The Cal Sailing Club's monthly open house offers free sailboat jaunts for guests. Things To Do Travel.
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But you can fly your own kite any old time and soak up spectacular bay scenery, too. So, like a superhero swooping in to save the universe from annihilation, we are here to help with 10 pocketbook-preserving summertime date ideas — fun, light-hearted and free or nearly free summery things to do with a sweetheart, from romantic spots with glorious views to midsummer dreams with Shakespeare.
Think of it as a good excuse to hold each other tight!
The museum has entry fees, of course, but you can take the elevator to the tower for free and enjoy beautiful views of the park and city. Getting around San Francisco has become a huge pain.
Details: Check out the concert lineup at www. Something seriously swanky happens from 11 a. And on Tuesday nights in July, the mall offers its summer music series from 6 to 8 p. Bay Area date ideas for summer. They also have a slot-car track, arcade games and nighttime glow-in-the-dark golf on Fridays and Saturdays. The historic building is closed the rest of the week, but those glorious views are always available. On Wednesday evenings, the tree-lined outdoor mall morphs into a colorful farmers market from 4 to 8 p.
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The park hosts the free Berkeley Kite Festival each year — July this time around — filling the sky with giant undulating octopi, teddy bears and alligators. So you can hear the music all around the area, too.
Wander into the Fairmont Hotel for a swanky cocktail in the Lobby Lounge. Bay Area News Group Perched on a promontory at the Marin Headlands, the Point Bonita Lighthouse is reachable by hikers intrepid enough to tackle the steep approach, which includes a hewn stone tunnel and suspension bridge. Then picnic at the nearby Battery Wallace, where there are benches, grills and restrooms. Photo by Haley Nelson.
More in Travel. Once a month, the nearby Cal Sailing Club holds an open house with free sailboat rides.
In a park. Find Golden Gate Park information and maps at goldengatepark. Sundays and Mondays. Or trek over to the Tech Museum of Innovation. Concerts are held at Plaza de Cesar Chavez and start at p. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy the tunes. Ghirardelli Square. Varying in age, background and skill level, dancers gyrate to the music at Lindy in the Park in Golden Gate Park.
Details: The lighthouse is open for free self-guided or docent tours from to p.
Details: Find out where to board the water taxi at sanfranciscowatertaxi. Get the scoop on Ghirardelli sundaes at www. Details: Find program information, dates and locations at www. Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The next one will be July Details: Find kite festival information at www. National Park Service. The free event included kite competitions, a Candy Drop, Kite Battles and more.
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For summertime romance, nothing beats a balmy evening beachside at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, lights sparkling from the Looff Carousel, cotton candy crystalizing in the moist ocean air. Stroll through and score some free samples, feed each other grapes and Gruyere. Details: Check out concert details at sjdowntown.
Chavez Park at the Berkeley Marina. And on Friday nights during the summer months there are free concerts on the beach — two shows, and p. Perched on a promontory at the Marin Headlands, the Point Bonita Lighthouse is reachable by hikers intrepid enough to tackle the steep approach, which includes a hewn stone tunnel and suspension bridge. The mini golf course's plans to relocate to South Shore Center were put to an end by Ross Dress for Less who would not off on the move, but they will remain open in their current location until November 19, Their new location is slated to open in Ghirardelli Square before summer begins, according to the owner, Mike Taft.
Take this adorable ride from Pier 1.