Are you looking for something fun and interesting to do this Saturday in San Francisco? It's a fun day to explore the city and experience something new.
Saturday nights are also full of action. You can enjoy some live music, catch a theater performance or laugh the night away at one of SF's Comedy Clubs.
These are some of the top things to do EVERY Saturday and Saturday night.
Starting at 10am every Saturday morning, you can take one of the SF Public Library's free walking tours. These fun walks cover the history of a certain district, attraction or other place of interest. You also get the chance to discover some hidden gems throughout the city.
On Saturday, you can walk through the Mission Murals (the picture above is from this tour), uncover details about the Castro and stroll through the Japanese Tea Gardens. You don't need to register in advance, just show up a few minutes before it starts to participate.
Another fun way to explore the city this Saturday is to follow one of my self-guided walking tours. I wrote each one to highlight the best things to see in each district if you only have one day.
You can visit the Mission to see the oldest building in SF, you can take a hike along the coastal trail in the Presidio or you can see the sights in North Beach.
Each one is free and includes a downloadable itinerary for your journey. Click here for the complete list of tours.
Do you want to start your Saturday off with a fun cruise around the bay? If so, I recommend checking out the Saturday morning Champagne Brunch Cruise.
This two-hour cruise offers a hearty breakfast buffet and sparkling wine, juice, coffee, tea, and water. You will see popular attractions such as Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge from below.
It leaves every Saturday (and Sunday) morning at 11am from Pier 3.
If you want to sample some of SF's amazing food, check out this yummy food walking tour every Saturday. From 9:30am to 11:30am, you will stroll through the Ferry Building sampling artisan chocolates, fresh baked bread and some of the bay areas creamiest cheeses.
If you love to go wine tasting, but don't want to journey up north, then check out these wine tasting options within SF.
Tastings at K&L Wines
Almost every Saturday afternoon, K&L Wines offers a guided wine tasting seminar. From noon to 3pm, you get the chance to learn more about a specific region or type of wine.
Some of their most recent seminars discussed Bordeaux, the wines of Eastern Europe and domestic Cabernet Sauvignon.
Some seminars require advance registration, but most allow you to just walk in and join. Click here to visit K&L Wines website for details on this Saturday's wine tasting.
You will find them at 638 4th Street in the SoMa district.
Wine Tasting at Golden Gate Cellars
Another place that offers wine tasting most Saturday afternoons is Golden Gate Cellars. Their wine tastings often cost about $10 per person and they request advance registration.
Recent tastings at Golden Gate Cellars include Boutique Cabernet & Blend Tasting and Domestic Rhone Varietals & Rhone Blends. The seminars usually last from 1pm to 5pm.
Every Saturday night at 8pm, head over to The Shelton Theater for Foodies: The Musical. This hilarious show pokes fun at modern day eating habits.
They have fun with the current gourmet food truck trend, kitchen etiquette of top chefs and restaurant silliness. It's a great way to spend Saturday in San Francisco.
Also, they often offer tickets at up to half-off on Goldstar.com. Make sure you check out their latest selection before buying your tickets at full price.
In addition to Foodies, SF features several other theater performances every Saturday night. You will find big theater productions such as The Book of Mormon. You will also find several small theaters that offer a more intimate setting.
Another great option for Saturday in San Francisco is the SF Symphony. Our Symphony performs almost every Saturday night throughout the year.
They perform everything from Bach to "A Night at the Movies" which features all movie themed songs. Make sure you check out the restaurant options in Hayes Valley either before or after the show too.
SF is home to more than a dozen live music venues. You will find large shows at The Warfield, The Fillmore and Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. You will also find several smaller venues such as Slim's, The Great American Music Hall and The Independent.
One of my favorite Saturday night activities is to head to a live comedy show. Both Cobb's Comedy Club and the Punch Line feature comedians every Saturday night.
You will find local favorites as well as big name acts such as David Alan Grier, Jon Lovitz and Kevin McDonald.
Every year, SF hosts more than 40 film festivals. This means you can find interesting and thought-provoking films from independent filmmakers almost every weekend.
They range from smaller festivals such as the Human Rights Festival to the large International Film Festival every April.
SF is also home to almost a hundred festivals every year. This means you will find at least two or three every weekend. Many run on just Saturday and Sunday, although some are longer.
In addition, the spring, summer and falls months offer the perfect weather for SF's famous street fairs. The biggest are the ones you will find in North Beach, the Marina and the Castro.
Starting in April, the SF Giants play at home two to three weekends a month. Through September, catch a game at AT&T Park on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
If I'm in a pinch and looking for something do to, I also check out the events posted on Goldstar.com. At any time, you can find up to 200 events for San Francisco and the Bay Area.
All tickets are up to half-off the full retail price. This allows you to have a little fun while saving some money.