This downtown bus tour and Aquarium of the Bay combination includes 2 day of hop on/hop off bus travel and 1 time admission to the Aquarium of the Bay.
1) SAN FRANCISCO DOWNTOWN BUS TOUR
- Fisherman’s Wharf – 2800 Leavenworth St
The Cannery, Cable Car, Ghirardelli Square, Hyde Street Pier, The Anchorage, Maritime Museum, Aquatic Park
- Barbary Coast – Outside Fog City Diner
Levi's Plaza, Fog City Diner, Telegraph Hill, Filbert Street, Steps to Coit Tower
- Ferry Building – One Market St
Ferries, Farmers Market, BART, Embarcadero Shopping, AT&T Ballpark, Bay Bridge
- South of Market – Opposite SF Museum of Modern Art
Moscone Center, Metreon Center, Yerba Buena Gardens, Jewish Contemporary Museum, SF MOMA, CalTrain Station
- City Hall – Corner of Fulton and Larkin
San Francisco City Hall, Asian Art Museum, Opera House, Ballet, Civic Center, New Library
- Union Square – Outside Macys Department Store (this San Francisco Bus Tour will stop here for 5 minutes) Major Department Stores, San Francisco Shopping Center, Crocker Galleria, Hotels, Theatres and Cable Car
- Chinatown Gate – Outside Triton Hotel
Pagoda Gates, Portsmouth Square, Chinatown shopping and restaurants, Old St. Mary’s Church.
- Chinatown / Financial District – Outside Hilton Financial Hotel
Financial District, Transamerica Pyramid, Bank of America Building, Fortune Cookie Factory, Exotic Cuisines
- North Beach – Washington Square (Outside Joey & Eddies)
Italian District Restaurants, Coit Tower, Washington Square
- Lombard Street – Corner of Lombard and Columbus
Crookedest Street, Russian Hill, Hyde Street Cable Car
- Fisherman's Wharf – Pier 43 ½
Pier 39, Bay Cruise, Wax Museum, Boudin Bakery, USS Pampanito, Sea Lions, Shopping
The Downtown departs daily every 30 minutes between 9am and 5pm except for a 9:30am departure. Tour does not run on Christmas day
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A visit to San Francisco just wouldn't be complete without a ride aboard a San Francisco Double-Decker bus.
The Downtown Loop shows you all of the highlights of the city. Enjoy an entirely live narrated 90 minute tour of San Francisco's most famous sites on this San Francisco double decker bus tour. The tour includes unlimited use for 48 hours so you can hop-on & hop-off the bus at any of the designated stops during the tour to browse, shop, & take pictures.
Explore the highlights of San Francisco at your own pace and simply hop on the next bus when you are ready to go to the next location. Buses arrive at each stop every 30-60 minutes. Book this San Francisco bus tour today!
Fun Facts You May Learn On this San Francisco Bus Tour:
1) Often billed as the "crookedest street," San Francisco's Lombard Street is, in fact, neither the crookedest nor the steepest street in the city, let alone the world. Oddly, that fact doesn't deter the hordes of tourists who come every year to see this famous street, built with eight switchbacks on a 40-degree slope.
2) Vermont Avenue between 22nd and 23rd is "crookedest," and Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth is steepest at 31.5 degrees, but neither fact discourages tourists from flocking to Lombard Street's seductive curves.
3) Denim jeans were invented in San Francisco for the Gold Rush miners who needed tough, comfortable clothing
4) San Francisco is built on 43 hills.
5) Washington Square Park at Columbus & Union is not actually a square because it has five sides. But then North Beach isn't a beach and the statue in the middle of the park is Ben Franklin not George Washington.
6) Soon after the Golden Gate Park opened in 1890, John McLaren, the park's designer added a free-range zoo that was home to elk, bears, goats, and buffalo. The buffalo are the only ones that remain.
7) The original Spanish name for San Francisco was Yerba Buena, meaning "good herb" or"good grass".
8) San Francisco boasts of being home to 215 historic landmark buildings, 10 historical districts and 14,000 Victorian homes.
9) At the time of its opening, in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge had the world's longest span, with 23 miles of ladders and 300,000 rivets in each tower.
10) San Francisco is home to the largest Chinese community in the world, outside of China.
2) AQUARIUM OF THE BAY
Aquarium of the Bay is a unique nature center dedicated to inspiring preservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. With a dual focus on education and entertainment, it is the only aquarium dedicated to the diverse marine life and distinctive ecosystems of the Bay and nearby waters. Aquarium of the Bay provides an unmatched window to the Bay’s amazing marine life to more than 600,000 visitors each year.
The Aquarium’s 50,000 square feet of exhibition space features 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding over 700,000 gallons of filtered Bay water that is home to over 20,000 aquatic animals, including sharks, bat rays, skates, sea bass, octopus, eels, sturgeon, flat fish, sea stars and more. It also encompasses three touch pools and numerous other displays.