San Francisco Attractions

Review of: Bay Area Tour
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Taylor Marcus

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5
On July 16, 2012
Last modified:July 20, 2012

Summary:

Great convenience for business person who don’t want the hassle and expense of owning a car. Book early for holidays because they tend to sell out quickly.

GuideYou.com $39 Deluxe City Tour

$44 Deluxe City Tour
San Francisco discount tickets. Buy online and save on city tours, wine country, attractions, more! Online only discounts from Bay City Guide advertisers. www.GuideYou.com

Academy of Sciences, California

Academy of Sciences, California
An aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof! 55 Music Concourse, Golden Gate Park 379-8000, calacademy.com

Alcatraz

$87 Alcatraz Package
Includes Alcatraz ferry and cell house tour, 48-hour Hop on Hop off Downtown tour on double-decker bus, Chinatown walking tour. 775-1200, guideyou.com

Aquarium of the Bay

Aquarium of the Bay
Walk through crystal clear tunnels filled with 20,000 sharks, rays, skates and 20,000+ other local marine animals at San Francisco’s only waterfront aquarium. PIER 39. 1-888-SEA-DIVE, aquariumofthebay.com
Current exhibits feature Sevengill Sharks, Giant Pacific Octopuses, jellies and live animal interaction

Blue & Gold Fleet

Blue & Gold Fleet
Spectacular 1-hour narrated tour of the San Francisco Bay. Cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz. PIER 39 773-1188, blueandgoldfleet.com

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour
Facts, myths & legends of SF & the Boudin Bakery. Open Mon.-Sun. 10am-7pm. Admission includes trip to tasting room. 160 Jefferson/Mason 928-1849, boudinbakery.com

Cable Car Barn & Museum

Cable Car Barn & Museum
Displays the history of San Francisco’s cable cars and the underground cables that pull the cars along the tracks. 1201 Mason/ Washington 474-1887, cablecarmuseum.org

$26 Motorized Cable Car

$27 Motorized Cable Car
Two hour city tour by motorized cable car! Cross the Golden Gate Bridge. See Chinatown, Presidio, more! 775-1200, guideyou.com

Exploratorium

Exploratorium
A world-famous interactive museum. Over 650 ‘hands-on’ exhibits including ‘Shadow Box’ and ‘Tornado.’ Fun for all ages. 3601 Lyon/Marina Blvd. 561-0360, exploratorium.edu

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
A visit to San Francisco wouldn’t be complete without a World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae from this famous chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Square, 474-3938, ghirardelli.com

Haas-Lilienthal House

Haas-Lilienthal House
This Victorian survived the 1906 Earthquake. Authentic furnishings and San Francisco artifacts. Tours Wed. & Sat. 12-3, Sun. 11-4. 2007 Franklin/Washington 441-3004, www.sfheritage.org

Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly
Visit the Jelly Belly Visitor Center and take the free factory tour. Enjoy the cafe and shopping in the gift store. Daily 9am-5pm. (800) 953-5592, jellybelly.com.

Red & White Fleet

Red & White Fleet
Golden Gate Bridge Cruise. Under the Bridge, along the Wharf, Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island & Alcatraz. Narrated in six languages. Pier 43 1/2 or call 447-0597, redandwhite.com

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum
This museum of the odd and unusual was inspired by the 1920s newspaper column “Believe It Or Not!” 175 Jefferson/ Mason 202-9850

Ride The Ducks

Ride The Ducks
Ride on the historic streets, splash into the Bay and cruise McCovey Cove, quack along with the captain. Drive if you want! Taylor/Jefferson 596-9929, sanfranciscoducks.com

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
20th Century art in a variety of media. The museum is closed Wednesday. 151 3rd St./Mission 357-4000, sfmoma.org

SS Jeremiah O'Brien

SS Jeremiah O’Brien
Restored WWII Liberty Ship. Engines can be observed in operation on steaming weekend. Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf 544-0100, www.ssjeremiahobrien.com.

San Francisco Railway Museum

Strybing Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
An urban oasis of beautiful and rare plants from around the world. 9am-6pm April-Oct. 9th Ave./Lincoln Way, Golden Gate Park 661-1316 sfbg.org

Turbo Ride 3D/4D Adventures

Turbo Ride 3D/4D Adventures
Climb aboard the ultimate thrill ride for a spectacular 4D Special FX Experience. Feel the action like never before! PIER 39 392-TURBO

Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet

Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet
Restored WWII and Apollo recovery ship. WWII bomber, F-14 fighter, Apollo quarantine facility and command module. 707 W Hornet, Alameda. (510) 521-8448, uss-hornet.org

Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf

The Walt Disney Family Museum
The fascinating and inspiring story of Walt Disney is illuminated in more than 1000 artifacts. The Presidio, 104 Montgomery 345-6800

Winery Collective

Winery Collective
Experience over 50 wines from Napa and Sonoma. Meet winemakers and get a taste of the wine country while visiting San Francisco. 485 Jefferson/Hyde 929-9463

Winchester Mystery House

Winchester Mystery House
Find out why Sarah Winchester built a 160-room house with doors, stairs and passageways leading nowhere. San Jose. (408) 247-2101, winchestermysteryhouse.com
Great convenience for business person who don’t want the hassle and expense of owning a car. Book early for holidays because they tend to sell out quickly.
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