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San Francisco Bay
 A natural harbor spanned by the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, the picturesque San Francisco Bay is the defining feature of California’s Bay Area. Get out on the chilly, choppy water—or just savor the views from the shoreline as the fog rolls in.

The Basics 
The area abounds with ways to enjoy the bay. Options range from sunset sails and brunch cruises to helicopter excursions—some tours provide overnight accommodation. Take a ferry to Angel Island State Park, Alcatraz Island, or the pretty town of Tiburon. Or, zip around San Francisco on a Segway, bike, or e-bike, stopping for bay photo ops. If you have time to spare, consider a regional tour to the redwoods, wine country, or Yosemite National Park.

Things to Know Before You Go 
  • Many top San Francisco attractions offer views of the bay, including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Exploratorium, and Pier 39. 
  • Don’t forget to take a jacket—and leave those shorts in your hotel room, even in summer—as it’s often chilly and windy on and near the water. 

How to Get There
For the most immersive San Francisco Bay experience, get there by boat (private charter, or public ferry from various locations). The major airports serving the area are San Francisco International and Oakland International. Public transit is generally plentiful, as are taxis and rideshares. If you plan to drive in San Francisco, make sure you’re comfortable navigating steep hills, and be aware that parking can be difficult to find.  

When to Get There
Weather on the bay and in San Francisco is temperate year-round, but the warmest, sunniest months are usually September and October. Spring is a good time to beat the summer tourist rush. Expect more tour availability on weekdays.

Visiting Fisherman’s Wharf 
For family fun with fabulous bay views, hop on a historic streetcar to Fisherman’s Wharf. Dine on fresh seafood, check out the Aquarium of the Bay, or explore the USS Pampanito, a submarine and museum. Numerous bay cruises also depart from Fisherman’s Wharf.
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5 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco up to 6 peopleDay Trips

5 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco up to 6 people

Getting to Napa Valley from San Francisco can be a hassle. Leave the designated driving to a professional guide, so you can enjoy the scenery and company on the way to wine country. Stop at your choice of vineyards in world-famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Take time to enjoy tastings and purchase new bottles for your collection. Kick back with friends or family, and let your guide do the designated driving with door-to-door service from anywhere in San Francisco. 
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Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food PairingWine Tastings

Wine Country by Helicopter with Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

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Fly by helicopter from the San Francisco Bay Area to Wine Country during this tour. Enjoy views of the city, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Wine Country's rolling vineyards before touching down at one of the area's most prestigious wineries. Enjoy a guided tour of the property, tapas and a wine tasting. With your small group limited to 6 people, learn about the winery's world-class varietals and all the love and labor that goes into making the perfect cabernet. When your excursion is over, travel back to San Francisco by helicopter.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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4-Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco, CAWine Tastings

4-Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco, CA

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Treat yourself to a memorable day trip to California's Napa Valley. Fill your day with wine tasting, food, history, and culture from this famous wine growing region. Travel across scenic Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful Marin County in a luxury SUV for maximum comfort and safety. You can swing by historic Sausalito on the way, if you wish. Tour duration is approximately  4 hours. Door to door service anywhere in San Francisco, your choice of pickup/drop off location and tour time. Please note: wine tasting fees are not included.  Most wineries require advanced reservations, please make sure to book ahead. We only provide transportation service to the wineries of your choice. Minimum drinking age is 21 years of age, wineries will require ID. Credit card is required for security reasons. Price does not include 20% driver gratuity.     
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Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal RedwoodsDay Trips

Muir Woods Expedition Tour of Coastal Redwoods

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Experience the majesty of Northern California’s Coastal Redwood Sequoia trees at Muir Woods. This half-day tour takes visitors to some of the Bay Area’s most peaceful spots. Spend 1.5 hours beneath some of the tallest Redwood trees in the world, take a short hike, or just enjoy the views. Then stop for lunch in Sausalito and opt to take the scenic ferry ride back to the city, or be driven across the Golden Gate Bridge. Ideal for visitors looking to get out of the city and spend some relaxing time in the forest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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Muir Woods & Sausalito TourNature and Wildlife

Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour

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Tired of the urban cityscape and feel like you need a breath of fresh air? Then jump on this San Francisco day trip by bus, and visit some of the world's tallest trees at Muir Woods National Historic Monument, only minutes from downtown. One moment you'll be kicking your way past the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito, and a short while later wandering beneath the majestic canopy of centuries-old California coastal redwoods.
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  • 4 hours
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Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery TourDay Trips

Vine to Wine Napa and Sonoma Day Trip with Tastings and Organic Winery Tour

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Visit an organic winery in Sonoma County and a second winery in Napa County on this day trip from San Francisco. With a guide, cross the Golden Gate Bridge and look out on the vineyard-covered hills that make up this famed California wine region. Take an open-air tour of Benziger Family Winery to taste award-winning wine, learn about its biodynamic winemaking operation, and have a picnic lunch. Then enjoy another wine tasting in Napa Valley before returning the city.
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  • 9 hours
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset CruiseDay Cruises

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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Bypass the line and head directly to the gate with your prebooked tickets. This sunset cruise takes you across San Francisco Bay with outstanding views of the city skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Sausalito. Enjoy a light appetizer buffet while you sip an included glass of wine, beer or soda from the full bar. Relax as you listen to the captain’s live commentary while background music sets the tone. Watch the sunset or select a twilight cruise during winter months.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Luxury SUV San Francisco and Bay Area Tour Services Half-day Tours

Private Luxury SUV San Francisco and Bay Area Tour Services

Visitors to San Francisco discover a city that's the perfect starting point for day trips—from wine country to the redwoods—but it's nearly impossible to get around without a car. Leave the driving to someone else with this private car service that takes you to your preferred sights, from Downtown San Francisco to Marin County and beyond. Just book your trip, set up a custom itinerary, and sit back as your chauffeur whisks you around the Bay Area—with fees and gratuities included.
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  • 6 hours
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Night Views of San Francisco Half-day Tours

Night Views of San Francisco

Getting there is Most of the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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Vacation Photographer in San FranciscoPhotography Tours

Vacation Photographer in San Francisco

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in San Francisco to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites! SOLO TRAVELERS Fancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your San Francisco vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLES If you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what San Francisco has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both. FAMILIES & GROUPS A family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge CruiseDay Cruises

Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bridge-to-Bridge Cruise

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On this San Francisco bridge cruise, get an up-close look at the city’s two engineering marvels—the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge—as you travel across San Francisco Bay. See major city sights like Alcatraz, Coit Tower, and the Ferry Building, and listen to recorded commentary about the city's legendary architecture while you glide under both bridges.
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Zip From Wharf to Golden Gate Bridge on this 2.5 Hour Electric Scooter TourPrivate and Luxury

Zip From Wharf to Golden Gate Bridge on this 2.5 Hour Electric Scooter Tour

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Cruise through San Francisco on an electric scooter with this small-group tour from Fisherman’s Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow a local guide to see landmarks including Maritime Park, Marina Green, and Ghiradelli Square. Take in the views of the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge during the journey.
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Custom 3 hour Tour of San FranciscoWine Tastings

Custom 3 hour Tour of San Francisco

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Getting there is half the fun. My Expedition is more like a Gondola. On stage since age 5, I will entertain you with singing, car karaoke, juggling and stories from my weird and fun life where home ran away from me when I was 15 and I joined the Circus. As a Lyft and Uber driver for 3 years I learned where to go in San Francisco. Testimonials: "Honestly the best ride I’ve ever had. The man has the voice of an angel and the personality of Johnny Carson. Could not recommend a better driver. " "Fantastic driver and extremely entertaining!!!!!"
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San Francisco Photography Day TourHalf-day Tours

San Francisco Photography Day Tour

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Experience San Francisco’s sights with a small group on a 4-hour photography tour. Travel in comfort in a luxury Land Rover, as you explore the city, stopping at iconic sights to take photos. Learn professional tips from your photographer guide and don’t worry about missing key landmarks or the hassles of driving and navigating with a well-planned itinerary. Your guide takes care of the logistics, and you take home some great photos.
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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in San FranciscoPhotography Tours

Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in San Francisco

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here! We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides San Francisco, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back! So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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The San Francisco Sightseeing Flex Pass: A Golden Gate Ticket to 30+ AttractionsSightseeing Passes

The San Francisco Sightseeing Flex Pass: A Golden Gate Ticket to 30+ Attractions

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Explore San Francisco at your own pace with the San Francisco Sightseeing Pass. Select two, three, four, five or six attractions and schedule your visit during a 30-day period of your choice. Choose to visit popular destinations such as Madame Tussaud's and the Legion of Honor art museum, and opt for a select San Francisco sightseeing tour. Receive your pass instantly after booking, with a code that allows immediate use.
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  • 30 days
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The San Francisco Sightseeing Day Pass: Save BIG at 30+ Attractions & ToursSightseeing Passes

The San Francisco Sightseeing Day Pass: Save BIG at 30+ Attractions & Tours

For a near-perfect San Francisco experience ideal for first-time visitors, you can save a bundle and see the best of the city with a San Francisco Sightseeing Pass. For up to five days, you can use your pass for easy access to more than 30 different attractions and activities, from bike tours and museum visits to discounts at top area restaurants. Stroll through North Beach, Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, visit the Asian Art Museum, and more—all included.
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Sip n Shop: Livermore Wine Tasting and Outlet Shopping from San FranciscoDay Trips

Sip n Shop: Livermore Wine Tasting and Outlet Shopping from San Francisco

Combine a trip to Livermore’s wine region with time at one of San Francisco’s newest outlet malls without having to rent a car. This winetasting and outlet shopping tour from San Francisco first takes you to two Livermore wineries (with winetasting included), and then drops you back in San Francisco to shop top brands at discounted prices. Round-trip transport from select San Francisco hotels also included.
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  • 9 hours
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San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Skyline Bay CruiseFull-day Tours

San Francisco in a Day: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Skyline Bay Cruise

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Combine some of San Francisco's top sights—Chinatown, Fisherman's Wharf, and the Golden Gate Bridge—in a single day tour. This combination of stops may be a little bit different than traditional San Francisco tours, but it lets travelers get a better look at the true culture and history of the city. Hop aboard a cable car through the Financial District and down into Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf. Snap photos of the Golden Gate Bridge from up close and listen to in-depth commentary as you travel.
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  • 8 hours
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2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San FranciscoNature and Wildlife

2-Day Yosemite National Park Winter Tour from San Francisco

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Discover the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park during wintertime, when crowds are fewer and the majestic natural attractions are blanketed in snow and ice. On this 2-day trip from San Francisco, take a guided coach tour of Yosemite Valley and enjoy free time to explore the wintry wonderland. Hike or snowshoe through giant sequoia groves, ice skate near the base of Half Dome and admire the snow-capped Sierra Nevada scenery. Warm up by a fire in Curry Village, and tuck into the cozy Yosemite Lodge by the Falls on one of the Yosemite Half Dome Village Heated Tent Cabins for the night.
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5 Hour Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco, CADay Trips

5 Hour Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco, CA

California's Napa Valley is known for its fabulous wine, rolling hills, and luxurious tasting rooms—and it's all within reach with this private, chauffeured tour through northern California's favorite wine region. After you cross the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, spend your day however you'd like. You can stop by tasting rooms (at your own expense), visit the waterfront town of Sausalito, or just drive along vineyard-lined country roads. After your indulgent day, enjoy drop-off anywhere in San Francisco, included.
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7 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

7 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Treat yourself to a memorable day trip to California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Fill your day with wine tasting, food, history, and culture from this famous wine growing region. Travel across scenic Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful Marin County in a luxury SUV for maximum comfort and safety. You can swing by historic Sausalito on the way, if you wish. Door to door service anywhere in San Francisco, your choice of pickup/drop off location and tour time. Please note: wine tasting fees are not included.  Most wineries require advanced reservations, please make sure to book ahead. We only provide transportation service to the wineries of your choice. Minimum drinking age is 21 years of age, wineries will require ID. Credit card is required for security reasons. Price does not include 20% driver gratuity.     
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  • 7 hours
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6 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

6 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Treat yourself to a memorable day trip to California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Fill your day with wine tasting, food, history, and culture from this famous wine growing region. Travel across scenic Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful Marin County in a luxury SUV for maximum comfort and safety. You can swing by historic Sausalito on the way, if you wish. Door to door service anywhere in San Francisco, your choice of pickup/drop off location and tour time. Please note: wine tasting fees are not included.  Most wineries require advanced reservations, please make sure to book ahead. We only provide transportation service to the wineries of your choice. Minimum drinking age is 21 years of age, wineries will require ID. Credit card is required for security reasons. Price does not include 20% driver gratuity.     
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  • 6 hours
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10 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San FranciscoDay Trips

10 Hour Private Napa Valley Wine Tour from San Francisco

Treat yourself to a memorable day trip to California's Napa and Sonoma Valleys. Fill your day with wine tasting, food, history, and culture from this famous wine growing region. Travel across scenic Golden Gate Bridge and beautiful Marin County in a luxury SUV for maximum comfort and safety. You can swing by historic Sausalito on the way, if you wish. Door to door service anywhere in San Francisco, your choice of pickup/drop off location and tour time. Please note: wine tasting fees are not included.  Most wineries require advanced reservations, please make sure to book ahead. We only provide transportation service to the wineries of your choice. Minimum drinking age is 21 years of age, wineries will require ID. Credit card is required for security reasons. Price does not include 20% driver gratuity.     
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours
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