Coit Tower – A San Francisco skyline landmark, Coit Tower offers great views of the city and bay. Pioneer Park, surrounding it, is home to a flock of wild parrots–subjects of the film “The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill.” Don’t see them? Follow your ears–these guys are capable of making noise that carries!
Castro Theater – Located in one of SF’s most unique neighborhoods, the Castro Theater was built in 1922 in grand style, and is one of the most popular movie houses in the city today. Host to numerous festivals, sing along movies and special events, there’s always something to see here–even if it’s just the outfits of the other patrons!
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory – While in Chinatown don’t miss your chance to watch a batch of fortune cookies being made right before your eyes–and then taste some for yourself!
Chinatown – Take a walk through San Francisco’s world famous Chinatown, the largest outside of Asia, and experience a bit of the Far East on the West Coast.
San Francisco Sightseeing – Running tours of the city and out to Yosemite, Sonoma County Wine Country, Muir Woods and Sausalito every day. Ask at reception about booking their tours at a discount!
Incredible Adventures – Running environmentally-sustainable tours to Yosemite, Muir Woods, Sonoma Wine Country and Lake Tahoe! They’ll pick you up from the hostel and drop you off at the end of the day! Book your tour at reception when you check in!
Orange Sky Adventures– Running all-inclusive, no hidden costs Yosemite Camping Trips from San Francisco. Just show up! Chat with reception to book your Trip + Trek + Tour for less.
San Francisco City Guides – This volunteer-led group gives free historical and architectural walking tours of the city every day of the week!
The Alcatraz Ferry – This is the only company that runs ferries to the famous prison on Alcatraz Island. It’s a good idea to book ahead; lines are always long and spots fill up several days in advance.
Forecast for Today: September 23, 2018
GETTING AROUND TOWN
List of travel services near by:
Hertz – A large chain, with tons of options and locations.
Avis – Nation-wide company with locations all over the bay area.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car – Mainly for those planning trips out of the city (Napa!). Great customer service and special weekend rates.
Super Cheap Car Rental – Cheap and easy car rental right by San Francisco International Airport. No extra fee for drivers 21-25!
Blazing Saddles – Great place for renting a bike to ride across the Golden Gate Bridge. Pick up one of their fliers at reception and get $10 off your rental!
San Francisco MUNI – Information on getting around the city, including a handy trip planner!
Bay Area Rapid Transit – Want to get out to Berkeley, Oakland or to one of the airports? BART is your best bet for doing it cheaply.