francisco Zoo 

The San Francisco Zoo is free on the first Wednesday of every month and has an amazing collection of animals from around the world. 

Museum of Craft and Design 

This museum is free on the first Tuesday of every month, and they have fantastic exhibits of various arts and crafts in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Botanical Garden 

This botanical garden is a great place to visit if you love exotic plants, flowers, and trees. This place is a hit for nature lovers of all stripes.

Free on the second Tuesday of every month, along with Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. And as a bonus for the locals, the gardens are always free for SF residents!

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art,

This museum has beautiful artwork from modern times. The museum is always free for kids under the age of 18.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 

The Yerba has rotating exhibitions on visual art, film, and performance art Free on first Tuesday.


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Always free for children (12 and under unless otherwise noted):



Asian Art Museum

The Asian Art Museum hosts great art exhibits from Asian artists, and it is based directly across from City Hall (another spot to visit for free!). This museum has free admission the first Sunday of every month, and $5 admission after 5:00 PM on every Thursdays.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum

This museum has exhibits about modern Jewish history, and it is free on the first Tuesday of every month.

de Young Museum 

Legion of Honor

The Legion of Honor is a fantastic art museum on a world-class estate. Situated on a location that has featured in more than one Hollywood film, you can’t go wrong visiting this place.

Museum of the African Diaspora

This museum highlights the history of Africans who came to the United States (voluntarily or involuntarily) and the fascinating culture that the community brought about.

Museum of Craft and Design

It is free for children, and they have fantastic exhibits of various arts and crafts in the Bay Area.

San Francisco Maritime Park 

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

The museum is always free for kids under the age of 18.


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Free Entry Included with Tourist Passes

Below, we list the tourist passes that include popular San Francisco museums. There are several types of tourist passes and only the all-inclusive types offer free entry with the purchase of the pass. The other types offer discounts.




  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Adventure Exploratorium OR de Young Museum
  • Aquarium of the Bay OR Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Learn more.

All Smart Destinations Passes (Go San Francisco All-Inclusive, Explorer Pass and Build Your Own)

  • California Academy of Sciences
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
  • de Young Museum
  • Exploratorium
  • Legion of Honor
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Learn more.

Freestyle San Francisco Pass

  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • California Academy of Science
  • De Young Museum
  • Exploratorium
  • Legion of Honor
  • Learn more.

San Francis GO Pass

  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • Learn more.


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Nationwide Free Museum Programs:



Bank of America’s Museums on Us 

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free general admission to certain museums during the first full weekend of every month.  

  • San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora
  • de Young
  • Legion of Honor
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum and Zeum
  • Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland
  • San Jose’s Museum of Art
  • Tech Museum of Innovation.

Blue Star Museums 

This program provides free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Participating museums are:

  • the Bay Area Discovery Museum
  • Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
  • Cantor Arts Center
  • Children’s Creativity Museum
  • CuriOdyssey
  • de Young and Legion of Honor
  • Filoli
  • Lawrence Hall of Science
  • Museum of Craft and Design
  • Oakland Museum of California
  • San Jose Museum of Art
  • Walt Disney Family Museum
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


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What is the Best Wine Tour from San Francisco?

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This post will help you decide between visiting Napa or Sonoma Valley. We also share our FAVORITE wine tours of both areas, as well as list everything you need to know before booking a wine tour from San Francisco. 




Napa and Sonoma are world-class wine regions, not just for the amazing wine that comes out of the area, but also because of the incredible views of Napa and Sonoma Valley. Both areas are just north of San Francisco and very close to one another (approximately a 30-minute drive).   Read more »