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Day tours

Lonely Planet Experience

Flavors and Murals of the Mission

Starting at$89

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Teas, Temples, and Beatniks

Starting at$66

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Tours & Sightseeing

Muir Woods and Wine Country, Lunch Option from San Francisco

Starting at$134

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Day Trips & Excursions

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

Starting at$73

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Cultural & Theme Tours

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

Starting at$115

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Day Trips & Excursions

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Tour

Starting at$119

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Day Trips & Excursions

Alcatraz Early Access and Cable Car Sightseeing Tour

Starting at$193

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Day Trips & Excursions

San Francisco to Yosemite National Park Day Trip with Entry

Starting at$161

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Multi-day adventures

Classic

Western Express Northbound

Starting at$1,657

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National Geographic Journeys

Natural Highlights of California

Starting at$3,099

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National Geographic Journeys

National Parks of the American West

Starting at$5,349

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Active

Hiking the Best of the West's National Parks

Starting at$3,249

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Active

Hiking Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite

Starting at$1,549

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Tours & Sightseeing

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

Starting at$30

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Kid Friendly

San Francisco CityPASS Including Aquarium of the Bay Admission

Starting at$94

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Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off and Alcatraz Combo Tour

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The best time to visit San Francisco

6 min readPublished Feb 16, 2021

With all the festivals, fog, and food you might be wondering when is the best time to visit San Francisco? Here's our guide on when to go.

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Travel on a budget

Top 23 free things to do in San Francisco

8 min readPublished Feb 11, 2021

Contrary to what you might expect, so much of the fun in San Francisco is free. From museums to public art and architecture, here are the best free attractions.

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Art and culture

Where to take your kids to celebrate Latinx/Hispanic culture around the US

6 min readPublished Oct 13, 2020

Whether you’re raising Latinx kids yourself, or simply want to teach your children about the heritage, here are some of the best places to learn more. 

The Latinx population is the largest minority in the US and there are many ways to celebrate this diverse and vibrant culture © Larry Dale Gordon / Getty Images
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The 14 best day trips on the US West Coast

6 min readPublished Oct 8, 2020

Opportunities for day trips on the West Coast abound from Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Golden Gate Bridge seen from Marshall’s Beach.
Art and culture

America's coolest motels

8 min readPublished Aug 20, 2020

Over the past few years, there’s been a bit of a motel renaissance. Creative hoteliers are taking rundown vintage motor lodges and sprucing them up with…

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