The Top Five Free Things to Do When Visiting San Francisco
There are so many fun things to do in Sn Francisco that it wasn’t easy to pick out which one I like best but here is a list of my favorite places.. hope you’ll enjoy them too.
1. Golden Gate Bridge
This is a favorite among tourists for many reasons. One of those reasons is the fact that it is one landmark that belongs only to San Francisco. It is uniquely a part of this city and represents, for many, your entire trip.
Another reason is that there are so many ways to get there. I recommend walking and if you’re up for it, try one of the guided walking tours – this will provide valuable background information about the bridge as well as insuring that you don’t get lost on the way.
2. Cable Car Museum
Kids of all ages will find this museum interesting, especially big and little boys. This museum definitely offers a great deal of education and excitement for the family. In addition to learning about these neat cable cars which have become a trademark of San Francisco transportation.
This is one museum I would pay to go to, the fact that it is free is a bonus that I can’t resist and the primary reason it is on this particular top ten list.
3. Fort Point National Historic Site
This site has special historical significance. Its original intent was to prevent invading forces from entering San Francisco Bay. By the end of the Civil War the massive cannons that had been used for this purpose were obsolete. The last of the original 126 cannons was removed around 1900.
During the 1930’s, the fort was used as a headquarters for the building of the Golden Gate Bridge. This Fort has played a vital role in the history of San Francisco and is worth a visit, especially considering the fact that it is free.
4. San Francisco Fire Department Museum
For the big kid in all of us that wanted to grow up to be a fire fighter, this museum takes the cake. Not only does it provide great historical references and artifacts but it is also really cool!
I can think of no greater compliment to give a museum than that. This one, even your children will enjoy and beg to go back again and again.
5. Stern Grove Concerts
These concerts only take place on Sunday afternoons during summer months but are well worth checking out if you have a sunny Sunday afternoon available during your stay.
The goal of these concerts is to educate the masses and potentially inspire future musicians. A love of music is the second best gift you can give a child, second only to a love of reading. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon, and it’s free!