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 Nob Hill
Looking for the best of San Francisco tourist attractions? Don’t forget to visit Nob Hill neighborhood in the City by the Bay! Here’s some ideas for things to do in Nob Hill.
Top things to do in Nob Hill in San Francisco
Nob Hill is one of the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco. This area started booming during the days of the gold rush, and when cable cars were started to pull passengers up the hills. Famous rail barons, and successful gold miners picked this area to be their home and built their luxurious mansions which you can still see today. Don’t miss this remarkable neighborhood when you’re in the city!
If you want to visit more San Francisco attractions, this area is packed with them, it includes interesting sites such as the Cable Car Museum that features displays of old cable cars from all era’s, and the entrance is free! Another place you should not miss is Huntington Park. If you need to learn more about museums in San Francisco, check our special video guide to learn more about San Francisco tourism.
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!