Ok, if you're going to SF, you're going to need some real San Francisco discounts and some very good deals...
...simply because San Francisco is just darn expensive! From San Francisco attractions to parking, accommodations, transportations, dinings, and shopping costs, you'll be sure to go broke by the end of your trip!
That's why you need to spend your money wisely and not go crazy with your money and get ripped off by us locals, hehe...
...But don't worry ;) . I'm on your side. Let me tell you now. The prices you're going to see when you visit some of the most popular attractions are NOT what we pay. We get discounts. and I'll let you in on some of the best San Franciso discounts, deals, and good buys so you don't have to say "good bye" to your money! (Lame? lol. Ok fine, haha.)
Here's some tips for you...
OK...Anyways... in which area are you trying to get San Francisco discounts for?
One of the most popular San Francisco Discounts Pass is the San Franciso CityPass.
This will save you a whole ton of planning, hassle, "attraction searches" and of course, money. My boyfriend and I make sure to get this whenever we go on an anniversary or birthday date, hehe.
There's a crazy amount of things to do that is included in this pass! Popular San Francisco attractions include:
If transportation is a concern, the pass also includes a 7day pass of Cable Cars and MUNI public transportation to and from these attraction sites, Fisherman's Wharf, and Chinatown!
Purchasing attraction tickets along will cost you about $20/each, so a pass to all these awesome attractions and transportation is a must. Trust me. I tried purchasing individual tickets to try to save, and I failed. And I got a headache. So save yourself and get this San Francisco discounts pass, lol.
*Pros: -Cheaper alternative to other San Francisco discounts passes such as the Go Card
-Valid for 9 days
*Cons: -Lesser amount of activities to do unlike the Go Card, which features free admission to over 50+ attractions!.
Another one of my favorite San Francisco discounts pass is the GoCard. I think this is actually the best one since it allows you to have a more flexible schedule towards allowing time to visit all the 50 attractions and activities this card offers!
Ok, so if you decide you want to stay in San Francisco for a considerable amount of time and would like to do as much activities as you can here, then this card is totally for you.
Dude, I can't even list all the 50+ activities they have included in this pass so just go to the Go San Francisco Card website to see them! :)
But what I can tell you about this San Francisco discounts pass is that it includes SHOPPING and RESTAURANT discounts.
So along with visiting the Aquarium of the Bay, AT&T Park (Giants Stadium), doing a bike tour around the bay, WHALE WATCHING, going to the museums I described above for the CityPass, going to a WINE TOUR, and 40+ more activities...
...you'll get some cheap food and shopping goodies. Can't go wrong with that!
*Pros:- So basically you can choose a 1 day pass to do all these 50+ activities in ONE day, BUT...I bet you $1 it's impossible or you'll get hella tired (bay slang, sorry lol).
-I suggest you get at least a 2 day pass to do all of these! So instead of planning where to go and how to get tickets, blah blah blah...You might as well get this awesome San Francisco discounts pass and guide to all these amazing activities that you totally must at least try to visit when you come here in the Bay Area. :)
*Cons:- More expensive than the CityPass described above, but way worth it with all these attractions and activities! Hey if you're gonna travel, you might as well enjoy!
My recommended affordable hotels in San Francisco:
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If you are thinking of flying to San Francisco during the summer, you should definitely book at LEAST 1 month in advance because the longer you wait, the more you have to pay!
There are 3 airports in the Bay Area: The SFO (San Francisco Airport), the Oakland Airport, and the San Jose Airport.
Each of these are about 30 minutes apart from each other, so if you're really planning to save, experiment with arriving to each of these different airports and see which airport will save you more money.
Ok, I can't really help you there with saving on parking. But if you are looking to visit Pier 39, then I could hook you up with 2 hours of free parking, lol.
You can download this free Pier 39 Fun Pack to redeem at the California Welcome Center located at 2nd level of the Pier 39 San Francisco for other savings, discounts, and coupons. (Get this for free parking! That's what we always do to save about $20 hehe).
Really though, get one of these passes and save a bunch of money. No point wasting money if you can save it to buy some goodies, lol.
The Pier 39 San Francisco funpack above includes a voucher for free parking, so make sure to download and redeem it!
See you around,
Your friendly, local SF travel guide ;).