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San Francisco Luggage Storage Guide 2023

Posted Mar 22, 2023

Are you wondering, "Where can I store my luggage in San Francisco?" Perhaps you just arrived in San Francisco and need a place to store your bags before you check into your hotel or AirBnB -- or maybe you just checked out and don't want to drag your bags around with you for the rest of the day.

Perhaps, you're planning on shopping at UNIQLO Bay Street, Hillsdale Shopping Center, or Bon Air Center and need a place to store your bags. Or, you're planning on at Half Moon Bay State Beach, Ocean Beach, or Lake Merritt and don't want to be burdened by your baggage.

Don't worry, there are plenty of options for luggage storage in San Francisco!

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Bounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in San Francisco and the world.

Featured in , Bounce is present in more than 100 cities. We partner with local hotels and shops to open up space for you to drop off your bags in essentially any major neighborhood.

Our team vets each location and provides all the security measures including insurance, security seals, and well-trained staff.

Bounce is the #1-rated bag storage network with thousands of 5-star reviews. Many of our shops are open for luggage storage 24/7 but this varies by location… we strategically open new spots so you can find the closest location to temporarily store your bags. Our prices in San Francisco start at just $5.90 per 24h/bag.

Book through our or mobile app (required) so that we can cover you with insurance, space availability, and our 24/7 customer support. We love to travel as much as you so we make it as easy as possible! There are no size limits for suitcases or backpacks stored with Bounce. For less than a cup of coffee per bag, you can enjoy your entire day without dragging your bags with you!

Here are some ideas for making the most of your time in San Francisco now that you are free from your baggage. Some notable places to relax before a flight are Oakland Zoo, San Francisco Botanical Garden, and Sea Lions at Pier 39. You can also go for a hike around Marin Headlands, Fort Funston, and Sawyer Camp Trail. And if you’re looking for a night on the town, check out Twin Peaks, Kaiyō Rooftop, and The Buena Vista01.


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You can store your luggage very quickly and easily. Simply select a location here. Find the shop that meets your preferences in terms of location & hours. Once you’ve chosen a location, you can book in under 2 minutes.

Space does fill up so booking before you go there is required, but you can show up right away. With your booking confirmation in hand, we’ll give you the exact details and directions to the shop. Once there, all you have to do is show your booking confirmation and we’ll tag and check in your bags.

You’re now free to enjoy San Francisco without your things!

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Store Your Luggage Around San Francisco with Bounce

San Francisco is arguably the most charming city in the United States. With its hilly terrain, picturesque architecture, and prime setting on the Bay, it’s hard not to fall in love with San Francisco at first sight. Once you get a feel for the city and its inhabitants—including its famously liberal mindset and cultural diversity—you’ll be hard-pressed not to like it even more.

Do you live and work in San Francisco but need to go from one place to another without being held back by the weight of your bags? Or, are you heading to San Francisco for work or leisure? Maybe you have a short layover in San Francisco during which you need a place to store your things, or just want to discover neighborhoods and sights between flights. Whatever the case may be, you can rely on Bounce luggage storage in San Francisco as a daily solution for your bags.

Luggage Storage in San Francisco

Bounce proudly partners with local businesses for short-term luggage storage in San Francisco. Our mission is to offer people the freedom to experience all the city has to offer, without the burden of their bags. We’ve checked out San Francisco’s most popular neighborhoods and major transportation hubs so you can drop your bags off with a Bounce partner and roam the city with ease, all for just $5.90/day per bag.

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Top Things to Do

San Francisco is a quintessential American city with endless charisma and character. Disparate populations from all walks of life find their niche in the City by the Bay. Whether you want to hit up the top tourist attractions, spend your hard-earned dollars at highly-rated brunch spots or find exciting things to do in San Francisco at night, or simply get a feel for the city by roaming the streets and feeling the breeze by the Bay, look no further than Bounce's handy guide to San Francisco.


As with most major cities in the U.S., San Francisco has excellent museums that you mustn't miss. Whether you're looking for standard exhibitions or more off-the-cuff and experimental options, San Francisco has it all:

  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: Located in Union Square, the SFMOMA was the West Coast's first museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art when it opened in 1935. It houses over 33,000 works of art, including an entire floor dedicated to photography. Bonus: SFMOMA grants free access to ground-floor galleries as well as free general admission to visitors under the age of 18. (Bag-check policy: You can check your coat and carry-on bags up to 9" x 14" x 22" in size at the SFMOMA. For a daily solution that offers more mobility and the ability to store larger items, look into Bounce partners offering luggage storage in Union Square San Francisco.)
  • Aquarium of the Bay: Conveniently located in Pier 39, the Aquarium of the Bay is a delight for families in particular, if you're looking for fun things to do with kids in San Francisco. Marvel at marine life by walking through its 300 feet of underwater tunnels, then take selfies with sea lions on the docks. (Bag-check policy: Aquarium of the Bay doesn't offer coat- or bag-check services. There's no need to worry, though; simply book bag and luggage storage near Pier 39 with Bounce.)
  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: Situated in the SoMa district, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is a must-visit for anyone interested in cutting-edge visual art. It's internationally renowned for displaying the works of boundary-pushing artists and is also a bustling hub for community engagement. Bonus: YBCA offers free admission to visitors on the first Tuesday of the month as well as the third Thursday of the month (the latter from 4 to 8 p.m.). (Bag-check policy: YBCA offers a self-serve coat check and cubbies with lockers. Larger items can also be stored behind the desk. For a daily solution to store your things in the area, consider booking luggage storage in SoMa with Bounce.)


No matter the customer or occasion, there are all kinds of opportunities for shopping in San Francisco. If you're looking for designer duds, unique items, or souvenirs, Bounce recommends visiting the following options for shopping in San Francisco:

  • High-end clothing stores: Union Square is ground zero for shopping in San Francisco. If upscale department stores are your thing, head to Neiman Marcus or Barneys New York. More into the intimacy of luxury boutiques? Walk over to Maiden Lane, which is gated for most of the day for safe pedestrian strolls and prime (window) shopping. Plus: Westfield San Francisco Centre is a more budget-friendly option with hundreds of retailers from which to choose.
  • Vintage and thrift shops: The Mission District has the highest concentration of quality vintage and thrift shops in San Francisco. Be sure to check out Thrift Town for its endless inventory and Mission Thrift for fun finds.
  • Souvenirs: If you're the type of person who likes to take a piece of their travels home with them, or wants to buy souvenirs for loved ones, look no further than the shops at Pier 39. Skip limited last-minute purchases at SFO in favor of Pier 39's Keychain Store, the Cable Car Store, and Only in San Francisco.


San Francisco offers a diverse array of dining options, running the gamut from some of the best street food to upmarket hotspots. Check out the following selections to truly appreciate and get a taste of the culinary fare unique to San Francisco:

  • Cioppino's: Located in Fisherman's Wharf, this restaurant is named after its signature dish that originated in San Francisco in the 1800s. Cioppino is an Italian-American seafood stew in a savory tomato broth served with sourdough toast. It's also on the menu at a number of restaurants across the city, including the legendary Tadich Grill in Downtown San Francisco.
  • Mission burritos: Born and bred in the Mission District, Mission burritos are characterized by their large size, extra rice, and variety of ingredients not typically found in standard burritos. Some people consider Mission burritos to be as integral to San Francisco's food culture as pizza is to that of Chicago. La Taqueria, El Farolito, and Taqueria La Cumbre are only a few top-rated options for this Mexican standout.
  • Humphry Slocombe: The ice-cream scene in San Francisco is second to none, and Humphry Slocombe—with outposts in both the Mission and the Ferry Building—is arguably the leader of the pack. With experimental flavors including Secret Breakfast (bourbon ice cream sprinkled with cornflakes), they give Ben & Jerry's a serious run for their money.

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The Financial District (FiDi) in San Francisco is bound by Kearny Street, Washington Street, Embarcadero, and Market Street. The neighborhood is bordered by SoMa (South of Market), Chinatown, Tenderloin, and Union Square. Downtown is home to all six of San Francisco’s Fortune 500 companies, as well as a host of other corporations, real estate firms, law firms, banks, and other major businesses.

  • Laugh it up at Punch Line, SF’s oldest comedy club where legends such as Ellen Degeneres, Robin Williams, and Dana Carvey first flexed their comedic muscles
  • If you're looking for some great free things to do in the city, stroll past the Transamerica Pyramid, San Francisco’s version of NYC’s Empire State Building and the second-tallest building in the city
  • Grab a bite at Tadich Grill, the city’s oldest restaurant, or Wayfare Tavern for its famous fried chicken.
  • Take your kids to the Exploratorium at Pier 15 for immersive experiences for art and science
  • Check out the Embarcadero Center for shopping, dining, and movies.
  • Stroll to neighboring Union Square to experience one of San Francisco’s most-frequented and bustling areas

Or, if you're looking for somewhere to stay, take a look at our guide to the best San Francisco neighborhoods.


California is home to several cities that are famous the world over - Beverly Hills, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, to name a few. However, San Francisco stands out from its sister cities thanks to its unique architecture, one-of-a-kind landscape, and iconic landmarks. Even if you’ve never been to California, let alone San Francisco, you’ve probably seen the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island in various pieces of American mass media.

Because of how unique San Francisco is, the “City by the Bay” receives tons of visitors every year. Exploring San Fran can be extremely fun if you put safety first and learn about the city’s crime statistics. San Francisco ranks 2nd out of 100 on the National Crime Index - where 1 represents cities with high crime rates, and 100 represents cities with low crime rates. Out of a population of nearly 900,000 citizens, several crime databases suggest that 1 in every 140 citizens may experience violent crime throughout the year. Property-related crime is purportedly much more frequent, with 1 in every 18 citizens likely to have their property vandalized or stolen. Stay alert, use Bounce to store your luggage, and contact SFPD if you need help while you’re visiting San Francisco.

Frequently Asked Questions

“What’s the best way to get around San Francisco?”

  • San Francisco’s rolling landscape makes walking, biking, and scootering the best ways to travel. No matter which part of the city you’re in, tons of stores, shops, and restaurants will always be within walking distance. If you’re planning on visiting places like the San Francisco Zoo, however, you’ll definitely want to use the city’s public transportation system. 

“Is public transportation in San Francisco safe?”

  • San Fran’s transit system isn’t just one of the safest in California, it’s also one of the most versatile and refined. Buses, trains, trolleys, and cable cars will help you quickly get around the City by the Bay. Stay sharp and respect your fellow commuters, and you likely won’t have any trouble using San Fran’s transit system.

“What’s the best neighborhood to stay in San Francisco?”

  • Outer Richmond is one of the best places to stay in San Fran - Specifically, the area near Clement St and Legion of Honor. The environment here is very calm, and this area purportedly experiences very little crime annually. 

“What are the best museums to visit in San Francisco?”

  • San Francisco is a cultural melting pot. The museums in the “Golden City” are proof of that claim. Places like the Asian Art Museum, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Museum of African Diaspora, the Exploratorium, and the Walt Disney Family Museum are must-sees. 

“What’s the best time of year to visit San Francisco?”

  • If you want to explore San Fran when it’s less crowded, try visiting in the spring or the fall. The city will be cheaper and quieter than usual, plus they're great times to explore some of the nearby San Francisco hikes. Conversely, visit San Fran during the summer if you want to experience the most lively version of the Golden City. 

Where can I store my luggage in San Francisco?

San Francisco has more luggage storage options than most metropolitan cities with the first one being right at the San Francisco International Airport. It is in the Airport Travel Agency near gates G91 to G102. In addition, you can find many businesses in the city that will keep your bags for you as long as you need them to for a small fee. Some of these are luggage storage companies while others are businesses affiliated with storage companies.

Are there storage lockers in San Francisco?

Yes, besides the storage companies, you will also find many storage lockers around the city. The transportation hubs like the airport, BART stations, SamTrans Buses, and the Muni Bus Stations. In addition, there are plenty of lockers around major attractions like Pier 39, Union Square, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

How much does it cost to store my luggage in San Francisco?

You can get a locker for a fairly cheap price in San Francisco if you are only leaving your bags for a few hours. This is because most of them charge by the hour. However, if you leave them for 24 hours, you are looking at more than $20 per day. The luggage storage companies charge between $5.90 and $35 per day. The most expensive is the most convenient, which is the one at the airport.

Can I store my luggage at San Francisco train station?

Although there are no luggage storage companies inside the train stations, there are many of them nearby. For example, there are more than a dozen around the parking lots in Union Station and several more a few miles away just outside the San Francisco station by Oracle Park.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How much does it cost to store luggage in San Francisco?

    The price for luggage storage in San Francisco is just $5.90/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage in San Francisco?

    There are multiple locations all around San Francisco which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Half Moon Bay State Beach, Ocean Beach, Lake Merritt and many other areas.

  • Is it safe to store your bags in San Francisco?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage in San Francisco.

  • Are there storage lockers in San Francisco?

    Yes. There are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in San Francisco. Bounce has multiple locations throughout San Francisco where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee.

  • Where are the best places to stay and eat while in San Francisco?

    The most popular restaurants to visit are Marugame Udon, McDonald's, and Pier 45 Seafood. Additionally, the highest ranked hotels within San Francisco are The Westin St Francis San Francisco on Union Square, Hilton, and Hyatt Regency San Francisco.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions in San Francisco?

    San Francisco offers several scenic parks including Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Golden Gate Park, and Presidio of San Francisco.

  • Where can I find tourist information and guideposts in San Francisco?

    You can find local tourist information at GoCar Tours, Red and White Fleet, and Tower Tours San Francisco.

  • What public transportation exists within San Francisco?

    When flying to San Francisco, you're likely to pass through San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK). You're likely to pass through Muni Bus Plaza, MUNI Bus Stop - Townsend & 4th, or MUNI Bus Stop - Geary & Masonic if arriving by bus and San Francisco Caltrain Station, Van Ness Station, or West Portal MUNI Metro Station if arriving by train. Popular metro stations like Blinq On Embarcadero Bart Station, Civic Center/UN Plaza BART Station, or Montgomery St BART Station can be used for transit within San Francisco.

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