- By Kevin
- On Jul 4, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
Planning a trip around the San Francisco city during the student summer vacation to explore the color and variety of San Francisco with this San Francisco tours guide must be a wise choose. And some information may helpful for your outdoor plan.
Get a free culture fix
Culture comes at a price, but not on the first Tuesday of every month when the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor offer free admission, and the Cartoon Art Museum is “pay what you wish.”
Avoid the crowds at Hardly Strictly
Increase your odds of snagging a parking space during this free three-day celebration of bluegrass and acoustic music. Option 1: Head up the little driveway off John F. Kennedy Drive to Stow Lake and drive around to the east side. Option 2: Drive down the Great Highway and park at the beach, then walk up to the Towers of Gold Stage—always less crowded and arguably more musically interesting than the main Banjo Stage.
Stop in for a show at Amoeba
While the decade of free love (and free music) is long over, Amoeba Music has stayed in the groove, bringing a whole slate of free live shows, DJ sets, and events to its Haight-Ashbury store. Performances include the likes of Lana Del Rey, Milo Greene, Elvis Costello and the Black Keys.
Bone up on history on a City Guides tour
One of the best ways to get a handle on local history is on a free City Guides tour, led by local volunteers through the SF Public Library. Guides offer six to 12 tours daily ranging from Pacific Heights mansions to Russian Hill stairways and Alfred Hitchcock film locations.
Get a sneaky peek of the game
Want to watch the world champion San Francisco Giants play ball without ponying up for a ticket? Stroll over to McCovey Cove and catch a few innings through AT&T Park’s outfield windows below the bleachers along the waterfront promenade.