Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
San Francisco Ghirardelli Square
Wondering what to do in San Francisco? This city offers many different attractions, here is one of them – the Ghirardelli square San Francisco. Here’s a few facts about this famous square in the City of the Bay.
Get to know Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco
Ghiradelli Square is part of one of the most popular San Francisco tourist attractions, Fisherman’s Wharf. This lively square features over 40 specialty shops and restaurants. The square is named after Domingo Ghiradelli who arrived to the city during the gold rush days, but made his fortune out of selling chocolate. So it is no wonder that today this area is known for its great ice cream and chocolate shops. The area also attracts many street performers and vendors.
You will find many fun activities to occupy yourself with in San Francisco, and especially in this area, so maybe you should stick around a bit longer after you’ve satisfied your chocolate craving? One of the great attractions nearby is the cable car turnaround, as the square is the end of the Hyde street cable car – so get your camera ready to catch the big cable car turned. Check our Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 video guides to learn more about the area as well as many other guides about San Francisco museums, tours and more.
Stroll into San Francisco’s amazing California Academy of Sciences with this early-access admission ticket. For one low price — a Viator Exclusive available nowhere else — skip the lines and enjoy entry one hour earlier than the general public, a privilege normally reserved for annual members of the Academy. Then wander about the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 4-story rainforest, all under one roof. With so much to explore, you’ll appreciate the crowd-free hour of checking out all there is to see at your own pace.
Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. You'll spend 5-6 hours inside the park with a combination of guided hikes, breathtaking vistas and free-time to explore on your own. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park.
Contrast the brutal austerity of Alcatraz with the sheer beauty of Muir Woods and Sausalito on this enthralling day trip from San Francisco. It's a whole day of contrasts: from catching the ferry to Alcatraz Island and driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, to walking through a forest of giant redwoods and relaxing in the picturesque village of Sausalito.
Wine taste your way through Napa and Sonoma on this day trip from San Francisco. Enjoy a comfortable, picturesque drive by luxury coach to wine country to visit several wineries for guided tours and tastings. Walk through beautiful vineyards, explore the winemaking facilities, and learn about the history of winemaking from your guide as you sip fine wine. Stop in Yountville to enjoy lunch and browse specialty shops at your leisure and expense. This comprehensive wine tour is the most relaxing way to experience California wine country, and all tastings are included!