6 ways to explore San Francisco on a budget

You’ve probably heard horror stories about how expensive the City by the Bay is…in some cases, more so than NYC! Yes, coming from a Bay Area native, San Francisco is not realistic for most people to live in. And while visiting as a tourist may cost you a pretty penny, exploring on a shoestring budget can be done. I would know, since Cecilio and I visit multiple times a year. Here are some tips on how you can explore San Francisco on a budget, so you can save to splurge on future dream travels!

Experiencing SF’s Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit

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Pop-up art exhibits and installations have been the rage within the past few years. From artists providing Instagrammable backgrounds to collaborating with other creatives to curate a unique experience for patrons, it is a great way for local residents to learn and appreciate the arts and the blood, sweat, and tears behind the work. The Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit in San Francisco is no expection to this.

Your Guide to Apple Hill’s High Hill Ranch

It may be blazing hot in NorCal (quite literally with the fires from a few weeks ago) and there is not a crunchy red leaf in sight, but that did not stop Cecilio and I from heading up to Apple Hill once the skies cleared up.

Why you must visit Fairmont San Francisco Gingerbread House

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One of the highlights of our San Francisco mini-vacation was visiting the Fairmont Hotel. When I first found out about the life-sized Gingerbread House, I wanted to see it in person. It’s grander than appears in person, but it turns out that Fairmont San Francisco has a lot more to offer than the Gingerbread House.