Thanks to a lively nighttime scene, visitors to San Francisco will find that there’s no shortage of things to do after dark. From top-notch mixology to a twilight cruise in the bay, here are a few ideas for things to do after the sun sets in the city.
Sail serenely across the San Francisco Bay with a glass of wine and appetizers as you enjoy views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Sausalito on a sunset or a twilight cruise.
Hitch a ride on a colorful 1970s–era Volkswagen bus for a nighttime “hippie tour” exploring the San Francisco neighborhoods that were once home to famous musicians including Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead.
Visit the California Academy of Sciences or the Exploratorium, cocktail in hand, during weekly adults-only evening events that are popular among locals.
Discover a legendary nightlife scene that harks back to the Beat Generation during a North Beach pub crawl where you’ll visit an array of bars and dance clubs, then hit the dance floor to finish.
Sip cocktails and chat mixology with some of San Francisco’s most experienced bartenders on an excursion to Union Square's hottest happy hour bars.
Catch an intimate theater performance at the San Francisco Playhouse, a nonprofit theater company located in the city’s entertainment district.