Top Tours in San Francisco in 2023!

If you’re short on time but still want to explore San Francisco’s most prized areas, this San Francisco Bay Helicopter Tour allows you to do just that. Fly above the city and its popular landmarks like Coit Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge, as well as surrounding areas like Half Moon Bay. Plus, you’ll also get a glimpse of Alcatraz Island without having to take a boat—perfect for travelers who get sea sick. 

2. The Best of San Francisco eBike Tour

An electric bike is a perfect way to explore San Francisco, with a battery-powered boost to take you up and down the city's famous hills without breaking a sweat. Go further than on a walking tour to explore diverse neighborhoods like the Mission, Haight-Ashbury, Fisherman's Wharf, and Golden Gate Park. A tour guide handles the navigation and shares SF trivia along the way. 

3. Alcatraz with San Francisco Bay Cruise

This convenient package gives you access to two separate essential San Francisco experiences—a visit to Alcatraz Island, and a sightseeing cruise. Instead of waiting in long ticket lines, this time-saving option helps you explore San Francisco more efficiently. Take a ferry to Alcatraz Island where you can go inside the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary and enjoy an audio guide. A San Francisco Bay cruise is also included with views of Pier 39's sea lions, the waterfront area, and the city's skyline. Please note, children 4 years old and younger do not need purchased tickets. 

4. San Francisco Private City Tour

See San Francisco with your own personal guide and customize the itinerary to suit your preferences. Spend 4 hours exploring one of California’s most exciting cities, known for its gorgeous location, Victorian architecture and diverse neighborhoods. Take a drive through Golden Gate Park to Ocean Beach and the cliffs at Lands End; stroll around Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39; check out the shops at Union Square or Embarcadero; and myriad other possibilities. 

5. San Francisco CityPASS

Save time and money with the San Francisco CityPASS, which gives you admission to the California Academy of Sciences and Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise, plus admission to 2 more attractions of your choice: Aquarium of the Bay, Exploratorium, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, or The Walt Disney Family Museum. You’ll have important details like hours of operation right in your pocket with the provided mobile ticket. 

6. San Francisco Wharf and Waterfront Segway Tour

Take a San Francisco Segway tour along the waterfront to see popular city attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghirardelli Square, and Alcatraz Island. With an experienced guide, cruise along San Francisco Bay on a personal 2-wheeled Segway, and learn how to operate during a training session. Limited to 10 people per tour, this tour provides a small-group experience. Choose from several tour times throughout the day. 

7. San Francisco Bay Sailing Cruise

Admire San Francisco and its surrounding sights from the water on a San Francisco Bay sailing cruise. Onboard a catamaran, sail past the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, legendary Alcatraz Island, and the hamlet of Sausalito. Take advantage of great photo ops while you soak up the sea breeze during this scenic tour. 

8. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA houses more than 33,000 modern and contemporary works of art on seven floors. See paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture, design, and media created by masters. Plus, with two restaurants and a cafe, it’s easy to take a break whenever you’re in need to regain some extra energy.

9. California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket

Enjoy easy access to the California Academy of Sciences with this pre-paid skip-the-line ticket. Walk right in to enjoy the museum's 4-story rain forest, planetarium, and aquarium. Avoid wasting your precious vacation waiting in the long lines to purchase tickets for this exhibit-packed museum. Your admission includes all shows and exhibits, and is a perfect activity for families. While masks are no longer required indoors, we strongly encourage guests to continue masking up.