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Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour
San Francisco
5 Hours
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Deluxe Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour
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Deluxe Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour
San Francisco
8 Hours
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Yosemite National Park Day Tour
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Yosemite National Park Day Tour
San Francisco
14 Hours
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Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive
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Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive
San Francisco
11 Hours
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San Francisco Grand City Tour
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San Francisco Grand City Tour
San Francisco
4 Hours
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Muir Woods and Sausalito & Bay Cruise
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Muir Woods and Sausalito & Bay Cruise
San Francisco
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San Francisco Grand City Tour & Alcatraz Island
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San Francisco Grand City Tour & Alcatraz Island
San Francisco
6h30min

San Francisco City Tour & Bay Cruise
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San Francisco City Tour & Bay Cruise
San Francisco
5 Hours
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Little Italy (North Beach) Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group
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Little Italy (North Beach) Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group
San Francisco
2 Hours
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day AM/PM and 4h Bike rental
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day AM/PM and 4h Bike rental
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Things to do in San Francisco
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Gray Line offers a variety of sightseeing tours in San Francisco to help visitors explore the city and discover the best bits. One of our most popular tours is the San Francisco City Tour, which allows visitors to visit popular attractions in the comfort of a bus. We have been offering the best sightseeing tours in the Bay Area for over 25 years and love our city. We want to share it with you.

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Things to do in San Francisco
1. Golden Gate Park

Golden Gate Park is the perfect place to take a stroll in San Francisco. The huge park is a beautiful and peaceful place that's great to take the kids. It’s full of museums, architecture and a Conservatory of Flowers. You'll see a wide variety of different flowers and plants, as well as lakes and a Japanese Tea Garden.  

Things to do in San Francisco
2. Go for a ride on a cable car

You have to take a ride on one of the iconic cable cars when you visit San Francisco. Running since the late 19th century, these are a historic part of the city, and they offer fantastic views of sights such as Alcatraz. Many run between some of the most important sights. You'll feel like you're in a movie as you ride up and down the hills.  

Things to do in San Francisco
3. Explore the History of Alcatraz Island

Take a step back in time and discover the rich history of Alcatraz Island. A short ferry ride from San Francisco will transport you to the site of the infamous former prison. Guided tours offer an in-depth look at the inner workings of the prison, including the cells and the facilities. You'll learn about the notorious criminals who were held there and the daring escapes that took place. The island also offers a unique perspective of the city and the Bay, making it a great opportunity to combine history and beautiful views. Don't miss the chance to visit the Audio guided tour which is available in several languages and it will give you a detailed look at the life of the inmates, the guards and the island itself.  

Things to do in San Francisco
4. Take a bus tour

If you're short on time, taking the Gray Line City Bus Tour is a great way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time. You'll get to see many of the most popular tourist spots, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and Fisherman's Wharf.  

Things to do in San Francisco
5. Enjoy the views from Twin Peaks

Another great spot to enjoy views of the city is Twin Peaks. The park on these two hills is located in the center of the city and offers 360 views of San Francisco from 1,000 feet. You'll be able to see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and the city skyline.  

Things to do in San Francisco
6. Explore Chinatown

If you're looking to explore, Chinatown is a great place to check out. It's the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and one of the oldest. You'll find a variety of shops and dim sum restaurants in its maze of streets, as well as the famous Dragon Gate.  

Things to do in San Francisco
7. Experience the Flavors and Culture of the Mission District

Discover the vibrant neighborhood of the Mission District in San Francisco through a food and history walking tour. You will have the opportunity to taste the flavors of the neighborhood, from traditional Mexican street tacos to artisanal cheeses and handmade pastries, and you’ll discover the Mission’s rich culture and history.  

Things to do in San Francisco
8. Take a ferry to Sausalito

Another great way to enjoy the views of the city is by taking a ferry to Sausalito. This is a charming town located just across the Bay, at the end of the Golden Gate Bridge, from San Francisco full of old houseboats. You'll be able to take in the beautiful views of the city and bridge from the water, and then explore the town's many shops and restaurants.  

Things to do in San Francisco
9. Experience the Fun and Education at Exploratorium

Looking for an interactive and educational activity to do with the kids? Look no further than Exploratorium! With a variety of exhibits that cover a range of scientific and technological topics, this museum will provide an exciting and engaging experience for all ages. From hands-on experiments to interactive displays, you will leave with a greater understanding and appreciation of the world around you.  

Things to do in San Francisco
10. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

Finally, walking across the Golden Gate Bridge is a must-do activity. It's one of the most iconic landmarks in San Francisco. You'll be able to walk across the bridge and take in the beautiful views of the city and the bay. It's a great way to end your visit to San Francisco.  

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Yosemite National Park Day Tour
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Yosemite National Park Day Tour
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Muir Woods & Sausalito Half Day AM/PM and 4h Bike rental
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San Francisco
9 Hours
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Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive
Day trips
Monterey, Carmel & The 17-Mile Drive
San Francisco
11 Hours
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San Francisco Grand City Tour & Alcatraz Island
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San Francisco Grand City Tour & Alcatraz Island
San Francisco
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Muir Woods and Sausalito & Bay Cruise
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Muir Woods and Sausalito & Bay Cruise
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Little Italy (North Beach) Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group
Food
Little Italy (North Beach) Food & History Walking Tour - Small Group
San Francisco
2 Hours
Free Cancelation

Must See
Deluxe Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour
Day trips
Deluxe Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour
San Francisco
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Bestseller
Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour
Day trips
Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour
San Francisco
5 Hours
Free Cancelation

San Francisco City Tour & Bay Cruise
Boat Tours
San Francisco City Tour & Bay Cruise
San Francisco
5 Hours
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Essential Tour
San Francisco Grand City Tour
Day trips
San Francisco Grand City Tour
San Francisco
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Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour From San Francisco

Great tour! Left and arrived on time, great informative tour guide. Safe and reliable. Visited some great wineries. Very clean and comfortable bus.

Sonoma & Napa Valley Wine Country Tour From San Francisco

Excellent Tour. I highly recommend it to everyone. Muir Woods was stunning and Alcatraz was fascinating.

San Francisco Grand City Tour & Alcatraz Island

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