San Francisco is one of the most exciting and beautiful cities in America, but it’s actually one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in!  While it’s certainly a popular travel destination, you should definitely be prepared to spend a bit of money when planning your trip.  With that being said though, this is How to see San Francisco on a budget !

Try out Couchsurfing for Free Accommodation

If you haven’t heard of Couchsurfing before, it’s a website where you can send “couch requests” to individual “hosts” in cities you’re traveling to.  There’s a large travel community in the city, and if you send the right request, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a local host.  It’s a great way to not only save money on accommodation, but also make new friends, and have a better experience!  

Research Free Activities

While there are countless of amazing things to do in San Francisco, a lot of the tourist attractions can be quite expensive!  That’s why I always like to recommend people to just get out in the city, and explore all the incredible (and free) sights.  A few favorites would be playing frisbee golf in Golden Gate Park, exploring the Embarcadero waterfront, and walking across the Golden Gate Bridge

Take Advantage of Happy Hours & Dining Specials

When you visit any new destination, it’s best to try and find fun happy hour spots with dining discounts.  San Francisco has so many different lively bar and restaurant neighborhoods, and it’s not hard to find affordable meals.  


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Check Groupon

Groupon has become one of my favorite websites for finding discounted attractions in popular cities around the world.  They often offer attractive promo codes for first time users for even better deals!  

While traveling to any destination can be expensive, if you follow these tips, you’ll definitely save tons of money.  Make sure you check this article “How to see San Francisco on a budget” on the Hertz blog for more fun ideas!

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