Okay, so technically this isn’t free because you have to bring wine, but don’t tell us you don’t have a bottle of wine or a six-pack in your fridge that you’re not willing to sacrifice for the cause. Also, you’re not really supposed to drink here, so be discreet. Although getting arrested would make a great story to tell the kids!
The Presidio & McLaren Park
When it comes to free dates, Shakespeare said it best: “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan doth oft lose both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” Free performances go down all over the Bay from July-September.
9. Hit up a street fair
All over SF
San Francisco has soooooo many street fairs. Union Street, North Beach, Haight Street, Fillmore Street. They all have excellent people-watching. And they’re all free! (But maybe bring a flask just ‘cause people-watching is better when there’s a little booze involved.)