Tours in San Bruno

Tour and Photograph Vibrant Neighborhoods with a Storyteller

San Francisco

$45 $45

Garry Bowden kicks things off with a Chinese tea ceremony, then shares photography tips as he guides you through several neighborhoods

Up to Half Off Urban Dare Adventure Race for Two

Eastside West Restaurance

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

Up to 50% Off a Historic Angel Island Tram Tour

Angel Island Café

$30 $15

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

Up to 64% Off Food Tour

San Francisco

$40 $19

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

Up to 60% Off Chocolate Tour with Eight Tastings

San Francisco

$50 $25

Explore the tastes of the 19th-century Ghirardelli shop, Tokyo-import Minamoto Kitchoan, and the traditional pralines of Leonidas

Half Off Maritime Parks Association Membership

Fisherman's Wharf

$60 $30

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

73% Off Chauffeured Wine-Country Tour

Civic Center

$750 $199

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Chauffeurs guide groups to wine country destinations inside SUVs

Up to 54% Off from San Francisco City Guides

Civic Center

$75 $35

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

50% Off Historical Walking Tour

Downtown San Francisco

$60 $30

"Deep dive" guided walking tour that presents the beautiful sights and amazing stories of early San Francisco

Up to 55% Off Golden Gate Bridge Tour

Russian Hill

$80 $39

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A guide leads guests past the iconic bridge and down to the beachfront, spotting architectural landmarks, sea life, and the Sutro Baths

$44.01 Off Romantic Yacht Tour of the Bay

Potrero

$200 $155.99

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

Up to 59% Off Haight is Luv Tour Company

Chinatown

$40 $20

Tours focus on the people who made the magic happen, and use 100+ photographs in order to complete the picture of the corner in 1967

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Fisherman's Wharf

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers San Francisco's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 63% Off Historic Submarine Tour

Fisherman's Wharf

$24 $12

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Restored WWII submarine shares its history via audio tours, oral histories, letters, and educational programs for adults and kids

55% Off Scavenger-Hunt Adventure Race

Pedro's Cantina

$55 $25

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; participants gulp drink specials at after party

43% Off Waterfront Segway Tour

Fisherman's Wharf

$70 $40

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A guide leads and narrates a 2.5-hour tour through the Fisherman's Wharf and the waterfront past photo-worthy views and historic landmarks

Up to Half Off Flight Tour or Lesson

San Carlos

$400 $199

FAA-certified pilots fly passengers over the scenic Bay Area or turn over the controls to students for flight instruction

Up to 50% Off Guided Tour of FDR's Presidential Yacht

Oakland Alameda Ferry Dock

$20 $11

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Dockside tours of Franklin Roosevelt's "Floating White House" provide stunning sights and insight into FDR's life

Up to 60% Off Tours from Segway of Oakland

Oakland

$150 $65

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Tours roam Oakland and pause at landmarks after video overview of Segway handling and Segway rentals allow self-guided exploration

40% Off Pacific Coast Power-Glider Flight

Palo Alto

$200 $120

Take in breathtaking aerial views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Monterey Bay, and the coast from a whisper-quiet glider

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Drivers are only as good as their cars, which is why SFC Limo's ace chauffeurs keep a fleet of superior sedans and stretch limos on hand. They rev up the stretch limos during weddings and specialty group trips to Muir Woods, Napa Valley, and throughout downtown San Francisco. Passengers can customize the daylong jaunts by telling their driver to head toward a certain nightspot, park alongside a specific scenic view, or veer into a certain winery to get the ghosts of the California Raisins off their trail. For more business-minded migrations, the drivers hop into their sedans and transport guests to San Jose, Oakland, or San Francisco airports.

8 Howard Avenue
Burlingame,
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

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

For Pioneer Limousines, the lap of luxury comes with a seat belt. The transportation outfit whisks away passengers within the comfortable confines of a fleet of vehicles, that includes a Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Lincoln Town Car L-Series, and a stretch limo that can seat up to nine passengers. Piloting the regal rides and participating in an Earth-sized game of connect the dots, chauffeurs get customers from point A to point B via transport services that cater to airport travelers, wedding parties, and group outings.

2261 Market St.
San Francisco,
California
US

On A Crooks Tour of San Francisco, a pair of guides leads guests through the dark and stormy chapters of the city's history, revealing 15 tales of murder, deceit, and lawlessness. Developed by crime historian Paul Drexler and retired deputy police chief Kevin Mullen, this 90-minute walking tour begins inside the Ferry Building Marketplace, before tourists are led outdoors to hear accounts of Barbary Coast, where victims were reportedly drugged, kidnapped, and forced to work at sea. They'll also learn about Confederate piracy in the San Francisco Bay during the Civil War and the mysterious disappearance of one of the city's police chiefs. Then, after one mile of touring, hearts will be thumping and goose flesh will be pimpling without the use of copyrighted Law & Order doink doinks.

1 Sausalito - San Francisco Ferry Building
San Francisco,
CA
US

If you follow Excelsior Urban Hikes' resident guide Christina, it will only take you two hours to see all of San Francisco. That's because it takes two hours to hike to the top of Mount Davidson, which offers stunning views of the city, both bay bridges, and the Pacific Ocean beyond to visitors who reach its summit.

Christina leads hikes down city streets and through nature trails to reveal scenic vistas. Besides Mount Davidson, she often takes groups to McLaren Park, where she points out interesting graffiti and pauses so hikers can take in views of the Outer Mission District. Christina also takes nighttime excursions to the top of Bernal Hill, where hikers can marvel at the sparkling bay lights and a lightening bug with a great stand-up routine.

4100 Mission Street
San Francisco,
CA
US