Park and Beach Tour + California Academy of Science

See Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean from an open top bus! This 90 minute tour takes you along many of San Francisco`s famous sites, such as Union Square, Civic Center, St Mary`s Cathedral, Japan Town, Haight Asbury, the
California Academy of Sciences, Ocean Beach, and the Cliff House. Hop on and Hop off at any of the 14 stops on this tour and enjoy live narration by an entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide.
The tour departs from Union Square, passing Civic Center with its impressive City Hall, the Asian Art Museum, the Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony. After a brief photo stop for the picturesque City Hall, the tour proceeds through Hayes Valley, the aspiring home of numerous local fashion designers and many restaurants. You
can also visit Alamo Square with the world famous "Painted Ladies" Victorian houses. The bus proceeds into beautiful Golden Gate Park which is one of the worlds largest man-made havens! Within the park you find such renowned attractions as the De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Conservatory of
Flowers, and the California Academy of Sciences which features an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a rainforest - all under one living roof. Driving along the park, you will see more Golden Gate Park favorites like the Stow Lake Boathouse, Spreckles Lake, the Tulip Garden, and the Dutch Windmill. The tour continues to the breathtaking area where "Land meets Air and Sea" with wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean! Along the Great Highway you will see Ocean Beach, part of the Golden Gate National Park area, which attracts many surfers all year round. At the northern end of the beach you can get off the bus and explore the historic ruins of the Sutro Baths and walk along the hiking trails to Lands End or relax with a glass of wine,
overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Seal Rock at the Cliff House. On the return, you will be taken down memory lane through the historic Haight-Ashbury, widely known for its hippie subculture and products of the "Summer of Love". The tour continues towards Japan Town, passing St. Marys Cathedral and through the culturally Fillmore District before returning to Union Square.

Tour Availability:
- June-September: Bus departs Daily from Union Square (across from Macy`s) every hour from 10 AM to 4 PM. 
- October-May: Bus departs daily from Union Square every 2 hours from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Tour Inclusions:
  • Admission to the California Academy of Sciences
  • The Golden Gate Park and Beach Tour

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Redemption Instructions
After purchase, you must print out the activity voucher and turn it in to the vendor at the time of your tour. There will be no service allowed without a voucher. If you have forgotten your voucher, or are unable to print, please contact directly for assistance.

All vouchers must be redeemed at City Sightseeing`s office at Fisherman`s Wharf, located at 2800 Leavenworth Street, between Beach St. and Jefferson St.

Vouchers may be redeemed at any time (office hours are 8am to 7pm) and tickets for all Hop-on Hop-Off Double Decker Tours are valid for 48 hours from time of first use (not the time of redemption).

Once vouchers have been exchanged for tickets, customers may board the Double Decker Bus at any of the designated City Sightseeing stops and get on and off the bus as often as they like for up to 48 hours.