Visiting San Francisco on a Budget

San Francisco on a budget

If you are planning a trip to San Francisco you will find there are lots and lots of things you can do and enjoy on a budget.  First of all you need to save money getting to San Francisco, which is where we can help with low cost flights to San Francisco from the UK.  If you would like to travel in style we have low cost business class flights to San Francisco.

When you arrive in San Francisco you are sure to have a list of must things to do and places where you would like to visit.  A tour on an open top bus is a great way to get around and see lots of the places you want to see whilst getting valuable insider information about the best places to eat and other tips from the locals.  These narrated tours are a great way to get to know more about San Francisco whilst the ability to hop on and hop off the tour buses as and when you want allows you to pick and choose where to go without spending any extra money on transportation.

The San Francisco CityPass is a must if you are planning on visiting the California Academy of Sciences, Aquarium of the Bay, the Exploratorium and fancy a bay cruise.  What you get;

Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

CityPASS includes unlimited transportation on all Muni trolleys, buses and historic cable cars for three consecutive days.


California Academy of Sciences

CityPASS includes general admission to all exhibits including the aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, natural history museum and living roof.


Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

CityPASS offers you the choice of a one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure offering fantastic photo opportunities and breathtaking views, or a ride on RocketBoat, the fastest and most thrilling ride on the Bay.


Aquarium of the Bay

CityPASS includes general admission to the only aquarium dedicated to the animals native to the San Francisco Bay.



CityPASS includes general Admission to this museum’s ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Or the de Young museum.


de Young Museum

CityPASS includes general admission to either the de Young Museum or the Legion of Honor, or both if visited on the same day.

Before purchasing a City Pass, read on as many of the above attractions open their doors for free…

Many San Francisco museums and attractions that usually charge for admission open their doors for free one day a month.  The San Francisco Zoo, the Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum, Exploratorium, California Academy of Sciences and many more.

There are also many attractions that are free all the time;

Golden Gate Bridge
Cable Car Museum
National Maritime Museum
San Francisco Fire Museum
Berkeley Rose Garden
Chinese Cultural Center
Hyde Street Pier
And many more

And don’t forget the summer months are the season of free events and outdoor concerts.

Find out more about this fabulous city with our San Francisco holiday guide.

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