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San Francisco Hop On Hop Off

(Click Here) Hop On-Hop Off Tour Route

1 or 2-day Blue Bus Pass

Tour San Francisco on our Gray Line of San Francisco double-decker Hop On Hop Off Bus and design your own sightseeing and shopping adventure! A loop of 14 stops throughout the city allows you to visit San Francisco's most popular landmarks and shopping centers at your own pace. Grab the next bus and travel onto your next stop. It's a great way to spend time in the city!

 

Hop On Hop Off plus Aquarium of the Bay

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The Aquarium of the Bay facility boasts 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding 700,000 gallons of carefully maintained bay water that sustains approximately 20,000 animals, from octopuses to eight-foot, native, seven-gill sharks.  Visitors are treated to mesmerizing walls of jellyfish and a chance to touch bat rays, skates and “splash zone" animals. In its’ fifteen year history, over seven million guests, including more than 100,000 school children, have visited San Francisco’s spectacular Aquarium of the Bay.

Your Aquarium of the Bay exploration begins in Discover the Bay, featuring the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life.  In eight exhibits featuring over a thousand aquatic animals, you will learn about the creatures that make their homes in the Bay.

Exhibit highlights include:

  • “Beauties of the Bay”: visit San Francisco Bay’s most colorful animals, including the bright orange Garibaldi (the California State Marine Fish), green Moray Eels and rockfish of varying colors, in the first exhibit on the right.
  • Swirling school of anchovies – did you know that lateral lines on anchovies’ bodies serve as sensory organs?  This enables the animals to sense where the school is moving, to help stick together and avoid predators.
  • “Bay Babies” from newly hatched Skates to juvenile perch and other fishes, explore underwater newborns.  San Francisco Bay is a nursery ground to many species of fishes.

BLUE BUS "HOP ON HOP OFF" STOPS

Live Guide Narration provided in English and GPS activated Foreign Language audio guide available in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Italian. 

STOP 1 - Fisherman's Wharf / Information Center

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Hop On Hop Off: Corner of North Point & Taylor St.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Once home to San Francisco's fishing fleet, the old factories and warehouses that once dotted the wharf have now been converted into great shops and restaurants. Highlights include: the Cannery at Del Monte Square’s shops and restaurants; San Francisco Maritime Historic Park at Hyde Street Pier and Aquatic Park; the famous Cable Cars on Hyde Street hill; and Ghirardelli Square, a chocolate-lovers paradise.

STOP 2 – Cow Hollow

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Hop On Hop Off: Lombard Street @ Gough (in front of Town House Motel)

POINTS OF INTEREST:

A convenient stop for hotels on Van Ness and Lombard, you’re walking distance from Lombard Street “the crookedest street in the world."

STOP 3 – Golden Gate Bridge

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Hop On Hop Off: South Vista Point

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Great views of San Francisco’s skyline and Alcatraz Island or walk the span of the bridge over the entrance of San Francisco Bay.

STOP 4 - Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences

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Hop On Hop Off: Concourse Drive, in front of Academy of Sciences (Sundays and Holidays: 8th Ave. & Fulton)

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Here at the Music Concourse and Cultural Heart of Golden Gate Park see the De Young Museum, the California Academy of Sciences, the Botanical and Japanese Tea Gardens. Also nearby, boat rentals at Stow Lake.

STOP 5 - Haight-Ashbury

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Hop On Hop Off: Haight Street @ Stanyan (in front of McDonald's)

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Eclectic district, famous for its role in the 1960’s Hippie Movement, is still a center for bohemian culture. It is lined with one-of-a-kind shops, trendy cafes, bars and restaurants.

 

STOP 7 - City Hall

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Hop On Hop Off: McAllister St.

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Featuring the Beaux-Arts City Hall with its massive gold leaf covered dome, the War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall, and the Asian Art Museum.

STOP 8 - Hilton Hotel

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Hop On Hop Off: Corner of Taylor and Ellis

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Walking distance to Westfield Shopping Center and Market Street’s Muni and Bart stations.

STOP 9 - Union Square

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Hop On Hop Off: Geary Street @ Powell (across from Macy’s)

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Central Shopping and Theatre District –featuring department stores, upscale boutiques, art galleries, salons, grand hotels, and repertory theatres. Westfield Centre and Cable Cars.

STOP 10 - Chinatown Gate

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Hop On Hop Off:

Grant Street @ Bush – across from Chinatown Gate

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Go through “The Dragon Gate” entry to Chinatown and into the bustling community beyond. Also nearby, San Francisco’s very own quaint French Quarter.

STOP 11 - Barbary Coast / Chinatown

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Hop On Hop Off: Kearny Street, between Clay & Washington (across from Portsmouth Square)

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Where Chinatown meets the Financial District and the Barbary Coast.

STOP 12 - North Beach / Little Italy

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Hop On Hop Off:

Columbus Street @ Powell

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Enjoy cultured café’s, restaurants, and gelaterias or walk to Coit Tower, Lombard “the world’s crookedest” Street and Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral.

STOP 13 - Alcatraz Landing

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Hop On Hop Off: On the Embarcadero - Between Pier 35 and Pier 33

POINTS OF INTEREST

This is the departure point of the ferries and tours to the infamous Alcatraz Island.

STOP 14 - Pier 39 / Aquarium of the Bay

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Hop On Hop Off: Pier 39 pullout (during special events corner of Beach & Stockton across from “F” Muni stop)

POINTS OF INTEREST:

Fisherman’s Wharf’s number one destination with restaurants, souvenir shops, San Francisco’s world-class aquarium and the San Francisco Sea Lions.

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