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including some of the highest indoor climbing. It also offers indoor cycling, yoga, a weight room and 2,000 square feet of bouldering. 2295 Harrison St., 415.550.0515; 2573 3rd St., 415.800.8121; 520 20th St., Oakland, 510.452.2022. www.touchstoneclimbing.com

EXPLORE Bay Cruises ALCATRAZ CRUISES This is the official concessioner for the National Park Service. See Alcatraz, one of San Francisco’s most popular visitor attractions, or take a combo tour of Alcatraz and Angel Island. Ticket Booth: Pier 33, 415.981.7625. www.alcatraz cruises.com

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BLUE AND GOLD FLEET Blue and Gold Fleet offers tours of the Bay and Alcatraz. A free multi-language audio tour is available on select tours in nine languages. Bring your Wi-Fi enabled device to access the tour. Pier 41, 415.705.8200. www.blueandgoldfleet.com HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS Enjoy beautiful views of the Golden Gate and Bay bridges, Alcatraz and San Francisco plus food and entertainment aboard Hornblower’s luxury vessels. Pier 3 on the Embarcadero, 415.788.8866. www.horn blower.com RED AND WHITE FLEET This historic fleet is legendary for its breathtaking San Francisco cruises. Sail under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz aboard the one-hour Golden Gate Bay Cruise. All cruises depart from Pier 43 1/2, Fisherman’s Wharf, 415.673.2900. www.redandwhite.com WINE TASTING ON THE BAY Explore the San Francisco Bay and taste wines aboard the city’s only floating tasting room. Sip from a large selection of California wines as well as beer on the two hour journey. Pier 39, 415.859.7052. www. winetastingonthebay.com

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Bike Rentals BAY CITY BIKE RENTALS Simply rent a bike here, or get to know San Francisco and Sausalito on a guided tour. 501 Bay St., 1669 Haight St., 2661 Taylor St., 415.346.2453. www.baycitybike.com BAY WHEELS Explore San Francisco with Bay Wheels, a bike share system with docking stations around the Bay Area. Rides start at just $2. Requires the Lyft app. San Francisco and Bay Area, 855.480.2453. www.lyft.com/ bikes/bay-wheels BLAZING SADDLES Bike on your own or take a tour with this professional and accessible biking adventure company, offering locations at Fisherman’s Wharf, the Financial District and Union Square. 415.202.8888. www.blazing saddles.com/san-francisco WHEEL FUN RENTALS Wheel Fun Rentals offers the only free GPS-guided audio tour, and is the only rental company with “infinity shifting” bikes and free maps, safety equipment and locks. Pier 43 1/2, 415.770.1978; 2627-A Taylor St. www.wheelfunrentals.com

Discount Tickets CITYPASS Save 42% or more at the Bay Area’s major attractions. Choose between a booklet of four preset and one option tickets or a booklet of three tickets to attractions of your choice. www.citypass.com/sanfrancisco-comparison FISHERMAN’S WHARF PASS One tickets nets you up to $35 in savings and visits to five of San Francisco’s most iconic attractions. Pier 39, 415.623.5300. www.aquariumofthebay.org/ tickets

Private Transportation ACE PARKING Don’t waste time searching for a place to park. Easily find availa-

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ble parking with Ace Parking or a place to charge your electric vehicle. Check the website for the closest locations near you. 855.223.7275. aceparking.com

650.267.8210; 435 S. Airport Blvd., 415.658.9800. www.sixt.com/car-rental/usa/ san-francisco

CITY RENT-A-CAR City Rent-A-Car offers economy and luxury cars, convertibles, SUVs and vans. The company is open for rentals seven days a week with 24/7 return options. 349 Mason St., 415.359.1331. www.cityrentacar.com

Public Transportation

ENTERPRISE EXOTIC CAR COLLECTION From sports cars to sedans and SUVs, this is one of the largest selections of high-end vehicles from some of the world’s top luxury manufacturers. 233 Ellis St., 415.542.6023; SFO: 780 N. McDonnell Road, 650.933.0124. exoticcars.enterprise.com/en/ locations/san-francisco.html EXECUCAR This service offers private rides to and from the airport, business meetings or anywhere else around town. It serves SFO, OAK and SJC airports and offers black car and SUV service. 160 S. Linden Ave. Reservations: 800.410.4444. Local: 650.246.2771. www.execucar.com PARK ‘N FLY The closest parking lot to the San Francisco International Airport, Park ‘N Fly offers valet parking, door-to-door shuttle service, luggage assistance and 24-hour security. Open 24/7. 160 Produce Ave., South San Francisco. Lot Contact: 650.877.8438. Reservation Help: 800.325.4863. www.pnf.com

BART Bay Area Rapid Transit trains serve the city of San Francisco as well as San Francisco and Oakland International airports, Berkeley, Oakland and other Bay Area destinations. Trains run until midnight daily. 510.464.6000. www.bart.gov CABLE CARS These moving National Historic Landmarks run 6 am-12:30 am daily. Powell-Mason (line 59) and Powell-Hyde (line 60) run between Union Square and Fisherman’s Wharf; California (line 61) runs between Market Street and Van Ness Ave. 415.701.2311. www.sfmta. com/getting-around/muni/ cable-cars CALTRAIN Offering commuter rail service along the San Francisco Peninsula, through the South Bay to San Jose and Gilroy. Oneway tickets range $3.75-$15 regular and $3.20-$14.45 for clipper card users. 800.660.4287. www.caltrain.com CLIPPER CARD Available for use on Muni, BART, CalTrain and more, this is an all-in-one transit card that keeps track of any passes, discount tickets, ride books and cash value loaded onto it.

SILVERCAR BY AUDI Rent Audis always with free premium features. For a slight fee, they will deliver and pick up anywhere in San Francisco. They have A4s, A5 Cabriolets and Q5 SUVs available for rental. 230 Grant Ave., 415.890.5422; 237 Harbor Way, South San Francisco, 650.271.9846. www.silvercar.com

FERRIES Golden Gate Ferry offers ferries to Sausalito, Larkspur and Tiburon. Blue and Gold Fleet offers ferries to Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Vallejo and Alameda/Oakland. San Francisco Bay Ferry offers ferries from Pier 41, SF Ferry Building, Oracle Park, South San Francisco, Mare Island, Vallejo, Richmond, Oakland, Alameda and Harbor Bay.

SIXT RENT A CAR This company’s extensive fleet features a large selection of top brand vehicles in a range of styles. 2800 Leavenworth St., 415.306.5289; 550 O’Farrell St.,

GOLDEN GATE FERRY Public transportation ferries that provide service to Sausalito, Larkspur, Tiburon, and Giants Baseball Ferry Service. Owned/operated by the

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Profile for Where San Francisco

WhereTraveler San Francisco — September 2019  

WhereTraveler San Francisco is the premier travel magazine for discovering the best things to do and see in San Francisco, United States. Ch...

WhereTraveler San Francisco — September 2019  

WhereTraveler San Francisco is the premier travel magazine for discovering the best things to do and see in San Francisco, United States. Ch...