Fun Things To Do in San Francisco in April

Ali Sullivan
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Are you looking for fun things to do in San Francisco in April?

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San Francisco, the city by the bay, is a place that offers endless opportunities for exploration and fun. With its diverse culture, iconic landmarks, and breathtaking scenery, San Francisco is the perfect destination for anyone in their 20s or 30s looking for a thrilling experience.
Here are some of the things you can do while visiting San Francisco in April:

San Francisco Weather in April:

Before we jump into the fun stuff, let’s talk about San Francisco weather in April. The weather in San Francisco can be unpredictable, with chilly mornings and warm afternoons. The average temperature in April ranges from 54°F to 64°F, so it’s best to pack layers to stay comfortable throughout the day.

What to Pack for San Francisco in April:

When packing for San Francisco in April, be sure to bring a light jacket, a sweater, comfortable shoes for walking, and sunglasses. You never know when the weather might take a turn, so it’s better to be prepared.

Flights to San Francisco in April:

Flights to San Francisco in April tend to be more affordable than other months. Keep an eye out for deals on travel websites like Expedia or Kayak. If you’re flexible with your travel dates, you can save even more money.
Now, for the events and things to do!

Cherry Blossom Festival

San Francisco is known for its lively events, and April is no exception. One of the most popular events in April is the annual Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place in Japantown and celebrates the arrival of spring and the blooming of cherry blossoms in Japantown. The festival offers food, music, and cultural activities, making it a fun event for everyone.
This event will be held on April 13. 2024.

The San Francisco International Film Festival

April 24 – April 28, 2024

April is the best time of year for cinephiles to travel to San Fran.  The San Francisco International Film Festival is the longest running film festival in the Americas.  2022 showcased 130 films from 56 different countries.  Tickets will be available soon.


Earth Day San Francisco

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April 21, 2024

The 53rd Annual Earth Day SF has many interactive workshops planned for 2023, and you’ll enjoy experiencing hands on activities with a purpose. Taking place at the Golden State Park, County Fair building on 1199 9th Ave, the event starts at 11 am and ends at 6 pm.

Cruises from Fisherman’s Wharf 

You have to get out on the water when you come the San Francisco. Sit back and relax as your cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and other scenic landscapes of the city!

San Francisco Tour Passes

While some city’s visitor passes are an expensive tourist trap hardly worth the money it’s advertised to be, San Francisco’s Sightseeing, Explorer, Go City, and Flex Pass are great ways to see the Golden Gate city.  Most passes include admission and access to Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tours, Aquarium of the Bay, the San Francisco Zoo and Gardens, The Walt Disney Family Museum, San Francisco Bay Cruise, San Francisco Bike Tours & Rentals, and California Academy of Sciences.  Each pass caters to a different experience of the city so it’s super flexible for every traveller and their interests.  Some passes even grant customers access to Alcatraz and all-you-can eat buffets.

Yosemite National Park

Located in California’s infamous Sierra Nevada Mountains, Yosemite National Park is the perfect spot for an overnight adventure.  The towering granite walls and waterfalls are astounding.  Most visitors come to see the mature sequoia trees and the infamous Tunnel View, but the shops, restaurants, and stays in Yosemite Village are just as worthy of high praise.


FREE Museum Days

San Francisco is full of amazing museums and cultural experiences. You can find a different experience each and every day on your trip! We have highlighted which days are free for each of the most popular museums.


Catch a Giants Baseball Game at Oracle Park

With baseball season hopefully just around the corner, go root for the home team or watch your favorite team play against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in Downtown San Francisco! The stadium is located on the waterfront so plan on visiting some great bars for a fun pregame and post-game entertainment.  Insiders say that Garaje and Pete’s Tavern are local favorites.

If you’re staying at the Pacific Tradewinds hostel located in SF, present your same-day baseball ticket to a receptionist at ITH Hostels to save $5 on your reservation.

Find tickets for all games this month here.


Go Hiking In San Francisco

San Francisco is a huge urban city, but it has many options for rock climbing and bouldering too!  Turtle Rock is a great spot for some beginner level bouldering and located a mere thirty minutes from the city.  Glen Canyon is another gem.  It’s one of 117 national parks with an entry fee, but I can assure you that the $25 entry fee is worth it.

Lands End Trail – Golden Gate Recreation Area

Lands End Trail has some of the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge and is therefore a must-see for tourists.  The hike is about 2 hours and accessible for people of all ages. If you want to travel slightly off the beaten path, Lands End has a few side trails where you can explore beaches and abandoned lighthouses.

Fort Funston

Fort Funston is a great hike for dog owners. Catch views of the West side of the city and beachside cliffs.  A former fort used in WWI, this hike is a historic loop just under 2 miles near Lake Merced and Skyline Boulevard.


Weekly Local Events In San Francisco:

San Francisco is one of the most unique places in America. From the historic building to scenic attractions, you will never run out of things to do.

Check out Fun Cheap SF for a full list of things to do in San Francisco

For the live music scene, check out Song Kick for the best venue and upcoming shows.

Tuesdays: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Tuesdays / Thursdays / Saturdays: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Sundays: Fort Mason Farmers Markert


Yoga Garden SF

Satori Yoga Studio

Glow Yoga & Wellness


San Francisco Sunsets in April

Finally, don’t miss out on San Francisco’s beautiful sunsets in April. One of the best places to catch a sunset is at Ocean Beach, where you can watch the sun dip below the Pacific Ocean. You can also take a stroll along the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the stunning views.
In conclusion, San Francisco in April is the perfect destination for anyone in their 20s or 30s looking for a fun and adventurous experience. Be sure to pack layers, look for affordable flights, and check out the Cherry Blossom Festival, catch a concert, and don’t miss out on the beautiful sunsets. Get ready for an unforgettable trip to the city by the bay!
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