Unlike New York and many European cities, San Francisco doesn't empty out at this time of year. Life carries on as usual in the summer, and it's rare to find a store or restaurant closed for vacation.
Summer in San Francisco is prime time for free performances, concerts, and events around town.
SF weather is chilly; hotel rates are at their highest during summer and holidays.
San Francisco Summer Weather:
San Francisco does not experience typical warm summer weather. At this time of year, the city's famous fog rolls in mornings and evenings. Expect a misty chill in the early and later parts of the day; often sunshine prevails in between but temperatures rarely exceed the high Sixties. Sweaters and light jackets are a must.
Average High Temperature: 68
Average Low Temperature: 54
Average Rainy Days: .9
What to Pack:
San Francisco is a casual city, so dressy clothing isn't usually necessary. The city's temperate climate yields mild weather year-round, but temperatures can be both warmer and cooler than expected. Whenever you travel to SF, be sure to dress (and pack) in layers as temperatures vary throughout the day and evening and from neighborhood to neighborhood. Good walking shoes are essential.
- Fleece or sweater
- T-shirts or jerseys
- Walking shoes
- Long pants
- Light jacket for evening
- Day pack/bag
- Explore San Francisco's City parks
- Check out the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
- See Free Concerts at The Stern Grove Festival
- Find Things to do in San Francisco With Kids
- Experience SF Jazz Summerfest
- See Shakespeare in the Park
- Experience Film Night in the Park
- Attend Jewels in the Square
SF Summer Events: