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Baker Beach Tours

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Baker Beach
Tucked beneath the bluffs of the Presidio on the northwest edge of San Francisco, Baker Beach is a local favorite where a picnic on the sand comes with excellent views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Baker Beach offers a respite from the busy city and a chance to spot dolphins just offshore.
 
The Basics
Baker Beach is best seen on a coastal walking tour, where you can admire views of the Marin Headlands and the Pacific as it meets San Francisco Bay. The California Coastal Trail and Batteries to Bluffs Trail run along this part of the city’s shoreline. Visitors can also head to the beach independently; take a blanket and a picnic, and enjoy a couple of hours relaxing on the beach.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Baker Beach is ideal for nature lovers and those who want to experience San Francisco the way locals do.
  • Picnic tables, barbecue grills, and restrooms are available.
  • With a strong current, the water here is considered too rough for swimming.
  • Bring layers, no matter what the season or current weather; the wind and fog can appear quickly in this part of the city.
  • The very northern end of the beach is frequented by clothing-optional sunbathers.
 
How to Get There
Via public transportation, hop on the PresidiGo shuttle or the 29 Muni bus. There is a parking lot if you have your own car.
 
When to Get There
Photography buffs will want to go at sunset for shots of the ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, and Marin Headlands in the evening light. Traditional beach weather doesn’t often come to San Francisco, but September and October are usually the warmest, sunniest months. Sunny weekend days are typically very crowded.
 
Battery Chamberlain
History and war buffs will want to stop by Battery Chamberlain, located just above the beach, where once a month the National Park Service opens the site to let visitors see the 50-ton “disappearing gun”—a relic of the Presidio’s military past.
Address: San Francisco, California, USA, USA
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San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Coastal Small-Group Walking TourNature and Wildlife

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge Coastal Small-Group Walking Tour

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There’s no doubt about it: San Francisco is a gorgeous city, and this small-group walking tour highlights some of its most spectacular scenery. Beginning at the Golden Gate Bridge, where you take in sweeping views of San Francisco Bay and the city’s dramatic skyline, embark on a walking tour of SF’s western edge. This slow-paced hike follows the Pacific coastline, meandering through Baker Beach and past the mansions of Sea Cliff as you make your way toward the Sutro Baths at Land’s End. Limited to 12 participants for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

San Francisco Beach Tour With A Multi-Lingual HostCity Tours

San Francisco Beach Tour With A Multi-Lingual Host

Tour one of San Francisco's many beautiful beaches with a highly skilled interpreter.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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  • 2 to 8 hours

4-Hour Painted Ladies and Haight-Ashbury GoCar TourHalf-day Tours

4-Hour Painted Ladies and Haight-Ashbury GoCar Tour

On this tour, you will see everything on the extensive 3 hour tour plus you will take the options that include a winding detour to the top of Twin Peaks, 922 feet above the City, where on a clear day you can see an epic panoramic view of San Francisco. You will then descend back down to Alamo Square to view the Painted Ladies, made famous by the popular TV show Full House, working your way back to the Presidio and Lombard Street.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in San FranciscoPrivate Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Personal Travel Photographer Tour in San Francisco

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Explore San Francisco in the company of a professional photographer on this private tour. Choose a custom route through the city that is tailored to your interests. As you stroll, your photographer-guide will capture candid moments of you on your vacation. After the tour, all your images are available to download.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San FranciscoRomantic Tours

90 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in San Francisco

Flytographer 90 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in San Francisco and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in San Francisco, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito By SUVDay Trips

Private San Francisco Tour with Muir Woods and Sausalito By SUV

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See more of the San Francisco Bay Area on a private full-day tour by SUV. Your knowledgeable driver-guide takes you to the places you want to see most, mixing natural wonders like Muir Woods with sightseeing at the Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and throughout San Francisco. By SUV you can take on crooked Lombard Street, the hill to Coit Tower, and the windy road to Sausalito. See the Painted ladies in Alamo Square, Chinatown, the shops of the Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, and more.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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San Francisco Private Tour by a LocalHalf-day Tours

San Francisco Private Tour by a Local

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Discover the best of San Francisco on a customizable private 4-hour morning or afternoon tour in a luxury SUV. Your guide can access areas and neighborhoods where larger van tours are prohibited so that you take in highlights like crooked Lombard Street, the Painted Ladies of Alamo Square, Coit Tower, Marina Green or the expensive Sea Cliff neighborhood.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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San Francisco Sunrise ExperiencePorts of Call Tours

San Francisco Sunrise Experience

There is no better place to see the dazzling Golden Gate Bridge bathed in the soft rays of the early morning sun.
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  • 2 hours
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⭐Magical Muir Woods Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)Day Trips

⭐Magical Muir Woods Tour (Private & All-Inclusive)

Our San Francisco Muir Woods Tour will take you to the most incredible spots from San Francisco to Muir Woods National Park all in one day. If you are looking for some culture, nature, delicious food and a ton of great photos, then this is the tour for you! The morning will start with a private pickup directly from your hotel by one of our friendly, English speaking guides. From there your tour will begin as you start your drive in one of our comfortable, spacious and air-conditioned vehicles. This full-day tour will be fully packed with famous landmarks, vintage architecture, secretly located spots and much much more! ==== Full schedule 7:00 AM – Pick up at hotel 7:15 AM - Leave SF over the Golden Gate Bridge 8:00 AM - Hike thru Muir Woods 10:00 AM - Visit the cute town of Sausalito 11:00 AM - Lunch 12:00 PM - Stop at Bakers Beach 1:00 PM - Explore Fisherman's Wharf 1:20 PM - Return to hotel 2:00 PM - Arrive at Hotel
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures

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