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San Francisco - Outdoor Activities

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Ranked #1 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: SoSF is your #1 source for all things biking San Francisco. We know the city's best bike routes, especially the ones that go... more » Owner description: SoSF is your #1 source for all things biking San Francisco. We know the city's best bike routes, especially the ones that go around the hills. We show you San Francisco's wild history and modern trends, including food, art, music, kooky local politics, and, of course, all things bicycles. Our guided bike tours focus on the city's neighborhoods and include: Unique history, diverse neighborhoods, Victorian architecture, public art, awesome bikes, & tasty local cuisine. Fun, friendly, local guides lead you through safe, bike-friendly routes that go around those infamous hills. Discounts for students, teachers, and military. We offer 3 guided tours in spring and 4 in summer: Heart of the City: 3-3.5 Hrs, $65/person, about 9 miles: Explore the city's interior neighborhoods including the Mission, Haight-Ashbury, and Civic Center. The Classic: 4.5-5 Hrs, $89/person, about 12 miles: Everything the Heart of the City has plus the Castro, SoMa, some additional stops, and a lunch break to taste delicious local cuisine. 7X7: 5.5-6 Hrs, $99/person, 17-18 miles with a stop for lunch. This tour is our epic day out on the bikes circumnavigating the city! The Bay Roller: (Summer only) 4.5-5 Hrs, $89/person explores the culture and history of San Francisco's northeastern neighborhoods and famous waterfront landscapes. « less
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Ranked #2 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: The America's Cup Sailing Experience on San Francisco Bay. Join us for 2.5 hours of speed and adrenaline on San Francisco Bay... more » Owner description: The America's Cup Sailing Experience on San Francisco Bay. Join us for 2.5 hours of speed and adrenaline on San Francisco Bay aboard USA 76, Challenger for the 31st America's Cup. « less
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Ranked #3 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: LifeCycle Adventures creates custom bike tours in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Maine and the San Juan Islands for all levels... more » Owner description: LifeCycle Adventures creates custom bike tours in California, Oregon, Hawaii, Maine and the San Juan Islands for all levels of rider. Our owner-operators live in our destinations, so you are looked after by real locals.We operate self-guided, guided and private tours. « less
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Ranked #4 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Fishing charters & tours
Owner description: "The Fishin' Game" is the most highly recommended fishing charter boat in San Francisco Bay. Our level of service and... more » Owner description: "The Fishin' Game" is the most highly recommended fishing charter boat in San Francisco Bay. Our level of service and dedication has earned our fishing trips more 5 Star Yelp and TripAdvisor reviews than any other fishing charter boat in San Francisco. Our fishing charters are geared towards a fun, comfortable experience for anglers of all skills and ages. Our charters carry a maximum of 6 passengers, guaranteeing each guest the simple luxury of elbow room, inside and out, and the personal attention of the crew. San Francisco's waters offer excellent charter fishing for salmon, halibut, striped bass, shark, sturgeon, lingcod, and rock fish. Our primary goal is to help you catch fish in the most comfortable conditions available. Contact us to learn how we can help you customize your ideal San Francisco fishing charter. « less
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Ranked #5 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is a series of stunning views at every turn in this wild and windy trail.... more » Owner description: At the northwestern corner of San Francisco, there is a series of stunning views at every turn in this wild and windy trail. Hillsides of cypress and wildflowers, views of shipwrecks and access to the ruins of Sutro baths, a San Francisco specials memory. « less
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Ranked #6 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Enjoy a fun Electric Bike Guided Tour across the Golden Gate to Sausalito with return by Ferry. The 4 hour tour features... more » Owner description: Enjoy a fun Electric Bike Guided Tour across the Golden Gate to Sausalito with return by Ferry. The 4 hour tour features electric bikes with Power On Demand that allows riders to choose between pedaling, electric motor power, or both. Daily Departures « less
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$115* and up
Ranked #7 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Choose from four fun private VIP Segway or Electric Bike Tours. Perfect for groups from 2 to 10 guests, Tour the Wharf,... more » Owner description: Choose from four fun private VIP Segway or Electric Bike Tours. Perfect for groups from 2 to 10 guests, Tour the Wharf, Waterfront, Little Italy, Chinatown or Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Perfect for birthday parties, corporate team building, meetings, family reunions, social groups or just plain fun with your friends or family. Rates include your own personal guide and staff gratuities. « less
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$179* and up
Ranked #8 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Historic Sites; Islands; Military Bases/ Facilities; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Parks; State Parks; Hiking Trails
Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide... more » Owner description: The largest island in San Francisco Bay features magnificent views of Marin County and San Francisco, while offering a wide variety of recreation for outdoor enthusiasts. « less
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Ranked #9 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is the only authentic San Francisco Bike Rental and Tour... more » Owner description: Bay City Bike, a 15 year veteran in the bike rental & tour industry, is the only authentic San Francisco Bike Rental and Tour Company with local expertise. Self-Guided, Daily Guided & Customized Group Tours! We feature a fleet of 1,000+ bicycles; from standard Comfort Hybrids, Performance Bikes & Tandems to Electric, Kids & Road Bikes, we give you the option to experience SF like a true native. Indulge in the road less traveled and the exciting "underground" routes through this spectacular city as you partake in a Self-Guided or Daily Guided Tour. 4 Prime Locations in the Fisherman’s Wharf! « less
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Ranked #10 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Golf Courses; Parks
This park in northwest San Francisco overlooks the Marin Headlands and contains scenic hiking trails.
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Ranked #11 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Located on Lombard st. near San Francisco's beautiful Marina district, Bike&View provides professional rentals and tour... more » Owner description: Located on Lombard st. near San Francisco's beautiful Marina district, Bike&View provides professional rentals and tour services at one stop.Our rental services include: MTB, Hybrid bike, kid's bike, trailer, and tag-a-long. Our tour services include: City Sightseeing bus tour (Hop on - Hop off), Bay Cruise, Alcatraz packages, and more. « less
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Ranked #12 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip... more » Owner description: Mile-long Baker Beach lies at the foot of rugged serpentine cliffs west of the Golden Gate. Large waves, undertow and rip currents make the beach unsafe for swimming, but it provides panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Lands End. You can fish or check out the shorelife along the beach and rocky shoreline. Restrooms and picnic tables are nearby. « less
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Ranked #13 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #14 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Beaches; Parks
Scenic section of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a favorite for hikers, bikers and beach-goers.
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Ranked #15 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Sports Basement Outdoors is built on the idea that everyone should have the opportunity to be active and healthy, and that a... more » Owner description: Sports Basement Outdoors is built on the idea that everyone should have the opportunity to be active and healthy, and that a healthy lifestyle can and should be fun. Trips involve single and multi-day adventures, in the great outdoors, led by our team of nationally certified guides. We take pride in making these outings accessible and fun to individuals of all ages, skill and fitness levels. Our experienced guiding staff provides expert instruction with access to the latest and greatest gear and the best locations in the Bay Area! « less
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Ranked #16 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach &... more » Owner description: Located in the Sea Cliff neighborhood of San Francisco outside the Golden Gate, this cove is tucked between Baker Beach & Land's End. Offering spectacular views of Marin Headlands and The Golden Gate this cove of sand is good place for sunbathing, play spot for children and a picnic. Observe the monument to the Chinese fishermen and early residents who camped and anchored in the cove. « less
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Ranked #17 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Mountain Bike San Francisco offers private Mountain Bike tours around the San Francisco bay area and have been featured in... more » Owner description: Mountain Bike San Francisco offers private Mountain Bike tours around the San Francisco bay area and have been featured in Mountain Bike UK, Decline Magazine, Privateer and World of Mountain Bike (Germany). we offer: Custom half and full day trips in Northern California All levels rides, from beginner to expert Skills Training Sessions- Level 2 IMBA skills coach « less
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Ranked #18 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #19 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
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$36* and up
Ranked #20 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Bike the Bridge! At Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours we want our guests to come away from a day on our bikes feeling as... more » Owner description: Bike the Bridge! At Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours we want our guests to come away from a day on our bikes feeling as if they have just experienced the very best that our city has to offer. Whether it is a local resident enjoying our state of the art equipment or a visitor seeing the city for the first time, we encourage our riders to enjoy the bike friendly environment of San Francisco. Blazing Saddles was one of the first in the industry to develop a proprietary map of suggested routes and points of interest, and we have been a major pioneer in promoting cycling through the Presidio National Park, over the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito and Tiburon. All of our seven locations in San Francisco have easy access to a car-free bike path that winds around the city by the bay. We have the largest fleet of bikes in San Francisco, including state of the art electric bikes, tandems and kids’ bikes. We also have high performance road and mountain bikes for those who want to explore Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Mt. Tamalpais State Park. We rent bikes 365 days a year and we open at 8am every day. For those that want something more we offer a daily tour with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. No reservations necessary, so come on down when you’re ready to Bike the Bridge! « less
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Ranked #21 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
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$55* and up
Ranked #22 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Beaches
Owner description: At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but don't swim. The tumultuous waters can be too... more » Owner description: At the edge of the Pacific, beachcomb, build sand castles or bonfires, but don't swim. The tumultuous waters can be too rough to handle. « less
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$70* and up
Ranked #23 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: History Museums; Neighborhoods; Beaches
Most of this neighborhood's former beatnik charm is retained while adding fine cuisine to its claim to fame.
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Ranked #24 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
Owner description: Let us show you why Nor Cal is the birth place of mountain biking. Our guides get you to the sweet trails - instantly. Tours... more » Owner description: Let us show you why Nor Cal is the birth place of mountain biking. Our guides get you to the sweet trails - instantly. Tours are led by expert guides with intimate knowledge of the best trails. Half or full day tours originate from our pro-level retail store, and include use of a high end demo bike. We can craft a tour for all levels and riding interests. « less
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Ranked #25 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Scenic Drives

The 49 mile scenic drive was created in 1938 to showcase the city and to promote it as a tourist destination. This car drive will take you  by many of the beautiful and historic... more »

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Ranked #26 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #27 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Zoos
Owner description: The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being fed daily at 3 PM. Or, if you prefer the big cats,... more » Owner description: The penguins win the popularity contest at this zoo. You can watch being fed daily at 3 PM. Or, if you prefer the big cats, come an hour earlier. « less
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Ranked #28 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Gear rentals; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bike and Roll is the nation's premier bicycle rentals and tours company with locations in San Francisco, New York, Wasington,... more » Owner description: Bike and Roll is the nation's premier bicycle rentals and tours company with locations in San Francisco, New York, Wasington, DC, Chicago, and Miami. Bike and Roll San Francisco offers you some of the most beautiful bike rides in the world. Imagine leaving Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, riding a bike path along the San Francisco Bay, through the Presidio and Golden Gate National Recreation Area, over the Golden Gate Bridge, and into Sausalito where one can board a ferry for a boat cruise back across the bay. Thousands of visitors make this journey on a daily basis throughout the peak visitor season as the Bay Trail bicycle ride has emerged as a must do visitor event in the city by the bay. For the more adventurous, San Francisco sits just below the Marin Headlands where the origins of mountain biking can be found. In addition to its line of comfort bikes for leisure riding, Bike and Roll offers a full line of high-end bikes for the more experienced or more adventurous rider. « less
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Ranked #29 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Bike tours
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Ranked #30 of 73 Outdoor Activities in San Francisco
Category: Hiking Trails
The Coastal Trail is the 28-mile coastline of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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