Whether you consider San Francisco a favorite vacation destination or your only images of The Golden Gate City are ones you gathered from re-runs of Full House, you’ll find that the city’s unique flare and eclectic mix of people and attractions will keep you captivated for the entire duration of your trip—however long that may be! Old cable cars, Victorian “Painted Ladies,” and historic Fisherman’s Wharf contribute to San Fran’s picturesque charm, while landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island will leave you in awe. Although San Francisco is becoming known for its rising cost of living, tourists needn’t be too concerned, as San Francisco tourism discounts are in abundance, and many events are free or offered at a low cost. For the most popular San Francisco attractions, you can use a Go San Francisco Card or Go Select San Francisco Pass to obtain big discounts while enjoying the convenience and flexibility of an attraction pass. The Go San Francisco Card is an all-inclusive pass to the city featuring 30 top attractions, up to 55% off gate prices, instant delivery, and endless flexibility in what you see and when. Just pick how many days you want to use your pass and you’re ready to visit all 30 attractions. Here’s a sample of what you have to look forward to: If you’d like to customize your own attraction pass, the Go Select San Francisco Pass gives you the opportunity to do just that. Go Select San Francisco offers 38 attractions from which to build your own itinerary, instant delivery via printer or smart phone, and 30 full days to visit the attractions on your pass. This longevity makes Go Select especially great for locals who might make it into the city a few times during that month. Here are a few of the top attractions available with both passes. To see all the San Francisco attractions, make sure to check out Smart Destinations before you plan your trip.

  • California Academy of Sciences

    In addition to being a state-of-the-art museum, the California Academy of Sciences is a research and educational facility exploring two questions: How did life on Earth develop and how will we sustain life on Earth? To this end, the California Academy of Sciences features dozens of extraordinary exhibits in various habitats, from the aquarium and the jungle, to the planetarium and the natural history museum.>li>
  • The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the "Wonders of the Modern World." The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the "Wonders of the Modern World."

    Golden Gate Bay Cruise

    The Golden Gate Bridge emerging from the rolling California fog is a sight for which San Francisco is known around the world. For beautiful views of the world-famous architectural feat, hop on board the Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red and White Fleet for an one-hour sail past the best landmarks in the Bay area. You’ll even cruise right under the Golden Gate Bridge!
  • de Young Museum

    Get in on the San Francisco art scene use de Young Museum discount tickets to see a cultural institution for over 100 years. Its new facility, which opened in 2005, integrates art, innovative contemporary architecture, and the natural landscape of the Golden Gate Park. The result is a sight to behold from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Of course, everything in between (from Victorian realism to Beat and Abstraction) is every bit as rich and absorbing.