San Francisco is a very diverse city. There’s something for everyone.
The city is one of the most expensive cities in the United States. The parking price is ridiculously expensive too, which gave birth to Uber and Lyft. However, it doesn’t mean that sightseeing has to be as expensive as the city’s rent.
I compiled a list of things to see and do in the city for you. The great thing is none of the things on the list will cost you your retirement savings. The only thing that will cost is parking but Lyft could fix that in a jiffy. Here is my list:
- Fisherman’s Wharf – The world famous marketplace draws crowds no matter what day of the week. Fisherman’s Wharf is free to visit and it’s filled with great food stalls. However the food isn’t free.
- Union Square – This is San Francisco’s main shopping district. There’s a park in the middle of Union Square and its free of charge. The only thing being spent is the energy to get there.
- San Francisco Bridge – The bridge could be seen from a few points in the city. The main lookout will cost you a toll and parking. However, Chrissy Field is another option.
- Point Bonita Lighthouse – Point Bonita Lighthouse is an underrated landmark in San Francisco. The park is free to visit but there’s a toll to cross the San Francisco Bridge.
- Golden Gate Park – The park is equivalent to New York’s Central Park. It doesn’t cost anything to visit the park. The hardest thing would be to find a place to park.
- Japantown – The little Japanese community isn’t a large area but it’s a great place to walk around. Japantown doesn’t cost a dime to walk around but the parking is a big issue in the area.
- Chinatown – San Francisco’s Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in the United States. I would suggest hailing a ride cause parking is horrendous and its must better to explore the district on foot.
- Pier 39 – The famous pier is another great option. It’s right next to the Fisherman’s Wharf. In addition, there are seals at the end of the pier and a view of Alcatraz.
- Presidio – The area is famous for an old sitcom — Full House. It’s a nice area to walk around and relax. In addition, don’t forget to take a picture in front of the Full House home.
- Chrissy Field – The park is known for its picnic area. The locals flock here on the weekends cause it’s the only place in the city that won’t cost them an arm to park. In addition, it has a great view of the San Francisco Bridge.
That’s our sightseeing list for San Francisco. There are no entrance fees to visit the landmarks; however, a few of them charge for parking, which could be neglected if you hail a ride. Let me know if I missed anything in the comment section. Safe travels.