A bus tour acquaints you with the city around you, helping you better plan parade routes and upcoming bouts of sleepwalking. Map out a good time with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $41 for the Insider's Sightseeing bus tour (a $69 value)
- $82 for the Insider's Sightseeing bus tour for 2 (a $138 value)
- $164 for the Insider's Sightseeing bus tour for 4 (a $276 value)
- $410 for the Insider's Sightseeing bus tour for 10 (a $690 value)
The four-hour Insider's Sightseeing bus tour allows guests to sit back in an air conditioned bus and absorb historical facts narrated by a local guide. Stops sites include Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean Beach, Chinatown, and Alamo Square, as well as samples of local pizza and pasta. Tours meet at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays in front of the San Francisco Main Library in the Civic Center.
Local Tastes of the City Tour/SF Food Tours
"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.