If you're looking for vibrancy, diversity and entertainment, San Francisco is legendary. The Golden Gate Bridge is modern engineering at its finest. Picture-perfect Alamo Square is the famous site where modern San Francisco meets Victorian architecture. From Embarcadero to Haight-Ashbury, just about any road is a slope in the right direction.
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.
Combine a San Francisco City Tour and guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate introduction to San Francisco! You'll enjoy the beauty and attractions of everyone's favorite city, in addition to a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an audio walking tour.
Imagine San Francisco as you've never seen it before! On a San Francisco Vista Grande Helicopter Tour you'll see all the famous sites: Alcatraz Island, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco skyline and of course, the Golden Gate Bridge! Plus, your helicopter flight takes you north over the spectacular Pacific Coastline, Tiburon, Angel Island, Marine Headlands and Sausalito.
Discover why beautiful Muir Woods and the Californian wine country are two of San Francisco's most popular day-trip destinations! Start the day with a refreshing stroll through Muir Woods, where you'll explore a spectacular redwood sequoia forest, then visit wine country for some superb wine tasting at Napa and Sonoma's boutique wineries in the afternoon.
Experience the Sonoma wine region in a unique way - on the Sonoma Valley Wine Trolley. Jump aboard this historical replica of a San Francisco cable car and grab a seat on a special wine tasting adventure you will never forget. This open-air trolley will let you experience the picturesque vineyards like no other tour.
Experience beautiful Sonoma Valley in a totally unique way - from the air! Enjoy an exhilarating 1-hour hot air balloon ride from Santa Rosa over gorgeous vineyards and rolling hills, offering views of the Pacific Ocean, Napa Valley and sometimes even San Francisco! Then, head to a nearby winery for a lovely gourmet brunch and toast to this unique experience with a glass of bubbly.
Come find out why Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences is the hottest event on everyone's social calendar! As the sun goes down, this famous San Francisco museum is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science and exhibits!
Experience the sights and tastes of San Francisco! From award-winning culinary tour guides, journey through the city on sightseeing adventure sure to satisfy your appetite for food and fun. Aboard a comfortable shuttle, see Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, Fort Mason, Ocean Beach, Haight, Alamo Square and Civic Center, and stop at iconic neighborhoods for some food tastings. Enjoy pasta and pizza in North Beach's Little Italy, sip tea in Chinatown, and savor a handmade Sicilian pastry at a surprise location. Your guide will offer interesting commentary about the sights you see throughout your tour.
Hop aboard the San Francisco ferry for a trip to Angel Island. This one-way or round-trip ferry service takes you across San Francisco Bay with beautiful views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. On Angel Island, enjoy a variety of recreational activities on your own and capture unbeatable vistas of the San Francisco skyline, Marin County Headlands and Mt Tamalpais. This is the most convenient way to get to Angel Island, and makes for a great day trip with family and friends.
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.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United States. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details. You can also visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for up-to-date information.
Most shops are open from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday to Friday and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.
The official currency is the US Dollar.
Banks are generally open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri. Some banks open on Saturdays with reduced hours of operation. There are several major chains and branches of all banks and ATM's are available throughout the city. Major credit cards are very widely accepted.
Most hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge. Make sure you check the bill to avoid tipping twice. Where a service charge is not included in a restaurant, or for a taxi driver, tour guide or other service provider, it is customary to leave a tip of 10%-15% of the bill.
110V, same as Canada