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Saturday, January 18

Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
Saturday, January 18 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Pulgas Ridge Preserve
Nature Hike with the Family | San Carlos
Enjoy a great morning walking with the family in this lovely San Carlos nature spot. Local hiker Tom Davids will explain local history of the preserve. Some interesting links are: San Carlos Trails Specific Information about Pulgas Ridge
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 17 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

Exploring San Bruno Mountain’s Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
Saturday, January 18 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Bruno Mountain
Exploring San Bruno Mountain's Saddle and Bog Trails | Brisbane
This field trip is a first-of-the-year winter staple so let’s start with an easy walk around the saddle and bog with East Bay and San Francisco views. The saddle features grasslands, monocultures of gorse, a eucalyptus forest, the headwaters of Colma Creek, and a rare ...
Summit to Suds: San Bruno Mountain to Broken Record | Daly City
Saturday, January 18 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Daly City BART
Summit to Suds: San Bruno Mountain to Broken Record | Daly City
This event has been re-scheduled due to sideways rain last month. We will meet at the the Daly City Bart station. From there we will walk through Crocker-Amazon into San Bruno Mountain State Park. We will hike the Summit Loop Trail (ooooh look at that pretty ...
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland
Saturday, January 18 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Secret Location (Oakland)
3rd Saturday Guided Gallery District Tour | Oakland

Every third Saturday, the Oakland Art Murmur presents a free guided walking tour based on a different theme each tour. Tours take place on the third Saturday of each month and are led by prominent Oakland gallery directors, curators, writers, and artists. You may check their website ...Monthly

Sunday, January 19

January Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay
January Sunrise Tour of Muir Woods | North Bay

Attend a sunrise guided tour through Muir Woods National Monument. While the early hour may seem uncivilized, if not down-right obscene, sunrise is a particularly beautiful time to visit an old-growth redwood forest. You’ll learn about the local plant and animal residents which are more ...

MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 21 Free Tours
MLK Weekend San Francisco History Walks | 21 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford
Sunday, January 19 – 11:30 am | Cost: FREE | Cantor Arts Center
Outdoor Sculpture Walk | Stanford

Stanford University’s distinguished outdoor art collection includes nearly 100 sculptures and features important figurative and abstract works in a variety of media by artists of the late 19th century to the present. This tour begins in front of the Cantor Arts Center with marble statues, ...Monthly

SF’s “Antique Vibrator Museum” Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations
SF's "Antique Vibrator Museum" Free Guided Tour Day | Good Vibrations

Did you know SF has an Antique Vibrator Museum? Take a free tour of this unique space every 3rd Sunday of the month with Antique Vibrator Museum curator Dr. Carol Queen.  Free, but you must RSVP at least 72 hours in advance by calling the Polk St. store ...Monthly

Monday, January 20

MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours
MLK Day San Francisco History Walks | 11 Free Tours

San Francisco City Guides offer free guided walking tours of many different neighborhoods in the city and will be offering a full slate of free tours on MLK weekend Saturday through Monday. Tour starting times range from 9:30 am to 2 pm and there are ...

Sea Lions’ 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39
Monday, January 20 – All Day | Cost: FREE | Pier 39
Sea Lions' 30th Anniversary: Guided Tours | Pier 39

Join PIER 39 to celebrate these playful mammals with a painted sea lion statue exhibition, Sea Lion Discovery Walks, special discounts and more from January 17-20. 30th Sea Lions’ Arrival Anniversary January 17-20, 2020 | 10 am to 9 pm Pier 39, San Francisco FREE ...

North Coast Adventure: Hike, Tide Pools, & Oyster Picking | Bodega Bay
Monday, January 20 – 11:00 am | Cost: $10*
*Cash only at the event
| Shell Beach
North Coast Adventure: Hike, Tide Pools, & Oyster Picking | Bodega Bay
This is an all day adventure on the North Coast (Bodega Bay). Wear good hiking shoes and layers, hat and sunscreen. Bring water and snacks to share. Optionally, bring wine and/or condiments for oysters. Bring cash for the organizer’s fee, carpool share, and optionally brunch, ...

Wednesday, January 22

2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Boat Cruise | SF
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Boat Cruise | SF

Take advantage of this limited buy one get one free offer. During select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Alcatraz Cruises is offering a buy one get one free Day Tour to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Cruises’ 2-for-1 Boat Day Tours Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan 7, 2020 – Feb ...

Sunday, January 26

Presidio Chapel Open House & Docent Tour | SF
Sunday, January 26 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Chapel
Presidio Chapel Open House & Docent Tour | SF
Visit the historic Spanish Colonial Revival style Presidio Chapel, built by the Army in 1931, with a breathtaking view of San Francisco Bay. It is home to a 33′ mural by Victor Arnautoff, a protégé of Diego Rivera, and stained glass windows by Willemina Ogterop, ...

Friday, January 31

San Francisco Critical Mass
Friday, January 31 – 5:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Embarcadero Plaza
San Francisco Critical Mass

Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in San Francisco starting at 5:30 pm at Justin Herman Plaza (foot of Market Street) and in cities around the world. Everyone is invited. No one is in charge. Bring your ...Monthly

Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley
Friday, January 31 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is appreciated, though not required.
| Grace North Church
Candle Lit Labyrinth Walk & Live Music | Berkeley

Walk the free labyrinth at Grace North Church in Berkeley with 97 candles lighting the path, while listening to music every last Friday of the month. The Winding Way musicians, an acoustic musical group featuring guitar, violin, cello, mandolin, piano and voice, will play songs from many world religions that inspire ...Monthly

Saturday, February 1

“Healthy Parks Healthy People”: Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area
Saturday, February 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Bay Area
"Healthy Parks Healthy People": Monthly Nature Walks | Bay Area

Enjoy a free, monthly outdoor walk on the first Saturday of every month as part of the “Healthy Parks, Healthy People” program. First Saturday Programs are introductory walking/physical activity programs that occur on the first Saturday of each month throughout the Bay Area. Please note that ...Monthly

Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, February 1 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Stow Lake
Free Guided Trail & Nature Walk | Golden Gate Park

Explore SF’s natural areas with a free guided nature walk while socializing with new friends, feeling fit, and finding new inspiration in our city’s native plants and wildlife. All walks start at 10:00am are Free, and require no pre-registration. Free Saturday Nature Walks | Schedule Golden ...Monthly

Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands
Saturday, February 1 – 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Nike Missile Site
Nike Missile Site Open House & Storytelling | Marin Headlands

Get an upclose look at a restored Cold War anti-aircraft missile site and hear intriguing stories from Nike veterans, park rangers, and volunteers from 12:30-3:30 pm, every first Saturday of the month. This valuable historical resource is the only restored Nike missile site in the entire country. It’s a ...Monthly

Sunday, February 2

San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 18 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
San Francisco Walking Tour Day: 18 Free History Walks | Super Bowl Sunday
If you’re not in prep-mode for football’s biggest night of the year, take some time to explore the city you love with a knowledgeable guide to show you around. Learn about the history of our great city from the hippies of Haight, to the billionaires of ...

Wednesday, February 5

2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Boat Cruise | SF
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Boat Cruise | SF

Take advantage of this limited buy one get one free offer. During select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Alcatraz Cruises is offering a buy one get one free Day Tour to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Cruises’ 2-for-1 Boat Day Tours Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan 7, 2020 – Feb ...

Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa
Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day | Napa

Come and walk-in every first Wednesday of every month from 3-5 pm in the spring, summer and fall, and from 2-4 pm in the winter. Ranch First Wednesday Open Community Day Every First Wednesday Connolly Ranch, 3141 Browns Valley Road, Napa FREE (RSVP requested but not required) $5 ...Monthly

Thursday, February 6

Presidio Main Post Guided Walking Tour | SF
Thursday, February 6 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Presidio Officers' Club
Presidio Main Post Guided Walking Tour | SF
The Main Post’s history comes alive on this two-hour, guided walking tour. Learn about the Presidio’s layered past through the stories of the people and places that have shaped it. The walk is on paved surfaces with some moderate inclines and uneven sections.
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin
Thursday, February 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Lower Polk / Gulch Corridor
Lower Polk / TL Art Walk | Trendyloin

The SF First Thursday Art Walk makes 27+ galleries available late night to the public for an art walk every first Thursday from 6-10 pm. This is not a bar crawl. Each location is either a traditional gallery or a retail space with room dedicated to ...Monthly

Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays
Thursday, February 6 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The Castro
Castro Art Walk | First Thursdays

Join the art walk from 6 pm-9 pm all around the Castro. Every first Thursday of the month, participating locations extend their business hours to host special events and share artwork with the neighborhood. Join the art walk for a self-guided experience through the creativity ...Monthly

Friday, February 7

Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco
Timbuk2 First Fridays Free Factory Tour | San Francisco

Come down to Timbuk2 Factory and Headquarters for a 60-minute behind-the-scenes look at the product design, marketing, and of course the (spoiler alert) office gong, disco ball and kegerator. Free tours take place at 11 am on the First Friday of the month, and tickets are required. Tours are ...Monthly

“Oakland First Fridays” Street Festival
Friday, February 7 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Telegraph & 27th
"Oakland First Fridays" Street Festival

Oakland First Fridays is an immersive art and community experience on the first Friday of each month from 5-9p. for five huge blocks on Telegraph Avenue from West Grand to 27th Street. Oakland’s KONO district (Koreatown/Northgate) springs to life with for this event, with galleries, ...Monthly

Sunday, February 9

SF Landmarks Bike Tour w/ Fort Point | SF
Sunday, February 9 – 10:30 am | Cost: $10 | Dutch Windmill
SF Landmarks Bike Tour w/ Fort Point | SF
Join a guided bike tour with Fort Point Brewery to visit the Dutch Windmill, Coit Tower, and many more. The ride ends with free beer at their Ferry Building taproom.

Wednesday, February 12

2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Boat Cruise | SF
2-for-1 Tix: Alcatraz Boat Cruise | SF

Take advantage of this limited buy one get one free offer. During select Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Alcatraz Cruises is offering a buy one get one free Day Tour to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Cruises’ 2-for-1 Boat Day Tours Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan 7, 2020 – Feb ...

Friday, February 14

Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays
Friday, February 14 – 5:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Downtown Vallejo
Vallejo Art Walk | Second Fridays

The monthly Vallejo Art Walk showcases a variety of nationally accomplished and upcoming local creatives in the historic downtown Vallejo arts district from 5-10 pm on the second Friday of every month, on Georgia, Marin, and Virginia streets. Explore over 25 participating galleries and shops, and ...Monthly