If you are traveling to San Francisco, California there are attractions everyone must visit. But what are some attractions you can visit for free? That's right, I said free! First, an obvious choice is the Golden Gate Bridge. Although not the largest, longest or tallest bridge in the world, it is perhaps the most recognizable. Unlike its sister, the Bay Bridge which connects San Francisco to the East Bay, pedestrians and bicyclists are welcome. And there is no toll. However, if you are driving into the city expect to pay a hefty toll of 6 dollars. Someone has to pay for the maintenance of this majestic structure, right?
A second attraction you can visit in San Francisco for free is Lombard St. This street prides itself as being the most crooked street in the world. Cars drive down this street just for fun, and why not? There isn't quite anything else like it. If you desire to become famous, living on the crooked section of Lombard St. might be the place to do it. Tourists abound taking pictures from every angle. It's like having a paparazzi outside your door at all hours of the day!
Another attraction worth visiting is Fisherman's Wharf. It's a tourists dream and one of the most visited attractions in the United States. Along Pier 39 a grouping of Sea Lions can permanently be seen along the docks swimming, playing, and enjoying being the center of attention. It is also the site of many entertaining street performers looking to make an extra buck. Watching is free, although they do hope for gratuities. Watch out for Bush Man though! He is a homeless man that makes his living scaring people in a bush consume. No not our former President! It's just a shrub bush I'm afraid.
As you can imagine with a city as large as San Francisco, it has some incredible museums. Normally the cost to enter these museums can be quite high. Expect to pay 25 dollars at the California Academy of Sciences on a normal day. However once a month many of the cities top museums offer a free day including the California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, Asian Art Museum and the Legion of Honor.
This list just scrapes the surface of free activities you can do while in San Francisco. Who says you can't get anything for free?