Best Things to Do in San Francisco This May

Looking for the coolest things to do in one of the prettiest cities in the world when spring rolls around? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in San Francisco including museums, cultural events and food tours and more.  Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in San Francisco, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay. 

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San Francisco Giants | Oracle Park

Various dates

Fifteen home games bring fans to the stadium this month when the Giants go up against the Milwaukee Brewers, Washington Nationals, Philadelphia Phillies, Miami Marlins, and Pittsburgh Pirates. 

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San Francisco Symphony | Davies Symphony Hall

Various dates

There are more than a dozen performance dates throughout the month, including chamber music, SF Symphony Chorus, a mixed media concert, guest conductors, and more.  

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Bay Area, Bay to Breakers
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Bay to Breakers

It’s back! Starting at the Embarcadero and ending at Ocean Beach, the annual costumed 12K “race” (many walk it) has been a San Francisco fixture since 1912. 

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Photo courtesy of David Yu

SF Carnaval 2023

This SF festival celebrates Latin American and Caribbean arts and traditions. During the parade, you will have the chance to see more than 60 music and dance groups. Each one showcases elements of the year’s theme.

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Event Venues

Looking to see what’s happening right now in SF? Our comprehensive list of venues across the city below will help you find what you need to know what’s going on.

Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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