San Francisco Activities
While you’re up in San Francisco for the weekend, there are plenty of other things to do in town while your waiting for NoWD to begin!
Here you’ll find some fun activities that fellow WriMos have recommended while exploring San Francisco.
- Saturday Night NaNoWriMo Meet and Greet Party! (7-10pm)
- Location TBA, but previous years it was held at a German sausage house near the ballroom.
- Alcatraz Island– Day or Night tour! (For the night tour it is recommended to book at least a month in advance.)
- Saturday, 3:50pm Night tour. (You’ll get to the party around 7:30pm.)
- Day Tour tickets – $30.00/per; Night Tour – $37.00/per (both tours include an audio tour)
- Sunrise walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (Sat. 7:00am)
- Sunset walk across the Golden Gate Bridge (Sat. 6:00pm)
- Fisherman’s Wharf
- Grace Cathedral (Sun. 12:30 – 2pm tour – meet at front.)
- Cable Car Ride!
- San Francisco Maritime Museum
- Musee Mecanique – The Mechanical Museum of San Francsico
- Golden Gate Park
- Palace of Fine Arts
- The Exploratorium at Pier 15
- Aquarium of the Bay
- The Walt Disney Family Museum
- Oakland Museum of California
- Lombard Street
- Union Square
- Ghirardelli Square
- San Francisco Ghost Hunt! – This happens during the NaNoWriMo Meet and Greet, but the stories Jim Fassbinder (your tour guide) tells are very fun and interesting.
This list is only a small list of things you can do and see in San Francisco. If there is anything you think should be added to this list of suggested activities, leave a comment or contact us, and we’ll add them.
Note: Some events are organized by the MLs and others are just organized by a group of WriMos that just want to explore the city. Join in any activities you like or explore on your own. We also encourage you to organize your own activities and tell others to join you!
We recommend checking the forums for organized activities groups and meet-up times. As for those who are going to take the train up with us, we’ll have plenty of time to discuss all the events on board the train as well. That is if you’re not too busy trying to catch up on your word count.