7 Thrilling & Sober Bay Area Activities for Adults

Are you looking for fun, memorable group activities for adults in the Bay Area (that don’t involve bar-hopping)? We’ve got you covered!

While San Francisco is renowned for its party scene, there are plenty of activities that do not involve drinking or partying.

Here are our top 7 sober activities to experience in the Bay Area!

7 (Sober) Bay Area Activities for Adults

1. Explore hidden treasures at the Land’s End

The Land’s End Hike (which, let’s be honest, is more of a walk), is the perfect place to start a fun day in the Bay Area.

Here you will find stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as hidden San Francisco treasures like the Rock Labyrinth and Mile Rock Lighthouse.

2. Learn how fortune cookies are made

Located at the heart of Chinatown, the Golden Gate Cookie Factory is the perfect place to get a quick mid-morning snack and watch how fortune cookies are made.

Adults can also buy some X-rated cookies to take back home!

3. Look for ghost ships at the Golden Gate Bridge

Walking across the Golden Gate Bridge is probably the most touristy thing you can do in San Francisco.

However, it is worth it just to understand the sheer size of the bridge. Or, if you don’t feel like walking, you can easily rent a bike nearby!

For an added thrill, look for one of the Golden Gate Bridge ghost ships that have been known to cruise by when the fog rolls in.

4. Have high tea at the Palace Hotel

If you are feeling fancy, stop by the gorgeous glass atrium at the Grand Court of the Palace Hotel for a cup of afternoon tea.

But don’t be surprised if a mysterious ghost taps you on the shoulder while you are enjoying your finger sandwiches!

The Palace Hotel is rumored to be haunted by more than one restless spirit.

5. Walk or drive down Lombard street

Paved with red brick and lined with perfectly manicured lawns, Lombard Street is known as the “most crooked street in San Francisco,” and perhaps even all of Bay Area.

6. Check out the Exploratorium at night

If you are looking for an interactive experience, check out the Exploratorium After Dark program.

Crawl, slide, or bump your way through the Tactile Dome and explore the rest of the interactive museum with over 650 exhibits.

7. Take a haunted tour

Looking for a thrilling nighttime experience?

Take a haunted tour of San Francisco!

The Bay Area is pretty haunted in general, but San Francisco really takes the cake in terms of unexplained occurrences and paranormal activity sightings. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

The Wild SF Experience

Looking for fun, sober activities in the Bay Area? Check out our Haunted San Francisco Ghost Tour.

Not “just a ghost tour,” this experience includes never-before-heard tales of unexplained deaths, scandalous murders, ruthless cult leaders, and much more.

The tour has been known to stir up some restless spirits… Who knows, you might even meet a ghost or two!

Ready to explore the dark side of San Francisco?

Book a tour now.