SpotHero Fall Picks: Our Top 7 Things to Do in San Francisco This Fall

Fall has arrived! Here is a list of some of SpotHero’s favorite activities to do as the leaves begin to change.

Fleet Week

Dates: October 2-10

Location: Marina Green, 200 Marina Blvd. 

Price: Free!

Details: This week is full of special events such as concerts, exhibits, and parades, culminating in the annual San Francisco Air Show on Friday and Saturday. Up to one million people attend Fleet Week every year, so we recommend planning your visit in advance! You can click here for the entire list of events and additional details.

Off the Grid Food Truck Night Market 

Dates: Every Friday from Sept 1 – Oct 27 from 5-10 p.m.

Location: Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd.

Price: Free to attend, food is a la carte.

Details: This is the largest weekly food truck night market in California. Up to 25 food trucks set up shop in the Fort Mason Center parking lot for an evening of food and live entertainment. You can click here for a full vendor list and event schedule.

Cheer on your team at the Chase Center

Dates: Chase Center hosts events year-round!

Location: Chase Center, 1 Warriors Way

Price: Varies depending on the event, pricing, and event listings here.

Details: Fall sports and events are here! Head out to Chase Center for one of their many events. With basketball and numerous performers and other events on offer, there is truly something for everyone. You can see a full list of upcoming events here.

Japanese Tea Garden

Dates: Open daily

Summer Hours: March 1 – October 31 from 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Winter Hours: November 1 – February 28 from 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Location: 75 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.

Price: Free for SF residents, regular admission starts at $3, and at select times, advance tickets are required, full details here.

Details: Soak up fall in the oldest public Japanese garden in the U.S. Visit the tea house for a snack, or just walk around and enjoy the foliage. If you’re looking to watch your pennies, the garden is free to enter from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Learn more here.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass at Golden Gate Park

Dates: September 29 – October 1

Location: Hellman Hollow, Golden Gate Park.  

Price: Free!

Details: The free and noncommercial festival is back! This year, 72 acts take the stage over the festival’s three days. With crowds that have exceeded 750,000 people in the past, plan your time at HSB accordingly. Click here for schedules and additional details.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Dates: Open year-round, Mon–Tues 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wed Closed, Thu 1 p.m.–8 p.m., Fri–Sun 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: 151 Third St.

Price: $25 for adults, free select days. Full details here.

Details: The Museum of Modern Art, commonly known as MOMA, is one of the most internationally recognized collections of modern art in the world. Spend a cool fall day exploring the museum’s seven floors and be sure to check out what special exhibits are appearing. If you’re looking for a free excursion, MOMA is free on select days! You can learn more about their collection and upcoming exhibits here.

Head out of Town

Heading for destinations—known and unknown? We get it! If you’re headed out of town and need airport parking, SpotHero is here to help!

Happy fall!