Things to do in Oakland

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3-Day Private High Sierra Backpacking Trip by Adventure Out
Lace up your boots and hit the trail for a multi-day trek in the stunning landscapes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. With a backpacking expert leading the way, learn the skills, tips, and techniques necessary to hike through the rugged... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

Free cancellation

$1,580.00
per adult

3-Day Private Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail Backpacking Trip by Adventure Out
Descend from foggy wooded hills, through old-growth groves of redwood, and onto sun-drenched strips of sandy beach on this epic backpacking trip on California's stunning coast. Leave the noise and city lights behind as you trek along the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

3 days

Free cancellation

$1,140.00
per adult

Advanced Segway Tour of Golden Gate Park & Haight-Ashbury by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Take your Segway skills to the limit on this challenging, exhilarating, and fully-narrated tour of a historic neighborhood made famous by the Summer of Love. Slap on a helmet, step on your innovative ride, and explore the sights and landmarks... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$70.00
per adult

Advanced Segway Tour of Hills, Lombard Street & the Waterfront by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Deftly maneuver crooked streets, bomb down steep slopes, and weave around tight obstacles on this advanced Segway tour of San Francisco's hills and waterfront. With an experienced guide to lead the way, explore the city's can't-miss landmarks while navigating challenging... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$70.00
per adult

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

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$104.99
per adult

Aquarium of the Bay Admission
Get caught in a world of hands-on discovery, curiosity, and learning while you change the way you see San Francisco. Visit Aquarium of the Bay and experience the BAY UP CLOSE in a unique, interactive Aquarium dedicated to the protection,... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour

Free cancellation

$22.00
per adult

Bay Bridge Kayak Tour by City Kayak
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

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$74.53
per adult

Beginner Rock Climbing Lesson by Adventure Out
Get a foothold in the adventurous world of rock climbing as you learn to ascend granite cliffs with chalky hands just north of San Francisco. With an experienced climbing guide to show you the ropes, find out what it means... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$99.00
per adult

Beginner Surfing Lessons by Adventure Out
Hit the beach for an introduction to the killer swells and radical breaks off California's coast. Choose a 1- or 2-day excursion to learn how paddle out to sea, pop up on your board, and catch big rolling waves with... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities

3 hours

Free cancellation

$99.00
per adult

Bike Rental by Blazing Saddles
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

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$30.00
per adult

Bridge to Bridge Cruise by Red & White Fleet
Step aboard a luxurious boat and sail under two iconic San Francisco landmarksthe 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

Free cancellation

$38.00
per adult

California Academy of Sciences Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour
Go behind the glass for an exclusive look at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. Your all-access pass lets you uncover the fascinating processes and people that maintain the Academy's massive collection of aquatic plants and animal... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$59.90
per adult

California Academy of Sciences Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Immerse yourself in the extraordinary exhibits at the California Academy of SciencesConde 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

$59.90
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 planetariumall in 1 place. Home to cutting-edge research, tons of engaging exhibits, and 40,000 live animals,... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

Free cancellation

$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

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$64.00
per adult

Chinatown & North Beach Culinary Tour by Local Tastes of the City Tours
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

$69.00
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

Categories: Culinary Experiences, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

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$50.00

$25.00
per adult

City by the Bay Family Kayaking Tour by City Kayak
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

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$53.17
per adult

City Heights & Jungles Hiking Tour by Urban Hiker San Francisco
Venture from sunny streets of the Castro to the eucalyptus-capped hills of Twin Peaks on this on-foot exploration of San Francisco's urban green spaces and historic neighborhoods. Trek up hidden staircases, pass by beautiful homes, and go for a spin... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Craft Cocktail Tour by Avital Tours
Raise a glass as you explore the creative watering holes and meet eclectic cocktail crafters in downtown San Francisco. Join a knowledgeable local guide on this spirited excursion as you hop between 3 different locations to chat with bartenders and... Read More
Dinner & Dancing Cruise by Hornblower Cruises & Events
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
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

Flight & Sunset Dinner Cruise by San Francisco Helicopter Tours
Combine an exhilarating helicopter tour of the city with a scenic cruise on San Francisco Bay. For 20 minutes enjoy spectacular views of sites including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf before you dine on a sumptuous 4-course... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

5 hours

Free cancellation

$360.00
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 Francisco... Read More

$60.00
per adult

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

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour

Free cancellation

$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

Free cancellation

$56.25
per adult

Golden Gate Bridge Sunset Bike Tour with Guide by Bay City Bike
Admire the beauty of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge as the city glows at dusk. Cruise by the famous piers of San Francisco, Crissy Field, and Fort Point before cycling on the exclusive ocean side of the Golden... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$55.00
per adult

Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour by Bay City Bike
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, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$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... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$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

Free cancellation

$42.99
per adult

Guided Bike Ride Over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito by Blazing Saddles
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... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$55.00
per adult

Haight Ashbury Food Tour by Avital Tours
Nibble your way through the historic Haight Ashbury neighborhood as you uncover this culinary hot spot's flavors and innovators. Known for its hippie past, this colorful community is now home to a wonderful selection of cafes, bars, and restaurants ready... Read More
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

Free cancellation

$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

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$54.99
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour with Optional Alcatraz Island
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

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

Free cancellation

$45.00
per adult

Mission District Food Tour by Avital Tours
Tuck into delicious plates made by expert chefs in one of San Francisco's most colorful culinary neighborhoods. Led by an experienced local guide and passionate foodie, sample 2 tasty appetizers, savor a mouthwatering entree, and relish the inspired flavors of... Read More
NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences
Sip a cocktail surrounded by snakes, rock out to live music next to a living rainforest, and find out what it means to party with fellow science lovers. The California Academy of Sciences NightLife events combine big name entertainment, cutting-edge... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Restaurants & Nightlife

4 hours

$12.00
per adult

North Beach & Little Italy Culinary Tour by Local Tastes of the City Tours
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

$69.00
per adult

North Beach Food Tour by Avital Tours
Taste mouthwatering Italian fare from innovative cafes and traditional restaurants as you eat your way through San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Along the way, explore the infamous history of the Barbary Coast, once home to raucous pioneers looking to cash... 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

Free cancellation

$108.95
per adult

Presidio Exploration Hiking Tour by Urban Hiker San Francisco
Dense groves of redwood trees, swaths of open grassland, and sweeping ocean viewsthe Presidio offers a healthy dose of nature right in the heart of the city. Tighten your shoelaces and set out with a local guide to explore the... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$49.00
per adult

Private Golden Gate Park Segway Tour by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Cruise along wide paths flanked by rows of pine and cypress as you explore the stunning grounds and features of Golden Gate Park's east side. Spread out over 1,017 acres (412 ha), this amazing green space is the perfect place... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$115.00
per adult

Private Segway Night Tour by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
See the Golden Gate Bridge illuminated in twinkling lights, cruise past the colorful eateries and shops of Chinatown, and roll by the charming vessels packed side-by-side in Fisherman's Wharf. Your private Segway tour explores the best of San Francisco as... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$115.00
per adult

Private Segway Tour of Waterfront & Hills by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Grab the handlebars of a peppy Segway and embark on a fun-filled adventure to San Francisco's iconic sights. Led by an experienced guide, your private tour takes you through the city's charming neighborhoods and historic waterfront, with peeks down quiet... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$115.00
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

Free cancellation

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$36.00

$29.00
per adult

Sailing on the Bay by Adventure Cat Sailing Charters
Board a catamaran and sail on the beautiful San Francisco Bay. Along your journey, enjoy the panoramic views of the city skyline, pass the historic prison on Alcatraz Island, and cruise underneath the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$20.00
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
Segway City Night Tour by San Francisco Electric Tour Company
Get a taste of San Francisco after dark on this guided Segway adventure. Explore the quaint storefronts of Little Italy, the vibrant Chinatown district, and the lively waterfront of Fisherman's Wharf. Cruise past famous landmarks and architectural icons along the... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Restaurants & Nightlife, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$70.00
per adult

Self-Guided Bike Tour by Bay City Bike
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, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours

Free cancellation

$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

Free cancellation

$21.00
per adult

Sightseeing Combo Pass: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Golden Gate Bay Cruise
Soak up the city sights at your own pace by land and by sea with this combo pass. Ride up and over San Francisco's famously hilly streets to visit its can't-miss attractions on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, and then... Read More
Streets of City by the Bay Guided Bike Tour by Bay City Bike
Discover San Francisco's hidden streets as you pedal through the city during this exciting half-day tour. Cruise past romantic Little Italy, the lively Mission and Castro districts, as well as AT&T Park. Along the way, marvel at the ever-changing street... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

Free cancellation

$75.00
per adult

Taste of the Wine Country Package by San Francisco Helicopter Tours
Soar through the skies in the comfort of a luxury helicopter and stop at Jamieson Ranch Vineyards in Napa's premier wine-producing region. Gaze out at the stunning vineyards and enjoy delicious samples of great Napa wine on this exciting full-day... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

3 hours

Free cancellation

$415.00
per adult

The Bugster Experience: Self-Guided City Tour in Classic Volkswagen Bug
Explore the lively city in style with a classic '60s and '70s convertible Volkswagen Bug equipped with GPS. Travel to popular sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Coit Tower at your own pace and receive a... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

Free cancellation

$180.00
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

VIP NightLife Tour at the California Academy of Sciences
Savor privileged access to a scientific soiree you won't soon forget as you go behind the velvet ropes of NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. With a VIP pass, enjoy exclusive visits to restricted areas and delicious refreshments in... Read More

$59.00
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

Free cancellation

$70.00
per adult

Wilderness Survival Skills Clinic by Adventure Out
Discover the secrets of making it in the wild as you learn to make fires, build shelters, trap animals, and identify edible plants. This all-encompassing introduction to primitive survival gives you the basic tools necessary to endure the elements and... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours

Free cancellation

$125.00
per adult

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