Things to do in Oakland

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Alcatraz Cruise & Hop-On Hop-Off Tour by City Sightseeing
Enjoy 48 hours of unlimited rides on all 4 of San Francisco's open-top double-decker bus routes, and explore the city at your own pace as you hop on and off. Top off your tour on land with a cruise out... Read More

$104.99
per adult

Aquarium of the Bay Admission
Immerse yourself in San Francisco’s underwater world at the Aquarium of the Bay as you explore the local marine creatures and native aquatic animals that live in the waters off the California Coast. Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour

$22.00
per adult

Bay Bridge Kayak Tour
Venture out into the San Francisco Bay in a kayak for a guided tour on the water. Admire the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and impressive Bay Bridge, and several waterfront landmarks as you paddle across the waves. Read More

$74.53
per adult

Bike Rental
Adopt a favorite local mode of transportation in eco-minded San Francisco with a self-guided bike tour around the city. Pedal through vibrant neighborhoods and lovely parks on a mountain bike, or get a boost up the city’s famously steep and... Read More

$30.00
per adult

Bridge to Bridge Cruise by Red & White Fleet
Step aboard a luxurious boat and sail under two iconic San Francisco landmarks—the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. As you cruise, take in the city skyline and its major landmarks from the waters of the San... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$38.00
per adult

California Academy of Sciences Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences—Conde Nast dubbed the facility one of the "New Wonders of the World"—with behind-the-scenes access to special areas and collections and a chance to interact with world-class scientists and... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$89.00
per adult

California Academy of Sciences General Admission
Venture to the California Academy of Sciences, and explore an aquarium, a 4-story rain forest, a natural history museum, and the world's largest all-digital planetarium—all in 1 place. Home to cutting-edge research, tons of engaging exhibits, and 40,000 live animals,... Read More

Categories: Attractions

4 hours

$29.95
per adult

California Sunset Cruise by Red & White Fleet
As San Francisco's iconic skyline begins to glow in the light of the setting sun, board a luxurious cruise boat for up-close views of coastal California's landmark sights. Sail along the waterfront, pass by Alcatraz and Angel Islands, and take... Read More

$64.00
per adult

Chocolate Tour of San Francisco
Stroll through San Francisco's beautiful Union Square and along the waterfront as you explore 4 different chocolate shops. Discover historic and cultural landmarks like the Palace Hotel between decadent tastings with the aid of an expert guide. Read More
Dinner & Dancing Cruise by Hornblower Cruises
As the setting sun glows over the Golden Gate Bridge, step aboard a luxury yacht and treat yourself to an elegant night on the water. Savor a refined 4-course meal then spend the evening dancing to live music and watching... Read More
Evening Culinary Tour of Chinatown & North Beach
Dive into the rich culinary scene of the City by the Bay with an exploration of Chinatown and North Beach’s iconic shops and locals-only eateries. With a food-loving guide leading the way, follow the flavors of San Francisco through the... Read More
Exploratorium Hands-On Science Museum Admission
Delve into the hands-on exhibits and thought-provoking displays at the Exploratorium, where visitors of all ages can immerse themselves in a fascinating laboratory of natural wonders, anatomy, the senses, and witness science in action. Read More

Categories: Attractions

4 hours

$29.00
per adult

Go San Francisco Card
Visit up to 31 attractions, landmarks, museums, and more with the Go San Francisco Card. Enjoy skip-the-line access to points of interest in the city and beyond and benefit from special discounts as you explore the best of San... Read More
Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red & White Fleet
Get a look at San Francisco’s breathtaking skyline, waterfront, and wildlife from the water as you cruise under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and circle notorious Alcatraz Island. Read More

$30.00
per adult

Golden Gate Bridge Fire Engine Tour
Zip up your fireman’s jacket, don a hat, and set out for a tour of San Francisco’s iconic sights and landmarks on a shiny red 1955 Mack fire engine. Pass over the Golden Gate Bridge, check out the city views... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$56.25
per adult

Golden Gate Bridge Guided Bike Tour
Hop on a bicycle for an expert-guided tour of San Francisco. Explore the waterfront neighborhoods, historic landmarks, and the lively bayside town of Sausalito on this pedaling excursion through the City by the Bay and over the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More

Categories: Adventures

3 hours

$55.00
per adult

Golden Gate Park Segway Tour by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Cruise along behind your guide on a Segway tour through 7 miles (11.2 km) of the verdant Golden Gate Park, passing landmarks like the deYoung Museum and the Conservatory of Flowers as you explore the history of this sprawling San... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

$70.00
per adult

Golden Gate Park Tour & Cal. Academy of Sciences by City Sightseeing
Explore the 1,017 acres of Golden Gate Park on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. At your own pace, admire the Japanese Tea Garden and Conservatory of Flowers, then check out fine art at the de Young museum and hands-on nature... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

$59.99
per adult

Guided Bike Ride Over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito
Explore the neighborhoods of San Francisco on a guided 8-mile (12.8-km) bike ride to the bayside town of Sausalito. Cruise by city parks, Fisherman’s Wharf, and over the famous Golden Gate Bridge as your guide shares entertaining facts and trivia... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$55.00
per adult

Historical Castro Walking Tour
Hit the pavement for a guided exploration of San Francisco’s vibrant Castro neighborhood, delving into the area’s Gold Rush history, civil rights heritage, and proud LGBT community. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$30.00
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours by City Sightseeing
Enjoy 48 hours of unlimited rides on a hop-on hop-off tour of San Francisco. Explore the city at your leisure, hopping on and off to explore iconic landmarks and vibrant, bustling neighborhoods, or taking in the sights from the open-top,... Read More

$54.99
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour (Alcatraz Optional)
Explore San Francisco’s most celebrated attractions at your own pace, taking in the waterfront sights, Victorian architecture, and vibrant neighborhoods from a charming, open-air trolley. Ride over the famous hills of the City by the Bay and hop on and... Read More

$45.00
per adult

North Beach & Little Italy Culinary Walking Tour
Discover North Beach’s famous robust coffee, freshly baked pastries, and authentic Italian pizza on this culinary walking tour. Guided by expert foodies, learn about Little Italy’s rich history as you sample locally roasted coffee, award-winning chocolate, and peppery olive oils. Read More
PIER 39 Attractions Pass
Explore the best of San Francisco’s Pier 39 over a week with an all-access pass to the area’s top attractions. Explore the Aquarium of the Bay, set out for a cruise to Alcatraz, ride a classic trolley around the city’s... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tickets & Passes

7 days

$108.95
per adult

Ride the Ducks of San Francisco Amphibious City Tour
Climb aboard an open-air, amphibious WWII vehicle for a lively and entertaining tour of the City by the Bay by land and by sea. Grab your quacking noisemaker as you ride a Duck through San Francisco’s historic streets then splash... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

$29.00
per adult

San Francisco Bay Family Kayaking Tour
Paddle out into the San Francisco Bay for a leisurely tour in a sea kayak that’s suitable for all ages and skill levels. Glide by McCovey Cove to look up at AT&T Park and admire the unique houseboat community of... Read More

$53.17
per adult

San Francisco CityPASS
Skip the ticket lines at 5 of San Francisco's most popular attractions with a multi-ticket booklet that’s valid for 9 consecutive days. Explore the city on your own schedule, visiting attractions in whatever order you like. Read More
Self-Guided Bike Tour
Grab your helmet and hop on a bicycle to explore San Francisco’s iconic neighborhoods and landmark sights on this self-guided bike tour. Opt for a comfortable hybrid or mountain bike or an electric bicycle as you follow your map to... Read More

Categories: Adventures

12 hours

$32.00
per adult

Shared Shuttle: Oakland Airport (OAK)
Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Oakland International Airport and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For transfers to and from Oakland International Airport, the areas to select from include: Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

$21.00
per adult

The Tech Museum of Innovation in Silicon Valley
Delve hands-on into the cutting edge technology that is revolutionizing the way we think and live as you explore the Tech Museum of Innovation’s exhibits, IMAX shows, and interactive activities. Read More

Categories: Attractions

5 hours 30 minutes

$20.00
per adult

Wharf & Waterfront Segway Tour by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Explore San Francisco’s historic and bustling Fisherman’s Wharf by Segway, following your guide through North Beach, by Ghirardelli Square, and along the waterfront for spectacular views out over the Bay. Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

$70.00
per adult

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