Summer Is Starting In San Francisco In August
Visiting San Francisco in August is a great idea! The summer season is just beginning and the energy and people are full of life! There are so many things to do so be sure to start planning early to make the most out of your trip.
As far as San Francisco weather goes for August, the average high temperature is 68 degrees Fahrenheit while the average low temperate is 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The water temperature is a brisk 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
In regards to what to wear for your trip to San Francisco, pack your jacket and cool weather clothes. There is a famous quote that says, “the coldest winter can be a summer’s day in San Francisco.”
Top Events Happening in San Francisco In August:
Outside Lands is San Francisco’s major music festival of the year. If you love large music festivals, then you can’t miss Outside Lands!
August 10 – September 5
Finally, San Francisco is opening back up! Pick up your tickets to Hamilton at Orpheum Theater before they sell out!
The Nihonmachi Street Fair is held in the Japantown district of Downtown SF and celebrates the Asian Pacific American Culture with food and entertainment!
All Days 10 am‑6 pm
The 11th Annual Polk Street Blues Festival is a free event and great local gathering of musicians and craft vendors.
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!
Various Dates – Departing from ITH Pacific Tradewinds Hostel
Take a day trip or overnight adventure to Yosemite National Park! You will be amazed by the towering granite walls and waterfalls.
FREE Museum Days
San Francisco is full of amazing museums and cultural experiences. You can find a different experience every day of your trip! We have highlighted which days are free for each of the most popular museums.
- SF Botanical Gardens: Second Tuesday of every month, as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day
- Asian Art Museum: First Sunday of every month
- Exploratorium: Four to five times a year
- California Academy of Sciences: Select Sundays throughout the year thanks to Pacific Gas & Electric Company
- Conservatory of Flowers: First Tuesday of every month
- Contemporary Jewish Museum: First Tuesday of every month
- de Young: First Tuesday of every month
- GLBT: First Wednesday of the month
- Legion of Honor: First Tuesday of every month
April through October
Go for the home team or watch your favorite team play against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park in Downtown San Diego! The stadium is located on the waterfront so plan on visiting some great bars for fun pregame and post-game entertainment!
Present your same-day baseball ticket to a receptionist at ITH Hostels and save $5 on your reservation.
Wellness Activities To Do In San Francisco In August
Rejuvenate yourself with free outdoor Yoga In San Francisco
Golden Gate Park
The Yoga meet-up happens at Golden Gate Park every Saturday at 11:30 am near the Grove next to the Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden.
Lands End Trail – Golden Gate Recreation Area
San Francisco has some beautiful hiking trails surrounding the city. Bring your jacket because it can be sunny and warm on one side of the mountain and very cold when you get to the top!
Go rock climbing in San Francisco
Glen Canyon Boulders
Located in the heart of San Francisco, Glenn Canyon Boulders are at the top of the list for outdoor rock climbing in the city.
San Francisco Surf Break Of The Month
The San Francisco region is home to some of the largest waves in California. The huge swells come in the winter but the summertime is great for beginners learning how to catch fun waves.
Skateboard at a great Spot in San Francisco
Often referred to by locals as the best skateboarding spot in San Francisco!
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
Thursdays: CROCKER GALLERIA FARMERS’ MARKET
Saturdays: Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
Sundays: Fort Mason Farmers Markert
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