Looking for a fun way to get around without having to drive everywhere in San Francisco? Look no further, take a ride on the double decker bus! San Francisco City Sightseeing is a hop on hop off bus tour that will take you to all the hottest tourism sights all over the bay area. Board the bus at the Fisherman’s Wharf Visitor’s Center and off you go to begin your exploration of the City by the Bay!
According to locals, San Francisco’s weather can change quickly and people often come dressed in shorts. As San Francisco is located in northern California, the heat and humidity that is often associated with Southern California is not as common up north. Layers are the best option.
For international guests, tours are offered in English, Spanish, German, Mandarin, and Korean. When you board the bus, just ask the officials on board for a head set and you will be ready to go.
As far as some of the sights you will see, of course, the famous Golden Gate Bridge is on the list! If you get off the bus at this destination, be sure to walk the bridge, take photos with the bridge behind you, and if you time it right, you can experience the San Francisco fog.
Well known stops include The Cannery, Alcatraz, Barbary Coast, Financial District, Union Square, Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Bridge, Haight Asbury, Chinatown, Little Italy, Lombard Street and Pier 39.
One of our must do experiences was that of combining our ticket with the Alcatraz Tour. Home to some of the cruelest prisoners in the US, Alcatraz is rich in history and provides guests with the opportunity to visit the island prison.
Alcatraz tours are mostly booked solid pretty far in advance so reservations are highly encouraged. Cost for a three day hop on hop off pass combined with an Alcatraz tour is $121 for adults and $88.50 for children.
One of the huge perks is the ability to get on and off the bus at your leisure. Don’t know how long it will take you to explore a museum or get that shopping done? No worries. The website has a built in live bus tracker where you can see exactly when the next bus will be arriving.
The guides for the tour are locals to the San Francisco area. Ask them questions, ask for recommendations on places to eat or where the best shops are located. They are there to help you enjoy the place they call home.
Ready to embark the double decker bus and head out to see the lights and sights of San Francisco? Head over to 365 Tickets USA for all your San Francisco attraction ticket needs. Be sure to look for special deals and offers for San Francisco City Sightseeing especially in the fall and winter!