How To Do San Francisco On The Cheap

Golden Gate Bridge

Visiting San Francisco city does not have to be an expensive trip, despite being one of the most expensive cities in the USA. In this post we outline the ways you can enjoy the best of the city without breaking the bank. All it really takes is a bit of planning and research into getting there cheaply, where to stay, eat, and visit.

As you explore this beautiful city, you have to take time to find the best deals, where you can visit beaches, parks and other historic landmarks for free. Being a tourist, doesn’t necessarily mean that you are not entitled to bargain eateries, cheap hotels, and free attractions. There are value hotel rooms within the town that have kitchenettes where you can prepare your own food. Here, are some things you can do freely or cheaply in San Francisco:

Getting and staying there

If you are on a tight budget, the first thing that you need to do is plan your holiday early. Do not leave things like booking flights and accommodation until the last minute because you will always pay a premium if you do. There are so many discounts available online if you just take the time to do a little research and spend some time getting Vacation coupon codes for your trips.

In San Francisco the best place to look for cheaper accommodation is down town because there are relatively cheaper lodges and hotels with quality services at less than $100 a night and with cheaper parking fees.

Finding bargains

If you want to buy souvenirs and you are looking for good quality products but for a bargain, then avoid China Town. Instead, pay a visit to the Inner Richmond neighborhood where, the same merchandise is sold by the same people as is sold in China Town but at cheaper prices.

Places to visit 

There are various tourist attractions within the city that are free of charge. These include; Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge Park and Fisherman’s Wharf. The Golden Gate Park is a pleasant to place to visit alone or even with the family. There is no entrance fee , but there may be some fee charged to visit some of the sites in the park. You can spend hours wandering around the place watching herds of buffaloes or you can take your kids to a paddle boat ride at Stowe Lake.

The beach is also a delightful, fun place to visit because there are free and even cheap parking places. Sometimes you do have to spend a dime while you are at it. The kids can play around the Land’s End and Sutro Baths areas and also around the Cliff House area on Ocean Beach.

You can also sign up for free city tours around the town where there are volunteers who conduct neighborhood tours for free. This will give you an opportunity to stroll around the town and learn about its culture and attractions.

There are also ways to save money on tourist trips when using a code for Tours4fun.

Where to eat

You should try eating like the San Francisco locals, by visiting the city’s taquerias where with just $4 you can have a enjoyable meal. This will not only be cheap, but it will also be fun to sample the local dishes. You can also visit the Richmond and Sunset neighborhoods for a budget-friendly mouth-watering treat.

A trip to San Francisco needn’t break the bank, with a little foresight and planning it is possible to save money on flights, accommodation, sight-seeing and food. With that many savings to be had, what are you waiting for?




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