Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
Things To Do In San Francisco in the Weekend
Planning a short break in San Francisco? Here are some great tips on things to do in San Francisco in the weekend.
First, let’s talk about San Francisco sightseeing and the major attractions in the city. When you travel to the city during the weekend many must see attractions tend to be crowded. So, if you thought about taking a cruise and visiting Alcatraz, the most famous prison in the world, you should probably pre-book it online way in advance. Also, if possible get tickets in advance to family attractions such as the Aquarium on the Bay or Wax museum in order to skip the long lines. After all you didn’t travel all the way to San Francisco just to stand in lines, right? In order to learn more about San Francisco tours, we made special guides to help you plan your perfect San Francisco weekend.
How to spend the perfect San Francisco weekend
One of the must see places in San Francisco is the famous Golden Gate Bridge. But did you know that next to the bridge you could find the Golden Gate Park, which is the third most visited park in the USA. The park is filled with attractions including museums, botanical gardens and many other sites of interest, and for the last 100 years you can catch a free concert in it every Sunday between April and October at 1 pm at the park’s Speckles Temple of Music. Don’t miss our guides on San Francisco museums, for more tips and information, as some of them are located in the Golden Gate Park!
Another unique way to spend your Sunday in the city is by visiting one of the most famous theaters in San Francisco “The Castro”, this 90 year old theater sits in the middle of the famous gay district of the city, and on Sundays it shows sing along movies such as The Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music.
Nightlife is best in San Francisco on the weekends. Take the time to explore the many clubs and bars and spend the night drinking and dancing. Some good places to check out are The Starlight Room, and Ruby Sky. Make sure to check out the swing nights at Lake Colonial. There is a lot more to learn about San Francisco’s weekend and night life, so make sure to watch some more guides for tips, info and inspiration!
Stroll into San Francisco’s amazing California Academy of Sciences with this early-access admission ticket. For one low price — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else — skip the lines and enjoy entry one hour earlier than the general public, a privilege normally reserved for annual members of the Academy. Then wander about the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 4-story rainforest, all under one roof. With so much to explore, you’ll appreciate the crowd-free hour of checking out all there is to see at your own pace.
Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5-6 hours inside the park with a combination of guided hikes, breathtaking vistas and free-time to explore on your own. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park.
Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.
Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by luxury coach to wine country to visit several wineries for guided tours and tastings. Walk through beautiful vineyards, explore the winemaking facilities, and learn about the history of winemaking from your guide as you sip fine wine. Stop in Yountville to enjoy lunch and browse specialty shops at your leisure and expense. This comprehensive wine tour is the most relaxing way to experience California wine country, and all tastings are included!