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Incredible Adventures offers an array of tours from San Francisco. Northern California is our home, and we'd love to show you around! Whether it's a trip to Yosemite, Muir Woods, Napa or Sonoma Wine Country, or Whitewater rafting, you can be sure of a unique and flexible tour experience.

While you're in the city, make sure you check out everything San Francisco has to offer: Hop-on Hop-off buses can take you around the city and over the Golden Gate Bridge, while catamaran sailboats and ships can take you UNDER the bridge and around the islands in the bay!

Check out Alcatraz and tour the famous prison, stroll through Golden Gate Park (including the newly-rebuilt Academy of Sciences), or walk along the waterfront and explore Pier 39 and the iconic Ferry Building. You can rent a bicycle or a little yellow GoCar or a Segway, and the city's your oyster!
...and while you're at it, try some local oysters!
We offer a variety of activities and attractions in San Francisco that are sure to complete your visit. Come explore with us!

Incredible Adventures can also custom design a Private San Francisco Charter in one of our Biofueled Mini-coaches to accommodate your family, group of friends, or organization.

  • Food and Drink Tours from San Francisco

    Food and Drink Tours from San Francisco

    We believe that one of the best ways to learn a culture is through its cuisine! After taking in all of the sights and attractions that San Francisco has to offer, you’ll be sure to work up an appetite. You might even be ready for a drink or two. Skip the crowds and the uber-touristy h..
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  • Yosemite National Park Tours

    Yosemite National Park Tours

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  • California Wine Country Tours

    California Wine Country Tours

    Located an hour north of San Francisco, the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country is world-renowned for its fine wine, its rich history, and its astonishing beauty. Incredible Adventures offers you multiple options to tour California's Wine Country, providing you with round-trip transportati..
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  • Muir Woods Tours

    Muir Woods Tours

    Muir Woods National Monument is one of the only remaining examples of an old-growth Coastal Redwood forest in the San Francisco Bay area. Located just across the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods is less than 30 minutes from most San Francisco hotels! Incredible Adventures offers two ways to ..
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  • Attractions in San Francisco

    Attractions in San Francisco

    San Francisco is known for its amazing landmarks and sightseeing, but it's also host to many spectacular museums and attractions. Get your tickets here, and save yourself the trouble of waiting in lines later.
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  • Biofueled Tours

    Biofueled Tours

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The city of San Francisco is now the second most densely populated city in the US (after New York). San Francisco is well known for its steep hills, fog, cable cars, Victorian homes, liberal attitudes, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

San Francisco was founded in 1776 by Spanish colonists. The first city establishments were the Presidio and the Mission Dolores (Mission San Francisco de Asis). In 1848-1849 the California Gold Rush brought great population growth to San Francisco, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. California officially became a state in 1850, and San Francisco was well on its way to developing its infrastructure. Banks were established, railroad tracks laid, Victorian homes constructed, and the cable cars started running. The Chinese immigrant workers created Chinatown, city leaders planned for a public park to be built (Golden Gate Park), and Levi Strauss and Domingo Ghirardelli opened for business.

The great earthquake and fire in April of 1906 devastated more than 75% of the city. Thousands died, many lost their homes, and the downtown was nearly decimated. However, the city was quickly rebuilt with improved infrastructure, and in 1936, the Golden Gate Bridge was completed, connecting the city to Marin county to the north. Around the same time, the Bay Bridge connecting to the East Bay was also completed. The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in the world, and is painted “international orange” to help alert ships in foggy weather.

During the 50s and 60s, San Francisco started its journey to becoming the center of liberal activism in the United States. Hippies set up shop in the Haight Ashbury, the gay rights movement took hold in the Castro district, and the Democratic party has controlled city politics since the 1970s. In 1980, the city rolled out one of the earliest curbside recycling programs in the country. The environmental ethics in the city remain strong today with mandatory food composting, green building, solar energy, and recycled cooking oil programs in place.

Since the 1990s, the information technology and startup industry has grown dramatically, fueling the city economy and development and leading to a high standard of living. In fact, San Francisco has the second highest quality of living in the United States. Many neighborhoods have been gentrifying as a result, but the international flair that characterizes the “City by the Bay” remains due to many immigrants coming over from Asia and Latin America.

The neighborhoods of San Francisco are colorful, diverse, and walkable/bike-able. It is the second most walkable city in the States. The city also has an extensive public transit system connecting its neighborhoods to the downtown center and to each other. The historic streetcar F line runs from the Castro district all the way down Market Street to the Embarcadero and then makes a turn north towards Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39. Numerous public parks exist throughout the city, the biggest and most well-known being Golden Gate Park, providing for many opportunities for outdoor recreation and enjoying the mild climate that San Francisco experiences.

  • Ride through Golden Gate Park and the Conservatory of Flowers

    Ride through Golden Gate Park and the Conservatory of Flowers
  • See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands

    See the Golden Gate Bridge from a viewpoint in the Marin Headlands
  • Palace of Fine Arts

    See the Palace of Fine Arts
  • Alcatraz Island from the Bay

    Visit Alcatraz Island and learn the history of “The Rock”
  • Bay Cruise: Sunset at the Bridge

    Watch the sun set from one of the most beautiful vantage points in the city
  • Red & White - Cocktails at the Ballpark

    Enjoy the views and a refreshing beverage!
  • GoCar Lombard

    Wind your way down the “Crookedest Street” in San Francisco!
  • GoCars & Golden Gate

    Hop in and get ready for a unique and fun-filled tour of the city!

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