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San Francisco CityPASS is a ticket booklet that saves 47% on unlimited cable car rides plus admission to the 4 best attractions in San Francisco

Plan Your Visit to San Francisco

Use our collection of attraction and city resources
to better plan your CityPASS trip.
CityPASS Attraction Details

Address & Hours

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport

Market & Powell
Beach & Hyde
Bay & Taylor

SFMTA Customer Service Center:
11 S. Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

Near Market

(415) 701-2311

sfmta.com

Cable Cars: approx. 6am-1am

Streetcars (F line): approx. 5am-1am

Most other Muni routes follow similar hours; some operate 24 hours.

Muni operates 365 days a year; see details.

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 379-8000

calacademy.org

Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm

Sun, 11am-5pm

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

PIER 39
San Francisco, CA 94133

West of the marina at Beach Street and the Embarcadero, 2 blocks east of Fisherman's Wharf

(415) 773-1188

blueandgoldfleet.com

Bay Cruise Adventure is available 7 days a week; first boat departs at 10am.

Departure times vary by day and season, and special holiday hours apply; see details.

No service on Christmas Day.

Aquarium of the Bay

PIER 39
The Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco, CA, 94133

(415) 623-5300

aquariumofthebay.org

Summer (May 25-Sep 2): Open daily, 9am-8pm

Winter: Mon-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri-Sun, 10am-7pm

Closed Christmas Day

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA, 93940

Follow signs to public parking

(831) 648-4800

montereybayaquarium.org

Hours vary by season; see details.

Closed Christmas Day.

Exploratorium

Pier 15
San Francisco, CA 94111

(415) 528-4444

exploratorium.edu

Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm

Open Thursday evenings 6pm-10pm for ages 18+ only; cash bar.

Special Monday holiday hours may apply; see website for details.

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

de Young Museum

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

At intersection with JFK Drive

(415) 750-3600

deyoung.famsf.org

Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm

Last entrance at 4:30pm

Extended hours Fridays until 8:45pm (late March-late November).

Special holiday hours apply; see details.

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park Golf Course
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

At intersection with Clement Street

(415) 750-3600

legionofhonor.famsf.org

Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm

Last entrance at 4:30pm

Special holiday hours apply; see details.

Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

CityPASS Admission

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport

Show your CityPASS booklet to enjoy unlimited transportation on all Muni trolleys, buses and historic cable cars for seven consecutive days, beginning day of first CityPASS use. Without CityPASS, a single, one-way cable car ride costs $6 (Muni bus: $2). Does not include BART.

California Academy of Sciences

General admission to all exhibits including the aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, natural history museum, and living roof.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Choose between a one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure that tours you under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge, around Alcatraz Island, and past Angel Island, offering sensational skyline views, or a ride on RocketBoat, the fastest and most thrilling ride on the Bay.

Aquarium of the Bay

General admission to the only aquarium dedicated to the animals native to the San Francisco Bay. Includes underwater glass tunnels and touch pools.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

General admission to one of the world's finest aquariums, including nearly 200 galleries and exhibits.

Exploratorium

General admission to join this museum’s ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Please note: In the event that demand exceeds capacity, admittance is not guaranteed.

de Young Museum

General admission to both de Young + Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums, if visited on the same day, and access to de Young’s Hamon Tower Observatory.

Highlights

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport
  • See the whole city and access all the San Francisco CityPASS attractions using Muni.
  • A diverse fleet of historic streetcars ,world famous cable cars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel vehicles, and electric trolley coaches will transport you throughout the entire city.
  • Watch the gripmen in action as they navigate the city streets.
California Academy of Sciences
  • Steinhart Aquarium hosts 38,000 live animals from around the world.
  • A symphony of croaking frogs and chirping birds await you inside a living 4-story rainforest.
  • CityPASS includes a planetarium show on the largest all-digital dome in the world.
  • Animal Attraction explores the wildest animal courtship and mating strategies.
  • Human Odyssey interactively documents the evolution of Homo sapiens and features skull casts of three early human species, as well as a full-scale reproduction of the famous Lucy skeleton.
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise
  • Lazy PIER 39 sea lions welcome you to shore with their boisterous barking.
  • Sail under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline and the beautiful hills of Marin County.
  • Move about the boat; there's indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Expert narration describes landmarks as you sail by them.
Aquarium of the Bay
  • Discover the Bay features distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life.
  • Stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels for a scuba diver's view or over 20,000 marine animals from San Francisco Bay and nearby waters.
  • Walk through the Near Shore exhibit tunnel to catch a view of a giant Pacific octopus — one of the smartest marine animals in San Francisco Bay.
  • The magic of San Francisco Bay is literally at your finger tips in Touch the Bay, featuring touch pools with sharks, rays and sea stars, and the interactive Bay Lab station.
  • Take advantage of animal feedings, movies and presentations by the Aquarium’s interpretive naturalists to enhance your visit.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • The sea otters are back! These playful icons of California’s shoreline and the Aquarium’s most popular residents are still exploring their newly renovated two-story exhibit.
  • See The Jellies Experience, a far-out world where jellies dance, glow, bloom and sting. You’ll be amazed by the grace, beauty and stunning variety of these remarkable drifters.
  • Discover a towering underwater forest — at 28 feet, the Kelp Forest is one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. You’ll get a diver’s-eye view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and a host of other fishes as they weave through swaying fronds of kelp.
  • Watch as diverse ocean creatures such as hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, tunas, huge schools of sardines, ocean sunfish and other open-water dwellers swim past the 90-foot long window of the Aquarium’s largest exhibit, the million-gallon Open Sea.
  • Dine at Cannery Row’s newest eatery, Cindy’s Waterfront. The Aquarium’s just-open dining experience overlooks the bay and offers the sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine of noted Napa Chef Cindy Pawlcyn.
  • Receive a 100% Recycled Tote FREE with the purchase of $25 or more in the gift and bookstores; see coupon in booklet.
Exploratorium
  • Explore the environment with artworks, installations, and exhibits in the Outdoor Gallery.
  • Find out how we interpret our surroundings and interact with one another in the West Gallery.
  • Experiment with the sights, sounds, and experiences of perception in the Central Gallery.
  • Examine life at different scales—from tiny microbes to the interconnected ecosystems of the bay—in the East Gallery.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of city and bay as you investigate the environment in the site’s one new building—the spectacular glass-and-steel Bay Observatory.
  • Explore more than 500 hands-on exhibits, including 150 new experiences created by our artists and scientists—25% more than at our Palace of Fine Arts location.
  • Watch as exhibits are being created in the open-to-view Machine Shop.
  • Get hands-on with open tinkering, building, and making activities in our expanded Tinkering Studio.
de Young Museum
  • Visit two world-class art museums — both are included with CityPASS.
  • de Young integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination.
  • Legion of Honor boasts 4,000 years of ancient and European art including an original Rodin The Thinker.
  • de Young's Hamon Tower rises 144 ft. to provide magnificent panoramic views.

CityPASS Entry

Please read each attraction's instructions on how and where to present your CityPASS booklet. Some attractions may exchange your CityPASS ticket for one of their own.

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport

Present validated CityPASS booklet to the driver on any Municipal Railway passenger vehicle. Exchange voucher for a CityPASS booklet at any included attraction prior to using MUNI. Your voucher is not redeemable or accepted for use aboard MUNI vehicles or at Cable Car Kiosks. Please plan ahead; if arriving after normal attraction hours with a voucher, you'll have to wait until morning to exchange it for a CityPASS booklet to use to board the cable cars.

California Academy of Sciences

Present CityPASS booklet at the regular admission gate to skip the main ticket line. Exchange voucher for a CityPASS booklet at the main ticket office, then proceed to the regular admission line.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to exchange for a boarding pass.

Aquarium of the Bay

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at main entrance.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Present booklet at main ticketing area. Present voucher at Main Entrance and staff will direct you to an exchange location.

Exploratorium

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Ticketing Desk.

de Young Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the general admissions desk at either the de Young Museum or Legion of Honor.

Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS

California Academy of Sciences

Earthquake
Open through January 31, 2017
Don’t miss Earthquake, a major new exhibit and planetarium show exploring the seismic science that has shaped Earth’s evolution and continues to impact our lives today.

Skulls
Open through November 30, 2014
Every skull tells a story, revealing how vertebrate animals live, die, and ultimately, evolve. In this awe-inspiring new exhibit, walk along a wallscape of sea lion skulls, watch a live colony of dermestid beetles demonstrate their "bone cleaner" skills, and learn how scientists use the Academy’s vast collection of skulls to uncover clues about life on Earth.

Exploratorium

The Changing Face of What Is Normal: Mental Health
Open through August 31, 2014
Does what is normal change with time? How do we define, categorize, and treat those we decide are not normal? What’s normal can depend on when you were born, where you live, or the language you speak. Normal can be a highly personal concept—and almost everyone, from certain perspectives, can be seen as normal . . . or abnormal. The Changing Face of What Is Normal: Mental Health is the first major temporary exhibition in the Exploratorium’s new West Gallery, which focuses on human thought, behavior, and social interaction. The exhibition’s collection of artworks and artifacts explore the notion that normality is a subjective, dynamic, socially driven idea. The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to reflect on the idea of normal. Its artwork and artifacts highlight several key elements in our societal discussion of mental illness.

de Young Museum

de Young Museum

Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection
Open through January 4, 2015
Lines on the Horizon highlights Native American art from the collection of the Thomas W. Weisel Family. Spanning more than 1,000 years of artistic creativity, the exhibition will focus on the indigenous arts of the American Southwest, featuring 11th-century Mimbres ceramics alongside masterful classic Navajo weavings from the mid to late 19th century and 20th-century works by recognized artists such as the ceramicist Nampeyo of Hano Pueblo.

"A book like hundred flower garden": Walasse Ting's 1 ¢ Life
Open through September 7, 2014
This exhibition showcases poet and artist Walasse Ting's groundbreaking artist-illustrated book 1¢ Life, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. 1¢ Life features 62 original lithographs by 28 American and European artists created to accompany 61 poems by Ting.

Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay
Open through January 11, 2015
A native of Los Angeles, Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949) honed his photographic skills at an early age and became a professional artist after he graduated from high school in the late 1960s. A variety of magazine assignments took him into the streets of his hometown, where he created vivid photo essays that examined the diverse neighborhoods and touched on some of the most important social and cultural issues of the time. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 to 1973, Friedkin made a series of eloquent and expressive photographs that chronicle the gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. The Gay Essay was a self-assigned project and, although largely unknown today, it arguably comprises the most important set of photographs in Friedkin’s portfolio to date.

Legion of Honor

Matisse from SFMOMA
Open through September 7, 2014
Celebrating the Bay Area’s long-standing enthusiasm for Henri Matisse, Matisse from SFMOMA traces four decades of the artist’s career—from his early, Cézanne-inspired still lifes to his richly patterned and brightly colored figural paintings made in the 1920s and 1930s. This intimate exhibition features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the internationally acclaimed collection of works by Matisse at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), joined by two paintings and two drawings from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s own important Matisse holdings.

Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land
Open through January 4, 2015
The Chalcolithic period (Copper-Stone Age, ca. 5500–3500 BC) was an era of great social and technological development. Long before the pyramids were built in Egypt and writing was introduced in Mesopotamia, people in the Southern Levant—dwelling in the lands that today include Israel, Jordan, and their surrounding areas—were the first in the region to create metallurgy, temples, elaborate textiles, cash crops for export, and stratified societies. As early as the fourth millennium BC they employed sophisticated methods of smelting, alloying, and casting to produce small copper objects as ornaments and simple tools. Masters of Fire is the first exhibition in the United States devoted to the art of this formative period and features oddly shaped zoomorphic ossuaries, basalt stands with human faces, hoards of copper ritual objects, linen and wool textiles, carved ivory human figures, and other hauntingly beautiful objects that illustrate how the technical, social, and aesthetic developments of this period laid the groundwork for later cultural expansion.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport

Candlestick Ballpark Express: An additional $8 per person by showing validated CityPASS when boarding. Cash only; exact amount required.

California Academy of Sciences

Premium Tour: Available to CityPASS holders on day of visit for an additional upgrade cost (subject to availability).

NightLife: Every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. Each week features a live band or DJ, and a unique theme – from salsa dancing to sustainable seafood and beyond. For ages 21+. Cost: $12.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Escape from the Rock Cruise: 1-1/2 hour bay cruise circles Alcatraz; with narration and special effects. Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.

Aquarium of the Bay

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: $10.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Add an Adventure or Tour: Visit the Membership and Tours desk for all available tours and adventures; see details.

Exploratorium

Tactile Dome: Call (415) 528-4362 for reservations or purchase a ticket upon arrival at the Buy Ticket line. Cost for CityPASS holders: $15.The Dome is not recommended for persons with neck, back, or knee injuries; claustrophobia; fear of the dark; or women in their last trimester of pregnancy. Youth must be at least 7 years old to participate. The Dome is an active experience so dress accordingly.

de Young Museum

de Young Museum

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection: Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of the post-war world to San Francisco. The de Young will feature nearly 50 works by Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, among others. The de Young is the exclusive venue for this exhibition, the first of the Meyerhoff Collection outside the greater Washington, DC, and Baltimore metro areas.

CityPASS holders receive up to 50% off special exhibition tickets for Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection. Tickets are valid for one (1) admission, and not for resale. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or previously purchased tickets. Prices and hours subject to change.

On view from June 7-October 12, 2014. For ticket information and more details, click here.

Legion of Honor

Intimate Impressionism: Rediscover the avant-garde artists of 19th-century France with a selection of highly personal Impressionist and Post-Impressionist still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. These intimately scaled paintings invite close scrutiny and reward the viewer with their charm and fluency. Masters in the innovation of color, brushwork, and composition, artists such as Manet, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Morisot, Degas, Pissarro, and Van Gogh celebrated fleeting moments and favorite places with their luminous, brightly colored images of their immediate environments.

CityPASS holders receive up to 50% off special exhibition tickets for Intimate Impressionism. Tickets are timed-entry, valid for one (1) admission, and not for resale. Discount cannot be combined with other offers or previously purchased tickets. Prices and hours subject to change.

On view from March 29-August 3, 2014. For ticket information and more details, click here.

Advice for Visitors

During high travel seasons such as holidays and summer, entry lines can be longer than usual. Please keep this in mind when planning your visits to the attractions.

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport
  • Avoid the long line at the Cable Car Turn-Around by boarding at stops at least four blocks above the turnaround.
  • The cable car on California Street is least crowded and easiest to board.
  • Dial 311 — or (415) 701-2311 if outside SF — for access to 24/7 visitor service information.
  • Vouchers must be exchanged for a booklet prior to riding the cable cars. Please plan ahead; if arriving after normal attraction hours with a voucher, you'll have to wait until morning to exchange it for a CityPASS booklet.
  • SFMTA Customer Service Center: 11 S. Van Ness Avenue at Market.
California Academy of Sciences
  • Weekdays are less crowded than weekends.
  • Upon arrival, stop first at the Planetarium entrance kiosk to secure a show time.
  • The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year: June 2, 2013; September 29, 2013; and December 8, 2013. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand.
  • The free Academy Insider iPhone App is a great way to enhance and plan for your visit; details and download.
  • Get 15% off at the Academy Store; see coupon in booklet for details.
Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise
  • Morning and late afternoon cruises are least-crowded.
  • See the world famous PIER 39 sea lions seasonally on K-Dock.
  • It can be windy and cool on San Francisco Bay; bring a jacket with a hood.
  • Kids (5-11) receive one complimentary pair of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars when you upgrade to the Escape from the Rock Cruise.
  • Get a FREE color-changing Blue & Gold Fleet tote bag with any purchase at Del Sol, located on PIER 39; see coupon in booklet.
Aquarium of the Bay
  • Mornings are the least-crowded.
  • Visit the Events Calendar prior to your visit to learn special presentation and feeding times on your travel dates.
  • Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking at the PIER 39 Garage, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.
  • See the world-famous sea lions seasonally at PIER 39's K-Dock.
  • Make a day of it; your aquarium ticket provides return privileges throughout the day. Come in the morning, leave for a waterfront stroll, then return for bat ray or shark feeding time.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Less-visited times are in the fall and winter months other than during holidays. At other times of the year, you'll find fewer visitors between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. During the peak summer months, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the best days to visit.
  • Wireless internet is available at the Aquarium free of charge. For more information, visit the information desk.
  • The Otter Spotter Station is subject to weather and other factors; check with a staff member when you arrive to learn out about the different opportunities available on the day of your visit.
  • Get the most out of your visit with the Aquarium's free iPhone app. Learn about the animals and exhibits, see the schedule of programs and feeding shows, and share professional photos of animals and exhibits with your family and friends; see details.
Exploratorium
  • Lines tend to be shorter on weekday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.
  • Get hands-on and make something in the Tinkering Studio.
  • Adults (18+) don't miss Exploratorium After Dark, an evening series that mixes cocktails (cash bar) and conversation with innovative science and art events; first Thursday of each month, 6-10pm.
de Young Museum
  • Each month a different Bay Area artist transforms the Kimball Education Gallery into a working art studio. Meet the artists Wed-Sun, 1pm-5pm for free; no reservations necessary.
  • Families enjoy viewing and doing art with numerous children’s programs; see details.
  • Friday Nights at the de Young, an evening series in its 9th season, offers live music, hands-on art, tours, artist demonstrations, and food and cocktails for purchase; Fridays starting March 29, 2013, 5pm-8:45pm. See details.
  • Get 10% off a purchase of $50 or more onsite at either the de Young or Legion of Honor Museum Stores; see coupon in booklet for details.

On-site Services

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport

Accessibility: Streetcars and Muni busses are 100% wheelchair accessible.

Historic Cable Cars are not wheelchair accessible. Some folding chairs or mobility devices may be accommodated; step climbing is required to board.

California Academy of Sciences

Parking: Music Concourse Parking Facility; includes 15 wheelchair-accessible spots.

Dining: Academy Café, The Moss Room

Accessibility: Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices upon request. Audio tours available for blind or partially sighted visitors. Service animals allowed.

Self-Guide: Academy Insider iPhone App, Pocket Penguins iPhone/Android App

Gift Shop: Academy Store, Lab Jr.

Coat Check: In front lobby

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Parking: PIER 39 garage

Dining: Full service snack bar

Accessibility: All boats are wheelchair accessible on the first deck, except RocketBoat.

Aquarium of the Bay

Parking: The PIER 39 Garage is open 24/7.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Gift Shop: 2 retail stores

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Parking: There are several pay parking garages nearby, as well as limited metered parking on surrounding streets; see details.

Dining: Cindy’s Waterfront is Cannery Row's newest eatery, with views of the bay and the sustainable, farm-to-table cuisine of noted Napa Chef Cindy Pawlcyn.

Accessibility: All areas are accessible by the lift or elevators throughout the facility. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the information desk inside the main entrance. See more.

Gift Shop: There are four different gift and bookstores within the aquarium.

Photography: Photography for personal use only is permitted. Look for signs restricting flash photography as it can harm some animals.

Strollers: Strollers are permitted throughout the Aquarium, except in the aviary and on the mezzanine of the sea otter exhibit.

Exploratorium

Parking: Nearby parking lot.

Dining: The SEAGLASS Restaurant (located in the Bay Observatory); Seismic Joint Café (a grab-and-go café along the Embarcadero)

Accessibility: Exhibition spaces, store, café, and all public restrooms wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available for no charge. Service animals welcome.

Self-Guide: Become part of the experiment with Sound Uncovered and Color Uncovered, two interactive books from the Exploratorium, available for free from the iTunes App Store.

Gift Shop: Exploratorium Store

de Young Museum

Accessibility: Both museums are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available at the Information desks. Free audio tours for blind visitors; printed scripts provided upon request. Assistive listening devices for Docent Tours available by appointment. Sign-language interpretation provided with two weeks' notice; see details.

Self-Guide: Audio tours available at de Young and Legion ($7).

Coat Check: Please check metal-framed backpacks, oversized packs and bags, long umbrellas, rollerblades and skateboards, baby-carrier backpacks (unless convertible to the front) and oversized or jogging strollers.

de Young Museum

Parking: Music Concourse Garage; Rates & Hours

Dining: de Young Café

Gift Shop: de Young Museum Store, Special Exhibition Stores

Legion of Honor

Parking: Parking is available in front of the museum, on Legion of Honor Drive, and on El Camino del Mar.

Dining: Legion of Honor Café

Gift Shop: Legion of Honor Store

Getting There

Muni & Cable Car 7-Day Passport

MUNI Cable Cars, Street Cars, buses and underground trains: Access the entire downtown San Francisco area; see route maps & schedules.

California Academy of Sciences

MUNI Bus lines: The 44 bus line stops in front. Line 5 stops adjacent to the park.

N-Judah Streetcar: Stops at 9th Avenue, a five-minute walk to the Academy.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

Muni: Lines F and 39 stop at Pier 39. Lines 8x, 8bx, and 47 stop two blocks away.

MUNI Bus Routes: 15, 10, 47; bus lines go within a block of PIER 39.

Aquarium of the Bay

Muni: The F line, 8x, 39 bus lines go within a block of PIER 39. The line 47 stops two blocks away.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Driving Directions: Monterey is approximately 125 miles (208 km) south of San Francisco. From San Francisco, take US-101 S to exit 336 (CA-156 W) toward Monterey Peninsula. Merge onto CA-1 S. Take exit 402B to merge onto Del Monte Ave toward Pacific Grove. Continue through tunnel onto Lighthouse Ave. Stay right onto Foam St. Park at city garage (Foam and Prescott) or continue and turn right onto David Ave. Monterey Bay Aquarium will be straight ahead.

Exploratorium

MUNI: Take the F streetcar line to the Embarcadero & Green St. stop.

de Young Museum

de Young Museum

MUNI Bus lines: 44 stops in front of the Academy; 5 & 21 stop just 2 blocks outside the park.

N-Judah Streetcar: stops at 9th Avenue, 4 blocks from Golden Gate Park

Legion of Honor

MUNI Bus Routes: From downtown SF to the Legion take the 38 Geary bus to 33rd Avenue and transfer to the 18 bus.

Group Requirements

Unscheduled group visits may create a delay in entry. For your convenience, here is list of attractions with specific group requirements. We strongly recommend that you contact them prior to your visit based on the group sizes indicated below. Please feel welcome to also contact attractions not listed here to ensure a smooth entry.

California Academy of Sciences

Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 379-5211.

Exploratorium

Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 528-4444.

de Young Museum

Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 750-3620.

City Information

Transportation

San Francisco Public Transportation — Municipal Railway (MUNI)

Muni

A Muni & Cable Car 7-day Passport is included with San Francisco CityPASS.

The Muni passport entitles bearer to ride ALL Municipal Railway transportation within the city limits for 7 consecutive days from the date validated on the CityPASS booklet cover. The CityPASS Muni passport is valid on all Muni vehicles including Cable Cars. CityPASS holders may use the Candlestick BallPark Express for $8 surcharge.

A single one way ride on a Cable Car costs $6 (Muni bus: $2). The 1-day Muni passport costs $14 (3-day: $21 and 7-day: $27). Does not include BART.
How to get to each CityPASS attraction using Muni is listed on each attraction page on our website and also on the back of each CityPASS attraction ticket.

Click here for up-to-the-minute alerts and notices about Muni services.

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Dining

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The new hot spot is owned by a husband-and-wife team who serve unfussy, market-driven food in a lively dining atmosphere. Unique must-order items include innovative snacks like sardine chips and creative cocktails like the 'Big Night,' a verdant concoction of mezcal, nasturtium and ginger. Learn more

Three words: Get the chicken. The San Francisco institution has been in business for 30 years, and is most famous for its roast chicken (for two, cooked to order, allow an hour), a true stand-out on the Mediterranean-inspired menu of roasted and grilled goodness. Watch the vintage street cars roll down Market Street from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Learn more

Translated in Spanish as 'flirt', celebrity chef Michael Chiarello flirts with Spanish cuisine with his first restaurant in San Francisco. This trendy spot on the waterfront serves up Chiarello's take on regional plates from Madrid, Catalonia, and the Basque Country while highlighting the bounty of fresh, local ingredients from land and sea. Learn more

Tourists and locals frequent the M and Th night happy hours, where oysters are shucked at a breakneck pace. Order a bottle of rose and a dozen of your favorite seafood variety. Learn more

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Spotlight: Spice Ace

Spice up your cooking with exciting seasonings from around the world at this spice shop in the Lower Pacific Heights neighborhood. Spice Ace carries more than 300 spices, herbs, salts, peppers, chilies, sugars, extracts, blends and gift sets from around the world. Learn more

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Luxurious modern and vintage-inspired attire for women await at this Victorian shop tucked away in the Noe Valley neighborhood. Heroine stocks organic and locally designed clothing and gifts for women as well as for moms, babies and children. Learn more

This new philanthropic yet fashion-forward store offers more than 35 brands at its socially responsible shop in the Marina District. Boasting one-for-one sales, the store carries brands that donate one item for every item purchased. Buy a backpack from Ark Collective and it will donate a backpack to a child in need. Buy a pair of shades from 4Sight Sunglasses and it will donate a pair of prescription lenses. You will surely 'Be Good' when you shop here. Learn more

Founded by two landscape designers with a fascination for the natural world, Paxton Gate is a favorite for its beautiful and eclectic array of botany, biology and zoology offerings. At this Mission District shop, find everything from unique merchandise for the garden to oddities such as insects and taxidermy, as well as furniture, vintage and antique architectural elements, jewelry and a growing selection of books. Learn more

With its cult-like following, Sausalito's Heath Ceramics has crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and opened up shop right here in the city. At its third and newest location in the Ferry Building, Heath sells artisan pottery that emphasizes design, handcrafted techniques and the reinvigoration of the company's designer-maker legacy. Heath Ceramics is one of the few remaining mid-century American potteries still in existence today, and has been making tableware and tile for over a half-century in its Sausalito factory. Learn more

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Spotlight: El Techo de Lolinda — A classic throwback

The team behind Beretta and Starbelly have created a new kind of steakhouse, one that marries the flavors of Argentina with the sensible culinary style of California. This new Mission spot offers Latin-inspired small plates, but the real draw here is the assortment of grilled meats. Learn more

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Opened by former Quince sommelier David Lynch, this wine bar offers a great selection by the glass and even sells wine retail on the weekends. The place is named after a Spanish deacon who was the patron saint of wine and vinegar makers. Menu offerings range from rabbit meatballs to uni on toast, and the vast Old World wine selection features a lineup of 100 wines under $100. Learn more

Serving cocktails with character, this bar pays homage to classic literary heroes in its design and spirit. The cocktail program features a compelling mix of handcrafted cocktails and a historically inspired punch-on-tap program that honors the original formula of citrus oil, from freshly zested fruit, sugar, spice and spirit. Learn more

Located on the ground floor of a 1907 Victorian building, this beer bar features 40 taps from some of the best breweries in the world, two cask handles, specialized bottle selection, exclusive house beers and a full kitchen serving up tasty bar bites that pair perfectly with beer. The cellar is home to the Tivoli Sour Room, where lambics and sour beers are on tap. Learn more

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Best Cities to See 4th of July Fireworks

Best Cities for Fireworks Since July 4, 1777 -- the first birthday of the United States of America -- fireworks have been a part of our nation’s celebratory fabric. The Congressionally-sponsored fireworks were commissioned to celebrate the first anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and delivered a rousing light show to the colonists in a patriotic pyrotechnic display. At the conclusion of the very first 4th of July celebration, 13 rocket fireworks were launched into the air -- one for each of the 13 original colonies.

Today, the tradition continues nearly 240 years later. However, what was once 13 colonies has grown to 50 states -- each with their own way of celebrating America’s birthday. Here are our picks for five of the most astounding and entertaining fireworks displays scattered throughout the U.S. read more »

Scary Sue Caption Contest

Summer is here! Let's get this party started with a Caption Contest! Submit your caption for this photo, taken at the beloved Field Museum in Chicago! Make it funny. Keep it clean. The caption with the most votes will get 2 CityPASS booklets to any city, except Southern California. Another pair of booklets will be given to a contestant of CityPASS' choice. read more »

Treading Lightly: Keeping City Travel Sustainable

A good vacation can make you feel revitalized and healthy, and stave off burnout — with thoughtful planning, your trip can do the same for the planet. No longer a marketing catchphrase meant to lure backpackers to underdeveloped locations, eco-friendly tourism today means making every effort to minimize your footprint when you travel, whether you’re headed to the other side of the world or just around the corner. read more »

Treasure and Angel Islands… little-known adventures in SF’s backyard

While there’s nothing particularly ugly or untoward about Treasure Island or Angel Island, they suffer the same fate as one who poses next to a glamorous movie star. Next to San Francisco and all of its great attractions, they just don’t get noticed very much. But for those willing to get away from the asphalt and the crowded wharf of downtown San Francisco, and who wish to experience something new and different, these islands offer memorable views of the city, relaxation, recreation, wines, picnics and a perfect natural getaway. read more »

Dogpatch: San Francisco's Hottest New Neighborhood

A sunny, industrial enclave by the city’s eastern waterfront, Dogpatch is a historically gritty seaport that has recently evolved into one of San Francisco’s most intriguing and up-and-coming neighborhoods. Converted factories, warehouses and pre-1906-earthquake Victorians now house a concentration of stylish eateries, bars and shops as well as artist studios and galleries. read more »

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