Many of our walking tours (and many hop-on hop-off bus tours) finish near the San Francisco Ferry Building, which makes it a convenient place to get a drink, a snack, or a souvenir to take back home. But in addition to being incredibly convenient, this is also one of the best places in the city to spend an afternoon. So read on and we’ll show you the best way to have a great time at the Ferry Building, some of the best food and drinks, and we’ll take you to the world class views the area has to offer.
May is a beautiful time in San Francisco! We’re well past the wet season, and we can expect to see a lot more sun. The average high (mostly in the afternoons) will be in the higher 60s to low 70s F (18C-21C). On a few of the warmer afternoons you may expect temperatures to reach at least into the mid-70s F (23C). In the shade, or during the evenings and mornings, things will be a bit cooler, but temperatures won’t go below the low 50s (11C-12C).
What to wear in San Francisco during May
In this guide, you will learn how to visit Alcatraz, what you will see, what to do if Alcatraz tickets are sold out, where to buy tickets, and which Alcatraz tours are the best. Alcatraz is an incredible place with a unique and fascinating history. Do not miss this gem (and Free Tours by Foot) during your next visit to San Francisco!
- Alcatraz Island Tickets
- Night Tour
- Sold Out Tickets
- Deals and Discounts
- Other Boat Cruise Options
- Self-Guided/Audio Tour
This post is a guide to visiting Sausalito, a small town just north of San Francisco. Sausalito is a popular destination for both tourists and locals as it boasts beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, as well as an impressive food scene. Below we have listed the top attractions to see/do in Sausalito, as well as how to get there, where to eat, and which walking tours to take. Additionally, we compare the various bus tour companies that travel from San Francisco to Sausalito so that guests can determine which one works best for them.
This post provides information about the most popular day trips from San Francisco. Northern California is a very beautiful area of the country with many different day trip opportunities for those staying in the city. Below, we’ve listed 4 of the most popular day trips from San Francisco: Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Napa Valley, and Sonoma Valley. In addition to providing a summary of each, we have also linked to our comparison posts that analyzes which tour companies offer the best day trips to each location based on price, itinerary, and reviews.
This post compares and reviews tours of Yosemite from San Francisco. Yosemite National Park is a beautiful area of California located approximately 3.5 hours from the Bay Area. As the park is difficult to reach without a car, bus tours are an excellent alternative. All of the companies listed below offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off at almost any hotel in San Francisco. To help you decide which tour to choose, we’ve listed the cost of each, as well as the approximate length and itinerary of each tour. We hope that this post encourages you to visit Yosemite National Park and helps you decide how best to get there!
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This post compares and reviews wine tours around Sonoma. There are many companies leading both group and private wine tours of the area. The cost of each tour, the pick-up/drop-off locations, and the featured vineyards all vary immensely depending on which tour you select. We hope that this post encourages you to visit and helps you decide how best to get there!
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This post compares and reviews wine tours to and of Napa Valley. The area is a beautiful part of California that boasts some of the most impressive wineries in the country. There are many companies leading both group and private wine tours of the area. The cost of each tour, the pick-up/drop-off locations, and the featured vineyards all vary immensely depending on which tour you select. We hope that this post encourages you to visit and helps you decide how best to get there!
The following post compares Blue & Gold Fleet and Red & White Fleet, the 2 leading San Francisco Bay cruise and sightseeing companies. Both offer high quality tours of the Bay area and share many similarities. However, there are a few notable differences between the companies that might make one more suitable than the other, depending on what you’re looking for. Below we have compared the specific tour offerings, cost, and reviews of each company so that you can decide… which is the best San Francisco Bay cruise company is best?
This post compares and reviews tours to and of Muir Woods, including organized tours from San Francisco as well as how to visit on your own. Be sure to read our post on all things to do in San Francisco.