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.
Things to do in San Francisco
San Francisco is a town of gorgeous scenery, stunning bay views, unique dishes and exciting attractions! It offers you endless possibilities to entertain yourself and choosing between the best things to do in SF will not be easy! Here’s a few ideas on top activities in this great city…
The Ultimate San Francisco Things to do – Travel Guide
Watch the seals at Fisherman’s Wharf: Head out to Pier 39 to catch a glimpse of the crews of seals, playing, fighting and singing on a nearby deck. It’s like watching national geographic in action – it’s hard to take your eyes off these amazing creatures! Also, we recommend you enjoy one of the great restaurants in the Pier or shop in one of the funky souvenir shops in the area!
Hang out in the Mission and eat Mexican food where the locals do: The Mission neighborhood is an iconic one and the most hipster-ish spot in town. Some worry about heading out to the Mission and the “Tenderloin” as it is called by the locals, but it’s actually an awesome neighborhood for younger and older crowds with plenty of bars and popping lounges. We got stuck in a bar with Simpson’s pinball machine in it, we simply could not leave! But the highlight of the neighborhood is the Mexican eateries, and most specifically – Cancun, the best Mexican taqueria we ever tried! It’s located in a small, laid-back, traditional spot with some of the finest ceviche, guacamole and tacos we ever tasted. It’s always full with people, day and night!
Visit Castro district: The center LGBQT take pride in this gay-friendly city! It’s a beautiful neighborhood filled with iconic LGBQT spots. If you are in the area, Harvey Milk’s museum and store is a must place to visit! And if you are looking for some wild parties and happening spots all day and all night – that’s your neighborhood to visit – the party here is always somewhere, the question is if you are savvy enough to find it!
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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!