Best Things to Do in San Francisco in March

Ali Sullivan
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Discover the top activities and events in San Francisco this March! Find the best things to do and make the most of your visit to the City by the Bay.


If you are planning a trip to San Francisco in March, you’re in for a treat! There are loads of events and things to do all around the city, and we are here to teach you everything you need to know with our guide to the best things to do in San Francisco in March.

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Explore the Top Things to Do in San Francisco in March 

Besides the obvious Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco offers a lot of unique things this time of year. Whether you are looking to experience the culture of Chinatown, cheer your heart at sporting events, or celebrate the fun and exciting holiday of St. Patrick’s Day, San Francisco promises not to disappoint. 

Keep scrolling for our ITH guide of the best things to do in San Francisco in March! 


Cirque du Soleil – Kooza

March 1-10

To start our list of the best things to do in San Francisco in March, experience the magic of Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza. Prepare to be dazzled by amazing acrobatics, stunning costumes, and mesmerizing performances. This show promises an unforgettable evening filled with wonder and excitement. Cirque du Soleil, Kooza is sure to leave you amazed.

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Mania – The ABBA Tribute at the Palace of Fine Arts

March 16

The ABBA Tribute, coming to the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco this March, is an event you surely won’t want to miss. Mama Mia fans, get ready to have the time of your lives this March and dance and sing along to all of your favorite hits. This tribute show promises an unforgettable experience for all. Don’t miss out on the chance to relive the iconic songs and energy of ABBA! 

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Cruise Around the Bay in San Francisco in March 

If you want to see San Francisco from a new perspective, consider taking a cruise around the bay in San Francisco in March. Experience views of iconic landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and the city skyline while enjoying the breeze and gentle waves. Whether you prefer a sightseeing cruise or an excursion cruise, there’s something for everyone on the bay. Relax and unwind as you take in the beauty of the city.


Golden State Warriors Basketball Game 

Next, cross the bay into Oakland and experience the excitement of NBA action live at the Chase Center with a Golden State Warriors basketball game. Join passionate fans as you watch top athletes compete on the court, showcasing their skills and teamwork. Whether you’re a die-hard basketball fan or just looking for an unforgettable sports experience, attending a Warriors game is sure to be a highlight of your trip to San Francisco in March. 

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SF Giants Fan Fest

March 9th

While baseball season hasn’t quite swung into action yet, true baseball fans can look forward to the San Francisco Giants Fan Fest in March. Join fellow fans at Oracle Park for a fun-filled day of festivities, including player appearances, autograph sessions, behind-the-scenes tours, and games. Get up close and personal with your favorite players while enjoying the ballpark. Whether you’re a lifelong Giants fan or just love the thrill of live sports, Fan Fest is the perfect way to kick off the season.


SF Giants Exhibition Games

March 26

March is the ideal time for sports fans to visit San Francisco. Head to Oracle Park and catch the Giants in action as they prepare for the upcoming season with the Exhibition Games. An exhibition game offers the opportunity to enjoy America’s favorite pastime in one of baseball’s most iconic stadiums. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the excitement; don’t forget to bring your glove to catch any fly balls that may come your way!


Sonoma County Barrel Tasting

Day Trip

If you are considering taking a day trip during your time in San Francisco in March, you can never go wrong with going to nearby wine country. Head to Sonoma County for barrel tasting and experience some of the best wines California has to offer. Experience the beauty of wine country as you visit acclaimed wineries and sample their latest vintages straight from the barrel. Savor the flavors and aromas while learning about the winemaking process up close and personal.


SF Ballet

All Month 

Were you looking for a night of elegance? What better way to spend your evening than at the San Francisco Ballet in March? Don’t miss the opportunity to witness world-class dance in one of America’s most prestigious ballet companies. Held at the historic War Memorial Opera House, this ballet company showcases awesome performances that blend classical with innovative choreography.

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco in March 

March 16 

Finally, to complete our list of the best things to do in San Francisco in March, celebrate the luck of the Irish by attending the St. Patrick’s Day Parade over the holiday weekend! Whether you’re Irish or just Irish-at-heart, the St. Patrick’s Day parade offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a chance to join in on the holiday traditions. Watch the city’s Irish community come alive as colorful floats, marching bands, and dancers fill the streets with music and celebration. Don’t forget to wear your green attire! 


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Whether you are looking for an experience filled with sports and excitement, festive Irish celebrations, or wanting to enjoy the city from a new perspective, March is the ideal time to visit, and it offers tons of things to do in the City by the Bay. To make the most of your time, be sure to book your stay at ITH Pacific Tradewinds Hostel to put you right in the heart of all the action. See you soon!  

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