Along with being an incredible, vibing city of opportunity, San Francisco is blessed with natural wonders, too. Get a glimpse of the Golden Bridge, Sutro Baths and other Bay Area wonders on this tour of the city. A guide will take you through both popular and local hangs, starting from the Golden Gate Bridge and through the rugged coastline and secret trails of San Francisco. Your fun begins at the Bridge Cafe.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 1:30pmWednesday, Apr 8, 2020 / 1:30pmSunday, Apr 26, 2020 / 1:30pmMonday, May 11, 2020 / 1:30pmFriday, Jun 26, 2020 / 1:30pm
The Mission might be San Francisco’s oldest neighbourhood, but this district has turned into one of the trendiest parts of the city. Starting from Dynamo Donut and Coffee, you’ll walk among the hippest locals in town on this San Francisco food tour that combines artisanal eats with some of the most beautiful murals and legendary street art in the city. Sample artisan donuts, Mexican pastries, tasty pies and other delicious local snacks while meeting the locals and learning the neighborhood’s history from an expert local guide.
Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 9:30amSunday, Apr 19, 2020 / 9:30amTuesday, May 19, 2020 / 9:30amTuesday, May 26, 2020 / 9:30amMonday, Jun 22, 2020 / 9:30amMonday, Jun 29, 2020 / 9:30amTuesday, Jul 7, 2020 / 9:30am
The floor burns with furious footwork. The air pulses with syncopated claps and castanets as rhythmic guitar resounds. A unique mother-daughter pair, Carolina Lugo & Carolé Acuña’s Ballet Flamenco brings the passion and energy of flamenco and Spanish dance to Peña Pachamama.
Famed local historical figure Countess Lola Montez — aka Rick Shelton — leads this entertaining and informative three-hour walking tour of San Francisco, focusing on the Gold Rush era of the 1850s and beyond. Montez herself was an Irish actress and mistress of the King of Bavaria and composer Franz Liszt, who became a popular “Spanish” dance queen in mid-19th century San Francisco. She’ll take you by some of her favorite haunts, tell you stories of the Barbary Coast and let you in on plenty of other little known town secrets, in this one-of-a-kind drag performance-excursion.
Sunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 11:00amSunday, Mar 29, 2020 / 11:00am
Take a tour through San Francisco’s history with one of its most colorful characters. Emperor Norton was a prominent businessman who lost it all on a bad investment. He responded to his failure by declaring himself “Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.” Rather than dismissing him, San Francisco embraced him, treating him as royalty and accepting his self-created currency. Tour guide Joseph Amster incorporates his journalistic and acting talents to provide a one-of-a-kind tour, taking on the persona of Emperor Norton and introducing you to the history of the city’s most unique and interesting sites through the eyes of this larger-than-life unofficial city mascot.
Thursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 11:00amSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 11:00am
There’s a reason Jay Alexander has been called the Human Lie Detector. With his combination of magic, psychology and mentalism, he can do everything from reading your mind to making objects vanish inches from your nose (and making you laugh the whole time, of course).
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 6:30pmFriday, Mar 20, 2020 / 9:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 6:30pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 6:30pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 9:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 6:30pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 9:00pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 6:30pm
You’re in the picture at the Museum of 3D Illusions, a new, world-class museum has arrived in San Francisco, with over 40 completely interactive exhibits. The Museum of 3D Illusions is a place where you can let your mind soar through a world of optical illusions and become a full-fledged participant within the paintings on display. Featuring work from world-renowned artists, the pop-up is great for visitors of all ages and provides the perfect backdrop for terrific selfies and social media posts. It’ll blow your mind.
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmMonday, Mar 23, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmTuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 10:00am-10:00pm
With their successful blend of improvised comedy and song continuing to entertain the semi-masses on a weekly basis, the Secret Improv Society’s popular theatrical shows are not so clandestine anymore. A bunch of San Francisco’s best improvisers, comedians and musicians often come out to play with the sharp-witted regular cast, too. It all results in a fast-paced, high-energy revue, featuring plenty of audience input and interaction. Volunteers can even join the fun onstage. No two shows are ever identical, so repeat visits to this Shelton Theater laugh fest are strongly suggested.
Join us at Mission Cannabis Club for CannaTalks featuring expert educational speakers, live demos, and keynotes from industry leaders. Mission Cannabis Club was established in 2011, and is home to the newest, sleekest lounge in the Mission District, San Francisco. For four weeks MCC will be showcasing top quality brands and the wide variety of benefits both medically and recreationally that cannabis has to offer.
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 12:00pm (Bud and Bougie)Saturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 12:00pm (High Tea and Wellness)Saturday, Apr 4, 2020 / 12:00pm (Stir the Pot)
Enjoy two classic San Francisco experiences — a round trip express excursion to the Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco side only) by deluxe van from Fisherman’s Wharf (30 minutes stop for photos) with a visit inside Alcatraz —together in one same day experience. Take an assigned afternoon time ferry ride to Alcatraz and on the same day experience the Golden Gate Bridge without the hassle of bikes or double decker buses! The total time of Golden Gate portion package is approx 1.5 hours long (30 min drive to bridge/30 minutes stopover/30 minutes to return) We stop on the San Francisco bridge side only and guests may then walk the bridge. No spiels! Just deals! No spokes! No jokes! No frills! Just thrills! Our basic non-narrated tour is designed to be economical and for those in a hurry! Guests must attend the morning Golden Gate Express to be able to participate in Alcatraz afternoon experience. This vehicle leaves and returns to the same white zone. Transportation to Alcatraz Pier 33 departure landing is not provided from Fisherman’s Wharf. This is a express non-narrated experience.
Saturday, Mar 21, 2020 / NoonSunday, Mar 22, 2020 / NoonFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / NoonSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / NoonSunday, Mar 29, 2020 / NoonTuesday, Mar 31, 2020 / Noon
On this walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history as a blue-collar, rough and tumble railroad town from 1884 until 1967. You’ll learn about the major events and historic figures of this time, including: The Donahue brothers, who brought the industrial revolution to California by way of Tiburon, the fires that virtually destroyed the town three times and how the town dealt with Prohibition, how Al Capone figures (twice!) in Tiburon’s history. Then you’ll learn about more modern history, including some of the Tiburon Peninsula’s notable residents, the decline of the railroad and Tiburon’s transformation into a suburban community and tourist destination. Find out how the dedication of two families helped maintain Main Street’s early 1900s character, and how conservationists fought hard to maintain the area’s physical beauty and small-town character. Learn about local landmarks like The Railroad and Ferry Depot Museum and its working model of the 1909 Tiburon rail yard, The Arks and the creation of Ark Row.
On this 1½ – 2 hour walking tour, you’ll learn about Tiburon’s history before the arrival of the railroad in 1884. You’ll also learn about the lives of the indigenous people, the Coast Miwok, their first encounters with Europeans, and how they were treated by the Spaniards and later the Americans. We’ll talk about the early Spanish explorers in the 1500s and why it took them another 200 years before Juan de Ayala entered the Golden Gate into San Francisco Bay. You’ll learn about The Tiburon Peninsula’s first European settlers, John Reed and his descendants, and what life was like before the railroad. We’ll visit Lyford’s Stone Tower, the entrance to Dr. Benjamin Lyford’s Hygeia, a vision of Tiburon as the world’s finest health resort and residential community. You’ll also learn about the history of Angel Island, called by some “The Ellis Island of the West,” and how it was saved from commercial development. And you’ll learn about the history of the City of Belvedere, which began in the 1890s as the weekend and summer home of the wealthiest San Franciscans.
Friday, Mar 20, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Mar 21, 2020 / 1:30pmTuesday, Mar 24, 2020 / 1:30pmWednesday, Mar 25, 2020 / 1:30pmThursday, Mar 26, 2020 / 1:30pmFriday, Mar 27, 2020 / 1:30pmSaturday, Mar 28, 2020 / 1:30pmTuesday, Mar 31, 2020 / 1:30pm
Explore where East meets West, where fortunes are told with more sincerity than your average cookie and where the legends of masters live on. Between the beatniks of North Beach and San Francisco’s iconic Chinatown, you’ll get a taste of teas, temples and culture, all with a local flare. Discover the hidden gems of Chinatown, make your own fortune cookie while listening to traditional Chinese music, sample authentic, traditional Chinese pastries, learn about the powers of traditional Chinese tea during a tea tasting with a tea master, explore San Francisco’s oldest temple and have your fortune read. Get to Chinatown Gate for this horizon-expanding experience.