Here’s your guide to ways to celebrate tomorrow’s Veterans Day holiday, as well as a list of what’ll be open and closed. Are you working tomorrow? It’s been so long since I had a real job I honestly can’t remember if it’s a paid holiday or not.

Parades, ceremonies, and fun stuff
You missed SF’s Veterans Day parade (it was Sunday), but Bay Area on the cheap has a good list of Bay Area parades and ceremonies.

National Parks and Forests have free admission tomorrow. That means places like Alcatraz will be free! Check the Parks lists here and here to see what you can get into sans cover tomorrow.

What’s closed
Federal and State Courts
City and County offices
Post Offices (no mail delivery, either)

The MTA says “Parking meters will be enforced citywide on the holiday. Commuter tow away, residential parking permits and Monday-Friday street sweeping will not be enforced. Hazards are always subject to citation and towing.”

All public transit
Regular weekday schedule. Also, from BART: “Veterans Day is considered a BART parking holiday; therefore, passengers need not pay parking fees on Wednesday.”

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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