SpotHero Summer Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in San Francisco this Summer

The city of San Francisco is settling into summer! The SpotHero team has hand-picked some of our favorite warm-weather activities to help your summer stay action-packed. Whether you’re a lifelong San Fran resident, or just visiting for the week, we’re sure you’ll have tons of things to do in the city all summer.

FoodieLand Night Market

Dates: May 26-28, and June 30-July 2, 3-10 p.m.

Location: San Mateo County Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Dr.

Price: $5-7, learn more and purchase here.

Details: The FoodieLand Night Festival is a traveling tasting festival, and is the place to visit after the sun goes down. The outdoor festival is a fantastic option to get outside and indulge. Set your sights on all kinds of flavors from vendors all over the Bay Area, from paella to chowder and all the sweets and treats you can get your hands on! Check out the vendor lineup, purchase tickets, and browse all the foodie photos you can expect to get a taste of that weekend! Not sure if you can make it? FoodieLand Night Market heads to Berkley in August! Click here to learn more.

Sip and Savor in Napa Valley

Dates: Summer

Price: Varies depending on dates

Details: Spend a day outside the city traveling to wine country. Napa Valley is home to dozens of vineyards and wineries that allow you to taste some of their best creations. Napa also has dozens of other activities to explore. Take a hot air balloon ride at sunset, head to the spa to decompress, or take to the fairway and try for a hole-in-one. Raise a glass and enjoy!

Explore the Botanical Garden

Dates: Summer

Location: San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate Park, 1199 9th Ave.

Price: Tickets start at $8. Learn more and purchase here.

Details: Spend your summer immersing yourself in the luscious botanical gardens, occupying 55 acres at Golden Gate Park. The Botanical Garden is home to over 8,000 species of plants, ensuring conservation and breathing life into the city of San Francisco. The Garden also hosts group events for yoga, meditation, poetry readings, and sketching classes to capture your beautiful surroundings. Check out event schedules and what’s in bloom here.

Bask on the your Favorite Beach

Dates: Varies depending on location, but most beaches are open 24/7!

Price: Free!

Details: Nothing says summer quite like a trip to the beach. If you’re not sure where to head, Baker Beach is one of the most well-known beaches in San Francisco for good reason. Famous for its breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridges and rugged, sweeping cliffs, it’s a wonderful place to go to catch some rays! The beach also has designated picnic areas so you can spend the day here eating, drinking, and soaking up the sun.

Outside Lands Festival

Dates: August 11-13

Location: Golden Gate Park

Price: Tickets start at $199, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Outside Lands music festival returns this year for a packed 3-day extravaganza this summer! Attendees can enjoy headliners Kendrick Lamar, the Foo Fighters and Odesza and many more. Tickets go fast so grab them while you can! Learn more here.

Catch a Home run

Dates: Now through October 1. Full schedule available here.

Location: Oracle Park

Price: Varies depending on opponent. Learn more and purchase here.

Details: The San Francisco Giants take to the diamond all summer long. Catch the team at Oracle Park and enjoy a game framed against the iconic bay backdrop. Get ready to grab a Crazy Crab sandwich and root, root, root for the Giants!

Get Outta Town

If you’re heading out of town for summer vacation, we won’t hold it against you. Are you catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!

Have a great summer!