Are you looking for something fun to do this Thursday in San Francisco? This list of events features fun activities every Thursday such as free guided walking tours from the SF Public Library, wine tastings at K&L Wines and extended hours for some of the top museums.
Every day in San Francisco, you will find almost a dozen free walking tours given by the SF Public Library. One of my favorites every Thursday morning is the Golden Gate Bridge walk.
Starting at 11am, you will walk along and around the Golden Gate Bridge. As you walk, your knowledgeable guide offers up pieces of information about its history. You will also learn some fun facts including how often it's painted, how many cars cross every day and more.
If your entire day is free on Thursday in San Francisco, then check out these self-guided walking tours. They offer you the chance to visit all the top attractions, sample some amazing foods and try something new if you only have one day.
On the first Thursday of the month, head over to the Chinese Historical Society for their monthly free admission day. This small, yet interesting museum offers a look at the history of the Chinese American history, culture and traditions.
You will also find several other SF museums with free daily admission. Click here to find a list and learn more about what to expect when you visit.
If you love wine, then you will enjoy the wine tasting sessions at K&L Wines on Thursday evenings. From 5pm to 6:30pm, a select winery will be in the store to share samples of their most talked about wines. You will get the chance to ask questions and learn more about each one.
First Thursdays is an art event featuring a number of galleries throughout the city. On the first Thursday of the month, you can stop by for a casual open house at participating galleries. Most open houses are from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Every Thursday night from 6pm to 10pm, the California Academy of Sciences offers an interesting 21 and older event. Each week is a different theme and all events, discussions and other activities focus on this theme. Previous topics include Robots, Real to Reel and a Cosmic Nightlife.
In addition to adult focused activities throughout the museum, you can also grab a cocktail and mingle with other like-minded individuals. Overall, it's a fun way to get to know the museum as well as a few new friends.
This is a very popular event for both visitors and locals, so I recommend buying your tickets in advance. You can buy a general admission ticket or the VIP pass, which offers you a guided tour and other behind the scenes adventures.
The Exploratorium on SF's Pier 15 and 17 offers two activities on Thursday nights for those 21 and older. On the first Thursday of the month, they host a theme party called After Dark. The party includes topics that range from music, to light, to human perception topics.
You will find a cash bar as well as several small, first come, first served events related to that week's theme. You can buy your tickets in advance on their website.
The Exploratorium is also open the other Thursdays each month for those 21 and older. On these nights, you can visit this science and human perception museum as you would during the day, but without the crowds.
In addition to these two museums, other SF museums also stay open late on Thursday nights. Here is the current schedule for each:
Another way to have fun on Thursday in San Francisco is to check out the half-priced tickets offered on Goldstar.com. They offer almost 200 event, tour and theater tickets each day in the SF and Bay Area.
You can save on museum admissions, guided walking tours of the city and even cruises around the bay. It's a fun way to fill up your day without emptying your pockets.
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