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Jul 17

Unusual Ways to Sightsee: San Francisco

San Francisco has so much to offer visitors both on and off the beaten path. Whether it’s your first or hundred and first visit to this iconic California city, there are plenty of new things to discover. Websites such as http://thingstodo.expedia.com/san-francisco-california-activities/ are a great way to get discounts on some of the more unusual ways to explore this unique city:

  • Guided Running Tour. Ideal for the fitness-minded traveler, this tour will ensure you get your cardio in while taking in San Francisco’s highlights. This guided 10k (approx. 6 mile) run will take you past the Ferry Building, Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf before heading to the hills to take in views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. Your reward for surviving the two to three hour expedition – besides the experience itself – is a souvenir bag with photos and a t-shirt.

  • City Kayak: Family Kayaking Trip. You can literally immerse yourself in the Bay Area with this family- and beginner-friendly, guided kayaking expedition in the San Francisco Bay. This two-hour tour begins at South Beach Harbor and runs along McCovey Cove and Mission Creek.

  • Champagne Seaplane Flight. If kicking back is more your speed, try this 35-minute tour of the Northern California coast. Enjoy sipping champagne as you fly over the lakes of Mount Tamalpais, the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown San Francisco. Flights depart and return from Sausalito.

  • Fire Engine Tour over Golden Gate Bridge. Why ride in an ordinary tour bus when you can ride in a vintage fire truck? Even better, participants in the tour get to wear a firefighter jacket. This 75-minute narrated tour begins and ends at The Cannery at Fisherman’s Wharf, wending its way through the Presidio and Ft. Point before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito and Ft. Baker.

Whichever mode of transportation you take, you’re sure to love exploring the City by the Bay.

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