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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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    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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    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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    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

    Take time out for a day trip into the wild beauty of Yosemite National Park from San Francisco. Enjoy the beautiful countryside and discover the raw beauty of California's most famous national park. Your journey begins with a drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range. In the morning, you will be driven to a giant sequoia grove (snow depth permitting), stopping along the way for a bird's-eye view of the whole valley. You can relax in the picnic area and have lunch (not included) among the giant sequoia trees.

    After lunch, you will have the opportunity to go on a short one-hour hike to the falls or grab a snack at the Yosemite Lodge. You will have three to four hours to spend at Yosemite National Park, with a range of activities to suit everyone, which may include some of the following:
    • Hike to one of Yosemite's waterfalls
    • Watch the climbers on El Capitan
    • Rent bikes for a relaxing cycle on the flat bike paths throughout the valley
    • Cool off in lovely river pools in summer
    • Spot a black bear
    • Relax at the visitors center, with museums, restaurants and the Ansel Adams Gallery to inspire every amateur photographer
    When it's time to head back to San Francisco, you will drive down the Sierra Nevada stopping along the way for a short break.

    Please note: The weather in Yosemite is highly variable and includes rain and snow in winter and high temperatures in summer. The itinerary may be adapted to make the most of Yosemite during different seasons and times of the year.
    Yosemite National Park and Giant Sequoias Trip

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Embark on a trip to the peaceful countryside and discover the raw beauty of Yosemite National Park
    • Drive through San Joaquin Valley and into the Sierra Nevada range
    • Enjoy three to four hours of free time at Yosemite National Park, with a range of activities to suit everyone
    • Relax in the picnic area and have lunch among the giant sequoia trees
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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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    Mission Food & Murals Bike Tour

    This fascinating San Francisco food tour by bike focuses on the Mission District, the hippest and sunniest neighborhood in the city. On our Mission District food tour we’ll do an extensive exploration of the neighborhood, which is at the heart of SF’s famous craft food scene, world-class mural art, and cutting-edge design culture. You’ll get an in-depth look at the vibrant and eclectic fabric of the Mission District from longtime neighborhood resident-guides, as you learn about the roots of San Francisco history, it’s oldest buildings, and the 1906 earthquake. Then we’ll switch gears, tasting our way through a world-famous bakery, tortilla factory, coffee roaster, artisan grocery, and bean-to-bar chocolatier. We’ll also stop for a picnic lunch at SF’s most beautiful neighborhood park then explore a selection of the Mission District’s most legendary mural art and design businesses. Along the way, we’ll also discover plenty of other classic Mission District curiosities and fascinations that make the neighborhood a must-see SF destination for locals and visitors alike. There’s isn’t a more unique or extensive food tour anywhere in San Francisco– enjoy!
    Mission Food & Murals Bike Tour

    1259 Hampshire St, San Francisco

    • Visit and enjoy tastings from five renowned SF food destinations, including: award-winning pastries at Tartine Bakery, organic local produce at Bi-Rite Market, fresh tortillas and guacamole from La Palma, an artisan cup of coffee at the Four Barrel roastery, and bean-to-bar chocolate at the Dandelion factory.
    • Learn about the roots of San Francisco history, including a a crash course on Victorian architecture, a fascinating first-hand look at the 1906 earthquake, and a visit to the city’s oldest building at Mission Dolores.
    • Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch with sandwiches from Tartine and seasonal goodies from Bi-Rite Market at Dolores Park, featuring stunning panoramic views of the SF city skyline.
    • See SF’s largest mural, an infamous mural alley with the city’s most diverse, highest quality street art, and so much more!
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    Oyster Lover's Tour

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    Dive deep into the ultimate seafood experience on this guided food tour of West Marin's oyster scene! Enjoy visits to two famous West Marin oyster farms and follow your expert local guide to get a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to cultivate and nurture the perfect bivalve. Savor samples at three different oyster restaurants and try baked, barbecued and smoked oysters! An incredible oyster extravaganza!
    Oyster Lover's Tour

    Nick's Cove, Marshall

    • Dive deep into the ultimate oyster experience on this guided food tour
    • Visit two famous West Marin oyster farms and three oyster restaurants with your expert local guide
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look into what it takes to cultivate and nurture the perfect bivalve
    • Savor oysters every-which-way: raw, baked, barbecued and smoked!
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    Food Tour of the Mission

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    San Francisco's Mission District is known for great Mexican Food, but there's more to this historic neighborhood than the amazing burritos! Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets while you learn about the area's fascinating history from your expert local guide. Visit notable hotspots like Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, Mission Chinese Food, a legend in SF's street food scene, and Mission Market, a hidden gem you may have otherwise passed over. As you explore these amazing pop-up restaurants, markets, and delis, you'll see for yourself why this area has emerged as San Francisco's most intriguing culinary scene!
    Food Tour of the Mission

    24th St Mission BART Plaza, San Francisco

    • Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out Valencia Street's best restaurants and markets
    • Learn about the Mission District's fascinating and colorful history from your expert local guide
    • Visit notable hotspots like Dianda's, home of the Italian Rum Cake, and Mission Chinese Food
    • Have the opportunity to purchase delicious sandwiches, burritos, and snacks along the way
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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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    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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