Best San Francisco Budget Attractions

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San Francisco has many affordable attractions and outdoor activities to thrill people of all ages. Golden Gate Park has tons of nooks and crannies to explore, aside from its paid attractions. Muir Woods has a nominal admission fee and boasts hours and hours of nature walks and challenging hikes that extend to Mt. Tamalpais and Stinson Beach. Visiting Angel Island is free; you only have to cover the cost of the ferry ride, which in and of itself offers priceless views of the bay. Riding a Cable Car is also an inexpensive way to experience the roller coaster-worthy San Francisco hills. Take the Hyde Street line to the top of Lombard Street, one of the city’s most famous sights. If your timing works out, you can bypass costly admission fees on monthly free days at many of the city’s museums. Hungry for history? The centuries-old Mission Dolores has a $3 admission fee. Just plain hungry? Chow down at Pancho Villa for the city’s tastiest burritos—also the best dining deal in town.

Author: Jessica Mordo


Day 1 - San Francisco, Mill Valley


1

Golden Gate Park

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Location:

Stanyan & Fulton Sts
(Great Highway at Fulton St)
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone:

(415) 831-2700


2

Cable Cars

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Location:

401 Van Ness
(between Golden Gate and Grove Sts) Admin Offices
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:

(415) 673-6864


3

Muir Woods National Monument

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Location:

Muir Woods Rd and Camino Del Cyn
(Follow signs from Hwy 101 N)
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Phone:

(415) 388-2595


4

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

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Location:

151 3rd St
(between Howard & Mission St)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone:

(415) 357-4000


5

Asian Art Museum

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Location:

200 Larkin St
Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:

(415) 668-8921


6

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Location:

701 Mission Street
At 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone:

(415) 978-2787


7

Angel Island State Park

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Location:

Located one mile south of the Tiburon Peninsula
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone:

(415) 435-3522


8

Lombard Street

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Location:

Between Hyde & Leavenworth streets
Above Ghirardelli Square
San Francisco, CA 94133

Phone:

(415) 391-2000


9

Mission Dolores

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Location:

332, 16th Street
(at the corner of Dolores Street)
San Francisco, CA 94114

Phone:

(415) 621-8203


10

Pancho Villa Taqueria

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Location:

3071 16th Street
(At the corner of Valencia Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone:

+1 415 864 8840


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