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Attraction Passes If you're looking for fun things to do with friends, check out San Francisco's top sights and save money by buying combination passes that cover admission to multiple attractions.

San Francisco CityPASS tickets offer a 42 percent savings off the normal cost of individual tickets for San Francisco’s best attractions, including California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park; the Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise, and two more attractions of your choice: Aquarium of the Bay, San Francisco Zoo & Gardens, The Walt Disney Family Museum; and the Exploratorium.

CityPASS also offers San Francisco C3 tickets, designed for shorter stays. Travelers can choose three attractions from those listed above, as well as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals and the de Young Museum + Legion of Honor. C3 tickets may be purchased at CityPASS.com.

The San Francisco CityPASS tickets may be purchased here and at CityPASS.com. CityPASS tickets are valid for 9 consecutive days starting with and including the first day of use.

Note: Reservations may be required at some attractions. Please check for updated attraction information before you visit.

The Go San Francisco pass is an all-access pass that allows visitors to save up to 56 percent on admission to more than 27 Bay Area attractions. There are different passes to suit different numbers of days or attractions to visit. Attractions include The California Academy of Sciences, Exploratorium, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Escape From the Rock cruise and a hop-on, hop-off bus tour, as well as other popular activities and sightseeing tours.

The Go San Francisco pass is available online or by calling (800) 887-9103.

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San Francisco, CA

Top AAA Diamond Hotels

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333 O'Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 94102

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Travel Information

City Population



63 ft.

Sales Tax

State and county sales taxes total 8.5 percent in San Francisco. A hotel room tax of 15 to 15.5 percent also is levied.



Police (non-emergency)

(415) 553-0123


California Pacific Medical Center, (415) 600-6000; Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, (415) 353-6000; St. Mary's Medical Center, (415) 668-1000; Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, (415) 206-8000; University of California San Francisco Medical Center, (415) 476-1000.

Visitor Information

749 Howard St San Francisco, CA 94103. Phone:(415)391-2000

Air Travel

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is about 13 miles south near San Bruno off US 101 (Bayshore Freeway); it receives flights from some 50 airlines as well as private charters. Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is about 3 miles northwest of downtown San Jose. Oakland International Airport (OAK) is off I-880 about 10 miles south of downtown Oakland.

Rental Cars

Hertz, with locations at the San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose airports, offers discounts to AAA members. Phone (650) 624-6600 for the San Francisco airport location, (415) 771-2200 for the outlet at 325 Mason St., (510) 633-4300 for the Oakland airport location, (408) 938-6000 for the San Jose airport location, or (800) 654-3080.

Rail Service

For schedule and fare information phone Amtrak at (800) 872-7245.


Greyhound Lines Inc., (800) 231-2222, departs from Bus Deck Level Three of the Salesforce Transit Center, 425 Mission St.


Taxis in San Francisco are metered, with fares averaging about $3.50 for the first one-fifth mile and 55c for each additional one-fifth mile or minute of waiting time. Either phone for a cab or wait at a hotel taxi stand (hailing one on the street often takes time and persistence). Limousine service ranges from $60-$80 per hour.

Public Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) provides public transportation consisting of buses, streetcars, light rail, trolley buses and cable cars. BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) connects San Francisco with East Bay cities, and passenger ferries link the city with the northern Bay Area.

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