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Park & Beach Tour & California Academy of Science

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Hop-on Hop-off Golden Gate Park & Beach Tour (48 hours):

The Park Tour departs from Union Square, heading towards Civic Center with its impressive City Hall and the Asian Art Museum, before we pass the Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony. On our way to the Park we drive along Hayes Street where you can find countless shopping opportunities and restaurants.

The bus then heads into the beautiful Golden Gate Park which is one of the world’s largest man-made havens! It covers over 1,000 acres of San Francisco’s downtown and ranges more than 50 city blocks. Within the park, you can visit such renowned attractions as the De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the multi-million dollar California Academy of Sciences which features an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a lot more - all under one “living” roof.

On our return from Golden Gate Park, we visit Alamo Square, home to the world famous "Painted Ladies" Victorian houses and we will head through San Francisco’s Japan Town, passing St. Mary's Cathedral, before returning to the shopping area at Union Square.

California Academy of Sciences:

Home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and world-class research and education programs, the California Academy of Sciences is one of San Francisco's must-see destinations. From the splashing penguins in African Hall to the wildflowers on the roof, the building is bursting with life. A four-story living rainforest and awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem will delight visitors of all ages, while immersive space shows will transport audiences beyond the boundaries of our planet.

Points of Interest: Ride on an Open Top Bus for the very best views; Alamo Square - home to the 'painted ladies' of 'Postcard Row'; See Japantown, Golden Gate Park, Haight Ashbury, Civic Center, and Union Square; Stops at Golden Gate Park for those who want to see the museums.


48 hour Hop-on Hop-off Golden Gate Park & Beach Loop Bus Tour; Narration by a entertaining, knowledgeable tour guide; Admission to California Academy of Sciences.


Hotel pick-up/drop-off; Special exhibitions at California Academy of Sciences at additional cost; Gratuity.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; every 2 hours, 10:00am - 4:00pm. No tour departures on Christmas day.


Golden Gate Park & Beach Tour is approximately 75 minutes (no stops); Hop-on Hop-off ticket valid for 48 hours.


Tour departs from Union Square, opposite of Macy's.


Due to events in the park and infamous San Francisco traffic, the route and stops on this tour may change without notice, please contact City Sightseeing staff for the most up-to-date schedule.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

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