There are many things to do in San Francisco, the heart of Northern California. It is well known for its hilly neighborhoods, Karl the Fog, various architecture and landmarks including Golden Gate Bridge, Cable Car, Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower, and many more. As of Aug. 31, San Francisco is officially labeled as red by the State of California in its COVID-19 recovery blueprint and has started the gradual process of reopening individual businesses and attractions. In this article, we will be sharing available one-day attractions for those who have limited time in San Francisco in 2020.
If you are looking for ways to discover the Bay and enjoy a nice boat tour with your family, Bay Voyager is a great option! While they can only accommodate private parties of up to 8 passengers in total, they make sure that there six feet of distance between the Captain and passengers. You can check their available tours for a future departure here.
They provide private charter options for celebrities, film crews, wedding proposals, and countless other occasions. You can call them here at (510) 612-1251.
Aquarium of the Bay
Aquarium of the Bay home to 20,000 local marine animals, located at Pier 39 is reopened to the public on September 21st. Aquarium of the Bay is offering different exhibits to its visitors. General office hours are changed as follows:
Monday – Sunday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
December 24: 11 am – 3 pm (Last ticket sold at 2 pm)
Tickets for this attraction must be purchased in advance, you can check it's availability here.
During the shelter-in-place order, Aquarium of the Bay started offering free home lesson plans for families with K-12th students, including favorite activities for you and your students to do at home. These free lessons are still accessible here.
Did you know that you can virtually visit this aquarium? Starting only at $40 (for 1-4 people), you can visit this aquarium virtually Sunday at 10:00 am or Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.
Escape From the Rock
Another one-day attraction which we can recommend is the Escape From The Rock Boat Tour. One of the most iconic landmarks of San Francisco remains to be Alcatraz, the prison island in the bay. The Escape from the Rock Boat tour is your best alternative when Alcatraz tours sell out. After you sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, you’ll circle Alcatraz Island and see every angle of this mysterious island. With sound effects and stories about famous inmates, you’ll have a clear picture of what life in this maximum-security prison was like.
Did you know that you can combine this attraction with tours like City Tour or Muir Woods & Sausalito Tour?
Currently only available at 12:00 pm, only Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
If you haven’t experienced the GoCar – the world’s first-ever GPS-guided Storytelling car, you should give a try to this great experience in San Francisco. Whether you want to visit the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, take on the crookedest streets in the world, San Francisco’s Lombard St or take off on an epic, scenic 49-mile drive, GoCar is a great option for you. Currently, GoCar is offering different tours including the Painted Ladies & Haight Ashbury Tour, Chinatown Downtown Loop, and more.
There’s so much to see in San Francisco and Segway Tours let you cover a lot of ground in a short time. Segway Tours is reopened on 26th September and offering only private tours for groups of 2 to 8 guests. You can choose between two private experiences with your tour guide:
Lucky Tuk Tuk
You can explore beautiful San Francisco with Lucky Tuk Tuk! Tuk Tuk is an electric vehicle which is on 3 wheels, and just built for fun! It's great for families and groups, it even offers heated seats and warm blankets, so San Francisco’s cool weather is not a problem! While no tours are available at the moment, Lucky Tuk Tuk is set to reopen this fall. You can explore their daily tours or private tours here.
Do you prefer to walk instead of other activities? We get you covered, walking tours are great ways to gain an overview of San Francisco neighborhoods while social distancing. Gray Line is offering 3 small group walking tours at the moment including Chinatown Food & History Walking Tour, North Beach Food & History Walking Tours, and San Francisco Tech Walking Tour. It's great for families and individuals for those who want to discover the neighborhoods of San Francisco.
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