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Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture: Our most recommended tours and activities

Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour

1. Golden Gate Bridge: 3-Hour Sausalito Cycle Tour

Enjoy this 3-hour guided tour that departs from Fisherman’s Wharf. You’ll be outfitted with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map, and then be ready to head out on tour! With your guide you’ll follow the San Francisco waterfront past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. You’ll cross the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path, and then proceed to Vista Point and on to Old Fort Baker. The cycling tour comes to an end in Sausalito where you’ll have time to enjoy the shops, the many art galleries, and the delicious food. You can return to San Francisco right after the tour ends, with the ferry, at your own cost, or choose to bike back. Alternatively, you can keep the bike until the shop’s closing hours and enjoy additional time exploring this fascinating area on your own. Note that the tour follows bike paths and the riding is mostly on flat terrain.

San Francisco: Golden Gate Bike Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

2. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bike Tour and Alcatraz Ticket

Explore San Francisco by bike and visit Alcatraz with this ticket for two tours over the course of two days. Take the ferry to Alcatraz Prison and uncover the prison's secrets on an audio tour. Enjoy a cycling tour to locations like Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge. Cross San Francisco Bay on a journey to the notorious Alcatraz Prison by ferry. This world-famous prison served as a federal penitentiary from 1934 to 1963 and housed infamous criminals like Al Capone and Robert Stroud, the Birdman. Take the award-winning 45-minute Cellhouse audio tour and hear the tales of those who lived in Alcatraz. This tour brings history alive through the recounting of tales from correctional officers and prisoners. Your bike tour will take place the previous day 10:00 AM. Set off from Fisherman’s Wharf and enjoy a leisurely cycle for around 3 hours. You’ll be kitted out with a current model bike, front handlebar bag, lock, helmet, rear gear rack, and takeaway map – and then you’ll be ready to head out on tour! Follow the San Francisco waterfront with your guide, past Aquatic Park, Fort Mason, the Marina, and the Presidio, through Crissy Field and to Fort Point. Cross the Golden Gate Bridge on a wide bike path, and then proceed to Vista Point and on to Old Fort Baker. The cycling tour comes to an end in Sausalito where you’ll have time to enjoy the shops, the many art galleries, and the delicious food. You can return to San Francisco right after the tour ends, or you may keep the bike until closing hours and enjoy additional time exploring this fascinating area on your own. Important Note: All bike tours take place 1 day prior to your selected Alcatraz departure. The date and time selected on your confirmation is for your day 2 Alcatraz Tour. Afternoon Alcatraz departure times are allotted, and so will be confirmed to customers approximately 30 days before departure.

San Francisco: Marina Waterfront Surrey Bike Rental

3. San Francisco: Marina Waterfront Surrey Bike Rental

Discover the most iconic sights on the San Francisco waterfront as you travel along a specially-designed route on a 2 or 4-seater surrey. Start at Fort Mason on the Marina Green and ride west into the Presidio. Riding through the Marina District, pass by the Fort Mason Center, Marina Yacht Harbor, and Palace of Fine Arts Theater. With panoramic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Bay, enter the Presidio and ride through Crissy Field. Continuing on the path, explore Golden Gate National Recreation Area and see Crissy Field Beach, the Torpedo Wharf, Warming Hut gift shop and cafe, and the Civil War Era Fort Point. Then, turn your surrey around and begin the journey back with spectacular views of Alcatraz and San Francisco’s majestic skyline.

San Francisco: Maritime Park Exploration Game

4. San Francisco: Maritime Park Exploration Game

The city game starts at Hyde St. Pier. It will take you between 2 to 2.5 hours to complete and you can also explore at your own pace: pause the game and resume anytime from the location where you paused it. You will finish at The SouthEnd and Dolphin Rowing Clubs. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and exact directions on your phone will guide you to the next location. Play on! After your booking, you will receive an email with instructions on how to download and play the game on your phone. You can play on your own, in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other and meet at the final stop of the game. We recommend that each user purchases a ticket for an optimal experience, although several people can share a phone.

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What people are saying about Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 332 reviews

It was a foggy day so we missed out on the best picture spot, but we loved the whole experience of the ride and got some sunny clearing on the other side. It was a great activity with two teens and the 2-3 small hills got our thighs working :). We took the ferry home and really enjoyed lunch in Sausalito.

Really enjoyed the bike ride tour, we did the hybrid bikes which made a huge difference if you're a little older lol. Judy was our guide who was fabulous very knowledgeable and had great humor ....totally recommend doing this Activity!!☆☆☆☆☆

Friendly informative guide, scenic bike tour. If you are not a regular cyclist highly recommend an electric bike, it made the tour more enjoyable as there are a few hills to climb!

Great group of people on the tour and Eli our guide assisted by James was really helpful and informative

The tour was great, not rushed and our guide, Ely, was very patient…