Top 10 Airbnb Experiences In San Francisco, California, USA - Updated 2022


San Francisco is one of the most visited destinations in the United States. It is a hilly city surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, so expect to have lots of fun-under-the-sun moments. Besides the beach, it is home to the Golden Gate Bridge, colourful Victorian houses, Transamerica Pyramid, and many more. From the peninsula, you’ll also see the famous Alcatraz Island, with its notorious former prison. This beautiful city is bursting with things to do and activities to book. If you need help choosing an Airbnb experience in San Francisco, make sure to check out our list of amazing Airbnb experiences in the area.

1. Art, architecture and aperture adventure (from USD 99.0)

Are you interested in photography as well as travel? If so, then this Airbnb experience will surely let you practice your creativity while sightseeing around beautiful San Francisco. Your host is an experienced photographer and the founder of PhotoHere, so expect to learn a lot during this tour. During the activity, you’ll learn about the basics of photography as well as tricks on how to take great travel photos. You’ll be shooting around historical landmarks, famous attractions, and neighbourhoods with unique architecture, while your host tells you a little about its history and background.

⭐️How 2 Take Better Travel Photos Tour

Duration: 3 hours

227 reviews

2. Silent disco beach yoga (from USD 28.0)

If you love the beach and are at the same time into yoga, then you should try this Airbnb experience, titled Silent Disco Beach Yoga. It is an outdoor yoga experience with a twist. You’ll be moving flawlessly to Zen beats while listening to your favourite remix via a headphone. You will also be able to rejuvenate your senses by inhaling the ocean breeze and observing the waves at Baker Beach. A truly relaxing and healthy experience that you should try when you visit San Francisco.

Silent Disco Beach Yoga at Baker Beach

Duration: 1 hour

889 reviews

3. San Francisco bike tour (from USD 99.0)

If you’re done touring the significant landmarks of San Francisco and want to do more, then you should join this four-hour bike tour. It takes you through the oldest and hippest neighbourhoods featuring the lavish landscape of the Golden Gate Park. Guests can also view the city from the Deyoung Museum lookout tower. You will be riding past elegant Victorian homes that will make you feel like you’re living in a different era. Moreover, you’ll learn about San Francisco’s transformation from windswept sand dunes to a beautifully developed modern city. The tour also includes a visit to one of the best cafes of the city to grab some refreshing drinks and delicious snacks.

The Ultimate San Francisco Electric Bike Tour

Duration: 4.5 hours

795 reviews

4. Urban hike of the Hidden Stairways of San Francisco (from USD 28.0)

This activity is best suited for the fit and adventurous travellers. You can explore the hidden gems of San Francisco as well as the picturesque neighbourhoods that will leave you in wonder. The tours highlight is hiking the breathtaking hidden stairways that have 10,000 steps. On the way up, you’ll see fascinating vistas that even the locals rarely see or know about. Along the way, your host will be narrating the history and some fun facts about the place.

Hidden Stairways of San Francisco

Duration: 2 hours

1598 reviews

5. Haunted San Francisco tour (from USD 55.0)

This tour is not for the faint-hearted as this activity involves ghosts, murder, and mystery. If you’re up for this Airbnb experience, hurry and book it before it’s sold out. Here, you’ll be ghost hunting, tracing murder crimes, and dissecting mysteries that happened in the establishments located throughout downtown and Union Square. Few of the places you’ll visit are the St. Francis Hotel famous for the mysterious deaths, the Tenderloin neighbourhood and the remarkable suicides that took place there, the haunted Curran Theater, and more.

Haunted SF Ghost Hunting and True Crime

Duration: 1.5 hours

305 reviews

6. Explore Castro's gay bars (from USD 30.0)

If you want a night filled with laughter and booze, then this Airbnb experience is a must-book for you. This tour will let you explore the gay bars of the Castro neighbourhood. During the activity, you’ll only be visiting three gay bars, including a gay sports bar, a bar that is a historic landmark, and a wildcard stop. Aside from drinking and visiting these bars, you’ll also get to know the other participants, play games, and discover your gay tribe and learn about its subcultures.

Explore the Castro's gay bars

Duration: 3.5 hours

229 reviews

7. Lakehouse jazz and funk music experience (from USD 35.0)

If you’re into music, then you’ll be delighted with this activity. Lakehouse Jazz & Funk is an intimate concert featuring local artists of the Bay Area. The concerts are held every Friday and Saturday. On Fridays, you’ll have a laid-back experience with Lakehouse Jazz; and on Saturdays, you get to experience a more upbeat funk music, where you can stomp your feet and dance the night away. Aside from the best-rated music experience, the activity also comes with a glass of wine. The venue will be at the hidden boathouse in the iconic Golden Gate Park.

Lakehouse Jazz

Duration: 2 hours

1409 reviews

8. Ramen noodles cooking class (from USD 70.0)

There is an Airbnb experience in San Francisco which will teach you how to make an excellent ramen noodle from scratch. You will be learning this from a trained ramen chef, who has graduated from the International Ramen School in Yokohama, Japan. Rest assured you’ll be cooking ramen as authentic as they sell in Japan. Here, you’ll learn the art of making ramen noodles using the chef’s very own recipe with a Tonkatsu broth, which is cooked for 10 hours. After the cooking lesson, you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labor.

Ramen Making Party in Mission

Duration: 2 hours

800 reviews

9. Intimate concert in Victorian attic (from USD 30.0)

If you want to listen to live music and mingle with other music lovers in a very authentic setting, then you should book this Airbnb experience in San Francisco. We guarantee you’ll have a night that you’ll never forget. It is an intimate concert, in a Victorian house attic, with two sets from a sixth-generation San Francisco native and an award-winning singer-songwriter. There will also be an intermission number from local artists, which you will immensely enjoy. A mix of different music genres are played ranging from folk, American, blues, rock, and many more. Apart from the music, you’ll also have a first-hand account of the cultural revolution known as the Summer of Love. Moreover, there will be homemade snacks, beers, and wines that you can purchase throughout the show.

Music, Art & the Summer of Love

Duration: 2.5 hours

56 reviews

10. San Francisco storytelling and writing experience (from USD 19.0)

If you are an aspiring writer, or interested in writing, or even just curious about how famous authors started their works, then this storytelling Airbnb experience in San Francisco is for you. It will let you take a peek into a writer’s life and let your creative juices flow. Your host is a short film producer and a writer, so you’ll be learning tons. Aside from this, you’ll also have games, dining experiences at cafes and restaurant where famous writers drafted their award-winning pieces, and drink wine and beer where the writers used to frequent. The establishments you’ll be visiting include City Light bookstore, Vesuvio (bohemian bar), Café Trieste, and more.

Storytelling in San Francisco

Duration: 2 hours

35 reviews

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If you’re already done with sightseeing and touring the usual landmarks of San Francisco and can no longer think of anything to do here, then read our list of the top Airbnb experiences in the city and have the best holiday ever.

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