Things to Do in San Francisco in Fall 2018 – Attractions, Activities & More

¿Sabía que el otoño es uno de los mejores momentos del año para visitar San Francisco?

El área de la Bahía de San Francisco es como un mundo completamente nuevo en el otoño, con el mundo natural floreciendo en tonos de rojo, naranja y amarillo, y la brisa en la Bahía de San Francisco flotando hacia un viento helado. (Lleno de secoyas y secuoyas, Muir Woods conserva su noble color verde).

If you’re planning a trip and looking for things to do in San Francisco in the Fall, take a look at our suggestions for the top attractions and activities to check out this year, including…

  • Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America
  • The Great Pumpkin Fest at California’s Great America
  • Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
  • Exhibiciones especiales en el SFMOMA
  • Wine Country Tours
  • ¡Y más!

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Please note, some of the Fall events listed below may be separately ticketed and not included on the Go San Francisco® Card.

Halloween Haunt at California’s Great America

Viernes, sábados y domingos, septiembre 21 - Octubre 28 , 2018

¡California's Great America se transformará en Halloween Haunt a fines de septiembre y en todo octubre para este espantoso momento de la temporada!

Come enjoy 9 mazes & attractions, 3 scare zones, 4 live shows, and over 20 rides to have a scary good time! Rides will be in operation with exception of Planet Snoopy.

Keep in mind that this event is quite scary and is not appropriate for young children. If you’re traveling with little ones, a visit during the daytime hours is a smarter bet, OR, consider a visit to the Great Pumpkin Fest (more on that below).

Getting In: Admission to Halloween Haunt is only $26 for Go San Francisco Card or Explorer Pass customers. General admission to California’s Great America is included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

The Great Pumpkin Fest at California’s Great America

Weekends, September 29 – October 28, 2018

Pumpkin Fire

Planet Snoopy is transformed into Planet Spooky where kids 12 & under can show off their costumes as they trick-or-treat along with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the PEANUTS gang.

This daytime, non-scare celebration of cheer rather than fear, is a unique experience the entire family can enjoy together.

The Great Pumpkin Fest will be taking place on weekends throughout October. Activities include:

  • Hay Maze for children to explore
  • Decoración de calabazas
  • Trick or Treating in costume for children 12 and under
  • Un parche de calabaza tastic de espuma para que los niños jueguen
  • Talented Pumpkin Carvers showing their carving skills

Getting In: Admission to The Great Pumpkin Fest is only $26 for Go San Francisco Card or Explorer Pass customers.

Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom

Selected Dates, September 21 – October 31, 2018

Durante el día, Fright Fest es un evento delicioso y gentilmente espeluznante para los niños, lleno de decoración de galletas, el adorable Twick o Tweat Trail, y todos los mejores juegos y atracciones que conocen y aman.

Pero por la noche ... este lugar se transforma en una tierra de terror de Halloween, llena de paisajes y sonidos realmente aterradores. Ábrete camino a tientas a través de cuatro zonas de miedo temáticas, trata de encontrar la forma de salir de un laberinto embrujado y disfruta de toneladas de "entretenimiento" en vivo.

Getting In: Admission to Fright Fest at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is separately ticketed and is not include with the Go San Francisco® Card.

General admission to Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

El San Francisco Calabozo

This delightful attraction is just perfect for the fall season and for Halloween-time. Featuring two key components, the San Francisco Dungeon offers double the fun and excitement!

First up is their thrilling drop ride experience, where you’ll be plunged into the depths of their recreated San Francisco underworld on an exhilarating and only slightly terrifying ride.

Luego, serás escoltado a lo largo de un 60 viaje de un minuto a través del pasado de San Francisco, de la fiebre del oro a Alcatraz.

This attraction is an exciting mix of live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360-degree sets, and authentic storytelling. Take a trip through San Francisco’s hysterically horrible past!

A su llegada:  San Francisco Dungeon entradas están incluidos con la tarjeta Go San Francisco®.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

SFMOMA-3There’s no better place in the entire region to explore inspiring modern art than the newly renovated SFMOMA.

Filled with vast collections of modern and contemporary works of art, the SFMOMA is a place where art lovers can spend hours upon hours.

Be sure to check out special fall exhibits when you’re visiting. My favorite this fall is “René Magritte: The Fifth Season” (on display through October 29, 2018), which showcases the later career of this iconic artist. Other special exhibits include “Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J.M.W. Turner” (on display through September 16, 2018), and paintings and drawings by Wayne Thiebaud (opening September 29, 2018),

A su llegada: Boletos para SFMOMA are included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

Napa y Sonoma Wine Country Tour

wine-country-tourIf you want to explore the broader Bay Area, there are few better ways to get out of the city than on a mini-day trip.

Realice una visita guiada a Wine Country para ver algunos de los viñedos más pintorescos y probar los vinos nativos de California en Napa Valley y Sonoma.

Las brisas serán crujientes y frescas, así que asegúrese de usar un suéter para los momentos en que estará afuera.

A su llegada: Weekday Napa & Sonoma Wine Country Tour tickets are available on the Build Your Own Pass.

Bike Rides

Biking over the Golden Gate Bridge is a great activity to do with teens in San FranciscoAutumn weather in San Francisco is ideal for outdoor activities such as hiking or biking. Rent a bike for the day and follow along a self-guided tour or tag along on a guided tour of the city.

Popular bike routes include waterfront pathways and Golden Gate Park trails. You can certainly bike up those iconic hills if your legs can take it, though!

Sugerencia: Asegúrate de vestir en capas: es probable que tengas frío cuando comiences, pero el paseo te calentará un poco.

A su llegada: San Francisco bike rental by Blazing Saddles are included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

Cruceros por la bahía

Go on a cruise around the San Francisco Bay this fallWithout the long lines of July and August, and before it really gets a bit too cold to truly enjoy the experience of being on the water, it’s the perfect time to enjoy popular San Francisco attractions like the Golden Gate Bay Cruise or Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise.

Each cruise offers a special perspective on the city’s skyline and attractions, and both provide excellent photo opportunities.

A su llegada:  Puente 2 Entradas Bridge Cruise y Entradas Golden Gate Bay Cruise están incluidos con la tarjeta Go San Francisco®.

Más increíbles museos de arte

de-young-museumThe Bay Area has long been an uncontested cultural destination on the West Coast. While the heyday of Haight-Ashbury has passed, the artistic climate of the Mission District, SoMA (South of Market) and Bayview is thriving.

Visit local cultural institutions like the de Young Museum or the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA).  For a refreshing dose of pop culture, why not check out the Cartoon Art Museum or the Beat Museum, too?

Sugerencia: Muchos de estos museos también presentan exhibiciones y eventos especiales que giran estacionalmente, así que asegúrese de revisar sus calendarios en línea antes de ir.

A su llegada: de Young Museum tickets are included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

Feria de la cosecha del condado de Sonoma

October 5-7, 2018
Sonoma County Event Center

Check out the annual Sonoma County Harvest Fair to sample world-class wines, award-winning beers, and delicious bites from culinary masters. You’ll enjoy a complete farm-to-table experience at this fun event.

Getting In: Admission to the Sonoma County Harvest Fair is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

Castro Street Fair

octubre 7 , 2018
Calle Castro

Si buscas más inspiración artística en San Francisco, entonces una visita a la ecléctica Feria de Castro Street es obligatoria.

Browse arts & crafts booths, enjoy live entertainment, and cheer on dancers and musicians. This multi-cultural street festival is particularly LGBTQ-friendly, too.

Getting In: Admission to the Castro Street Fair is free.

Fleet Week San Francisco

October 1-8, 2018
Embarcadero / Fisherman’s Wharf

Head to the Embarcadero and Fisherman’s Wharf to catch some of the excitement of Fleet Week, “The Most Important Fun You’ll Have All Year.” Events include Ship Tours, Blue Angel Practice, the Parade of Ships, and the Air Show.

Getting In: Admission to air shows at Fleet Week is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go San Francisco® Card.


octubre 11 - 20 , 2018
Varios lugares en toda la ciudad

San Francisco’s favorite literary festival takes place all across the city. Enjoy a week of readings, classes, talks, films, and other special events at various venues throughout the city.

Getting In: Admission to Litquake is separately ticketed and is not included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

More Fun Things to do in San Francisco in the Fall

  • Head out of the city to enjoy a hayride or corn maze.
  • Go on a whale watch near the end of the season to see migrating whales.
  • Listen to free music performances in Golden Gate Park.
  • Go apple-picking! It’s not just for New England anymore!
  • Sample the fall produce at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market.
  • Enjoy a harvest party at a local winery.

Let’s Recap

¿Quién sabía que el otoño podría ser tan divertido? Esperamos que hayan disfrutado de estas sugerencias de algunas cosas populares que hacer en San Francisco en el otoño.

Y recuerde, puede ahorrar en entradas combinadas en muchas de estas populares atracciones, tours y más con la tarjeta Go San Francisco®.

Please note, some of the Fall events taking place mentioned in this post may be separately ticketed and not included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

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