San Francisco, California, United States of America

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City Kickstart Tour: San Francisco

(32)
Duration: 2 hours
First time in San Francisco? Wondering where to go and what to see in this fascinating city? We got you! Kickstart your time in San Francisco with a 90-minute introduction to the city with the help of your favorite local. This tour is the city overview you were looking for that brings together sights of main highlights and attractions, plus must-have tips and tricks that will help you get acquainted with the city, its people, and culture. So, ready to start your time in San Francisco in the best way possible? On this private tour, you’ll meet up with the local host of your choice. Each of the hosts on this tour will show you their San Francisco in their way and based on their passions and expertise. The hosts know their city like the back of their hand and can’t wait to get you acquainted with San Francisco! And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? Get personal recommendations from your local host and where to find the current hot spots in the city. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the city’s past as you take in vibrant, full-of-life present San Francisco. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect San Francisco trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!
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City Kickstart Tour: The Castro & Mission District

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Duration: 2 hours
First time in San Francisco? Then the locals recommend for you to start at The Castro & Mission District! Kickstart your time in San Francisco with a 90-minute introduction to the city at one of the top areas and with the help of your favorite local. This tour is the area overview you were looking for that brings together sights of main highlights and attractions, plus must-have tips and tricks that will help you get acquainted with the city, its people, and culture. So, ready to start your time in The Castro & Mission District in the best way possible? On this private tour, you’ll meet up with the local host of your choice. Each of the hosts on this tour will show you their San Francisco in their way and based on their passions and expertise. The hosts know their city like the back of their hand and can’t wait to get you acquainted with San Francisco! And what about that unique family-owned restaurant or that amazing local hotspot? Get personal recommendations from your local host and where to find the current hot spots in the city. Get insights on the local lifestyle and find out true stories about the area’s past as you take in a vibrant, full-of-life present The Castro & Mission District. Historical facts, local stories, and great tips & tricks. What can be more awesome than that? Any questions? Go ahead and ask your host about anything that pops into your mind and get all the answers you need for the perfect San Francisco trip. Locals always know best. And don’t forget, this private tour can be personalized 100% according to your wishes!
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Highlights & Hidden Gems of San Francisco

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Duration: 3 hours
San Francisco is a magical place! And with the local host of your choice, you are going to experience it all. So get ready; culture, history, and local lifestyle await! Dive into the origin of San Francisco as you see the city’s main landmarks like Chinatown, cable car ride, and The Castro. And how about the hidden gems? Oh, you’re in for a surprise! Every host has its own story to tell, so pick your favorite, and you’ll discover the city through their eyes. Experience their San Francisco to the max based on their passions and expertise. They’ll make sure you have fun enjoying a unique and local perspective of San Francisco. Want to take a break? Leave it up to your host! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that special eatery where only the locals come and your chance to enjoy a local treat hand-picked by your host. Feel free to ask your host more about their life in their city or get recommendations about the top things to do in San Francisco. Remember, the locals know best. The best part of any city tour is definitely the unique stories. Everybody has a story to tell, especially your host. Each one of the local hosts has a different background ranging from arts to history. They can’t wait to share their knowledge with you and exchange ideas and perspectives! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their San Francisco, your San Francisco!
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San Francisco's Beautiful Golden Gate Park Private Tour

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Duration: 2 hours
Where better to stretch your legs in San Francisco than its biggest green space: the fabulous Golden Gate Park! Put your most comfortable shoes on and meet up with a friendly local host for a two-hour walking tour taking in both the best-known sights and some quieter corners known only to those who live here: when in San Francisco, live it like a local! Keep your eyes open; there are plants galore around the park! Check out the Conservatory of Plants and see a huge range from around the world as you walk between lotus trees, stroll past a Japanese garden and pass by an area full of ancient plants. Hear the story of how this place was almost lost forever and the multimillion-dollar restoration that saved the Victorian glasshouse beloved by the locals. You’ll see why they fought for it when you visit to wander among exotic plants and beautiful blooms from around the world. Alongside the flowers are tributes to San Francisco’s vibrant music scene. You’ll see the Music Concourse, built in 1894 and still alive with fountains, food trucks, and summer live music events. Head over to Hippie Hill, which welcomed icons including Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead during the Summer of Love. That spirit lives on here, and you’ll frequently find guitarists strumming away or drum circles popping up, so keep your ears open too! As you stroll around the park, you’ll also see the vintage carousel that’s popular with kids (and big kids too) and the romantic Shakespeare Garden. Pay your respects at the National AIDS Memorial Grove and get ready for an incredible 360º views over the park and the city beyond, all the way to the Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge, at the Hamon Observation Tower. Think you’ll work up an appetite on your walk? You’re probably right! Your tour kicks off at a popular Russian bakery, so pick up something yummy to nibble as you go or wait until the end when you finish up in Haight-Ashbury, a buzzing area full of cool places to eat among the colorful art and quirky shops. All Withlocals experiences are customizable private tours, so if there’s anything you would like to see or if you feel like adjusting the route a bit, simply let your local host know.

Muir Woods & Sausalito Half-Day Tour (Return by Bus or Ferry from Sausalito)

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Duration: 4 hours
Take time out from San Francisco on a half-day trip to Muir Woods National Park and Sausalito.

This enthralling half-day trip takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Area's most popular National Park Monument to experience the magnificent views of the Giant redwoods during a 90' stop (entrance fee included).

Next, visit the beautiful coastal town of Sausalito, a gorgeous Mediterranean-style village with quaint shops and waterfront restaurants. If a one-hour stop in Sausalito isn't enough for you, you can extend your stay by upgrading your tour to include the Sausalito ferry back to San Francisco.

If you decide to come back by bus and are looking for possibilities to complete your other half-day, we offer you an upgraded option to save money, which includes a 4h Bike rental package from our partner Unlimited Biking (757 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94109). Fall in love with all San Francisco has to offer as you pedal around and explore the area at your own pace.

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bay Cruise

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Duration: an hour
Sail along San Francisco's breathtaking waterfront, under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, and around notorious Alcatraz Island. Discover San Francisco's history via an award-winning audio commentary, available in 16 languages.
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The 10 Tastings of San Francisco

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Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the flavorful American cuisine on this delicious food tour in San Francisco! Enjoy a selection of 10 food and drink tastings hand-picked by your foodie local host, just for you. From yummy must-tries like pupusas to unique dishes typical of the city such as empanadas; you’re in for a treat, so bring your appetite. This culinary tour in San Francisco is a cultural journey that takes you further than the food you’ll eat. As you enjoy authentic local bites ranging from savory, sweet as well as drinks, you’ll also discover the city and its highlights. Stop to admire the Clarion Alley, Dolores Park and Chinatown and hear about their local relevance from your host as you hop from one food hot spot to the other - what can be better than that? Want to know what this food tour has in store for you? Your local foodie has you covered! And because sharing is caring, you and your group will get to try bites of famous dishes. Each of the hosts has carefully selected the tastings you’ll enjoy during this food tour. All of them passionate about food and their city, know the best spots to get the most authentic and typical bites. Pick your host according to your interests and you’ll be a part of a unique and flavorful experience catered to your taste buds. Looking for a vegetarian alternative? It’s possible! The tour has been created with alternative tastings to fit your preferences. Just let your host know! The foodie locals are ready to take you on the best food tour in San Francisco. All you have to do is check out their profiles and pick your favorite local for a delicious culinary experience. This San Francisco food tour can be 100% personalized to match your diet and allergies.

Napa and Sonoma Wine Country Full-Day Tour from San Francisco

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Duration: 8 hours
Join us on a fun and relaxing Napa Valley Wine Tour with one of our luxury coaches. During our full-day tour from San Francisco, you will visit renowned Napa Valley and Sonoma Wineries for tasting, learn about winemaking techniques, and shop for wines and souvenirs in local shops. Taste the finest wines of Napa Valley, have lunch and shop in Napa or Sonoma Square Plaza, and enjoy the picturesque drive over the Golden Gate Bridge through fantastic Napa Wine Country on our wine country tour.

Napa and Sonoma are world-famous for their fine wine and beautiful scenery. Learn about wine from our expert guides as you travel north to California’s Premiere wine country. Then tour wineries and see how grapes are picked, crushed, blended, and bottled; walk through beautiful vineyards with your tour guide and then taste the finished product.

There will also be time for lunch at Historical Sonoma Square or Vintage 1870 in the heart of Napa.

San Francisco Super Saver: Muir Woods & Wine Country w/ optional Gourmet Lunch

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Duration: 11 hours
Be doubly delighted in this award-winning combo tour by a morning stroll through an ancient redwood forest and an afternoon of exclusive winery experiences in California’s Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Relax and enjoy spirited education and demonstrations by winemakers It’s the only Woods & Wine tour to include all wine tasting fees. Guaranteed departures 365 days a year.

The tour offers the option of taking your Wine Country and Redwoods Tour experience to the next level by indulging in an exclusive three-course food experience on historic Sonoma plaza.

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Open Top Tour

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Duration: Flexible
Explore the best of San Francisco on board a Big Bus Tour. We offer the most comprehensive tour with over 16 hop-on hop-off locations spanning from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. No need to switch buses – our one full city loop will take you to famous neighborhoods and attractions including Pier 39, Chinatown, Little Italy, Painted Ladies Victorian Homes, Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood, Golden Gate Park, Lombard Crooked Street, Union Square Shopping District and an unforgettable journey across the Golden Gate Bridge. With 16 stops, hop-on and hop-off at your leisure and experience San Francisco’s diverse culture, eclectic food, beautiful parks, stunning architecture, world-class shopping and picturesque views.

San Francisco: Escape from The Rock Bay Cruise

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Duration: 2 hours
Sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and circle Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, while listening to accounts of the chilling escape attempts and the notorious criminals that called Alcatraz prison home.
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Presidio Park to Palace of Fine Arts & the Beach Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Before our long walk, we start with coffee, tea, breakfast or lunch at B. Pattiserie Cafe, Tacobar Mexican Food, Salt & Straw Icecream, or at Japantown Center in the Fillmore District. Along the route to the opening of Presidio Park we may see stunning views of both the city and the bay of San Francisco at Alta Plaza Park. Strolling through rows of beautiful victorian homes we will see the 1983 old firehouse and may want to stop by the 1895 Swedenborgian Church, amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, a small beautiful quiet sanctuary. Upon the entrance to Presidio Park is a highlight of the tour, a gorgeous view to take photos of the bay water, including Alcatraz, the Marina, and Palace of Fine Arts. Instead of walking down the Lyon Street stairs we’ll go on trail of the Presidio Park forest, taking the nature trail Wood Line" by famous nature artist Andy Goldsworthy. After we exit Presidio Park we can go to Lucasfilms Headquarters and see the Yoda Fountain Statue outsize or go inside for more Star Wars memorabilia (Open to public M-F). Eventually we arrive at the beautiful architecture of the Outdoor Palace of Fine Arts, built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific exhibition, one of the tours best highlights. From there we can wander to the beach and see views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz. This is one of the most beautiful tours offered in San Francisco that captures the true beauty and spirit of the city, through views, nature, and art nouveau buildings and architecture. After the tour you have options to see the beautiful Fort Mason, it’s views, and it’s community garden, Chestnut street for fine dining & shops, or go on a short hop on the bus to walk the Golden Gate Bridge."

Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Day Trip from San Francisco

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Duration: 14 hours
This experience to the towering granite cliffs and gushing waterfalls of Yosemite National Park and its Giant Sequoias takes off 365 days a year. This is the only 1-day Yosemite Valley tour from San Francisco where you will experience the solitude of the Tuolumne Grove of Giant Sequoias, the largest living things on the Earth. Your heart will race as you enter Yosemite Valley for 5 glorious hours to enjoy Lower Yosemite, Nevada and Bridalveil falls, then take some moments at El Capitan, Half Dome and other iconic monuments.

Combo Tour: Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Grand City Tour

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Duration: 8 hours
Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
Attractions: Alcatraz Island

San Francisco: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

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Duration: a few seconds
From the top deck of a hop-on hop-off bus, take in San Francisco's sights at your leisure. View the Transamerica Pyramid, Golden Gate Bridge, and many other hidden gems with a 24- or 48-hour ticket.

San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise by Luxury Catamaran

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Duration: 2 hours
Enjoy a relaxing cruise on a luxury catamaran while the sun sets over San Francisco Bay. Sail past the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive - Full Day Tour from San Francisco

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Duration: 11 hours
Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. Follow Highway 1 and enjoy stops at Pigeon Point Lighthouse and in Davenport for a quick coffee and snack.
Back on the road traveling by Monterey Bay and Peninsula, to the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Two hours is ample time for pictures and Instagram posts of everything you are experiencing.
See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive, as well as Bird Rock, Lone Cypress, and world famous, Pebble Beach Golf Course.
Arriving in Carmel-by-the-Sea, known for the museums and library of the historic Carmel Mission, and the fairytale cottages, and galleries of its village like center.
11 hours of breathtaking sightseeing, unique shopping, historical landmarks, mouth-watering culinary innovation.
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Wine Country Private Day Trip with Transport: Napa & Sonoma Valley

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Duration: 8 hours
Explore the very best of California's wine country with a local host on this winery tour designed to offer the perfect day trip to Napa and Sonoma Valley. Superb wine-producing locations, wine tastings, exclusive meetups with the local winemakers, and of course, incredible backgrounds are all part of this day trip from San Francisco. Ready to taste some of the finest wines in North America? With a pick-up and drop off from your accommodation included, you're set for an unforgettable day trip. Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma awaits! This history-rich winery is the perfect way to kickstart your experience. Explore the beautiful state as you hear tales from its founder, the self-proclaimed Count of Buena Vista." Get a taste of their award-winning wines, and you'll instantly taste why California wines are so beloved worldwide. The scenic views don't stop here, nor does the wine tastings. Welcome to Napa Valley and cheer on a fantastic day trip with a sparkling wine flight. Pay a visit to the first French-owned sparkling wine producer in the area and be amazed by the beauty of this winery. On to the next winery! Follow the winding road surrounded by vineyards and hills, and in the end, you'll find Tres Sabores Winery. A hidden gem worth discovering and, of course, tasting. Take a walk through its century-old vineyards, green gardens, olive trees, and dogs. What can be better than that!? At this magical winery, you'll enjoy a selection of 3 wines paired with home-made pomegranate balsamic and bread — a perfect ending to a one of a kind wine experience. Any other type of wine you would like to try? Want to visit more wineries? All Withlocals experiences can be 100% personalized. Pick the local host of your choice, and if you have any requests, let them know! The locals are wine experts, and they will gladly change the route to make your wishes come true."

San Francisco: Yosemite National Park & Giant Sequoias Hike

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Duration: 14 hours
Experience the incredible scenery of Yosemite National Park and a Giant Sequoia Walk all in 1 day on this tour. You'll have hours to explore, marveling at the Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and amazing Giant Sequoia trees before returning to San Francisco.
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Drinks & Bites in San Francisco Tour

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Duration: 3 hours
Fall in love with the night atmosphere of San Francisco, and its best nightlife hot spots in the Mission District. Get familiar with the locals' favorite drinks and enjoy them together with perfectly paired bites that complement the ambiance of every place you'll visit. If you're looking for a perfect night out in San Francisco this drinks and bites tour is the life of the party! Join your favorite local for a fun evening tour with not only drinks and bites but also the highlights of the area you'll visit. Discover the Mission District, a vibrant area in San Francisco where the locals like to unwind and have fun at night. Your local host is a nightlife expert and is up to date with current hot spots and hip venues, so ask away and enjoy the city mingling with the locals. Visit some of the best spots in town and have a drink together with a typical local bite like a pretzel knot and beer. Wondering about what you’ll get? Your host will tell you everything about it. More than that, your host is also happy to share insights and recommendations on what to do after the tour, all exclusively for you! And if you want to keep the night going after your tour, your host is ready to point you in the right direction for an unforgettable time in San Francisco that you won't forget! The local hosts are natural storytellers, each with a different background ranging from local cuisine to city lifestyle. They can't wait to share some of their unique stories and personal anecdotes with you! Feel like changing the route a bit? No problem, the hosts will be happy to personalize the tour to your wishes and make their San Francisco, your San Francisco!