The Usual and Unusual Things To Do in San Francisco

By Alex O'Dwyer


Deciding on which activities to do in a big city can often be overwhelming. We’ve created a list of some of the usual things people do in San Francisco as well as the unusual things to do in order to help you plan your San Francisco holiday. Have a look at our San Francisco holiday deals or begin planning a holiday to the US now with Budget Travel USA.


1. Cycle the Golden Gate Bridge

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Rent a bike from one of the many rental companies around the city and cycle across the bridge to catch some beautiful views of the city.


2. GoCar Tour

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Rent this GPS-guided car and drive through the streets of San Francisco to hear stories about the various locations you visit along your journey.


3. Alcatraz

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Check out San Francisco’s former prison either during the day or by night where it gets even spookier. Spots fill up fast so be sure to book well in advance!


4. Sunday's A Drag Brunch


Pop into the Starlight Room for brunch and a drag show at either of their two Sunday shows (11.30am and 2pm).


5. Fisherman's Wharf

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Happy #nationalnappingday! Our sleepy sea lions know all about the importance of taking naps. Photo by: @jroreto

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Stroll down to Pier 39 to admire some amazing views alongside a sea of sea lions. Here you’ll find various dining, entertainment and shopping opportunities.


6. Sneak a Peek Into Savernack Street

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Go to 24th Street in the Mission district to see San Francisco’s smallest art gallery which can only be seen through a peephole.


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