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

Sapevi che l'autunno è uno dei periodi migliori dell'anno per visitare San Francisco?

La San Francisco Bay Area è come un mondo completamente nuovo in autunno, con il mondo naturale che fiorisce nei toni del rosso, dell'arancio e del giallo, e la brezza sulla baia di San Francisco alla deriva verso un vento gelido. (Pieno di sequoie e sequoie, Muir Woods conserva il suo verde alto).

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
  • Mostre speciali allo SFMOMA
  • Wine Country Tours
  • e altro!

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Ammissione regolare a un certo numero di queste attività della zona di San Francisco sono inclusi nella Go San Francisco® Card.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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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

Venerdì, sabato e domenica, settembre 21 - Ottobre 28 , 2018

California’s Great America will transform into Halloween Haunt in late September and all of October for this Frightful time of the Season!

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
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Trick or Treating in costume for children 12 and under
  • Una patch di zucca gommosa per bambini in cui giocare
  • 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


Di giorno, Fright Fest è un evento delizioso e delicatamente spettrale per i bambini, pieno di decorazioni per i dolci, l'adorabile Twick o Tweat Trail, e tutte le migliori attrazioni e attrazioni che conoscono e amano.

But by night…this place transforms into a Halloween horror-land, full of truly frightening sights and sounds. Stumble your way through four themed scare zones, try to find your way out of a haunted maze, and enjoy tons of live “monstertainment”!

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.

Il San Francisco Dungeon

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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.

Quindi, sarai accompagnato lungo un 60 -minuto viaggio attraverso il passato di San Francisco, dalla corsa all'oro ad 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!

Entrando:  San Francisco Dungeon biglietti sono inclusi con la Go San Francisco® Card.

Museo d'arte moderna di San Francisco (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),

Entrando: SFMOMA Biglietti are included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

Napa & 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.

Go on a guided tour of Wine Country to see some of the most scenic vineyards and sample native California wines in Napa Valley and Sonoma.

The breezes will be crisp and cool, so be sure to wear a sweater for the times you’ll be outside.

Entrando: 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!

Consiglio dell'esperto: Assicurati di vestire a strati: probabilmente sarai freddo quando inizi, ma la corsa ti scaldera 'un bel po'.

Entrando:  Noleggio biciclette San Francisco di Blazing Saddles sono inclusi con la Go San Francisco® Card.

Bay Cruises

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.

Entrando:  ponte 2 Biglietti Bridge Cruise e Biglietti per la Golden Gate Bay Cruise sono inclusi con la Go San Francisco® Card.

Altri musei d'arte stupefacenti

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?

Consiglio dell'esperto: Molti di questi musei offrono anche mostre ed eventi speciali rotanti stagionali, quindi assicurati di controllare i loro calendari online prima di andare.

Entrando: de Young Museum tickets are included with the Go San Francisco® Card.

Fiera della Sonoma County Harvest

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

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Castro Street

Se stai cercando una maggiore ispirazione artistica a San Francisco, una visita all'eclettica Castro Street Fair è imperdibile.

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.

Litquake

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Varie posizioni in tutta la città

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

Chi sapeva che autunno poteva essere così divertente? Ci auguriamo che ti siano piaciuti questi suggerimenti di alcune cose popolari da fare a San Francisco in autunno.

And remember, you can save on combined admission on many of these popular attractions, tours, and more with the Go San Francisco® Card.

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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