6. Escape to Japan
Golden Gate Park
Price: Free to $6
Or the Japanese Tea Garden anyway. Arched drum bridges, pagodas, stepping stone paths, and koi ponds: this serene garden is the perfect place to get away from it all. Set your alarm: admission is free before 10am on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and $6 for residents all other times.
7. Catch a midnight flick
Lower Pac Heights
Every Saturday and Sunday, the Clay Theatre plays "midnight movies," like Fargo, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Blade Runner for just $10. So it’s like going back in time, except the movie ticket is still more expensive than it was the movie first played.
8. Ride the ferry
San Francisco to Alameda/Oakland
Ride the ferry even though you’re not commuting. Take selfies! Snap pics of the Bay Bridge lights! Instagram the SF skyline. And do it all for $4.80 one-way if you have a Clipper Card. There’s even beer and wine for sale, though that will put you over your allotted ten bucks, so maybe BYO... even though you’re probably not supposed to.