Things to Do in San Francisco This Summer!Posted on: Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Summer is here in San Francisco! Summer in San Francisco continues to bring residents and tourists out into the city to experience the culture and events that take place. With average temperatures of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, San Francisco continues to provide a wide array of activities and attractions for its local patrons and for visitors all over the world. While the city is not big, many of the cities’ attractions are spread out which gives you a great opportunity to walk or take a cable car to see the whole city. If you plan on traveling to San Francisco, or if you are a resident looking to get out of the house, San Francisco Moving Company, Nor-Cal Moving Services has some great insight on awesome activities to check out this summer!
Before we discuss what to do, we should talk about what you should pack. People tend to forget that San Francisco is not like the rest of California. San Francisco can be chilly, especially by the wharf. Even though most people see California as a beach vacation with palm trees and the smell of suntan lotion, San Francisco is the exact opposite. When traveling to San Francisco, you should pack the following:
- Fleece or sweater
- T-shirts or jerseys
- Walking shoes
- Long pants
- Light jacket for evening
- Day pack/bag
Over the Fourth of July weekend, there are many activities that are taking place to celebrate the holiday. Whether you enjoy catching fireworks, drinking beer at a baseball game or visiting museums and concerts, there is something for everyone to do.
If you enjoy watching a spectacular firework display, there are many options for you to choose from this summer. Listed below are some options for you to plan on catching some great fireworks.
- Pier 39
- A Firework Bay Cruise aboard a Blue and Gold Fleet Ferry
- Ghirardelli Square/Fisherman’s Wharf
- Twin Peaks
- Tank Hill
Are you a fan of baseball? If so, then take your family or your friends and catch a game at AT&T park. Home of the San Francisco Giants, this classic park has great views of the city and great food and drink to enjoy while watching the game. You can also take a tour of the baseball park and get a behind-the-scenes look at where the players go.
Louis Vuitton Cup Boat Race
Come watch the amazing sailors compete for a spot in 2013 America’s Cup. The defending champions will set sail on the San Francisco Bay Area from July 4 – August 30 to try and make it back to the America’s Cup.
San Francisco Opera
The San Francisco Opera season is in full effect. During the summer, June 5 – July 7, there will three performances in the War Memorial Opera House.
- Les Contes d’Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) – Jacques Offenbach
- Cosi fan tutte – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene – Mark Adamo
In addition, there will be more shows in Golden Gate Park in September. Opera in the Park is returning for its 91 season and continues to be a great way for people to enjoy the beautiful September weather.