though you’ll have to throw down some cash for your drink. Pretend you’re in Napa at a Fat Grape Winery tasting Take a mini-escape for the afternoon and head over to Fat Grape Winery on Treasure Island for a free tasting.
Visit the tasting room Wednesday through Sunday to sample a selection of Winemaker Patrick Bowen’s local red wines. Sea lions at Pier 39 If you think about it, we’re kind of like the sea lions -- we just appeared in San Francisco one day, and refused to leave. Plus, you can legally crab and fish without a license at Torpedo Wharf, cook up your catch on one of the grills, and let your pup run around off-leash. Fillmore Jazz Festival This is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast and the lineup is always bursting with incredible musicians playing for two days on four stages.
) installation from the Exploratorium, water is pumped at high pressure through more than 800 nozzles lining the bridge, to create an immersive environment where you're shrouded in mist. Watch the Bay Lights The light sculpture now shines permanently from dusk to dawn.
A good spot to see them is along the Embarcadero, but a better spot is at one of the waterfront bars along the Embarcadero...
Only interested in throwing lots of things in the air and not dropping any of them? During the parade, you’ll see elaborate costumes, gorgeous floats, and the 268ft Golden Dragon! Chinese Tin How Temple Dedicated to Mazu (Empress of Heaven) as gratitude to the Chinese immigrants who came before them, photography is not allowed inside the historic temple, but the birds-eye view of Chinatown is a great place to feel grateful.