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The West Coast has numerous picturesque cities with postcard-worthy views and a never-ending list of entertaining things to do. The City by the Bay offers the perfect combination of attractions for groups with varying interests. From modern science museums to sprawling, historic parks, San Francisco has plenty to fill an itinerary for your next group trip to The Bay.
While New York City has Central Park, San Francisco has Golden Gate Park! This public park is more than 1,000 acres and is home to several popular attractions alongside miles of green walking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds. You’ll find restored Dutch windmills, a chain of beautiful lakes, sports fields, and even a local herd of bison at the Buffalo Paddock. Additional attractions like the historic Japanese Tea Garden, the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, and the San Francisco Botanical Gardens require additional admission but are well worth a visit during a day in the park.
The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in San Francisco. The famous crimson suspension bridge stretches more than 4,000 feet across the San Francisco Bay, connecting the city to Marin Country and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Unfortunately, you can’t stop your charter bus on the bridge to admire the views, but there are several locations that are prime spots to get amazing photos of the bridge itself. Admire views of the bridge from several vista points or the visitor center in The Presidio. For groups desiring a more interactive experience, have your driver drop everyone off at the welcome center and walk along the pedestrian portion of the bridge.
True crime enthusiasts and history buffs should make Alcatraz Island a priority to visit. The infamous high-security prison once held legendary criminals like Al Capone and Machine Gun Kelly. Tours of this landmark are exceptionally popular, and groups should expect to plan their visit weeks in advance. Alcatraz Cruises offers several tour options departing from Pier 33, including a night tour and an in-depth behind the scenes tour. Book your ferry tickets and shuttle your group over to Pier 33 to begin a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of an important piece of American history.
Are you a group of science buffs planning to visit San Francisco? Well, you’re in for a treat at the California Academy of Sciences. This natural science and history museum is among the biggest of its kind in the world. But its size isn't what makes the California Academy of Sciences so unique. It's the world’s only museum that includes a planetarium, an aquarium, and an indoor rainforest with living specimens. Experience a blast from the past with dinosaur fossils, get up close and personal with more than 40,000 animals, and hop on a rocket ship to the cosmos at this popular Bay Area museum.
If you’re looking for an iconic waterfront view, head over to Pier 39 in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood right off the San Francisco Bay. Pier 39 is home to the famous sunbathing sea lions and some of the city’s most eccentric street performers. Some groups may find Pier 39 to be a bit of a tourist trap, but it’s worth a visit for the sea lion photos alone. Stop at one of the many seafood restaurants, do some souvenir shopping at the pier’s boutiques or catch a performance along the boardwalk. Once you’re done at Pier 39, explore the rest of Fisherman’s Wharf, including the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Ghirardelli Square.
Get away from it all by taking a hike among the towering redwoods at this protected location. The Muir Woods National Monument is located in Mill Valley, about 16 miles north of downtown San Francisco. There are around a dozen hiking trails varying in difficulty and distance throughout the monument and adjoining Mount Tamalpais State Park. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and inhale a breath of fresh air among awe-inspiring centuries-old redwoods.
As you’ve probably noticed, San Francisco really appreciates beautiful parks and picturesque waterscapes. The Presidio was once a waterfront military base but now sits as a national park with more than 1,500 acres. The park has an endless number of activities, including miles of forested trails, remarkable views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and additional attractions like the Walt Disney Family Museum. Spend a day lounging on the grass or in the sand at Baker Beach, take photos at The Palace of Fine Arts, or learn about the park's military history from the various batteries and historic sites.
There are few roads so iconic that the street itself makes it among people’s “must-see” lists when visiting a city. Sure, New Orleans has Bourbon Street and NYC has Wall Street, but neither are quite as charming as San Francisco’s Lombard Street. The famous one-block section of this San Francisco street holds a unique title as the “the crookedest street in the world" and is visited by thousands of pedestrians and fearless drivers every year. The zigzagging road is lined with perfectly manicured flower beds, making it an unexpectedly charming (albeit difficult) drive. From the top of the hilly street, you’ll get a sweeping view of the city and then take a leisurely stroll downhill to the bottom.
Even if you aren’t a fan of professional baseball, Oracle Park is one of the best ballparks in the MLB and is worth a visit for all groups. Home to the San Francisco Giants, Oracle Park is one of only three ballparks in the U.S. located on the water. Take a guided group tour of the park or cheer on the Giants during a game. With panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, there’s no such thing as a bad seat at this waterfront park. Image Credit: Flickr.
San Francisco is home to one of the largest and oldest Chinatowns in the U.S. Established in 1848, this neighborhood in downtown San Francisco covers 24 blocks and remains a hub for Chinese immigrants to this day. Walk around the area to explore the many shops and delicious, authentic eateries. Take photos at the famous Dragon’s Gate, chow down on dim sum, and grab some kitschy souvenirs. If your group is interested in learning more about the history behind San Francisco’s Chinatown, consider booking a guided tour. Your charter bus driver can drop you off at the southern Dragon’s Gate and your group can walk the bustling Chinatown streets.
Geographically speaking, San Francisco is pretty tiny. The metropolis only covers about 48 square miles but contains more than 100 distinct neighborhoods. From famous cultural enclaves like Chinatown and The Mission to bustling waterfront areas like Embarcadero, San Francisco overflows with vibrant, one-of-a-kind neighborhoods.
South of Market, locally referred to as SoMa, encompasses several smaller neighborhoods, including South Beach and Mission Bay. The sprawling district is home to the city’s largest convention center and several art museums. Visit the Yerbas Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or the Children's Creativity Museum if you’re with little ones. Sports fans should check out Oracle Park in SoMa. Home to the San Francisco Giants, Oracle is one of the few MLB ballparks located on the water.
North Beach holds literary significance as the heart of San Francisco’s Beat Generation and home of literary greats like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Although North Beach has changed a great deal since the 1950s and ‘60s, literature lovers can still find remnants of the past at the Beat Museum and the City Lights Bookstore. Along with its literary history, North Beach has a large Italian population and offers some of the best Italian food in the city. You’ll also find popular historic locations like Washington Square Park, Saints Peter and Paul Church, and Coit Tower in this neighborhood.
Have you ever wondered where the hippie movement started? Look no further than Haight-Ashbury. This iconic neighborhood was the birthplace of the 1960s youth movement, a result of an overflow of beatniks and bohemians from North Beach. Present-day Haight-Ashbury is a colorful neighborhood just north of Golden Gate Park, filled with vintage boutiques, record stores, coffee shops, quirky nightlife spots, and much more. Explore the streets lined with vibrantly painted Victorian-style homes and soak up the history of one of the United States’ most widespread subcultures.
As San Francisco’s business center, the Financial District attracts professionals from across the world. If you’re big on upscale dining and classy happy hours during business trips, the Financial District is where you want to be. Dine at Tadich Grill, the city’s oldest restaurant, or grab drinks at rooftop bars like The View Lounge. The Financial District also has plenty to do for leisure travelers, thanks to sightseeing landmarks like the Transamerica Pyramid and the Wells Fargo Museum.
The Castro is not only one of the most iconic areas in San Francisco; it’s also one of the most famous LGBTQ neighborhoods in the country. Initially established in 1882, The Castro shifted to become one of the country’s first gay villages in the ‘60s and ‘70s. Today, The Castro remains the heart of LGBTQ culture and events in San Francisco. See what’s playing at the landmark Castro Theatre, catch some sun and have a picnic at Corona Heights Park, or learn about important LGBTQ history at the GLBT Historical Society Museum. If you’re looking for an inclusive nightlife scene, travel along The Castro’s Market Street and you’ll find an array of bars and dance clubs.
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If you’re planning a long-distance trip, the 56-passenger charter bus is perfect for your group. Even with modern amenities like on-board restrooms and TV monitors, it has enough room to comfortably transport your group and personal belongings for any occasion.
Minibuses are ideal for local transportation and shuttles. Although they aren’t used for long distance transportation, they feature many of the same amenities as the full-sized coaches. Choose from a variety of sizes including 18-passenger minibuses, 25-passenger minibuses, and more.
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