Things to do in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA draws millions of visitors from around the world yearly because of its warm weather and the multitude of things to do in San Francisco. The sheer number of attractions in San Francisco can make it very hard for first time visitors

Admission to Madame Tussauds & San Francisco Dungeon
See 2 of San Francisco's most popular attractions. Bump into your favorite stars at Madame Tussauds world-famous wax museum. Take a spooky boat ride, meet the ghosts of Alcatraz, and uncover the shadowy secrets of the City by the Bay... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 day

$35.00
per adult

Admission to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Meet your favorite stars and figures from the past at Madame Tussauds world-famous wax museum. Snap selfies with A-listers like Kate Winslet, cozy up to George Clooney in a VIP lounge, and dance to the piano stylings of Elton John... Read More

Categories: Attractions

1 hour 30 minutes

$26.00
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

$104.99
per adult

American River Rafting & Wine Tasting Tour
Raft the American River’s Class III whitewater rapids with a professional guide manning the paddles. After your float, enjoy a riverside barbecue lunch with the Sierra Nevadas as a backdrop followed by a tasting of California wines or locally brewed... Read More
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

Champagne Seaplane Flight
There’s no better way to take in the Bay Area’s most iconic sights than from the windows of a seaplane with a glass of champagne in hand. As the setting sun paints the skyline in glowing hues of tangerine, sip... Read More

$239.00
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
City Highlights, Sausalito & Muir Woods Tour
See San Francisco's famous neighborhoods, landmarks, and parks, and then cross the Golden Gate Bridge to the village of Sausalito and the giant redwoods of Muir Woods National Park. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

$54.00
per adult

City Insider's Tour
Hit the hills with a local for a half-day exploration of the City by the Bay that focuses on less-visited sites and off-the-beaten-track attractions. Head to little-known viewpoints and points of interests around town as you discover what makes the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$79.00
per adult

Cupcake Tour of San Francisco
There's simply no sweeter treat than the cupcake. Ever since the pint-sized-dessert trend swept the nation, shops peddling these personal pastries have excited the child within each of us—and with this guided tour, you can sample the best frostings and... Read More
Dining at Hard Rock Cafe with Priority Seating
Dine like a rock star among pop, soul, and rock 'n' roll memorabilia—costumes and instruments from your favorite musicians—at the Hard Rock Cafe. Skip the lines with priority seating and enjoy a classic meal and a cookie. Read More

$26.67
per adult

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
Distillery & Brewery Tour
Uncover the secrets of craft brewing and spirit distillation with a visit to 3 of the northern Bay Area’s most beloved producers. Led by beer enthusiasts, venture to the heart of Sonoma County and sample a variety of exquisite craft... Read More

$110.00
per adult

EagleRider Motorcycle Rental
Harley-Davidson® is the quintessential American motorcycle. Take the opportunity to climb aboard this iconic vehicle and experience your vacation destination from an entirely new perspective. Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$172.00
per adult

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

Explorer Pass: Choose 4 Museums, Attractions, & Tours
Experience at your own pace the best of what the City by the Bay has to offer. Choose from 20 of San Francisco's most amazing attractions, museums, and tours with this Explorer Pass. Read More
Fisherman's Wharf Walking Tour
Watch the cable cars go by, smell the freshly baked sourdough bread, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the world-famous Fisherman's Wharf with this fully-guided walking tour. Learn about San Francisco's colorful history as you explore famous sites like North... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$57.00
per adult

Full-Day Total Yosemite Experience
Spend a day soaking up the natural splendor and breathtaking beauty of Yosemite National Park on this full-day excursion from San Francisco. Trek to a grove of giant sequoias, marvel at features like El Capitan, and enjoy free time to... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

$169.00
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

Golden Gate Seaplane Flight
Get a bird's-eye-view of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge with a narrated seaplane tour. This 30-minute excursion soars above the city’s most celebrated landmarks, including infamous Alcatraz Island, the towering sequoias of Muir Woods, and the golden hills of... Read More

$179.01
per adult

Groovy Magic Bus Tour
Take a trip through time on this hip and harmonious intro to 1960s San Francisco. Cruise the Haight with a hippie guru guide as you hear about the happenings of the counterculture's heyday in the City by the Bay. Be... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$55.00
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

Helicopter Tour
In a Bell Jet helicopter, soar high above the San Francisco cityscape and surrounding vistas. See the hilly neighborhoods before flying over the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge and rocky, secluded Alcatraz Island. Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

20 minutes

$185.00
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 Tour by Big Bus
Cruise through San Francisco and admire all that this diverse city has to offer atop a double-decker bus. Relish full 360-degree views of the city and enjoy unlimited rides within the validity of your ticket. Hop on and off at... Read More

$40.00
per adult

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, Cruise & Aquarium Visit by Big Bus
Check out the marvels of San Francisco by land and sea with this hop-on hop-off tour. Explore the city aboard an open-air double-decker bus and enjoy panoramic views. As you cruise along San Francisco Bay, admire the cityscape from your... Read More

$65.00
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 City Tour by Big Bus with Alcatraz Admission
A visit to Alcatraz is a must while in San Francisco. See the wonders of the city on this hop-on hop-off tour, including Golden Gate Park, Pier 39, and Union Square, and then venture offshore to the notorious former federal... Read More

Categories: Land Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

$99.00
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

Macy's Star Shopper Package by Shop America Alliance
As one of the United States' premier retailers, Macy’s has built a 150-year reputation on its fabulous style, extensive selection of products, and great prices. With the Macy’s Star Shopping Package, enjoy exclusive savings as well as a gift bag... Read More

$42.00
per adult

Monterey & Carmel Tour
See panoramic views of some of the world's most beautiful coastlines on your drive to the towns of Monterey and Carmel-by-the Sea. Tour the historic waterfront district of Cannery Row and travel the scenic 17-Mile Drive, passing though Pacific Grove,... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

$84.00
per adult

Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea Day Tour
Escape the big city for a trip along the beautiful Monterey Peninsula via the Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy stunning seascape views, the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Steinbeck's Cannery Row as you cruise the famous 17-Mile Drive heading to the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

$94.00
per adult

Muir Woods & Sonoma Wine Country Small-Group Tour
Experience a true Sonoma winetasting day on this narrated tour paired with a diverse range of red, white, and dessert wines. Explore the popular and expansive Californian wine country, including the towering coastal redwoods in Muir Woods and 3–4 fine... Read More

$109.00
per adult

Muir Woods & Wine Country Tour by City Sightseeing San Francisco
Combine 2 San Francisco-area experiences in an amazing full-day tour. In the morning, visit some of the world's tallest trees in Muir Woods, and then spend time at Northern California's world-renowned wine country as your day turns into a lovely... Read More

$89.99
per adult

Muir Woods Expedition with Optional Sausalito Ferry
Just 12 miles (19 km) north of San Francisco's urban bustle is a tranquil and ancient natural oasis. Spend a few hours wandering through old growth forest and marveling at majestic coastal redwoods at Muir Woods National Monument, and then... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

4 hours

$79.00
per adult

Napa & Sonoma Sustainable Wine Education Tour
Spend a day in the rolling hills and scenic valleys of California’s wine country. Tour vineyards, wine caves, and tasting rooms in both Napa and Sonoma, enjoy a picnic lunch among the vines, and experience the wine-making process from grape... Read More

$135.00
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
Pacific Coast Highway to Monterey & Carmel-by-the-Sea
Surf crashes beneath rocky cliffs, cypress forests fade into white sand beaches, sea lions lounge on historic wharfs—the rugged romance of the California coast is undeniably alluring. Take in the best of it on this full-day excursion to seaside Monterey... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

$150.00
per adult

Panoramic Night Tour by Big Bus
Experience the floodlit splendor of San Francisco on this night tour of the city. As the sun goes down, explore the city and be in awe as you see iconic sights—including the Golden Gate Bridge and Grace Cathedral—light up. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

$25.00
per adult

Personalized Wine Lover's Tour
Whether you are a wine novice or a connoisseur, enjoy a tailored exploration of Napa or Sonoma Valley. Set your itinerary with the help of an expert guide and set out for a day tasting your way through Northern California’s... Read More

$136.00
per adult

Petaluma Premium Outlets by Shop America Alliance
Petaluma Premium Outlets is one of the premier places to shop in Sonoma Valley for designer and luxury merchandise. You're sure to find the perfect item whether you're shopping for yourself or picking up a souvenir for someone back home.... Read More

$40.00
per adult

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

Premium Outlet Shopping & Winetasting
Head out of the city for the perfect day spent shopping and sipping wines. At the Vacaville Premium Outlets, splurge and save at the same time as you pick up discounted designer goods, and then kick back in Napa with... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

9 hours

$87.00
per adult

Redwoods & Wine Country Escape to Sonoma & Napa Valley
Head north of the Golden Gate for a day immersed in California's natural wonders and celebrated wine regions. After a morning spent in awe of the massive redwoods at Muir Woods, relax as you taste your way through the reds,... Read More

$119.00
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

$29.00
per adult

Rotating Brewery Tour with Lunch
Get a taste of Sonoma's beer culture on this fascinating brewery tour. Visit beloved local breweries and lively districts while learning about the area's past and present. Along the way, enjoy a delicious lunch perfectly paired with a refreshing beer. Read More

$98.00
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 City Tour
Discover the best of San Francisco with a guided tour of the city’s iconic landmarks and historic sites. With a captivating guide narrating along the way, get an insider’s look at the City by the Bay as you explore the... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$49.00
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
Sausalito & Muir Woods Excursion
Take a half-day excursion from downtown San Francisco to nearby Marin County and visit Muir Woods National Forest and the charming waterfront village of Sausalito. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours 30 minutes

$54.00
per adult

Scenic Helicopter Ride & Sausalito Day Trip
Take to the skies in a Bell Jet helicopter for unobstructed city and Bay Area views. Soar above San Francisco’s vibrant neighborhoods and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge before touching down in Sausalito for lunch and leisure time to explore. Read More

$360.00
per adult

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

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

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

1 hour

$17.00
per adult

Sonoma County Brewery Tour
Discover some of Sonoma County’s most locally beloved breweries on this tailored tour led by an expert guide. Get a behind-the-scenes look at different breweries' unique processes and sample a wide range of styles from pale ales to stouts at... Read More

$85.00
per adult

The San Francisco Dungeon
Meet Colonel Jack Gamble and descend into the dungeon deep below Fisherman's Wharf—200 years of spooky San Francisco history await you at the bottom of the mineshaft. Take an ominous boat ride, meet the ghosts of Alcatraz, and uncover the... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 hour 15 minutes

$26.00
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

Train (BART): San Francisco Airport (SFO)
BART is a fast, easy, low cost round trip service to any BART station between SFO and downtown San Francisco or to any one of 4 downtown stations. These conveniently located stations are within walking distance to most downtown hotels:... Read More

Categories: Airport Shuttles & Limos

30 minutes

$19.25
per adult

Vacaville Premium Outlets by Shop America Alliance
Vacaville Premium Outlets is one of the premier places to shop between San Francisco and Sacramento for designer and luxury merchandise. You're sure to find the perfect item whether you're shopping for yourself or picking up a souvenir for someone... Read More

Categories: Attractions, Tours & Sightseeing

1 day

$40.00
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

Wine Country Tour
Set out over the Golden Gate into California’s celebrated wine country. Enjoy a full-day tour of Sonoma and Napa Valley as you learn about the region, savor lunch in historic Sonoma Square, and taste red and white varietals from large... Read More

$88.00
per adult

Yosemite in a Day by San Francisco Sightseeing
Venture just 3.5-hours outside of bustling San Francisco and discover the 1,170 square miles (3030 sq km) of natural splendor that fills Yosemite National Park. This full-day tour journeys through the tranquil forest, diverse wildlife, and pristine waterfalls encompassed by... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

14 hours

$149.00
per adult

Yosemite National Park Small-Group Tour
Enjoy a small-group tour of Yosemite, hailed as the crown jewel of the National Park system. Watch as climbers scale Half Dome and the granite monolith of El Capitan. Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

15 hours

$159.00
per adult

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