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 Japantown
Planning to visit some of San Francisco’s most interesting neighborhoods? This city has many unique areas that are really worth exploring, such as Chinatown or Haight Ashbury, but San Francisco’s Japantown must be the most special of all! Other cities like London and New York also have a Chinatown, but they don’t have Japantown… Here’s a few tips to make the most of your visit to this unique part of San Francisco.
Explore San Francisco’s Japantown area
This neighborhood is home for around 12,000 American Japanese, and it gives you a great opportunity to learn about the Japanese culture. Top attractions in the area include a 30 meter high pagoda, which was donated to the neighborhood by the people of the Japanese city of Osaka. Another great attraction is the Japanese mountain temple gate, which is conveniently located next to one of the shopping malls in Japantown – Osaka Way. If you are looking to do some shopping, the neighborhood is home of two more shopping malls: Kintetsu and Miyako, and countless little shops and restaurants in addition to that.
Not far from Japantown you will also find Alamo Square with its beautiful Victorian houses, and Nob Hill neighborhood with the Cable Car museum and the close by Huntington Park – watch our video guides to learn about other attractions in the area!
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!