San Francisco – the cultural center and beating heart of Northern California. Its influence has increased exponentially throughout the centuries, becoming the birthplace of the United Nations in 1945, and a focal point for the beatnik counterculture known as the 'Summer of Love' in the 1960s. To this day, San Francisco is regarded as an American center of liberal activism.
Founded in 1776 when settlers from New Spain established the Presidio of San Francisco at the Golden Gate, San Francisco is a city of fascinating history. Having been transformed into a port during the 1849 California Gold Rush, San Francisco became, for that time, the largest city on the West Coast of America.
From its iconic Golden Gate Bridge to historic Haight-Ashbury and stunning Sausalito, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unique historical and cultural sightseeing destinations. Visitors to this prepossessing city can explore a sublime waterfront, the fascinating coastal fortress at Fort Mason, the paradisal Pan Handle of the Golden Gate Park, ride the romantic Hayes Valley, and breathe in the fresh Pacific air at Fisherman's Wharf.
With bike rental available and family-friendly tours delivering the most fulfilling experiences of San Francisco, there's no reason to wait at the gate. Take your pick from an exhilarating array of day tours and see for yourself why San Francisco is renowned as one of California’s most beautiful cities.