San Francisco Things to Do

San Francisco Things to Do

No matter what time of year you visit San Francisco, you’ll be impressed by the variety of things to do. From Bay cruises to Alcatraz tours, exploring wine country and even walking through a redwood forest, San Francisco truly has it all. You won’t want to miss amazing sights like Lombard Street, Coit Tower, Chinatown, either. Of course, you’ll want to spend time at Fisherman’s Wharf, too. The city is home to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and so much more. One thing is certain when you visit San Francisco—it’s sure to be a great time!

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Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco
From adorable river otters to green moray eels, explore the marine life below San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay. Dive deep into the bay (without the diving, of course) to see over 20,000 aquatic animal species including octopuses, jellyfish, and sharks. Get up close and personal with several types of sea animals at the touch pools. And more… Details
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Located in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences offers a museum experience unlike any other in the world. Where else can you find an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all in the same building? When inside, guests can explore a 4-story rainforest, waddle with penguins, learn about space, engage with interactive exhibits, and so much more. Details
Experience the best of the Bay Area on the San Francisco City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Go at your own pace and visit 40+ stops at top San Francisco landmark and destinations. Travel around San Francisco in a comfortable open-topped double-decker bus for epic sightseeing and photo opportunities. Bring your camera, a sense of adventure, and comfortable walking shoes on this one-of-a-kind tour. Details
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Learn the infamous legends of Alcatraz escape attempts while cruising around Alcatraz Island, also known as “The Rock”. From Al Capone to Billy Cook the Killer, you’ll hear chilling tales about the most feared prison in the United States. The 90-minute cruise also includes views of the Golden Gate Bridge and other San Francisco sites. Details
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Dedicated to preserving art for future generations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is filled with renowned exhibits and works of art. Recognizing all forms of art including media, film, paint, architecture, and more, SFMOMA features works by renowned, Bay area, and upcoming artists. With a growing collection of more than 30,000 masterpieces, this is a must-see San Francisco museum. Details
Maximize your vacation with a Go San Francisco® Pass. With ultimate savings on over 25 popular attractions, you have the flexibility to create your own itinerary and visit as often as you want! From a Wine Country tour to a cruise around the Golden Gate Bay and everything in between, this is the pass you want for the San Francisco vacation of a lifetime. You can’t beat savings and fun! Details
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Indulge in an extravagant dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay. Experience the city skyline reflecting off the ocean as you pass by notable San Francisco icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, and more. Featuring an extravagant dinner, cocktails, and live music, you’ll never forget your San Francisco dinner cruise. Details
The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is the only ultimate indoor playground in the Bay area. Everywhere you look, you will see millions of LEGO Bricks. The discovery center features more than 12 attractions and rides, a replica of Bay Area's landmarks made entirely of LEGO Bricks, LEGO 4D Cinema, and much more! This indoor attraction will guarantee fun for the whole family! Details

Skunk Train

Mendocino County
Get your tickets and climb aboard for an unforgettable journey on the historic Skunk Train! Ride through majestic redwood groves, scenic trestle bridges, amazing tunnels and into the heart of the Noyo River Canyon. Originally built to carry logs from the backcountry to the coast, the Skunk Train offers pristine views largely unchanged from a century ago. Details
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Hop on an ebike and explore the City by the Bay’s famous monuments, landscapes and local scenes at your own pace! San Francisco is famous for its charming sidewalks, stunning parks, scenic views and more. Grab Unlimited Biking’s Golden Gate Park bike rental and take your time exploring through the city and over the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Details
Escape the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and explore California Wine Country! This half-day wine tour from San Francisco focuses on the beautiful scenery as much as the wine tastings in Napa and Sonoma Valley. Experience sprawling city and countryside views, sample local wines at two wineries, and enjoy an estate tour. Details
Maximize your experience in San Francisco by visiting multiple attractions for one low price. The San Francisco Explorer Pass® helps you save up to 55% on 3, 4, or 5 popular attractions in the area. Whether you want to embark on a sightseeing tour, explore a museum, or immerse yourself in one of San Francisco’s top attractions, you can with this exclusive pass! Details
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Museum of 3D Illusions

San Francisco
Get your gears turning at the interactive Museum of 3D Illusions in San Francisco! Featuring tons of exhibits that play with your perception, you will have a chance to be creative with photography like never before; so be sure to bring a camera! This experience is an opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime with friends and family. Details
Soak in the sun and renowned cuisine on a brunch and/or lunch cruise around the San Francisco Bay. Capture picture-perfect memories of the city's top landmarks, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, all from the comfort of a yacht while enjoying a 2-hour brunch/lunch buffet. Plus, with live music and entertainment, you’ll treasure your cruise memories for a lifetime. Details
Set sail on a luxury catamaran cruise during the enchanted golden hours! The city's waterways are an ideal location to take in unparalleled views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline. Join this romantic San Francisco Bay sunset cruise to watch the cityscape light up in the twilight while admiring the beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Details
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Explore more award-winning Sonoma County wineries for less with a Sonoma wine tasting pass! This mobile passport is a collection of curated wineries, craft breweries and cideries offering tasting flights and discounts instantly delivered to your phone. Select from 1-, 2- or 90-day options and make the most of your time in Sonoma County, California. Details
Escape the bustle of San Francisco and embark on a Muir Woods and Wine Country tour! Experience the solitude of the coastal redwoods on your journey to Muir Woods National Monument. Head from Muir Woods to Napa Valley to visit Tower Tours' two favorite wineries for wine tastings and an exclusive estate tour, with a break in between for lunch in scenic Sausalito. Details
Go sightseeing in San Francisco from the air! Departing from Sausalito, this 20-minute San Francisco seaplane tour will take you soaring high over the Golden Gate Bridge, Oracle Park, Downtown San Francisco, Alcatraz and more! Remember to have your camera on hand as you take in the fantastic aerial views from your window seat. Details
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Put on your trusted walking shoes and get your money’s worth with this 7-hour guided trip across vital parts of San Francisco! This insider tour into the beloved City by the Bay will leave you breathless (in a good way!) as you learn about the City’s rich culture & history and see the interesting life of the people who walk its streets. Details
Make the most of your time in San Francisco with this 2-day Hop-On, Hop-Off tour including time at Alcatraz Island. Discover the world’s most infamous prison through an audio tour. And, explore the Bay Area with 48 hours access to the city’s hop-on, hop-off bus tour! For even more fun, visit Madame Tussauds wax museum and take a biking tour around the city. Details
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Looking for the best views of San Francisco? Hop on an Adventure Cat catamaran for a San Francisco Bay cruise! Take in beautiful views of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, scenic beaches and more. Along the way, keep an eye out for sea lions, dolphins and even a whale or two! Bring along a light jacket and soft-soled shoes. Details
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Experience the best of San Francisco with Big Bus Tours. The tour is an ideal way to sightsee while allowing you to explore San Francisco at your convenience through hop-on and hop-off locations. Explore all the key San Francisco highlights, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Painted Ladies, and uncover the hidden gems of Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury. Download the Big Bus app for real-time tracking to get the most out of Hop-On, Hop-Off. Details

Boomers Livermore

San Francisco
Fun awaits at Boomers Livermore, CA! Choose from various fun and entertaining attractions. Enjoy fast-paced Go-Kart racing, water-based demolition derby on the Bumper Boats, a competitive game of Mini Golf, a battle in the Laser Tag arena, and more fun in the state-of-the-art Arcade (additional fee). Details

Boomers Modesto

San Francisco
Boomers Modesto has entertainment for all ages! Bring your family and friends and experience a day of activities that will keep your spirits up and your enjoyment levels skyrocketing. You will surely have a good time at Boomers' because there are so many activities to select from, like Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Batting Cages, the Arcade (and more)! Details
Snap photos of the urban skyline as you sail to beautiful landmarks that define The Golden City. On personal headphones, award-winning narratives tell the story of San Francisco’s culture, architecture, and natural history. This voyage takes you under both of San Francisco's iconic bridges, around Alcatraz, and by many other enthralling sites. Don’t miss Red and White Fleet's amazing Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise! Details
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Hop on a Segway and tour San Francisco’s most popular sites including Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Italy, and Ghirardelli Square. This 2.5-hour Segway tour also provides some of the best views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the unparalleled waterfront. Guests can take advantage of the unique San Francisco tour experience and the commentary provided by a San Francisco specialist! Details
Learn to ride a Segway while seeing San Francisco’s most popular sites and destinations. Tour guests will experience Fisherman’s Wharf, Little Italy, and Ghirardelli Square while also enjoying unbeatable views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco’s waterfront. This trip, led by a knowledgeable San Francisco tour guide, is wonderful for everyone! Details
This scenic boat tour departs from San Francisco’s historic fisherman’s wharf. Snap photos of the energetic waterfront, magnificent skyline and as you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge! The ship circles Alcatraz Island, cruises by the wildlife reserves of the Marin Headlands and many other fascinating sights. The history of the city is explained by award-winning narration the whole family will enjoy. Details
Set out at your own pace as you ride across San Francisco's fantastic cityscape with Unlimited Biking's high-quality bicycles! The City is known for its winding alleyways, special districts, breathtaking parks, and beautiful architecture- like the Golden Gate Bridge. On your journey, discover these wonderful treasures of the City by the Bay like never before! Details
Take in stunning views of the Bay City area with Unlimited Biking. Experience the city like never before on a gorgeous bike ride tour that begins at Ghirardelli Square and ends in Sausalito. The three-hour small tour takes through the hills of Fort Mason, the Marina District, and Crissy Fields, and then up to the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin Headlands, and down into Sausalito. Details
Get the best experience of what San Francisco and Sausalito offer by riding on high-quality bikes, listening in on expert guides, and sampling local cuisine in Joinery rotisserie and beer hall, one of the town's most beloved restaurants. This tour will take you from Aquatic Park in Fisherman’s Wharf through Fort Mason and across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, making sure that you get the best views of the City by the Bay. After the tour, you have the opportunity to explore further as the bike is for you to use all day! Details
Enjoy waterfront views as you ride across the Golden Gate Bridge into Sausalito, and learn its history from your professional guide. This Blazing Saddles guided bike tour starts at Aquatic Park in Fisherman’s Wharf and ends in scenic Sausalito. Explore this quaint town after the tour as the bike is yours for 24 hours! Choose regular or electric bike tickets. Details
Fly high above the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in this 30-minute seaplane tour. From downtown San Francisco to Alcatraz, you’ll gaze at all of the legendary landmarks while relaxing in a secure and exhilarating seaplane. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these unique memories. Where else can you take a picture from above the Golden Gate Bridge? Details
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Soar high above the gorgeous San Francisco coastline in a 45-minute flight. You’ll see all of the major landmarks and iconic attractions including the Golden Gate Bridge, the majestic redwoods of Muir Woods, AT&T Park, Alcatraz, and so much more. This is the best way to see the city in all its glory. Reservations are recommended. Minimum of 2 passengers per flight. Details
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Experience the highlights of the beautiful City on the Bay on this half-day private walking tour of San Francisco - including a ride on the historic cable cars! Learn about its famous neighborhoods. Visit the buzzing markets of Union Square. Enjoy striking views of the Golden Gate Bridge from Fisherman’s Wharf. And more, with your group and your guide. Details
Have you ever wanted to meet your favorite celebrities up close and personal? At Madame Tussauds, you can enjoy the next best thing — lifelike wax molds of popular celebrities. From Justin Bieber to Michael Jordan, all of the top celebrities are at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco. Come take pictures and pose with some of the world’s most famous celebrities. Details
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Cruise down the legendary Highway 1 and see California’s unparalleled rugged coast. The entire 17-mile drive is jam-packed with jaw-dropping sights and landmarks including the Pacific Ocean, Carmel by the Sea, Silicon Valley, Monterey’s Cannery Row, Mission Carmel, Pebble Beach, and more. There’s no better way to experience California’s coast. Details
The Morning in Marin Tour is unlike any other. Spend a morning with redwood trees, enjoy a scenic lunch at favorite local restaurants, ride a seaplane to overlook the San Francisco skyline, and more– all found in just one package. This tour promises sightseeing and exploring, with a touch of adventure, in one of the most beautiful places in the world! Details
Explore Muir Woods National Monument, and visit the picturesque coastal town of Sausalito on this private day trip from San Francisco with a professional tour guide. Details
Venture into the Muir Woods National Monument park and see the magnificent coastal redwood trees. These 1,000-year-old trees aren’t the only inhabitants of the park! You’ll also find plenty of wildlife here. Throughout the 3.5-hour tour, you’ll see sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the town of Sausalito, Mount Tamalpais, and more. Guests can choose from 3 different daily tour times. Details
See Alcatraz Island in a whole new light on this San Francisco walking tour – literally! Join this one-of-a-kind tour through Fisherman’s Wharf with visits to must-sees like Boudin Sourdough Bakery, Ghirardelli Square and Pier 39. Then ferry across the Bay to explore Alcatraz at night. Take this walking tour and see the city as you’ve never seen before! Details
Ready to see a bird’s eye view of San Francisco? This coastal tour from the sky offers guests the opportunity to see the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco, AT&T Park, Alcatraz, Pt. Reyes Lighthouse, and so much more all from the air! There’s no better way to tour the beautiful San Francisco scenery. Reservations are recommended to secure your flight and spot. Details
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Enjoy a scenic drive from San Francisco into the rolling hills of wine country on this all-inclusive Sonoma wine tasting excursion. Learn about the wineries you’ll be visiting as you’re whisked away in a luxury vehicle by your private guide. Experience some of the best wine tasting in Sonoma, with tastings at two wineries and picnic lunch included. Details
Experience the food scene of San Francisco! The city’s North Beach and Chinatown neighborhoods are among SF’s most popular immigrant areas that have flourished for decades and centuries. Guests on this tour will learn about the history and mixing of the cultures, and sample some of the amazing gastronomical feats found in the area! Details
Enjoy a day of wine tasting in America's most famous wine region -- Napa. Visit two wineries, with both tastings included in the tour. Details
If you want to capture San Francisco’s picturesque views, landscapes, and sights with your camera, then you have to go on the San Francisco Bay Cruise Adventure. Perfect for photographers, families looking to create memories, and travel junkies, this cruise shows you everything the beautiful San Francisco Bay has to offer — from Pier 39 to the gorgeous skyline. Details
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Are you looking to explore the best of San Francisco? If so, reserve a convenient all-day bike rental, and you can easily see the best of the City by the Bay. Highlights include panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, and much more. Everything is provided with your reservation, including a helmet, full-color coded map with key attractions, basket, and bike lock. Details
This San Francisco sightseeing tour gets travelers to see everything that the City offers, with various places included in the itinerary and a local guide that teaches them the local tips and tricks. Guests can hop on and off the bus to see the art and culture up close and understand what makes the City by the Bay so special! Details
Alcatraz is intriguing from San Francisco, but San Francisco is spectacular from Alcatraz! Book this San Francisco and Alcatraz tour and understand the city's stunning beauty, from its artistic scenes and landmarks– and from the ex-prison island itself– all the while learning about its unique culture and history from a knowledgeable local perspective. Details
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Learn all about the City by the Bay as you explore its landmarks on this San Francisco Deluxe Sightseeing Tour! There are three tickets to choose from– a casual day out, a two-day exploration, and an evening tour– that give you a local view of the history and culture of each remarkable storefront, artwork, street performance, and attraction of the city. Details
San Francisco is an ideal town for biking! As a result, an all-day e-bike rental makes it easy for you to explore the City by the Bay. In addition to your bike, your rental includes a helmet, color-coded map, basket, and bike lock. Details
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If you ever asked what to do in San Francisco in a day, this tour is for you! Most of the city's attractions are included in this unforgettable trip, led by an informative guide with firsthand knowledge of the area. With the help of this walking tour, you will get the opportunity to see this city like never before! Details

SeaQuest Folsom

San Francisco
SeaQuest Folsom tickets give you access to over 20,000 square feet of adventure at the most interactive zoo and aquarium in the Sacramento area. This Folsom aquarium offers up-close encounters with capybaras, stingrays, two-toed sloths and more! Enjoy exciting exhibits and interactive activities for children of all ages at SeaQuest Folsom. Details
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Secret Food Tours now features San Francisco, California, noted for its financial and technological achievements, but also world-renowned cuisine! You will get to sample classic recipes the region is known for, as well as some modern dishes that are becoming local favorites. A knowledgeable guide will provide insight into the devotion of the restaurateurs, and tons of history about the city's dynamic food scene. Details
Explore the best of San Francisco with Skyline Sightseeing Tours. Guests will experience amazing views of the Muir Woods, Sausalito, Monterey, Carmel, and Yosemite National Park. Want to see San Francisco at night? Hop on board the San Francisco Night Tour double-decker bus and soak in the city's beautiful sights. Details
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Take a romantic air tour of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area with that special someone. During this Sunset Champagne Seaplane Tour, you'll experience views of iconic landmarks in the soft afternoon light as the sun begins to set, bathing the Bay Area in hues of red and orange. This 40-minute flight begins in the Sausalito village just across the Golden Gate Bridge. Tour includes a glass of champagne to toast to the occasion. Details
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See everything San Francisco has to offer in one tour! From the bustling city to the tranquil Muir Woods National Monument, you’ll have the opportunity to experience all aspects of San Francisco in one day. Stops and sites include the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, the ancient Redwood trees, Union Square, Sausalito, Nob Hill, and more. Tours must be combined same day for savings. Details
Explore the Castro and Mission Districts of San Francisco and learn about the protests and campaigns that shaped not only the city, but also the entire country! This guided walking tour will take you through the hippest neighborhoods, visiting landmarks like the iconic LGBTQ protest grounds, the historic Old Spanish Mission, views from Dolores Park and more. Details
Take a 2.5-hour Segway tour of the lovely Golden Gate Park with complete narration! Shakespeare Garden, Fern Grotto, and the Lily Pond are just a few of the attractions visitors may see on the 7-mile trip that takes them through beautifully planted trails. Visitors will have numerous opportunities to take pictures with the breathtaking scenery throughout the tour. Details
Those who love nature and the great outdoors will love this one-day Yosemite tour. See sights such as El Capitan and Half Dome on your way to Yosemite Valley, where you’ll have up to three hours of personal time to explore the park at your leisure. America’s iconic Yosemite National Park boasts majestic waterfalls, impressive granite cliffs, and plunging valleys. Details