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How to Get Around in San Francisco

How to Get Around in San Francisco

Because of its steep hills, narrow one-way streets, and exorbitant parking prices, San Francisco is one city where it’s better not to have a car. Fortunately, public transit is available, San Francisco is a bike-friendly city, and numerous tours—including hop-on hop-off bus tours—make it a breeze to get around. Here are your best options for navigating San Francisco.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

To avoid the confusion of navigating public transit—without breaking a sweat on a bike tour—hop-on hop-off bus tours are the most convenient way to get around San Francisco. Tours typically stop at top attractions, such as Union Square and Pier 39, and may include optional upgrades for trolley rides or night tours.

Biking Tours

With its temperate weather and bike-friendly streets and bridges, there's no better way to explore San Francisco than on a bicycle. Guided bike tours explore the city's top attractions, including the Golden Gate Bridge, while daily bike rentals offer the flexibility to explore on your own.

Walking Tours

Walking tours are the best way to visit San Francisco's historic neighborhoods at a slower pace. Be sure to book more popular walking tours in advance, including excursions to Chinatown and North Beach—the old stomping grounds of the Beat writers.

Ferry and Sailing Tours

Whether you want to go to Alcatraz Island or nearby Sausalito, ferries are a great way to visit San Francisco's top attractions while taking in skyline views from the bay. Because San Francisco Bay cruises are popular, be sure to book your sunset sail, whale-watching excursion, or Alcatraz tour in advance, to secure seats. 

Public Transit

San Francisco's public transit system consists of a network of buses, light-rail trains, and streetcars. Known to locals as Muni, the system will get you anywhere in San Francisco, but expect to wait for a seat on the bus during peak commuting hours. To avoid the hassle of buying tickets, book a city pass in advance, with Muni transit included. And don’t miss a ride on a historic cable car. 

Regional Trains

To travel between San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley, plan to take Bay Area Rapid Transit (known to locals as BART). Fares vary by distance traveled, so be sure to confirm with a station agent—or check at the vending kiosks—before you purchase a ticket. To save a few bucks, plan to take BART to the airport—it covers both Oakland and San Francisco. 

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Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Big Bus San Francisco Hop-on Hop-off Tour

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Ride a double-decker sightseeing bus to San Francisco's most famous landmarks with a choice of 3 different passes. Explore the city's 49 square miles, including stops at big-name attractions like Pier 39, the Palace of Fine Arts and Union Square. Go at your own pace, hopping off at any of 24 stops, exploring at your leisure, and then hopping back on when you're done. Your ticket includes a walking tour of Chinatown. Choose the Premium or Deluxe pass for additional upgrades including a night bus tour or a trolley tour in nearby Sausalito.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

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If you fancy yourself a foodie or culture enthusiast, don’t miss this walking tour of San Francisco’s Little Italy—the neighborhood of North Beach. Voted one of the 15 best foodie tours in the USA by U.S. News, join an insider guide and experience a slice of the top things to do in North Beach, such as tasting coffee and witnessing bread being freshly made. Soak up the lively atmosphere of one of the city’s most popular districts as you learn about its cafes and bakeries and see landmarks like Saints Peter and Paul Church.
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  • 3 hours
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$73.60
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

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Dive deep into one of San Francisco’s most historic neighborhoods on this Chinatown walking tour. From paper lanterns to medicinal herbs to a fortune cookie factory, explore both popular and lesser-known gems in this bustling district with an in-the-know guide. See sights including a Buddhist temple, and upgrade, if you wish, to include a 9-course lunch of dim sum for an even more memorable experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour

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On this San Francisco bike tour, you’ll cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge from the city to the waterfront town of Sausalito. With a guide, ride from Fisherman’s Wharf to Marina Green and Crissy Field, and stop at Fort Point and Vista Point for photo ops of the bridge and San Francisco Bay. The 3-hour guided tour ends in Sausalito, where you are free to bike more on your own and return to the city at your leisure (either bike back or purchase a ferry ticket). This tour includes use of the bike for the full day.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

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Get to know the hippie past and hipster vibe that make up San Francisco today aboard a colorful 1970s-era Volkswagen bus. Enjoy the illuminated city during this night tour that takes you to Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, North Beach, the Castro, the Mission, downtown and more. Check out the homes of The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, while listening to ‘60s classics. So dig your shoes into groovy shag carpet and shake some beaded curtains. Each bus accommodates up to just six people.
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  • 2 hours
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San Francisco CityPASS

San Francisco CityPASS

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Save time and money with the San Francisco CityPASS, which gives you admission to top area attractions, a cruise on San Francisco Bay, and discounts for shopping and activities. You can choose to visit science and art museums like the Exploratorium or the Walt Disney Family Museum. You’ll have important details like hours of operation right in your pocket with the provided mobile ticket.
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  • 30 days
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$76.00
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San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip

San Francisco Super Saver: Grand City Tour plus Muir Woods & Sausalito Day Trip

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Combine two of San Francisco’s top tours into one Super Saver, which provides a comprehensive look at the best of the Bay Area. Travel by bus to Muir Woods, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge on the way, and be wowed by the towering redwood trees of the old-growth forest. Then visit the waterfront town of Sausalito before returning to San Francisco for a deluxe city tour that takes in major attractions like Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, and Twin Peaks.
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  • 8 hours
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$125.00
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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise

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
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

Full Day Bike Rental from Fisherman's Wharf

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Discover San Francisco on your own schedule with a 1-day bike rental. Visit the crooked path of Lombard Street, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury, the Golden Gate Bridge and other culturally rich and unique San Francisco neighborhoods. This self-guided trip gives you the opportunity to create your own itinerary as you explore the beloved City by the Bay. The entire fleet of equipment is sanitized regularly and curbside pick-up is available to ensure that your rental experience is safe and enjoyable.
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  • 1 hour to 1 day
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