Best events in San Francisco

Check out the top events in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Golden Gate Park
1. Golden Gate Park
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222 local reviews
Park
Caite
San Francisco’s most famous park is only nine blocks north. You can get there via beach or street. We suggest …
Mary
Although its big and lots of people go there daily you can find remote quite places. Within Golden Gate Park’…
Daniel
One of the largest metropolitan parks in the U.S. Even bigger than Central Park in New York. There are alway…
1. Golden Gate Park
1. Golden Gate Park
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222 local reviews
Caite
Caite
San Francisco’s most famous park is only nine blocks north. You can get there via beach or street. We suggest renting a bike (see below), bu…
Mary
Mary
Although its big and lots of people go there daily you can find remote quite places. Within Golden Gate Park’s 1,017 acres you’ll discover …
Daniel
Daniel
One of the largest metropolitan parks in the U.S. Even bigger than Central Park in New York. There are always free special events and many…
2. Castro Theatre
2. Castro Theatre
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59 local reviews
429 Castro Street, San Francisco
+1 415 621-6120
Movie Theater
Kenji
San Francisco landmark that was built in the 1920's and maintains the original detail. The theater shows a mix…
Bruce
Incredibly detailed and beautiful movie theater. Built in 1935 the organist plays some tunes before every mov…
Tyler&Shoreh
See a movie in a large one room theatre. Most nights have a live pipe organ playing before/after movies. If th…
2. Castro Theatre
2. Castro Theatre
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59 local reviews
429 Castro Street, San Francisco
+1 415 621-6120
Kenji
Kenji
San Francisco landmark that was built in the 1920's and maintains the original detail. The theater shows a mix of classics and art house fil…
Bruce
Bruce
Incredibly detailed and beautiful movie theater. Built in 1935 the organist plays some tunes before every movie. Great place to see a clas…
Tyler&Shoreh
Tyler&Shoreh
See a movie in a large one room theatre. Most nights have a live pipe organ playing before/after movies. If there is a sing-a-long event hap…
3. Beach Blanket Babylon
3. Beach Blanket Babylon
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16 local reviews
678 Green Street, San Francisco
+1 415 421-4222
Performing Arts Venue
Eddie
Beach Blanket Babylon has been a continuous running show in SF for 40 years, known for its outrageous hats and…
Isabella Margaret
Musical play that changes and evolves according to current events and pop culture. Characters feature big hai…
Mike
This comedy/satire/musical is always fresh on current events. A favorite of SF natives too.
3. Beach Blanket Babylon
3. Beach Blanket Babylon
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16 local reviews
678 Green Street, San Francisco
+1 415 421-4222
Eddie
Eddie
Beach Blanket Babylon has been a continuous running show in SF for 40 years, known for its outrageous hats and costumes. Show integrates cu…
Isabella Margaret
Isabella Margaret
Musical play that changes and evolves according to current events and pop culture. Characters feature big hair-do's and remind us of the "d…
Mike
Mike
This comedy/satire/musical is always fresh on current events. A favorite of SF natives too.
4. The Presidio Trails
4. The Presidio Trails
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61 local reviews
Presidio of San Francisco, SF
Park
Laurie
For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military ca…
Corin
On a sunday at the Presidio Main Post there's a free 11am-4pm Off The Grid Food Truck event. Walkable from you…
Barbara (and Perry)
Look for various events Shakespeare in the Presidio, food trucks, sporty events
4. The Presidio Trails
4. The Presidio Trails
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61 local reviews
Presidio of San Francisco, SF
Laurie
Laurie
For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, from military campaigns to World Fairs and ear…
Corin
Corin
On a sunday at the Presidio Main Post there's a free 11am-4pm Off The Grid Food Truck event. Walkable from your stay - take some wine, lay o…
Barbara (and Perry)
Barbara (and Perry)
Look for various events Shakespeare in the Presidio, food trucks, sporty events
5. Ghirardelli Square
5. Ghirardelli Square
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23 local reviews
900 North Point Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-775-5500
Shopping mallPoint of interestEstablishment
Mark
A historic San Francisco visitor attraction offering shopping, waterfront dining, family events, Ghirardelli c…
Green
A historic San Francisco visitor attraction offering shopping, waterfront dining, family events, Ghirardelli c…
Mike
A popular tourist destination. Expect large crowds.
5. Ghirardelli Square
5. Ghirardelli Square
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23 local reviews
900 North Point Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-775-5500
Mark
Mark
A historic San Francisco visitor attraction offering shopping, waterfront dining, family events, Ghirardelli chocolate and walking tours.
Green
Green
A historic San Francisco visitor attraction offering shopping, waterfront dining, family events, Ghirardelli chocolate and walking tours.
Mike
Mike
A popular tourist destination. Expect large crowds.
6. AT&T Park
6. AT&T Park
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69 local reviews
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
+1 415 972 2000
Stadium
Courtney
Home of the San Francisco Giants! (baseball) as well as events and concerts!
David
Home to the San Francisco Giants, this ballpark with bay views offers tours & hosts special events.
Cynthia
The 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Champion SF Giants play here. And several music events throughout the year in ad…
6. AT&T Park
6. AT&T Park
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69 local reviews
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
+1 415 972 2000
Courtney
Courtney
Home of the San Francisco Giants! (baseball) as well as events and concerts!
David
David
Home to the San Francisco Giants, this ballpark with bay views offers tours & hosts special events.
Cynthia
Cynthia
The 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Champion SF Giants play here. And several music events throughout the year in addition.
7. Fort Mason
7. Fort Mason
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21 local reviews
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
(415) 345-7500
NeighborhoodPolitical
Judy
From the farmers market on Sunday mornings to classes and events, this spot has it all.
Alison
Great Farmers Market every Sunday Morning 9-1 PM, as well as many other events going on here from theater to c…
Melanie
Fort Mason hosts Off the Grid, a food truck event, every Friday night from 5-10. It can get real crazy and cro…
7. Fort Mason
7. Fort Mason
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21 local reviews
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
(415) 345-7500
Judy
Judy
From the farmers market on Sunday mornings to classes and events, this spot has it all.
Alison
Alison
Great Farmers Market every Sunday Morning 9-1 PM, as well as many other events going on here from theater to conferences. A 10-15 minute wa…
Melanie
Melanie
Fort Mason hosts Off the Grid, a food truck event, every Friday night from 5-10. It can get real crazy and crowded!! Despite that, it's fun …
8. El Rio
8. El Rio
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41 local reviews
3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-282-3325
BarCafeFood
Wolfgang
Very lively (dive) Bar with big patio in the back : meet all the diverse residents from the Mission and beyo…
Nicole
An Iconic lesbian bar that welcomes everyone. Great back patio and a live music venue next door. Live Salsa ba…
Herbert
Excellent bar with free oyster happy hour, cheap drinks, games, beautiful outdoor courtyard, and events.
8. El Rio
8. El Rio
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41 local reviews
3158 Mission Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-282-3325
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
Very lively (dive) Bar with big patio in the back : meet all the diverse residents from the Mission and beyond, great events great music, …
Nicole
Nicole
An Iconic lesbian bar that welcomes everyone. Great back patio and a live music venue next door. Live Salsa band on Sundays in the summer. C…
Herbert
Herbert
Excellent bar with free oyster happy hour, cheap drinks, games, beautiful outdoor courtyard, and events.
9. Bird & Beckett Books & Records
9. Bird & Beckett Books & Records
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16 local reviews
653 Chenery Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415 586-3733
Bookstore
Bruce
Books and sometimes a concert on the weekends. Check website for local schedule of musical events.
Louise and Jim
Wonderful inependent bookstore with lots of events--both readings and jazz concerts almost nightly!
Casey
Wonderful neighborhood bookstore with jazz music many nights a week. Lovely owner.
9. Bird & Beckett Books & Records
9. Bird & Beckett Books & Records
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16 local reviews
653 Chenery Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415 586-3733
Bruce
Bruce
Books and sometimes a concert on the weekends. Check website for local schedule of musical events.
Louise and Jim
Louise and Jim
Wonderful inependent bookstore with lots of events--both readings and jazz concerts almost nightly!
Casey
Casey
Wonderful neighborhood bookstore with jazz music many nights a week. Lovely owner.
10. 111 Minna Gallery
10. 111 Minna Gallery
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4 local reviews
111 Minna Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-974-1719
Art galleryPoint of interestEstablishment
Len & Irina
This art gallery is also an event space that has a monthly 'live drawing' event called Sketh Tuesday (the last…
Karina
Bar, art, events, and sometimes dancing
Karina
Bar, art, events, and sometimes dancing
10. 111 Minna Gallery
10. 111 Minna Gallery
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4 local reviews
111 Minna Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-974-1719
Len & Irina
Len & Irina
This art gallery is also an event space that has a monthly 'live drawing' event called Sketh Tuesday (the last Tuesday of the month). Watch …
Karina
Karina
Bar, art, events, and sometimes dancing
Karina
Karina
Bar, art, events, and sometimes dancing
11. Mission Dolores Park
11. Mission Dolores Park
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187 local reviews
566 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-554-9521
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Ivan & Wendy
On a sunny afternoon, it will look like there's an 'event' here, but most likely it's just people enjoying the…
Theresa
Huge park with a large children's playground. Lots of concerts and events
Agnieszka
Great park - go to the top to see the city and make sure your little ones enjoy the playground.
11. Mission Dolores Park
11. Mission Dolores Park
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187 local reviews
566 Dolores Street, San Francisco
Open now
+1 415-554-9521
Ivan & Wendy
Ivan & Wendy
On a sunny afternoon, it will look like there's an 'event' here, but most likely it's just people enjoying the weather. Go to the corner of …
Theresa
Theresa
Huge park with a large children's playground. Lots of concerts and events
Agnieszka
Agnieszka
Great park - go to the top to see the city and make sure your little ones enjoy the playground.
12. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
12. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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37 local reviews
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
+1 415-563-6504
Point of interestEstablishment
Mark
The Palace of Fine Arts is a neo-classical "ruin" originally constructed for the 1915 World's Fair and is the …
Nadya
A remnant of San Francisco's glorious past, this exquisite arts and science complex pulses in the heart of the…
Dillon
A remnant of San Francisco's glorious past, this exquisite arts and science complex pulses in the heart of the…
12. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
12. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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37 local reviews
3301 Lyon Street, San Francisco
+1 415-563-6504
Mark
Mark
The Palace of Fine Arts is a neo-classical "ruin" originally constructed for the 1915 World's Fair and is the only structure from the histor…
Nadya
Nadya
A remnant of San Francisco's glorious past, this exquisite arts and science complex pulses in the heart of the Marina District. Designed by …
Dillon
Dillon
A remnant of San Francisco's glorious past, this exquisite arts and science complex pulses in the heart of the Marina District. Designed by …