Food truck hub Spark Social feels like a lively backyard party every night of the week. The crowd—scientists from Mission Bay, tech workers from SoMA, and Dogpatch artists—is as diverse as the cuisine on offer. Up to a dozen trucks converge on the light-strung space each night, offering everything from pizza and poke to ramen and crepes. Get there before 7pm to snag a prime spot—we recommend one of the swinging benches near the fire pit—and happy hour sangria for just $5 a glass or $10 a carafe. Regularly scheduled events like Wednesday trivia night and annual festivals and fundraisers add extra cache to an economical evening.
You don’t have be bankrolled by Google to have a good time in this city. In fact, there are tons of cheap date ideas in San Francisco. Whether you’d rather belly up to a fleet of food trucks or make out against a scenic backdrop, these date ideas include some of the best things to do in San Francisco, and won’t empty your wallet. Still pinching pennies? Check out this list of free things to do in SF, like sights, attractions and museums.
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