- $19.99 for a 90-minute holiday-lights trolley tour ($27.99 value)
Tours depart from Union Square at 6 p.m. and from Fisherman’s Wharf at 6:30 p.m. During the 90-minute tour, groups will be able to take in the sights and holiday displays at such noteworthy stops as Treasure Island, the Civic Center, and Ghirardelli Square. See more info here.
Gray Line of San Francisco
"The Rock" usually means movie star Dwayne Johnson, but in San Francisco, it means something different—namely, Alcatraz. The now-abandoned island prison is just one of the sites visitors see on Gray Line of San Francisco tours. The hop on, hop off bus trips highlight 11 scenic spots, including the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Chinatown's gate, dubbed "the Dragon Gate" because a dragon could, potentially, breathe fire through it. The time between the tour stops is almost as enjoyable as the stops themselves, too, thanks to the buses' free wi-fi.