Ride across the Golden Gate Bridge
See San Francisco the best way possible- by bike! The Golden Gate Bridge is about 2.1 miles, and is one of the most scenic rides that the city has to offer. Pick up your bike from Unlimited Biking on Ghirardelli Square for just $20/day (SPECIAL DISCOUNT!) and head towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Pass through amazing sights such as the Presidio, Crissy Fields, Fort Mason, Palace of Fine Arts, and more. Ride all the way to Sausalito in under an hour, and spend the rest of the day riding around Sausalito, exploring the town, having lunch by the water, before heading back into San Francisco.
Unlimited Biking offers a variety of rentals including hybrid bikes, road bikes, electric bikes, tandem bikes, kids bikes, and kids attachments (including babyseats, tag-a-long attachments, and double trailers).
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Visit Golden Gate Park
Spend a day visiting Golden Gate Park, one of San Francisco’s gems – known to be larger than even Central Park in New York City. The 1,017 acres of public grounds houses top attractions such as the California Academy of the Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, the deYoung Museum, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden. While some of them are temporarily closed given the ongoing regulations with the pandemic, the park itself is open for guests to visit. Available tickets are linked above!
You can walk or bike around Golden Gate Park!
Muir Woods is another great, social-distancing friendly, outdoor activity! Bundle up and head north to Muir Woods National Monument. Entrance fees are just $15 and you can spend a whole afternoon walking through the incredible Red Wood Forest. Hours are 8AM-5PM.
It’s a great activity to do as a couple, with friends, and even with family. Get some fresh air, and some time in nature less than an hour away from San Francisco. Immerse yourself into the Planet of the Apes!
Pier 39 is open for business on Fisherman’s Wharf. If you’re visiting San Francisco for the first time, this is a must-do! Visit the infamous sea-lions that fill the pier with noise. If you’re at home, check out this live camera that takes you directly to the docks.
The pier is official open, with retail shops available, and additional outdoor seating available.
Beaches in San Francisco
Visit some of the beaches that San Francisco has to offer! Two must visits are Baker Beach and Lands End.
Baker Beach is the popular beach located right on the Presidio, with the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands. You can sunbathe, read a book, or even go swimming/surfing. It’s a great place for a nice sunrise while watching sea lions (hopefully!) and enjoying the nice sea breeze.
Lands End is one of the lesser-known beaches but has one of the coolest views. it is located behind the cliffs of Lincoln Park and can be reached by a short hike along a steep trail.
Find the Labyrinth for a nice a surprise!