The Best San Francisco Bus Tours

Reviews of San Francisco Hop-On-Hop-Off And Other Bus Tours

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This post compares the different San Francisco bus tours available, including hop-on, hop-off tours, themed tours, combination packages and more. 

 

 

Consider one of these awesome bus tours and complement your experience by taking one of our pay-what-you-like walking tours


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How to Take the Muir Woods Shuttle

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This post contains logistics, prices, and everything you need to know about the Muir Woods shuttle reservation system.  Be sure to also read our post on Muir Woods Tours.

 

 


WHAT IS THE SHUTTLE AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Muir Woods shuttle is a seasonal service that takes visitors from several off-site locations up to the Muir Woods National Monument. Read more »

Alcatraz Island Tours and Tickets

Alcatraz Prison Tours and Tickets

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This guide covers how to visit Alcatraz, what you will see, what to do if Alcatraz tickets are sold out, and which Alcatraz tours are the best. Alcatraz is an incredible place (#2 on our top 10 things to do in San Francisco).

Do not miss this gem (and Free Tours by Foot) during your next visit to San Francisco! 

 

 


ALCATRAZ TICKET OPTIONS

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Top 10 Museums in San Francisco

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TOP 10 MUSEUMS IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is one of the most gorgeous, and beautifully diverse cities in the world. And if you are resident here, you may have a long list of friends and family members who want to visit. The good news is that our wonderful San Francisco museums will make your visit, or those of your friends and loved ones, a memorable one!

However, we do have a plethora of museums in this city, and most guests have a short time to spend in our wonderful city. So there is always a debate about how best to use your time, and which museums to visit. But fear not! San Francisco’s museums are some of the most exciting places to spend time. But you may also what to define what interests you – Is it the science exhibits? Modern arts? Afro-American culture? You name it. Rest assured, you will find all of these, and more, here in San Francisco.

So, here is a sneak peek into San Francisco’s top ten museums, and their distinct features:

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Things to Do in May in San Francisco

What to do in San Francisco in May (2019)

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This post covers the best things to do in San Francisco in May and has been updated for 2019, including a top 10 list, nighttime activities, free and family-friendly things to do. 

 

 


TOP TEN EVENTS AND THINGS TO DO IN MAY

This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in San Francisco throughout May. 

For even more ideas of things to do, check out the following posts.

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Whale Watching in San Francisco

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In this post, we provide options for whale watching in San Francisco, including details about the best times to go, what species you may see, tours you can take and even free places to spot whales.

 

 


WHEN IS THE WHALE WATCHING SEASON

There isn’t really one specific season for whale watching in San Francisco, because whales frequent this area throughout the year. The only thing that changes by season is the type of whales you will likely see.

This is a pretty warm city, so there will be companies who offer whale watching services almost year round. Read more »

What is the Weather in San Francisco in April?

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This post covers the weather in April in San Francisco, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do and is updated for 2019. You may also find helpful our weather posts for March and May

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN APRIL

April is a great time to explore San Francisco! We’ve finally reached the end of the wet season, and we can expect to see a lot more sun.

The average high temperature will be around 63 F (17 C). On a few of the warmer afternoons, you may expect temperatures to reach at least 75 F (24 C).

 

Average Temperatures in San Francisco in April

However, like other coastal climates, late nights and early mornings will be a bit cooler, with temperatures dropping to 50 F (10 C).

 


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HOW MUCH RAIN IN APRIL?

April showers may bring May flowers in other parts of the US, but not in San Francisco. We may have one or two quick showers during the month, but for the most part, we’re out of the wet season.

 

Does it rain in San Francisco in April?

 

Do I Need an Umbrella in San Francisco in April?

You’re much more likely to experience windy days than rainy days in April in San Francisco. So you can use the space in your luggage for a light scarf instead of an umbrella.

 


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WHAT TO WEAR IN APRIL

Layers, layers, layers! The weather can range from cool to warm, depending on the day and where you are in the City. Wind may also be a factor. Jeans and sweaters are standard clothing in San Francisco.

 

What to Wear in San Francisco in April
 
For a bit more warmth, you can add a light jacket, will feel nice for the cooler and windy areas.

For warmer days, or if you’re taking a trip up to Napa and Sonoma wine country where it’s warmer, you don’t need to wear quite as much.

But as always, don’t forget to pack some comfortable walking shoes.
 


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WHAT TO DO IN APRIL

There are more things to do in April than we list here, so be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post of things to do for any time of the year. Below is our top 9.

And if you are planning on visiting many of San Francisco’s top attractions, then you should consider a tourist discount pass as you could save up to 50% of retail ticket prices to tours, attractions, and restaurants.

 

 

  • Watch a Giants Baseball Game
  • Take a Free Walking Tour
  • Celebrate Easter
  • Watch the Golden State Warriors or the San Jose Sharks
  • Catch the Hit Musical Hamilton
  • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival
  • Enjoy the Food Festival
  • Celebrate Earth Day

Be sure to read our full post on what to do and see this month, as well as our master post of things to do for any time of the year.


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Additional Posts

Alcatraz Night Tour Tickets

Alcatraz Night Tours and Tickets

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This post focuses on the night tours of Alcatraz Prison. Tickets can be hard to come by, so we’ve created a helpful guide. Read our full Alcatraz Tours post for information on all available tickets and tours.

 

 


NIGHT TOUR TICKET INFORMATION

There are two types of tour tickets that permit you to be on Alcatraz Island after the sun sets, which are the Night Tour and the Behind the Scenes Tour.  Read more »