Sightseeing in Daly City

Museum Visit for Two or Four with Poster at The Beat Museum (Up to 61% Off)

The Beat Museum

North Beach

Artifacts and stories from Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and other Beat Generation figures populate museum

$31 $12

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship (Up to 60% Off)

Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship

San Francisco

Historically accurate and still operational, the SS Jeremiah O'Brien is a National Historic Landmark that is open to the public year round

$24 $12

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Individual or Family Membership at the Cartoon Art Museum (40% Off)

Cartoon Art Museum

South Beach

A year of admission and other perks at a museum that celebrates all cartoons, from anime and video games to TV shows and Sunday funnies

$45 $27

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Historic Angel Island Tram Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Angel Island Company (Up to 50% Off)

Angel Island Company

Angel Island Café

One-hour tours travel across a picturesque state park with views of the Bay Area and stop at the historic US Immigration Station

$30 $15

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$49 Buys You a Coupon for 10% Off Any Piece Of Art. at White Walls & Shooting Gallery

White Walls & Shooting Gallery

Civic Center

For $49, receive a coupon for 10% off any piece of art.

$49 $49

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$55 for a Two-Hour 1960s-Themed Tour for Two from Magic Bus Tour ($110 Value)

Magic Bus Tour

Union Square

Magic Bus tour rewinds to 1960s-era San Francisco, passing iconic areas such as Haight-Ashbury as video screens flicker with historic images

$110 $55

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Drag Queen-Led Historical Tour for Two or Four from Drag Me Along Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Drag Me Along Tours

San Francisco

Rick Shelton, a.k.a Countess Lola Montez leads walking tours full of flair, opening an imaginary porthole to old San Francisco

$40 $19

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$45 for an Urban Hike from Urban Hiker SF ($45 Value)

Urban Hiker SF

Multiple Locations

Learn about the city and get in a workout by exploring San Francisco's many trails, hills, and public stairways

$45 $45

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Culinary Gems of North Beach Tour for 2, 4, or 6 from San Francisco Food Safari (Up to 64% Off)

San Francisco Food Safari

San Francisco

Tour takes guests through North Beach to learn about its rich heritage and Italian cuisine

$40 $19

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City Tour for One or Two from Left Coast Tours (Up to 39% Off)

Left Coast Tours

Noah's Bagels

Three-hour tour winds past photogenic views of Treasure Island, Chinatown, the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, and Haight Ashbury

$45 $29

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Chocolate Tour with Seven Tastings for One, Two or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 60% Off)

Great Food Tours

San Francisco

Explore the tastes of Ghirardelli, Chocolatier Blue, Tokyo-import Minamoto Kitchoan, and more during chocolate tour

$50 $25

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$30 for an Introductory One-Year Membership for the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association ($60 Value)

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

Fisherman's Wharf

Association membership entitles holders and guests to free entry into historic ships and a submarine, as well as event invites

$60 $30

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Membership for 1 or 2, or Private Tour for Up to 10 from San Francisco City Guides (Up to 54% Off)

San Francisco City Guides

Civic Center

70+ monthly tours offered year-round, each focused on the architecture, history, and legends of San Francisco

$75 $35

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One-Year Individual or Family Membership to Museum of the African Diaspora (Up to 46% Off)

Museum of the African Diaspora

Yerba Buena

Museum with permanent and rotating interactive exhibits on the history of the African diaspora and the artistic reactions it has inspired

$65 $35

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One-Year Membership to the Conservatory of Flowers (40% Off). Five Options Available.

Conservatory of Flowers

Golden Gate Park

Galleries of orchids, water lilies, ancient tropical plants, and planters inside North America’s oldest public wood-and-glass conservatory

$40 $24

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Segway Tours of San Francisco from City Segway Tours (10% Off)

City Segway Tours

Fisherman's Wharf

Take guided Segway tours through the landmarks of San Francisco

$25 $22.50

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$155.99 for a "Love Under the Lights' Yacht Tour of the Bay for Two from Just Dreaming ($200 Value)

Just Dreaming

Potrero

Couples cruise the harbor for up to two hours, marveling at the skyline and the twinkling lights on the Bay Bridge

$200 $155.99

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Street-Art Tour for One or Two from Verlocal (Up to 59% Off)

Verlocal

Clarion Alley

San Francisco artists lead tours of street art starting at Clarion Alley for a walking tour that also passes by local cafés and diners

$35 $19

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San Francisco Ghost Walk for One, Two, or Four from The Celebrity Planet (Up to 67% Off)

San Francisco Ghost Walk

San Francisco

Spooky tour visits Chinatown, locations from Vertigo, and haunted hotels in search of eerie apparitions

$35 $16

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Planted between mighty palms in Golden Gate Park is the oldest wood-and-glass conservatory in North America. The gleaming white Victorian structure has survived several boiler explosions, closure during World War II, and more than two decades of renovations. In 1998, it was deemed an endangered building—but it was quickly adopted by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and completely rehabilitated by 2003. This century-old structure is home to the Conservatory of Flowers, a National Historic Landmark that connects visitors year-round with the exotic flora of the world's tropical regions.

The Conservatory houses four main galleries. In the aquatic plants gallery, cascading water gurgles into pools beneath a glass-and-metal sculpture of a six-foot Victoria amazonica water lily. The mist-filled highland gallery mimics the high-altitude forests of tropical mountaintops with clusters of orchids and ferns. Showcasing another side of the tropics, the rainy lowland gallery replicates lush jungles, housing a 100-year-old imperial philodendron and several cycads, which date to the days when most dinosaurs were just tiny salamanders. The potted plants gallery incorporates man-made works such as copper planters from India, ceramic pots from Burkina Faso, and an urn from the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Around the fragrant stillness of these halls, the Conservatory hosts special events such as gardening workshops.

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100 John F Kennedy Dr
San Francisco,
CA
US

Since 1963, the Chinese Historical Society of America has collected the documents and artifacts that chronicle the history of Chinese American citizens. The society's permanent collections are typified by pieces such as One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America, a vivid mural by Chinatown native James Leong that charts the progress of Chinese Americans over the course of 100 years. On a smaller scale, the Chinatown Miniatures Collection depicts three-dimensional scenes of San Francisco's Chinatown as it looked before artist Frank Wong built his shrink ray. Other exhibits change frequently, often in conjunction with special events hosted for members and their guests.

The museum can't contain every bit of Chinese American history, however. With that in mind, the society’s guides lead school groups on walking tours through the bustling streets and alleyways of San Francisco's Chinatown. Free from the confines of the museum, they point out the neighborhood’s distinct architectural landmarks and underlying social significance. Throughout the year, the museum also puts out publications such as the CHSA Bulletin, which chronicles different stories within the Chinese American community.

965 Clay St
San Francisco,
CA
US

For the past three decades, the Contemporary Jewish Museum has celebrated Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas while remaining constantly relevant. A non-collecting organization, the CJM sparks dialogue and unites people from all walks of life through lectures, classes, films, and constantly rotating exhibitions commonly centered around art. In the past, the CJM has displayed photographs of Allen Ginsberg, trained its lens on the magic of Harry Houdini and the art he inspired, and responded to Hitler's Mein Kampf with artist Linda Ellia's exhibition of 600 pages altered by artists, writers, victims, students, and other Jewish people. More recently, the CJM featured an exhibit on the contribution of Jewish architects, designers, and merchants to creative communities around the US, post-World War II.

Holding all these different facets of culture and design is a building that is itself a work of art. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, the 63,000-square-foot CJM combines the legacy of the historic Jessie Street Power Substation with the dynamic angles and arresting shapes of contemporary architecture. Accompanying its overall shape is a blue metallic exterior and symbolic references to Jewish concepts, such as the Hebrew phrase "L'Chaim," meaning "to life."

736 Mission St
San Francisco,
CA
US

"If you want to aggressively snack your way through a neighborhood as you walk it," says Fodor's, "consider hanging with cookbook author Tom Medin or one of his local guides." Medin is one of the founders of Local Tastes of the City Tour/SF Food Tours, and he personally leads many of the company's walking tours, which seek out the soul of the city in its bakeries, restaurants, and cafes. The hunt for hidden gems might lead to Chinatown's oldest bakery and a fortune cookie-making demonstration, or through an authentic Western saloon. The North Beach tour, which has been recommended by Lonely Planet, presents a behind-the-scenes look at coffee-roasting by way of the favored hangouts of the Beat Generation. Even when a tour skirts the city's iconic landmarks via painted bus, each stop is replete with tastings and demos, which is why the guides recommend that visitors avoid eating before a tour or swallowing their backpacks for safekeeping.

2179 12th Avenue
San Francisco,
CA
US

By day, Jerry Cimino worked in the computer industry. By night, he quietly collected memorabilia from the Beat Generation, building up little piles of photographs, letters, and first editions of literature by Allen Ginsberg, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac. Inspired by the beat poets themselves, who often traded what they had to pursue their passions, Cimino abandoned his 9-to-5 job and opened The Beat Museum. Located on the same ground that was once the epicenter for Beat activity during the 1950s, the museum hosts an ever-increasing collection of cultural ephemera and has been profiled in the Washington Post. The shelves and glass cases brim with various editions of Allen Ginsberg's Howl, a sweat-dappled jacket worn by Jack Kerouac on his travels, and William Burroughs?s guide to perfect table manners.

540 Broadway
San Francisco,
CA
US

Even before you climb inside, the GoCar is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.

321 Mason St.
San Francisco,
California
US