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San Francisco on a Budget: Money Saving Tips


Have you ever wondered how it feels like to live or at least have a vacation at one of the most expensive places to stay in the United States and in the world? San Francisco has always been in every people's bucket list of top destinations to have a vacation or quick visit; however, visiting the state can be very costly. That is if you visit without proper planning, your expenses might skyrocket. People want to go here to have a great experience, but having unparalleled experience doesn't always mean spending much. So here is a quick guide to having a great stay in San Francisco without breaking the bank.
 
The first thing that you need to consider is the place where you should stay. Hotel rates in San Francisco are usually sky high and staying in hotels for a couple of days is not a good idea especially if you are on a tight budget.
 
1. Find a decent hotel that has affordable rates with free use of the amenities that you need. Settle for cheap hotels that can still give you same comfort and convenience as the known hotels that charge high room rates.
 
2. Make your stay more enjoyable and extra fun by visiting tourist attractions in the area that charge a small amount of money.
 
3. Most tourist attractions do not charge admission fees like the Fisherman’s Wharf, Golden Gate Bridge, and Chinatown. Go for attraction where in you won’t spend any single cent.
 
4. For unlimited rides on public transport like cable cars and historic trolley plus admission to some attractions, it is wise to get a city pass - a multi-attraction discount card or buy a MUNI Passport.
 
5. There is a booth in Union Square that offers tickets for art performances at 50% off.
 
6. If you don't want to experience the hassle of commuting, renting a car for a day from some car rental companies will save you time and money.
 
7. Where to eat? You are in San Francisco not only to experience and see its beauty, but also to try the best food in the area. Restaurants that offer sumptuous dishes usually come with a high price. Eat lunch at these restaurants instead of dinner since lunch rate is often cheaper than dinner. 

If you're coming to San Francisco, book your stay at San Francisco Inn, and enjoy being at the heart of the city. Book best room rates through our website here or call (415) 431-5131 

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