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    Pardee Home Guided Tour

    Quick! To the Delorian! But we're not going back to the future quite yet -- first we need to stop in the 1800s! Come enjoy an informative and amazing day at the Pardee Home Museum in Oakland California! During this tour your educated guide will take you through the unique interiors and exteriors of the home of one of East Bay's most influential families. Learn the fascinating history of the Pardee family, who came to California with hopes of striking rich during the gold rush, and then gained incredible political and social influence in the area. George Pardee alone was responsible for founding the Port of Oakland, the local water utility, and California's Progressive Party. However, the most intriguing aspect of this tour is Helen Pardee's prodigious private collection of items ranging from the sublime to the bizarre. In this collection you will see a scrimshaw from Alaska, candlesticks from India, altar pieces from China, weapons from Africa, rosaries from Mexico, fine art from California, and so much more! Quick -- sign up now! This time machine is about to take off!
    Pardee Home Guided Tour

    672 11th St, Oakland

    • Step into a time warp on this guided tour of the Pardee family's 19th Century home
    • Explore antique relics from Alaska, India, China, Africa, Mexico, California, and much much more!
    • Tour Oakland's Pardee Home Museum, one of California's greatest architectural and historical treasures
    • Hear tales of the Pardee family and home from knowledgeable tour guides
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    Monterey, Carmel & a 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

    Cruise along California's spectacular coastline on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco. You'll follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula home of the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and Steinbeck's Cannery Row. Explore Monterey's charming shops or choose to add aquarium admission. See the stunning estates of 17-Mile Drive. Finish your day with a stop at the coastal town of Carmel by the Sea, before returning to San Francisco via famous Silicon Valley.

    Escape the big city on this scenic day-trip to Monterey and Carmel. Drive along the Highway 1 with breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast seascapes and narration as you may your way down to the Bay. You'll have time to shop and have lunch in Monterey, with the option of visiting the famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, and enjoy plenty of photo stops on this scenic day trip from San Francisco. No trip to California is complete with a drive along the famous 17-Mile Drive, home to the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Course, the Lone Cypress, magnificent mansions, playful wildlife along the coastline and breathtaking natural beauty.

    Then, you'll head to the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea, with a charming downtown shopping district, beautiful beaches and historic mission. On this last stop of the tour, you will have time to visit the many boutiques and art galleries.

    Highlights of this day trip include:

    • Pacific Ocean drive
    • Cannery Row
    • Lone Cypress
    • Pebble Beach Lodge and golf course
    • Carmel Mission
    • Monterey Bay
    • 17-Mile Drive
    • Seal Rock
    • Carmel by the Sea
    Monterey, Carmel & a 17-Mile Drive Day Trip

    2627 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Cruise along California's famous 17-Mile Drive on a relaxing day trip from San Francisco
    • Follow Highway 1 to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula to explore shops or visit the aquarium
    • Discover the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea's downtown shopping district and beautiful beaches
    • Enjoy plenty of stops and fantastic photo opportunities along the way.
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    Golden Gate Park Segway Tours

    Warning: After this tour, gliding around on a Segway might become your favorite form of transportation. You will have a blast as you glide through the seven beautiful miles of Golden Gate Park's landscaped trails and roads. Visit hidden sites that include the Lily Pond, Shakespeare Garden and Fern Grotto. The tour explores the east end, including the National Aids Memorial, Music Concourse, Pioneer Grove, and Stow Lake. Listen along to your tour guides as they share tidbits and trivia about the park's stewards over the years, the impact of WWII on the Japanese Tea Garden, and the story of the park's historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today's lush vista. This is a fully narrated 2.5 hour tour where you will be supplied with radio earbuds so you will not miss a word. Walking is overrated, so come glide along and take in all the sights and sounds the Golden Gate Park has to offer.
    Golden Gate Park Segway Tours

    82 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, San Francisco

    • Glide through the iconic Golden Gate Park on a Segway
    • Hear stories from your tour guide and experience seven miles of the Golden Gate Park
    • Partake in a brief Segway training and then see The Music Concourse and Temple of Music
    • Ride on your Segway and enjoy not having to walk
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    San Fran All in One Tour

    Why scope out just a piece of the city when you can see the whole thing? This tour is designed to help you cross off as much of your SF Bucket List as possible. You will begin where San Fran started itself, at City Hall. From there, the BART (San Francisco's rail transit), will whisk you off to Embarcadero, where you'll start your winding journey through diverse neighborhoods and up a hill or two. Stops along the way include the Golden Gate Bridge, War Memorial Opera House, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Chinatown Dragon Gate Transamerica Building, Lombard St., Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, National Maritime, National Historic Park, and Ghirardelli Square. Along the way, your incredible guide will regale you with stories from San Francisco's past and present. Don't forget to bring your camera -- the picturesque elegance of city life is something you'll want to capture forever.
    San Fran All in One Tour

    Polk Gulch, San Francisco

    • See the best of San Francisco in a city-wide tour
    • Take in iconic sights like The Embarcadero, Chinatown Dragon Gate, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz
    • Learn about the city's fascinating history
    • Get comfortable using BART (San Francisco's rail transit) to travel between sites
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    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (San Francisco)

    Price is for a group of 2-5 people Looking for a way to turn San Francisco into a giant game board? Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the amazing race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of SF highlights! Guided from any smartphone, you'll make your way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Answer questions to uncover the next, secret location. Your adventure takes you through the Union Square area, which houses some of the city's finest designer shopping and cafes, through the bustling Chinatown and other historical neighborhoods as you make your way down through the famous Wharf District. Traverse its contoured landscape both on foot and by Cable Car, as you gain an entirely new perspective ol San Francisco and learn to see the city by the Bay in a whole new way!
    Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure (San Francisco)

    Yerba Buena Park, San Francisco

    • Embark on a tour that allows you to experience San Francisco as if it were a scavenger hunt
    • Answer fun trivia questions to uncover the next secret location and advance in your journey
    • Explore the most iconic SF neighborhoods, such as Union Square, Chinatown, and the Wharf District
    • Snap breathtaking photos of the city from above as you ride through the sky in a cable car
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    California Academy of Sciences

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    The California Academy of Sciences is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens! Just one ticket allows you to explore an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, rainforest, 40,000 live animals, and more -- all under one living roof! No matter your interest, CAS has something for everyone. If you love exploration and the amazing biodiversity of Earth, you should check out the lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life from the world's richest tropical regions. Or maybe you're more into the mysteries and awesome size of our universe, in which case you should definitely visit the Morrison Planetarium. With a completely digital dome that measures 90 feet in diameter, plus a 75-foot screen, you'll feel like you're up among the stars. The point is, you can't go wrong with a trip to the CAS.
    California Academy of Sciences

    55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco

    • Take a trip to one of the largest museums of natural history in the world
    • Explore an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and much more with just one ticket
    • Gaze up at the stars in the Morrison Planetarium, fully equipped with a 75 foot digital screen
    • Learn a little bit more about the beautiful planet we call home
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    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

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    The Mission District is San Francisco's first neighborhood, truly the heart of this vibrant city. On this guided walking tour, you'll experience innovative vegetarian and vegan eateries that will leave even the most serious of omnivore feeling inspired! Explore the district's lively restaurant and foodie scene as you sample up to 5 of the most delicious veggie dishes the area has to offer. Hear about some of the unusual history of the area as you follow your expert local guide to see some of the quirkiest sites in this most eclectic of neighborhoods, traditionally home to artists, bohemians, political activists, and other alternative types. Foodies take note, you'll be on cloud 9 during this tour of a neighborhood that truly offers it all!
    The Mission Vegetarian Food Tour

    Mission District, San Francisco

    • Eat your way through San Francisco's historic Mission District on a vegetarian'focused food tour
    • See the hip Valencia Street, frenetic 16th Street, latin flavored Mission Street, and trendy 18th Street
    • Indulge in mouthwatering vegetarian and vegan dishes from five different eateries
    • Enjoy colorful commentary from your local guide about the history of the neighborhood
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    Bridge to Bridge Cruise

    Go under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on this scenic cruise along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz, Treasure Island and AT&T Park, and enjoy views of the city skyline dotted by Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the Transamerica Pyramid, the Palace of Fine Arts and more. Fascinating audio commentary lets you learn about the construction of these famous bridges, as well as San Francisco's unique architecture, history, geology and culture. Head to Fisherman's Wharf in the afternoon to board your cruise. Then, sit back and relax as your expert captain takes you along picturesque San Francisco Bay. Pass Alcatraz Island and soak up views of San Francisco's stunning skyline, dotted with famous landmarks and attractions including Coit Tower, the Ferry Building, the iconic Transamerica Pyramid and the domed Palace of Fine Arts. Have your camera ready as you cruise under the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, where the Pacific spills into San Francisco Bay. You'll get unparalleled views from right underneath the bridge! You'll also travel under the colossal Bay Bridge, linking San Francisco with Oakland and the rest of the East Bay. Admire Treasure Island and snap photos of AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Throughout your cruise, audio commentary, available in 16 languages, teaches you interesting facts about how these bridges were built. You'll also learn about San Francisco's unique architecture, history, geology and culture. Your vessel features restrooms and indoor and outdoor seating. You're free to bring your own lunch on board to enjoy while you take in the sights, and there is also a full bar and snacks available for purchase.
    Bridge to Bridge Cruise

    Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco

    • Travel under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay Bridge on a scenic cruise of San Francisco Bay
    • Hear fascinating audio commentary about the construction of these famous and historic bridges
    • Take in spectacular views of Alcatraz, Treasure Island, AT&T Park, and the city skyline
    • Learn about San Francisco's unique architecture, history, geology and culture
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    Lil Redwoods Tour

    If a tree falls in the forest, but no one is there to hear it, will it make a sound? OBVIOUSLY. These trees are HUGE. Come see the legendary redwoods in a way that is less damaging to the natural terrain than even hiking boots are -- by Segway! During your ride you'll enjoy the beautiful skyline view of Oakland, California, breathtaking groves of redwood giants, and a physical test of your balance, reflexes, and skills! You'll experience the tranquility of the forest, and experience spectacular views of Mt. Diablo, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, and a panorama of the entire San Francisco Bay Area. It's the only place you'll want to tree!
    Lil Redwoods Tour

    10060 Skyline Blvd, Oakland

    • Explore the beautiful groves of ancient redwood trees in a native forest
    • See the historic site of one of San Francisco Bay Area's largest and most important redwood giants
    • Ride through lush redwoods while testing your skills, balance, and reflexes
    • Go off-road on the segway, and give yourself the freedom to play!
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    Tales of the City Tour

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    Let loose your inner adventurer without ever leaving the city limits! Experience San Francisco's stunning combination of nature and architecture with a 4.5 mile, 2.5 hour hike. Get your blood pumping as you ascend the Filbert Steps. Then, as you elevate, meet the wild parrots of Telegraph Hill at Colt Tower. Experience San Francisco from a new perspective and bravely go where few have gone before as you uncover Molinari Mana Park, a secret park on a secret street. You'll get a unique workout while you learn about San Francisco's hidden treasures and compelling local history. This is truly a trip into nature with no historical limits: Descend the Greenwich steps and see quirky mosaic art; then, uncover where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio took their wedding photos! Begin your journey today!
    Tales of the City Tour

    1155 Battery St, San Francisco

    • Discover the natural and manmade beauty of San Francisco on a guided urban hike
    • Summit peaks, meet wild animals, and visit iconic locations
    • Combine good old fashioned exercise with a unique historical tour
    • Go behind the scenes and beyond the streets for an exciting new look at the city
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