Long-standing as one of the best free events the city offers, the New Year’s Eve fireworks show above the San Francisco’s gorgeous Ferry Building still remains the most dazzling finale to the year. Grab some cocoa and head down to Pier 14 (south of Sinbad’s) to get the best front row seat to the event, which will kick off at the stroke of midnight. Pier 14. Dec 31, 11:30pm. Free.