Welcome to San Francisco


Outlandish Notions

Consider permission permanently granted to be outlandish: other towns may surprise you, but in San Francisco you will surprise yourself. Good times and social revolutions tend to start here, from manic gold rushes to blissful hippie 'be-ins'. If there's a skateboard move yet to be busted, a technology still unimagined, a poem left unspoken or a green scheme untested, chances are it's about to happen here. Yes, right now. This town has lost almost everything in earthquakes and dot-com gambles, but never its nerve.

Food & Drink

Every available Bay Area–invented technology is needed to make dinner decisions in this city, with the most restaurants and farmers markets per capita in North America – all supplied by pioneering local organic farms. San Francisco set the gold standard for Wild West saloons, until drinking was driven underground in the 1920s with Prohibition. Today San Francisco celebrates its historic saloons and speakeasies – and with Wine Country and local distillers providing a steady supply of America's finest hooch, the West still gets wild nightly.

Natural Highs

San Francisco is a 7-by-7-mile peninsula that looks like California's thumb, pointed optimistically upwards. Take this as a hint to look up: you'll notice San Francisco's crooked Victorian rooflines, wind-sculpted treetops, and fog tumbling over the Golden Gate Bridge.Heads are perpetually in the clouds atop San Francisco's 48 hills. Cable cars provide easy access to Russian and Nob Hills, and splendid panoramas reward the slog up to Coit Tower. Earn exhilarating highs on Telegraph Hill's garden-lined stairway walks, and windswept hikes around Lands End. If there's another kind of high you're seeking in San Francisco, that can also be arranged: marijuana is legal here for adults 18 and over with ID, and dispensaries and delivery are at your service.

Neighborhood Microclimates

Microclimates add magic realism to San Francisco days: when it's drizzling in the outer reaches of Golden Gate Park, it might be sunny in the Mission. A difference of a few degrees between neighborhoods grants permission for salted-caramel ice cream in Dolores Park, or a hasty retreat to tropical heat inside the California Academy of Sciences' rainforest dome. This town will give you goose bumps one minute, and warm you to the core the next.


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Muir Woods and Wine Country, Lunch Option from San Francisco

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CaliforniaPhoto stopDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Marin County, CaliforniaThe primeval home to old growth Coastal Redwoods, some at least 1,200 years old. The tallest is 258 feet high. We optimize the time you spend on the trails of Coastal Redwoods by arriving before the crowds. You’ll spend just over an hour enjoying California’s native flora and fauna, taking in giant ferns, moss-lined creeks, fresh bay leaf-scented air from the many Laurel trees and squirrels, blue jays and deer if you’re lucky.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CaliforniaMonumental structure originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition in order to exhibit works of art presented there.Stop At: Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, Sonoma County, CaliforniaLunch stopDuration: 1 hour

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Muir Woods and Sausalito Half Day Tour (Optional Sausalito Ferry Ticket)

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Sausalito Visitors Center, Sausalito, Marin County, CaliforniaSausalitoPass By: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CaliforniaGolden Gate BridgePass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco BayStop At: Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Marin County, CaliforniaMuir Woods National MonumentDuration: 2 hoursPass By: Vista Point, Sausalito, Marin County, CaliforniaSausalito

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Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Union Square, San Francisco, CaliforniaDowntown San FranciscoPass By: Chinatown, San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco ChinatownPass By: North Beach, San Francisco, CaliforniaLittle Italy Neighborhood, Transamerica Pyramid Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CaliforniaSee Pier 39, the famous Fisherman's Wharf sign, and the Embarcadero waterfrontPass By: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CaliforniaMonumental structure built originally for the 1915 Panama-Pacific ExpositionPass By: Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CaliforniaPark, former U.S. Army military fortStop At: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CaliforniaPhoto Stop at the Golden Gate BridgeDuration: 15 minutesPass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CaliforniaSee the SF Bay on your drive across the bridgeStop At: Lands End, San Francisco, CaliforniaBeautiful coastal stop at Ocean Beach with rugged cliffs, cypress forest, and views of the Golden Gate BridgeDuration: 15 minutesPass By: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaUrban parkStop At: Twin Peaks, San Francisco, CaliforniaTwo identical peaks give this attraction its name. One of the highest peaks in the city, you will have breathtaking 360 degree views of the entire cityDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CaliforniaFerry to Alcatraz Island, walking tour of the prison with award-winning guided "Cell Block Audio Tour"Duration: 2 hours

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Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CaliforniaGolden Gate BridgeDuration: 10 minutesPass By: San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, CaliforniaSan Francisco BayStop At: Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma, Sonoma County, CaliforniaSonoma Square PlazaDuration: 1 hourPass By: Napa & Sonoma Valley Wine Tour, San Francisco, CaliforniaNapa Valley

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San Francisco Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Trolley Tour Option

Ride on a double-decker bus as you listen to facts about San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods and attractions. You can hop on and off the double-decker bus as many times as you like, departing from any stop at 15- to 20-minute intervals throughout the day. In the summer, the top deck is open, and during winter, clear screens shelter you from the cold and offer unobstructed views of the city.The San Francisco loop will take you across 24 stops where you can automatically redeem your voucher. With 1- or 2-day City Loop passes available, you have plenty of time to explore San Francisco at your leisure. If you miss something on your first loop of the city, simply re-board the bus and go around again.The Sausalito Loop pass gives you the option of simply taking a trolley tour, crossing San Francisco Bay via the Golden Gate Bridge. Or upgrade to the 2-day All Loops pass and enjoy two days of hop-on hop-off privileges that combines both tours with a night tour of San Francisco. For a list of stops see Itinerary below:

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Alcatraz Early Access and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CaliforniaStart your day checking in for your ferry ride over to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Island is located in San Francisco Bay, 1.25 miles offshore of San Francisco. The National Historic Landmark was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison, and a federal prison from 1934 until 1963.Duration: 2 hours 30 minutesPass By: Pier 39, San Francisco, California1Pass By: Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco, CaliforniaA neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf gets its name and neighborhood characteristics from the city's early days of the mid to later 1800s when Italian immigrant fishermen came to the city by the bay to take advantage of the influx of population due to the gold rush.Pass By: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CaliforniaDrive over the bridge in our open-aired vehicle. The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the one-mile-wide strait connecting San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean.Pass By: Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, California2Stop At: Fort Point National Historic Site, San Francisco, CaliforniaWalk around with your guide or explore on your own. Fort Point is a masonry seacoast fortification located on the southern side of the Golden Gate at the entrance to San Francisco Bay. It offers one of a kind views of the Golden Gate Bridge.Duration: 15 minutesPass By: Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco, CaliforniaThe iconic Palace of Fine Arts, one of the few surviving structure from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, is one of the most photographed sites in the City, featured in numerous film and TV productions.Stop At: Vista Point, Sausalito, Marin County, CaliforniaStep off of the vehicle, and be led by one of our great tour guides or take 20 minutes of free time to explore Golden Gate Bridge North Vista. See the entire city of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge in one setting. One of the best ways to view the Golden Gate Bridge. Duration: 15 minutes