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San Francisco is home to a huge variety of must-see group tour destinations and activities. From hiking trails and weekend road trips to beach crawls and local brewery tours, there’s something for every tour group in the San Francisco area.
With four main bus types—coach, school bus, minibus, and mini coach—Bus.com has a bus to suit your group size and comfort requirements as well as the expertise to help you organize your perfect custom tour group.
Depending on the size of your group and the comfort level you’re seeking, we’ve got a variety of vehicles to choose from. The school bus and minibus will get you there with minimal frills, while the coach bus and mini coach bus are the pinnacle of comfort and style.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world. Get a picture with your group tour from San Francisco in front of the bright red beauty. The bridge has been around since the Great Depression; today, more than 40 million vehicles travel across it every year.
Located 1.25 miles off shore in the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz Island is an interesting destination for any tours of the San Francisco area. With a focus on incarceration and justice, it’s a sobering reminder of American history. The 1969 American Indian occupation, current preservation efforts, and more are just some of what you’ll learn about here.
There’s a lot going on in this waterfront neighborhood. San Francisco area tours must include a trip to Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll find Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Wattle Creek Winery, and Madame Tussauds wax museum.
As the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, San Francisco’s Chinatown makes for one of the most perfect excursions in San Francisco. The Chinatown Gateway, Chinese New Year Flower Fair, Asian Art Museum, and Portsmouth Square are just some of the activities you can add to your itinerary. San Francisco area tours, take note.
At 210 feet tall, Coit Tower has been around since 1932. Head to Pioneer Park in Telegraph Hill for a panoramic view of the city from the top of the tower. The tower is named after Lillie Hitchcock Coit, a 19th-century female firefighter.
Travel across the Golden Gate Strait to Sausalito, where you’ll find amazing houseboats and beaches. Take the Gingerbread House Tour, go kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding, and experience one of the many waterfront dining establishments in town. Take the Sausalito Ferry or walk along Caledonia Street to see a charming neighborhood.
Yosemite National Park is a few hours from San Francisco. Camping, rock climbing, and hiking are just some of the activities you can do here. View the rockface of El Capitan from the top or bottom. Learn about Galen Clark, guardian of the Yosemite grant, as well as the Ahwahnechee tribe who lived in Yosemite long before it was a travel destination.
With 82,027 acres of land to explore, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area has a lot going for it. Your tour from San Francisco will have the chance to see many of the 2,000 plant and animal species that live here (making up 19 unique ecosystems).
A California National Monument, Muir Woods is named after legendary author and naturalist John Muir. Use one of your offsite excursions in the San Francisco area to view giant redwood trees, which have been protected by the government in the area since 1908.
Half Moon Bay is a small city that sits south of San Francisco along the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Here, you have your choice of hiking trails, water sports, and waterfront eateries, among other spectacular activities. Miramar Beach is stunning, and downtown shopping offers plenty to choose from.
The quintessential stop in California wine country, Napa Valley is home to towns like St. Helena, Calistoga and Napa itself. There are plenty of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Spa days, hot air ballooning, and cooking classes will fill up your itinerary quickly.
Just over an hour north of San Francisco, Sonoma Valley is another stop on the California wine tour. Again, you’ll find plenty of wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Try amazing cheese and other delicacies at Sonoma Market. View a show at Transcendence Theatre Company or stop by the Quaryhill Botanical Garden.