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Magic Bus

252 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA
855-969-6244
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Ranked #47 of 281 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Building on a 30 year history of original, site-specific productions, including the original Alcatraz Cell House Tour, Antenna Theater presents a new... more » Owner description: Building on a 30 year history of original, site-specific productions, including the original Alcatraz Cell House Tour, Antenna Theater presents a new kind of tour experience: Magic Bus. Magic Bus blends past and present in a psychedelic journey through San Francisco's rich counter-culture history. This two-hour “trip” aboard a brightly painted vintage bus weaves a visual narrative of San Francisco from Beatniks to the Summer of Love and beyond! With retractable window screens and digital micro-projectors, Magic Bus uses innovative technology to create a mobile movie theater on a bus. See San Francisco through a new window of altered perception and historical context. Sing along to classic tunes with our hippie hostess. Flash peace signs to passers-by as bubbles swirl from the bus. Stroll through the grass in Golden Gate Park with a flower in your hair, all on your time-traveling adventure aboard Magic Bus! « less
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

As a SF native I found this tour fun, lively, energetic and I learned a few things that I wasn't aware of about the city. Great fun.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Having lived in San Francisco most of my life, I was excited to check out the Magic Bus and get to know the city on a different level. I was not disappointed! The two hour bus ride around the city was an entertaining experience and I got to learn some new things about our history. Our guide was hilarious and... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We really loved the Magic Bus experience! It was fun, interactive and educational. I loved learning about this special era that shaped San Francisco and the world around it and our guide Tree Flower was an absolute hoot! From the bubbles blowing out the back to the colourful neighbourhoods we travelled back in time to, the Magic Bus experience is... More

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We headed out on our trip after a couple of delays, and unfortunately a cancelled trip/party. We and some friends were able to enjoy a perfect weather day in San Francisco, and a trip that we will remember fondly. From the bubble-spewing arrival of the colorful Magic Bus, to our trippy guide, Tree Flower, the history of San Francisco, the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Excellent Tour - fun atmosphere. Great way to get an overview of the city and learn about the history of the area.

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Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

5 of us went on this Magic Bus trip and loved it. We were delayed in traffic and they even helt the bus 10 minutes for us! Tip: plan to arrive about 1 hour early because traffic in the pick up area is congested. There are great sights to take in while you wait. Our tour guides were amazing and... More

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Rancho Cordova, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Loads and loads of fun revisiting the laid-back and revolutionary days of the Sixties in San Francisco! Blue hippy painted bus with bubbles out the gas pipe was a gas. Our far out hippie guide, Treeflower, entertained us with her free spirit and knowledge of the establishment and sixties counter culture and the bus's electronic audio system re-educated us about... More

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Fairhope, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had so much fun! This is our first trip to San Francisco. I booked the Magic Bus for our first day here, also my husbands birthday. We had a "far-out, groovy" time. We had never been on a tour like this one. Our tour guide Gaia was a hoot! So glad we did this.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

My friend and I took the tour in October and we had such a blast to the past. Flower was a great host. It was a good history lesson and a way to see some of the sites in the city. Don't expect to see all of them because most of the time on the bus is an audio-visual tour... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Did you miss the 60's but wonder what is really was like, or do you just want to relive a piece of your history.....take The Bus, you won't be disappointed. Loved ya' Sister Gaia and thanks for the trip!

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