San Francisco

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San Francisco:

San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilly city on the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay. It's known for its year-round fog, iconic Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars and colorful Victorian houses. The Financial District's Transamerica Pyramid is its most distinctive skyscraper. In the bay sits Alcatraz Island, site of the notorious former prison.

Escape From the Rock - Cruise Around Alcatraz Island:
san2Get an up-close look at the foreboding island penitentiary of Alcatraz from the waters of the San Francisco Bay. See the borders of this fearsome former prison from every angle and listen to engaging audio commentary about the island’s infamous inmates as you cruise around its formidable shores.
Step aboard a comfortable sightseeing boat at Fisherman’s Wharf and set off across the waves of the bay. Take in views of the city skyline and waterfront of the Marina District as you approach the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge, and snap a photo from the deck as you pass directly underneath it.

 

Aquarium of the Bay Admission:
san3Immerse yourself in San Francisco's underwater world at the Aquarium of the Bay as you explore local marine creatures and native aquatic animals that live in the waters off the California Coast. The facility features 4 main exhibit areas, each filled with thriving marine wildlife.
Begin in the Discover the Bay exhibit, where you can check out tanks displaying some of the aquarium's 20,000 animals. Watch for elusive moray eels, unusual Bay pipefish and colorful orange Garibaldi, the state fish of California.

 

 

City Highlights Tour:
san4Cruise around the City by the Bay, admiring the pastel-painted facades of Victorian homes, strolling through expansive parks near the Pacific Ocean, and snapping photos of the iconic span of the Golden Gate Bridge. With a knowledgeable local to lead you, see the best of San Fran.
Kick off your day with convenient pickup from your downtown hotel. Head toward the city's west side where you can wander through the meticulously manicured gardens in Golden Gate Park before reaching the rocky shores along Lands End.