Tours are an ideal way for anyone to learn more about a new city without resorting to drastic measures such as running for mayor. Get acquainted with San Francisco the easy way with this Groupon.
$49 for the Magic Bus Tour for Two (Up to $100 Value)
Upon boarding the multicolored Magic Bus in Union Square, riders are instantly transported back to 1960s-era San Francisco, a time and place of profound social change, upheaval, and, of course, love. The route first winds through Chinatown before a stop at City Lights Books in North Beach, where beatniks such as Jack Kerouac hung out while writing poems. A jaunt through the financial district leads to the iconic crossroads of Haight-Ashbury, which serves as a fitting harbinger to the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Throughout the two-hour trip, scenes from the past come to life when video screens lower over the bus's windows, providing a visual narrative packed with historic sights and images.
Magic Bus Tour
With Janis Joplin's raspy vocals slicing through its speakers, and a costumed guide at its helm, the Magic Bus cruises into the 1960s as it captivates riders with a groovy comparison of San Francisco's past and present. Over the course of a two-hour trip, iconic neighborhoods and city landmarks pour through the bus's windows, which, at various stops, get covered by retractable video screens that flicker with historic images. Tour takers sing along to classic tunes as the bus rolls through Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, and Haight-Ashbury, famous for its role during the Summer of Love, and later, during the notorious crossing guard strike of 1982. Aside from public tours, the Magic Bus opens its tie-dyed doors to private parties and corporate charters.
Being greeted by Artemis was a treat, boarding the incense filled bus with bubbles floating around it... I was in hippie heaven.Scott M., Yelp, 4/17/12
Not a classic tour … an off-the-beaten-path combination of traveling through the city, revisiting some of the important moments of the sixtiesAlexandra J., Yelp, 4/23/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“The tour guide was great.....”
“Loved it and would most definitely recommend it as well as do it again! Entertained everyone from 7 to 56 in our large group! ”
“Magic bus was a unique and fun activity. My only comment is that some of the video did not seem to warrant display for as long as it was. More information about the...”
“Magic bus was a unique and fun activity. My only comment is that some of the video did not seem to warrant display for as long as it was. More information about the actual sights would have been helpful.”
Geary St. & Powell St.
San Francisco, California 94108