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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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    Haight-Ashbury, a Musical Trip of the 60's Tour

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    If you've got a thing for the quirky, you'll love this musical trip back to the 60s! Armed with a mini-guitar, your witty troubadour and historian tour guide is sure to keep you entertained as you walk around the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, enjoying wailing tales of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Hell's Angels, and more! Learn about Ken Kesey's Acid Tests, the Summer of Love, and the psychedelic substances that rocked conservative America into a technicolor wonderland. Trust us -- you've never been on a tour like this one!
    Haight-Ashbury, a Musical Trip of the 60's Tour

    Haight Ashbury, San Francisco

    • Visit San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury and hear stories along the way, including the history of its glory days, from the Summer of Love to the Diggers' days
    • Explore Haight Street and the surrounding area, including the homes of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead, Charles Manson and more
    • Enjoy the music -- your knowledgeable guide comes equipped with a mini guitar to provide you with accompanying hippie songs along your wonder-filled walk
    • Make 7-9 stops along the way, exploring the funky shops, local hangouts and other neighborhood favorites
    • Hear about the history of the 1960s and 70s, and the influential community organizations that helped give the neighborhood its free flowing vibes
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    San Francisco City Lights Evening Bus Tour

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    There are lots of ways to get to know San Francisco. But nothing quite illuminates it like this tour! This two-hour ride takes place just as the city is gearing up for the nightlife. And, perched above a double-decker bus, you'll have a perfect view of all the action around you! You'll depart from Union Square and travel up and down some of San Francisco's most famous hills. Bustling neighborhoods like Chinatown and Marina are on the itinerary, as is a Golden Gate Bridge photo op. You'll also head across the bridge to Treasure Island for a look back at the city skyline. As your ride around the city, you'll enjoy humorous and historic insights into all that you see, getting to know the city's background. This bus even provides wifi, in case you want to show everybody how much fun you're having while you're having it! We live in strange times.
    San Francisco City Lights Evening Bus Tour

    323 Geary St, San Francisco

    • Get to know San Francisco during a 2-hour twilight tour
    • Travel the city aboard a comfortable double decker tour bus
    • Visit Chinatown, Marina, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Treasure Island
    • Enjoy insights and anecdotes about the city's culture and history
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Adventurous Horseback Tour

    Firetrucks and horses. Your inner child is going to have a field day with this tour. You'll be riding in a classic 1955 Mack Fire Truck (shiny red, of course) over the Golden Gate Bridge. This narrated, open-air ride will provide the perfect opportunity to check out the San Francisco skyline from up on high. Prior to the bridge, you'll tour the streets of San Francisco, and afterwards, the village of Sausalito. As though that's not enough, you'll also spend an hour exploring the California coastline on horseback. If you're worried about this tour being too eccentric, don't. It's San Francisco. You'll fit right in.
    Adventurous Horseback Tour

    650 Beach St, San Francisco

    • Scope out the Bay Area from the Golden Gate Bridge while riding in a mid-20th century firetruck
    • Embark on a tranquil horseback adventure along the scenic California Coast
    • Learn about San Francisco's history and culture during a narrated drive through its streets
    • Enjoy a unique tour during which you'll get know San Francisco while embracing its eccentricity
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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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