April 2019: With winter now in the rearview, free things to do in San Francisco become plentiful thanks to many of the city’s most beloved annual events kicking off for the season. Post up at a next-level, food truck-stocked picnic at Fort Mason or The Presidio (#3), watch a free indie movie under the stars in Hayes Valley (#1), or have a day of family-friendly fun at Sunday Streets (#5).
Skyrocketing rents and $12 beer got you down? Never fear. While it may cost you an arm-and-a-leg to visit SF’s most famous attractions or eat at one of the best San Francisco restaurants, there are plenty of options to socialize, learn new things and de-stress without breaking the bank. From street festivals to blooming gardens to movies, here's where to enjoy yourself this spring without spending a cent.
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