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Free San Francisco Attractions and Tours

The Go San Francisco Card offers you FREE admission to any of the San Francisco attractions below. You can go to as many San Francisco attractions as you like, once per day on your card. The only exception is the Cable Car ride which is once per Go San Francisco Card duration.

San Francisco Tours Bank to Top
  • Historic Cable Car Ride - No visit to San Francisco would be complete without a ride on San Francisco’s most notable form of transportation.

  • Golden Gate Bay Cruise® - What better way to experience the city by the bay than to sail under the Golden Gate Bridge, past Sausalito and around Alcatraz.

  • Gray Line Trolley Hop Tour with Convenient stops all around the city - Enjoy a narrated tour of the city aboard a motorized cable car with a hop on/off schedule.

  • SBC Park Tour - Tour “Baseball’s Perfect Address” with views of downtown and the Bay. This behind-the-scenes tour takes you to places only the players and coaches go.

  • Pacific Heights Walking Tour - This 2-hour tour includes examples and insights into San Francisco's diverse architecture as well as stories of earthquakes, fortunes and fame.

Science Museums Bank to Top
  • Exploratorium - Founded by noted physicist and educator Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, the Exploratorium is a collage of over 650 science, art, and human perception exhibits.

  • Chabot Space Center and Planetarium - The entire universe if yours to experience in the Chabot's planetarium and observatory, and through their exhibits and MegaDome Theater.

  • Zeum - The Zeum celebrates the techie side of San Francisco with hands-on art and technology exhibits for the whole family.

Cultural Museums Bank to Top
  • Asian Art Museum - One of the largest museums in the western world devoted to Asian art, and home to over 15,000 treasures spanning 6,000 years of history.

  • Yerba Buena Center for Arts - The Center celebrates the area’s cultural diversity with an eclectic slate of exhibitions highlighting the merging of fine art and popular culture.

  • The Contemporary Jewish Museum - With exhibitions of art, music, film and literature, the Contemporary Jewish Museum explores the Jewish spirit through creative expression.

  • Mexican Museum - Founded in 1975, the Mexican Museum voices the complexity and richness of Latino art throughout the Americas.

  • Chinese Heritage Museum - The museum of the Chinese Historical Society celebrates the artistic, literary and cultural contributions of Chinese Americans.

  • Museo ItaloAmericano - Established in 1978, the Museo ItaloAmericano is the only museum in the US devoted exclusively to Italian and Italian-American art and culture.

Craft and Art Museums Bank to Top
  • Wax Museum on Fisherman's Wharf - San Francisco’s Wax Museum houses one of the world’s greatest collections of incredibly realistic wax figures of your favorite stars, dignitaries, and villains.

  • Cartoon Art Museum - Explore the fascinating and fun history of cartoon art at the only museum in the United States dedicated to cartoons in all their forms.

  • Museum of Craft and Folk Art - The MOCFA explores functional and contemporary art in wood, clay, glass, fiber and metal transformed into clothing, furniture, jewelry and vessels.

  • Charles M Schulz Museum - Charles M. Schultz is surely one of America's most beloved artists, and all the charm of his creations is on display at this fantastic museum.

  • Sonoma Valley Museum of Fine Art - Just a stone's throw from downtown Sonoma, the SVMA collects and exhibits pieces from artists around the corner and around the world.

Botanical Bank to Top
  • Conservatory of Flowers - Set in Golden Gate Park, the Conservatory is a spectacular living museum of rare and beautiful tropical plants, over 1,500 different species.

  • Luther Burbank Gardens Tour - More than an acre of gardens include many living reminders of Luther Burbank's unique horticultural contributions.

Historical Ships Bank to Top
  • SS Jeremiah O'Brien - A visit to SS Jeremiah O’Brien is a historic journey on a WWII vessel, the only ship from the Normandy invasion to return for the 50th year anniversary.

  • USS Hornet - Step aboard the legendary aircraft carrier that participated in both World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission.

Historic Sites Bank to Top
  • Haas Lilienthal House - The Haas-Lilienthal House, built in 1886, captures all the ornate majesty of the Queen Anne-style Victorian houses that capture San Francisco's charm.

  • California Historical Society - The galleries of the museum at the California Historical Society pay tribute to the dramatic history and natural resources of the Golden State.

  • Luther Burbank House Tour - Visit the home and office where renowned horticulturalist Luther Burbank transformed our botanical landscape.

  • Zeum Carousel - You've never seen a carousel like this one. Built in 1906, the elaborately hand-carved figures go way beyond just jumping horses and gilded chariots.

Wine Tastings Bank to Top
  • Diablo Grande Wine Tasting - In the heart of San Francisco's trendy SOMA district is an elegant wine tasting room the likes of which you won't find anywhere else in the city.

  • Bacchus and Venus Wine Tasting Room - Sample wines from ten of California's finest wineries at the Bacchus and Venus tasting room, located in the heart of Sausalito just across the bay.

  • Clos Pegase Winery - This unique winery exists at the intersection of fine wine and fine art. Visit their beautifully adorned tasting room for a truly enjoyable
    experience.