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San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best that the City by the Bay has to offer with the Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off tour. This digitally-narrated tour takes you to the city's must-see landmarks and iconic attractions, providing a comprehensive and immersive experience of San Francisco. Hop aboard the bus and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge, a true San Francisco icon. As you cross the bridge, take in the breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island, and the surrounding hills. This is a photo-opportunity not to be missed! As the tour continues, venture into the heart of the city and visit Union Square, the bustling shopping district. Here, you'll find an array of designer boutiques, high-end department stores, and trendy restaurants. Union Square is also home to the famous cable car turnaround, where you'll see the iconic cable cars in action. The tour also takes you through the historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the birthplace of the hippie movement. As you walk through the streets, you'll be transported back to the 1960s, with colorful Victorian houses, vintage clothing stores, and murals celebrating the Summer of Love. No trip to San Francisco is complete without a visit to Fisherman’s Wharf. Take in the sights and sounds of this famous waterfront district, where you can sample fresh seafood, browse local shops, and watch the sea lions basking in the sun. From here, you can also catch a ferry to Alcatraz Island or take a cruise around the bay. With the Big Bus tour, you have the flexibility to hop on and off at any of the 20 stops along the route, allowing you to explore the city at your own pace. And with buses running every 10-15 minutes, you won’t have to wait long to continue your adventure. So whether you want to spend more time shopping in Union Square or exploring the Golden Gate Park, the Big Bus tour has got you covered. Complete your SF experience with a half-day guided bus tour to Muir Woods. See the redwoods up close and personal, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, and explore the seaside town of Sausalito on the way back.

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

Discover the California Academy of Sciences located in the heart of Golden Gate Park where you can experience the only place on Earth with an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum all in one day. With hands-on exhibitions, shows, and public programs, you’re in for an action-packed science adventure. Plunge into the world’s deepest living indoor coral reef, home to nearly 60,000 live animals, representing more than 1,000 unique species. Meet the newest African penguin chicks, Pogo and Ozzie, and the rest of the colony of playful penguins in African Hall. Then pay a visit to the iconic alligator with albinism, Claude. Explore the wonders of our majestic state at our brand new exhibit, California: State of Nature, to see just how big, bold, and biodiverse nature can be. From forests to deserts, coasts to cities–explore the surprising and unexpected connections between species, places, and people that enable California to thrive with scientific specimens, engaging interactives, illuminating multimedia, fascinating models, and more! Catch the latest immersive show in the 75-foot planetarium, taking you on a spectacular journey to the far reaches of the universe, featuring different themes at varying times throughout the day. Step inside a lush, four-story rainforest teeming with life – from free-flying birds to exotic reptiles, amphibians, and more. Investigate hundreds of specimens and dabble in hands-on activities for children and adults alike in the Naturalist Center. The adventure continues outside with unique rooftop views on the 2.5 acre living roof. Then, take an opportunity to activate your child’s curiosity about the natural world in our outdoor nature play and exploration space, Wander Woods.

San Francisco: Alcatraz Ticket with 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

San Francisco: Alcatraz Ticket with 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus

Discover the best of San Francisco with this combined ticket that includes a visit to Alcatraz Island, a 2-day hop-on-hop-off bus pass, and a Chinatown walking tour. Plus, experience the thrill of either The Flyer or the 7D Experience, both located at Pier 39. Step foot on the notorious Alcatraz Island and immerse yourself in the captivating world of the iconic prison. As you explore the cells and grounds, listen to the gripping audio guide that reveals the tales of daring escape attempts and the lives of the inmates. With your 2-day Big Bus hop-on-hop-off pass, have the freedom to explore San Francisco at your own pace. Hop on and off the bus as many times as you like and enjoy the informative and entertaining digital audio commentary. During your adventure, take a leisurely guided walking tour through the vibrant streets of Chinatown. Discover the rich culture and fascinating history of this unique neighborhood. Plus, this combo includes your choice of a thrill attraction at Pier 39: The Flyer or the 7D Experience. The Flyer takes you on a virtual journey across San Francisco's landmarks from a 50-foot screen with motion seats. Glide over the Golden Gate Bridge, China Town, Lombard Street, and the stunning Redwood National Forest. The 7D Experience is a high-tech ride combining a rollercoaster and a laser game. In a 20-person theater, you'll enter new dimensions on a massive 3D screen. Top sights: - North Beach - Chinatown - Embarcadero Center - Fisherman’s Wharf - Ferry Building - Union Square - Redemption Center - Civic Center - Alamo Square - Haight Ashbury - Golden Gate Bridge - Golden Gate Park - Palace of Fine Arts - Marina - Lombard Street - Pier 35 - Pier 39

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Deluxe Bus Tour with 20 Stops

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Deluxe Bus Tour with 20 Stops

Join the Bus from Union Square or from 2737, Taylor street and Begin the tour from any stops it goes to 20 stops. Have the best of all worlds San Francisco Shared bus Tour Visits to Downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Palace of Fine Arts, Ghiradelli Square, Fort Mason, the Civic Center, vie of the majestic Bay Bridge, and much more with live guide commentary in The Bus. Operating Schedule: The San Francisco Deluxe Tour starts at 10:15 am To 4.00pm. Last Tour starts 4 pm. Join for entire 8 Hours. First Tour Begins from Stop #1 at 10:15 am at Union Square (at 280 Geary street (in front of Macy’s at union square) or Later on Join us at any Stops or at Booking office at 2735 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 9413 Stops are 1. Union Square 2. Chinatown 3. Financial District 4. North Beach 5. Ferry Plaza 6. Pier 39 7. Fisherman's Wharf 8. Ghirardelli On-The-Go 9. Fort Mason 10. Palace of Fine Arts 11. Golden Gate Bridge Vista Point 12. Lombard Street 13 Civic Center 14. Hilton Street 15. Golden Gate Park 16. Japanese Tea Garden 17. Haight-Ashbury 18. Alamo Square 19. Ferry Building 20. Concourse Dr At Acad Of Sciences Ride around the city on a double-decker bus and hop off at only the places that interest you. The route covers 20 key locations—including Union Square, North Beach, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, the Civic Center, and Golden Gate Park. First Tour Begins from Stop #1 at 10:15 am at Union Square (at 280 Geary street (in front of Macy’s at union square) or Later on Join us at any Stops or at Booking office at 2735 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 9413 Operating Hours (10:15 am to 4 pm) Every 30 to 45 minutes bus run Between stops with the last tour bus leaving at 4pm Once you Hop off Bus then Join other Buses coming 30-45 Minutes

San Francisco: 3-Hour Early Bird GoCar Tour

San Francisco: 3-Hour Early Bird GoCar Tour

If you want to experience the sites most visitors never see then fold up your map, put away the guidebook and jump into a GoCar. Zip all over town in one of San Francisco's iconic yellow cars with the help of GPS-guided tour technology. Your clever talking car navigates and shows you the way – but that’s not all. As you enjoy the drive, it takes you to all the best sites, recommends restaurants, cracks jokes and tells the stories that bring a destination to life. The early bird special is a unique offer for those willing to wake up before the crowds begin to congregate. Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf. Your GoCar allows you the freedom to choose your own route - simply follow one of the provided maps or make your own itinerary as the patented GPS-driven tour guide follows along with your route and keeps pace along the way.  Wind down the world-renown Lombard Street, the most crooked street on the west coast. Explore the city's most famous parks like the Presidio, Crissy Field, and Golden Gate Park, the site of the famous Summer of Love. Snap incredible photos of the Pacific Ocean along Highway 1 and Ocean Beach. Park underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and cross on foot and navigate away from the crowded tour buses beneath the China Town Gate. See the sites, enjoy the Californian sun and choose your own adventure as you explore the city on your own terms.

San Francisco: Go City All-Inclusive Pass 30+ Attractions

San Francisco: Go City All-Inclusive Pass 30+ Attractions

The San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass is an all-access sightseeing pass that offers the ultimate in convenience, cost savings, and flexibility for visitors to the Bay Area. Customers choose 1, 2, 3, 5, or 7-day passes at a low, pre-paid price. Use the pass to gain access to any and all of the 30+ included attractions, saving up to 50%* off compared to full retail admissions. The California Academy of Sciences, Aquarium of the Bay, Exploratorium, bay cruises, theme parks and rides, bike rental, and much more are all included! See below for the complete list. The free app and digital guide helps you decide what to do, where to go, and how to get there. With the San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass, you’ll spend your time in the Bay Area collecting memories instead of credit card receipts. Popular attractions and activities on the San Francisco All-Inclusive Pass include: • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus 1-Day Classic Tour • Aquarium of the Bay • The Flyer SF & 7D Experience • California Academy of Sciences • Escape from the Rock • San Francisco 4-Hour Bike Rentals with Unlimited Biking • Exploratorium • USS Pampanito • San Francisco Zoo • GoCar San Francisco 30-Minute Rental • de Young Museum and Legion of Honor • The Walt Disney Family Muesum • All-Day Comfort Bike Rental by Blazing Saddles • Hands-On Ghost Hunting Tour of Chinatown • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) • And more! Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check your included digital guide for an up-to-date attraction line-up including opening times and instructions on how to access each attraction with your pass before you go. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Ferry & Alcatraz Tour

San Francisco: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus with Ferry & Alcatraz Tour

Get lots of choices for sightseeing in San Fransisco in one go! You have access to the hop-on hop-off city tour route to see all major sites in San Francisco, with informative commentary in various languages. Take a ferry ride to Alcatraz Island with breathtaking views of the city's skyline, and enjoy the award-winning self-guided audio tour of the notorious prison in the bay. On the open double-decker buses, you can see just about everything there is to explore in San Francisco. Get to the most famous spots in the city and enjoy San Francisco at your leisure for 2 consecutive days. The Official City Tour highlights include: • Golden Gate Bridge - with photospot at North Vista Point • Golden Gate Park, where you can visit the California Academy of Sciences, de Young Musem, the Japanese Tea Gardens and much more • Fisherman’s Wharf • The Palace of Fine Arts • Haight-Ashbury district, with its Painted Ladies (Alamo Square) • San Francisco Downtown - with Chinatown, Union Square • The Civic Center • The Embarcadero • Barbary Coast • The Financial District and the Ferry Building

San Francisco: Electric Bike Day Rental

San Francisco: Electric Bike Day Rental

See San Francisco in an ecologically conscious way, while comfortably negotiating the city’s famous hills with your electric bike. With your all-day rental bike, cruise along the car and pedestrian-free waterfront of San Francisco Bay and ride along the city’s bike paths. Enjoy a brand new fleet of bikes that provide an active way to experience San Francisco. Take the less-traveled routes through the city on a self-guided tour. Feel the e-Moto battery kick in as you pedal, propelling you towards your destination. The electric bikes have a range of 16-20 miles on a full charge and feature a full-comfort seat, hand shifters, and brakes. Bike through Golden Gate Park and along the coast, through the Headlands, into Muir Woods, or to Mt. Tam. Take a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito. From the bridge, take in the views of the bay, the ocean, and the San Francisco skyline.

SF: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Golden Gate Bay Cruise

SF: 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Golden Gate Bay Cruise

Make your way around San Francisco with a 1-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket and sail around San Francisco Bay with a 1-hour Golden Gate bay cruise. Hop off to explore the city's best highlights or stay on the double-decker bus to take in 360-degree panoramic views of the city. Golden Gate Bay CruiseSail past the lively neighborhood of North Beach and take advantage of the bar onboard with drinks, snacks, and merchandise available to purchase. Admire the famous swimming clubs of the Aquatic Park and the historic vessels at Hyde Street Pier. Take in idyllic views of Crissy Field and The Presidio of San Francisco before the stunning image of the Golden Gate Bridge comes into view. Cruise straight under the bridge as the sun shines and waves lap against the boat. Travel past the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands to reach the shores of Sausalito, once home to the Flower Children. With Angel Island State Park to your left, finish your cruise outside the infamous Alcatraz prison. 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off BusThe route of the hop-on hop-off bus includes stops at iconic landmarks like Fisherman’s Wharf, Union Square, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Little Italy. This flexible approach to sightseeing allows you to enjoy your day at your own pace.

San Francisco: Movie Filming Locations Bus Tour

San Francisco: Movie Filming Locations Bus Tour

Explore San Francisco on a bus tour with an actor/guide and spot the filming scenes from your favorite movies. Watch clips of 50 of the most famous movies ever filmed in San Francisco and spot them outside the bus as your guides share their knowledge of San Francisco and cinema. See even more of San Francisco on this tour than you would on a normal city tour. Discover key neighborhoods including Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach, Nob Hill, Union Square, Alamo Square, City Hall, Haight-Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, The Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and Pacific Heights. See locations from famous Hollywood movies including the house where Robin Williams' family lived in Mrs. Doubtfire, various locations from the famous chase scene in Bullitt, and the park where the Tanner Family enjoyed a picnic during the opening credits of Full House. Enjoy a tour suitable for the whole family and help your kids spot the high school attended by Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries, as well as scenes from Full House, Dr. Doolittle, George of the Jungle, Hulk, and X-Men 3.

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A great way to see a lot of the city in a few short hours without a big tour bus group. My guide, Dominic, was really informative and had answers to everyone's questions. The tour took us on paths that I wouldn't have been able to visit on my own. For sure would recommend to someone else visiting the city for the very first time.

Very practical, being able to get on and off the bus to visit certain places and very pleasant

it is excellent activuty to spend the day in San Fransisco the electric bike is awesome

Our hostess/only female driver was really great and had good local knowledge

Excellent! Guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job!