Alcatraz Island is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

1. Alcatraz Island

9.5
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (San Francisco Bay), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · 464 tips and reviews

Meetu S.Meetu Singhal: Book the tour in advance ( at least 3 days) as there is only one company organizing the tours to the island. Great trip!

Angelos N.Angelos N: The tour is well worth it. They did a great job with the electronic tourist guides. Go early to avoid lines, buy tickets prior to departure day to avoid lines.

Vitória S.Vitória Sousa: The audio tour is a must! The garden is perfect! Respect the birds space!

Anchor Brewing Company is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

2. Anchor Brewing Company

9.4
1705 Mariposa St (at De Haro St), San Francisco, CA
Brewery · Potrero Hill · 74 tips and reviews

Tiffane' W.Tiffane' W.: Best tour ever, Jaret, Nick, Luke are amazing. Employees come and grab a drink for lunch and chat you up. Plus tons of free beer!!

Luke A.Luke Andrews: Fantastic brewery tour that concludes in Anchor's distinguished tasting room, where they're more than happy to pour their fine beers. They have some classy swag too!

Christine C.Christine Coolieo: Finally got on a tour here and it was totally worth the wait. It's incredible and the beer tasting is generous and so good.

Alcatraz Cell House is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

3. Alcatraz Cell House

9.2
Alcatraz Island, San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · 49 tips and reviews

Lucy M.Lucy Moss: Go on the night tour, well worth it even for the sunset view of the city.

HendrikHendrik: A must see. Come for the great audio tour of the cell house, stay because the rest of the island is similarly impressive.

Katia K.Katia Kolodeznikova: Audio tour is amazing. You can pause it and enjoy the Bay view in the weather is good

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

4. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

9.5
151 3rd St (btwn Mission & Howard St), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · SoMa · 196 tips and reviews

Matthias H.Matthias Hohmann: Download the app and follow some of the immersive tours, one of the best museum experiences I had

Ronald D.Ronald DL: Download the free app and get your personal audio tours to guide you through this marvellous museum.

Bình H.Bình Hà: I don't think there is any excuse for an art lover to miss this place. Even though you might know all the works, they offer a wide range of tours around the museum to join in to expain your knownledge

USS Pampanito is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

5. USS Pampanito

8.2
Pier 45 (at The Embarcadero), San Francisco, CA
Boat or Ferry · Fishermans Wharf · 18 tips and reviews

Jonathan L.Jonathan Long: Good, short tour (non-audio). But if you are claustrophobic, stay away.

SarahSarah: Was a nice tour.. Amazing to imagine how it was in action.. Liked the wave action while on it.. Get the audio tour worth it

Derek M.Derek Minter: Definitely get the audio tour. $3 for submarine facts 101. Two thumbs up!

Mechanics' Institute is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

6. Mechanics' Institute

8.8
57 Post St (Btw Kearny St. & Lick Pl.), San Francisco, CA
Library · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 14 tips and reviews

Suki K.Suki K: Take the noon tour on a Wednesday.

Jeremy S.Jeremy Snell: Take the free tour on Wednesday's at noon! Cool old building and looks like a real library. Cozy leather chairs and polished brass. Very nice staff too. Read more.

Parker H.Parker H: The oldest library on the West Coast and the oldest chess club in the US. Take the free tour on Wednesdays at noon.

Autodesk Gallery is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

7. Autodesk Gallery

8.4
1 Market St Fl 2, San Francisco, CA
Museum · Financial District · 27 tips and reviews

Kimberly W.Kimberly Whinna: Open to the public on Wednesdays from 12-5, with a guided tour at 12:30pm. Read more.

Gordon G.Gordon Garb: Free Gallery tour Wednesdays at 12:30.

Hector B.Hector B: you can touch things!. it is like a design museum. find out tour hours, definately worth the visit

City Sightseeing is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

8. City Sightseeing

7.6
2800 Leavenworth St (Jefferson St), San Francisco, CA
Tourist Information Center · Russian Hill · 16 tips and reviews

Jay H.Jay Hagan: Definately do the tours to see the best parts of San Fran! Got my all loop pass for $35 :)

William C.William Corcoran: Take the golden gate bridge tour with Steve. Witty driver and fabulous view.

Franchesca R.Franchesca Revel: golden gate with Betsy is amazing she is an awesome tour guide

Golden Gate Bridge is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

9. Golden Gate Bridge

9.5
Golden Gate Brg S, San Francisco, CA
Bridge · Presidio National Park · 735 tips and reviews

Mark D.Mark Dewey: Don't just look at Alcatraz! Get the Geoki ALCATRAZ tour app, for iphone/ipad/ipod. Movie links, escape stories, lots of photos, and complete virtual tour with audio narration. Read more.

Kevin A.Kevin A: Rent a bike from Fisherman's Wharf and bike across the bridge for a quicker tour. Watch out if it's a crowded day- the path is thin at points.

Peter S. GreenbergPeter S. Greenberg: Try San Francisco City Guides, who offer free weekly tours where you can learn about the construction and history of the bridge. Then read more for the best way to photograph the bridge. Read more.

California Academy of Sciences is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

10. California Academy of Sciences

9.5
55 Music Concourse Dr (at Martin Luther King Jr Dr), San Francisco, CA
Science Museum · Golden Gate Park · 472 tips and reviews

Jon B.Jon Britton: The third Thursday of every month is a realtime tour of the universe in the planetarium at Nightlife. Read more.

NapoleonNapoleon: Free cell phone tour: call (415) 294-3602. If you see this sign, enter the number in the red square and the # (pound) sign to learn more about the item.

Suja R.Suja Ramachandran: Great tourist spot to check out. Make sure to catch some of the films (Earthquake, and Planets). The cafe is FANTASTIC. Fresh and delicious. Beat the tour buses and get some yellow curry.

Asian Art Museum is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

11. Asian Art Museum

9.5
200 Larkin St (at McAllister St), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · Civic Center · 103 tips and reviews

AminaAmina: The docents give detailed, interesting tours for free, and the cafe has a good selection of loose leaf teas to try out!

Alan G.Alan Garcia: Looking for an an animated and engaging tour guide? Find and follow Barbara. I found her starting a tour at 1PM by the first Ganesh sculpture on a first free free Sunday.

Jenny N.Jenny N: The free docent tours are wonderful and highly informative.

Coit Tower is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

12. Coit Tower

8.9
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd (btwn Lombard St & Union St), San Francisco, CA
Monument / Landmark · Telegraph Hill · 296 tips and reviews

SFGateSFGate: Come on Saturday at 11 a.m. for a free mural tour.  Read more.

San Francisco City GuidesSan Francisco City Guides: Starting place for the SF City Guides: Coit Tower Tour

Nino D.Nino Di Cara: Rory O'Connor is an outstanding guide of the frescos - try to get him on the Sat 11am tours

Union Square is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

13. Union Square

9.0
333 Post St (btwn Post, Stockton, Geary & Powell St.), San Francisco, CA
Plaza · Downtown San Francisco-Union Square · 412 tips and reviews

Valentine's Day MovieValentine's Day Movie: The perfect place to hop on a cable car for the quintessential downtown San Francisco tour. Try to get a spot on the outside of the car for the best views. #vday

brooks g.brooks grigson: If you want to do the double-decker tour bus be sure to negotiate the price. Especially if the bus is nearly empty they can come down quite a bit.

Robb M.Robb Myer: Awesome city guide tour today

Fisherman's Wharf Inner Harbor Historic Fishing Fleet is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

14. Fisherman's Wharf Inner Harbor Historic Fishing Fleet

8.6
Jefferson (btw Taylor & Jones), San Francisco, CA
Historic Site · Fishermans Wharf · 38 tips and reviews

Clyde V.Clyde Velardo: Tourist town! Make sure to buy the 48 hour hop on hop off bus tour ticket especially if your staying in the bay area! Bring a pair of running shoes if your the athletic kind since everyone's a runner!

Eilleen E.Eilleen E: The Duck Tour near the Wax Museum is excellent!

RashidRashid: A must visit for tourist in SF. many attractions, shows & restaurants. And from there u can take the "Golden Gate bridge boat tour"

de Young Museum is one of The 15 Best Places for Tours in San Francisco.

15. de Young Museum

9.2
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr (at John F Kennedy Dr), San Francisco, CA
Art Museum · Golden Gate Park · 267 tips and reviews

Peter K.Peter Kazanjy: If you go to the Balenciega exhibit, make sure to take the Docent tour. You get *Sooooooooo* much more out if it!

CactusCraigCactusCraig: No info on the walls of the Picasso exhibit except titles of the artwork. Consider the audio tour.

Lindsay K.Lindsay Krell: Go to the top for the view. Also- the docent tours are excellent and free with entry to the museum.