1 Day Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
- Operating Days: Daily (except Christmas Day)
- Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, busses run every 30-60 minutes
- Duration: approx. 2 hours (if staying on the bus for one loop)
- Ticket Validity: 1 day
- Inclusions: Hop On Hop Off City Tour, English speaking live guide or audio commentary
- Exclusions: Tips and Gratuity, Hotel Pick up
Enjoy this Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour on an open-top bus and see all major attractions of San Francisco, including a drive across the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge with incredible views of Alcatraz Island and San Francisco’s skyline. Explore Chinatown, North Beach, the Civic Center and Haight Ashbury, or go shopping at Union Square. Take a stroll in Golden Gate Park and around the Palace of Fine Arts, or try the ‘fresh catch-of-the-day’ at Fisherman’s Wharf. You can hop on and off the bus as long as you like for one full day.
Start your tour at Fisherman's Wharf, one of the most vibrant places in the city. Visit the exciting attractions at Pier 39, watch the popular sea lion colony and see many other sights along the waterfront. The open top bus gives you the best views while you drive along the Barbary Coast, the Embarcadero, Ferry Building, Union Square, City Hall, North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park and much more.
Snap a picture of Chinatown's "Dragon Gates" and try their delicious food, or shop at Union Square in many of its luxury stores. Take a stroll around Alamo Square to see the world-famous Painted Ladies Victorian houses, also known as "Postcard Row". In Haigh Ashbury you will be taken back in time to the “Summer of Love”, surrounded by colorful murals and fine art dedicated to San Francisco’s hippie culture.
The highlight of the tour is the ride across San Francisco’s most iconic landmark – the Golden Gate Bridge. While crossing the 1.7-mile span on an open-top bus you will have breathtaking views of the bridge, Alcatraz Island and the stunning skyline. Hop off at North Vista Point to take your best selfie, or walk across the bridge high above the bay.
Enjoy the great views of San Francisco's City Hall, the Opera House and Symphony Hall along the Civic Center, or visit the Asian Art Museum, the Public Library and the War Memorial. Escape to Golden Gate Park to explore one of the largest urban parks in the world. Stop at its popular museums and attractions, such as the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden and the de Young Museum, or enjoy the long hiking trails, bike paths, lakes, waterfalls, windmills and much more.
If you stay on the bus for the full tour, you can see all major sites of San Francisco in 2 hours, but with your flexible 1-day ticket you are free to explore the city on your own pace and hop on and off the bus as often as you like. The tour guides or audio commentary provide fun and informative insights about San Francisco while you enjoy the most amazing views from the open top deck of the Double Decker bus.