Weekend Guide: Everything BUT Super Bowl 50

Super Bowl 50 is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, and as over a million people descend on the city, here’s 49 Miles’ list of things to do this weekend that aren’t the Super Bowl.

All weekend:

ALL DAY: It’s Bank of America’s Free Museum Weekend! Holders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit cards and debit cards get free admission to six Bay Area museums on Saturday. Participating museums include: In San Francisco, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. In San Jose, the San Jose Museum of Art and the Tech Museum of Innovation are open to BoA cardholders; and in Oakland, the Chabot Space and Science Center will also be free for BoA cardholders.

Ferry Building decorated for Super Bowl 50. Photo: Alan Morris, Flickr, Creative Commons.
Ferry Building decorated for Super Bowl 50. Photo: Alan Morris, Flickr, Creative Commons.

Saturday, February 6th 

10:00 AM: San Francisco Parks & Rec is hosting a free guided nature walk through Golden Gate Park Saturday. The tour starts at the Stow Lake Boathouse, and should last about two hours. Remember to bring water! This event may be cancelled due to inclement weather.

11:00 AM: Every Saturday, free yoga classes are put on in Golden Gate Park. The group meets at the Rec Baseball field, across the street from the Botanical Garden entrance.

12:30 PM: During the Cold War, the United States Army built hundreds of missiles throughout the United States to defend against a Soviet invasion. Today, these missile sites are long gone, except for one in Marin. This Saturday from 12:30-3:30, the site is open to visitors, and Park Rangers will be available for stories about the missile.

Sunday, February 7th

ALL DAY: The Oakland Museum of California, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the California Academy of Sciences are all free for the first Sunday of the month. Also, the Civic Center/UN Plaza Farmer’s Market will be open all day.

2:00 PM: See and learn about Victorian era architecture of the city’s first suburb during a free walking tour of Lafayette Square. You’ll also learn about Victorian lifestyles and San Francisco’s illustrious history. Some steep streets. Many fabulous views of the Bay and San Francisco’s architecture. Meet outside the Octavia St. entrance to the 1801 Bush St. garden, just off the SW corner of Bush and Octavia.

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