There are certainly ways to save cash no matter where you are visiting, even the City by the Bay. With the Go San Francisco Card Attractions Pass, you’ll save up to 55 percent on admission to 31 of the best attractions that the city has to offer. The pass, which starts at $57.99, allows you to customize your trip for 1, 2, 3 or 5 days and there’s even a week-long pass option.
There are also other great San Francisco Summer Discounts that are available now that the weather has started to get hot.
For a gratifying experience in the great outdoors, head to Golden GatePark any Saturday this summer for a free yoga session as part of the Purusha Seva Project. The meditative and rejuvenating sessions are held ever Saturday morning at 11 a.m. near the Big Rec Baseball Field which is across from the main entrance to the Botanical Garden. Children, dogs and, of course, yoga mats are all welcome.
The park also has other free options for fun. Every Sunday, the park offers free swing dancing during “Lindy in the Park,” a weekly event near the de Young Museum. The swing dancers are out there rain or shine and on holidays too. Another dancing option is the infamous Golden Gate Park Roller Disco Party. The event is held on most Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. in the area of the park that is affectionately referred to as “Skatin’ Place.”
There’s also the San Francisco Family Attractions Fun Pass package from Smart Destinations, a desirable deal that includes top draws like the AT&T Park tour, the California Academy of Sciences and a Bay Cruise.
During your trip, grab a taste of the city and get a Saigon Sandwich. People will line up around the block for these tasty banh mi sandwiches because they are delicious and a deal at just $3.25 to $3.75. There are many other imitators, but wait it out and get the authentic thing at the real location in Little Saigon at 560 Larkin (at Eddy). The sandwiches all have perfectly-pickled vegetables and are served on fresh French rolls, and you can select from meat options like pork and paté or keep it vegetarian.
Another delicious option is to take a free trip through the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory. During the free tour of the factory, guests can take in all the sights and smells that are created when fortune cookies are being baked and everyone also has a chance to sample some fresh-baked cookies. (Fortunes will vary of course.)