San Francisco Activities

San Francisco Activities

We offer an amazing assortment of must-do San Francisco activities and day tours for the whole family!

From day trips to National Parks to otherworldly wine tastings to GPS-guided tours (no pedaling needed), we’ve got plenty of adventures that go beyond the bike.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours

  varies |   All ages |  Starting at $33 |   6 tours, day/night options

All Aboard! In a city of stunning bays, bridges and hills, our San Francisco bus tours are the perfect way to see all the top sites. Hop on, hop off, and revel in ultimate flexibility as you explore the treasures of the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Haight Ashbury, Chinatown, Sausalito, and much more!

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Segway Tours

  2.5 hours |   12+ | Starting at $55 |   4 tours, day/night options

Let the Good Times Roll! Experience San Francisco on a fully guided and narrated Segway Tour. One-on-one training is provided and every tour is fully narrated by one our experienced tour guides through a radio headset. Must be at least 12 years of age and 100 lbs. Sorry, but pregnant women are not allowed to ride.

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Go Car Tours

  Varies |   Varies |   21+ to drive, 2 people/car | Starting at $60 |   5 tours

Make Your Own Story! GoCar is the world’s first-ever GPS-guided Storytelling car! Whether you want to visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, take on the crookedest street in the world (Lombard St), get a selfie with your bestie in front of celebrity homes, or take off an epic drive, GoCar is there for you.

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Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

  All ages | Starting at $26 |   10am-7pm daily

Get Up Close with the Stars! Millions of people have flocked through the doors of Madame Tussauds since they first opened over 200 years ago! Musicians, entrepreneurs, athletes, movie stars, and local favorites grace this amazing tourist destination, so fire up the selfie stick and get your pic with your favorite celeb!

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San Francisco Dungeon

  All ages | Starting at $26 |   varies by month

Scary Good Fun! The San Francisco Dungeon is a 60 minute journey through San Francisco’s past from the Gold Rush to Alcatraz. Enjoy an exciting mix of 9 live actor shows, 200 years of history, 360° sets, and authentic storytelling. Take a trip through San Francisco’s hysterically horrible past!

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The Academy of Sciences

  All ages |  $34.95 |   varies by day

Aquarium, Planetarium & Natural History Museum! The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it is home to a world-class aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum.

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Blue and Gold fleet Rocket boat

  All ages |  Starting at $21 |   Runs May – October

Calling all thrill seekers: hang on tight for the most exhilarating ride of your life aboard RocketBoat! RocketBoat is the wildest and fastest thrill ride on San Francisco Bay. For 30 minutes, you’ll be flying across the Bay under the steady hand of one of our veteran captains with nerves of steel at the wheel. With epic views and a classic Rock-n-Roll soundtrack, don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back for a few more shots of adrenaline. And you can – with an infinite combination of twists and turns, it’s never the same ride twice! Rocketboat runs seasonally, May through October.

Schedule:  ThursdaySunday               

12:15 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm

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San Francisco Bay Adventure

  All ages |  Starting at $22 |   Run May – October

A Journey Along San Francisco’s Historic Waterfront. It’s time to experience the thrilling history of the San Francisco Bay with all the sound and glory it deserves. Spend an hour on the water gazing at the beautiful city of San Francisco while reliving 150 years of its fascinating history.

Take advantage of prime photo opportunities with unobstructed views in every direction aboard Blue & Gold Fleet’s 60-minute Bay Cruise Adventure. Sail past the famous PIER 39 sea lions and along San Francisco’s historic waterfront, revealing the city’s fascinating skyline. This comfortable San Francisco Bay Cruise tour has both indoor and outdoor seating with full narration describing major landmarks as you sail by them. You haven’t experienced San Francisco until you’ve taken a Bay Cruise.

Schedule: Daily                        

12:15 pm, 1:00 pm, 1:45 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm

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The Aquarium of the Bay

  All ages |  $22 |   varies by month

Wet and Wild! Located on San Francisco’s iconic waterfront, Aquarium of the Bay provides unforgettable encounters with local marine life that inspire both wonder and conservation. Our mission is to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed

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Muir Woods National Monument

  All ages |  Starting at $79 |   varies by day

Enter the Redwood Forest! Walk among old growth coast redwoods, cooling their roots in the fresh water of Redwood Creek. Federally protected as a National Monument since 1908, this primeval forest is both refuge and laboratory, revealing our relationship with the living landscape.

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Monterey & Carmel by the Sea

  All ages |  $83 |   varies by month

Explore the Coast! Tour one of the most scenic roads in California. Cruise along the coast-hugging Highway 1, passing the mansions of Pebble Beach on the iconic 17-Mile Drive. Explore Monterey, browse ritzy boutiques, and get a glimpse of Silicon Valley’s tech campuses.

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Wine Lovers Tour

  All ages |  $140 |   varies by day

A Grape Time! The Wine Lovers Tour takes you on a fun filled adventure, visiting small family-owned and larger wineries in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. The tour starts off with an introduction by your guide, after which you’ll decide which of the 1,400 wineries in the region you’ll visit.

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Interested in a Private Group Tour?

The Bay City Bike team specializes in planning and conducting customized Group Tours.
Since 2001 we have hosted hundreds of guided and self guided tours and events of all sizes, from intimate family parties of three, to offsite, 20 mile bike tours of 300. We have honed our knowledge & expertise in planning bike tours, and would love to share an exciting bike adventure with your group.