Classic San Francisco One-Day Tour

City Tour
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Spark Experiences

The San Francisco Bay Area truly IS a world-class destination which so much to offer. With professional planning, you can easily hike among Redwood giants, explore salt water tide pools, taste fabulous wine and eat delicious international cuisine all in one day.

We are also one of the most open and inclusive metropolitan regions in the world, proudly celebrating our incredibly creative, diverse community.

We are proud to be a Female-owned and operated small business and a low-carbon footprint tour operator. We also work hard to be a responsible member of our community and fair partner to all our supplier-colleagues.

In the coming months we look forward to enhancing our portfolio of local experiences to include a greater diversity of outdoor naturalist programs. Our goal is the bring you the best of our state’s great outdoors in a way that is fun, informative, and above all- safe. Stay tuned!

  • 8 Hours
  • Small Group of 2-5 peoplePrivate
  • San Francisco

This carefully curated “Classic” San Francisco City Tour is the perfect choice if you truly want to see everything in just one day. It’s also an ideal orientation if you have 3 days in San Francisco or more. We’ll show you the very best of the city, with greater breadth and a more relaxed pace than you’ll find anywhere else.

Explore stylish, sophisticated San Francisco with us. You’ll walk away having seen so much more than the average visitor, and with a greater understanding of our diverse culture and neighborhoods. If you don’t have a full day available, our San Francisco half-day tour could be a perfect solution. And we’re also happy to offer a custom SF city tour catered completely to your interests and schedule.

A San Francisco Local Tour

The benefits of hiring a private tour guide are countless. But we can promise you that spending your day with Spark Experiences means you’ll have a driver, a tour guide, a teacher, and a new friend who can show you around this beloved city. Our passion for all things San Francisco never wanes…and we love to share it with visitors!

We will also happily suggest personalized meal and refreshment stops throughout our day together. Part of experiencing any world-class city is enjoying its great food. And we have PLENTY of that here in San Francisco! Thank goodness for all those hills…

Your health and safety are our top priority!

We’ve always prioritized cleanliness, but we are increasing our focus on disinfecting and sanitizing our vehicle. We clean our vehicle before and after every experience with nontoxic anti-microbial cleansers.

All Spark Experiences are designed with physical distancing in mind.

We comply with CDC and local Health Department best practices, including wearing masks and adhering to hand sanitizing policies.

Enjoy the benefits of private touring in the Tesla Model X, where we are able to provide you with the safest experience possible.

When you are ready to get out and explore, we are here ready to welcome you in style!

Your San Francisco City Tour

As with all of our private tours, this one-day tour of San Francisco moves at your pace, according to the rhythms of your traveling party. Since there is no one else sharing the Tesla, there is the greatest possible flexibility with our time together. If you need more time at a particular spot on our route to capture the perfect photo, we prioritize according to your needs!

Have specific stops in mind you don’t see included in this Classic Itinerary? Contact us any time to share your travel plans and schedule details so we can help you plan. And we are always very happy to take you on a custom city tour of SF to suit your needs.


What You’ll See in One Day in San Francisco

  • The world famous Golden Gate Bridge
  • Fisherman’s Wharf/Pier 39 colorful shopping promenades with deep history
  • The largest Chinatown outside Asia (sometimes vying with Vancouver)
  • North Beach, aka “Little Italy”
  • The infamous steep, crooked slope of Lombard Street
  • Union Square, truly the Heart of San Francisco
  • The Embarcadero waterfront promenade
  • Eclectic shops and cafes of the Marina District
  • Romantic architecture and scandalous stories of the Palace of Fine Arts
  • The Presidio, dating back to 1776!
  • The vintage record stores of Haight Ashbury and the Summer of Love
  • The almost-impossible Golden Gate Park
  • Picture-perfect Victorians at Alamo Square & the Painted Ladies
  • Hayes Valley, a great story of local success and rebirth
  • The Castro colorful LGBT neighborhood
  • The birthplace of the city (and one fabulous burrito!) in the Mission District
  • Nob Hill, the birthplace of the Fairmont Hotel and Grace Cathedral
  • The trails of Lands End National Park Visitor Center overlooking the Sutro Baths ruins
  • Surfers riding the pacific breakers at Ocean Beach
  • Dutch Windmills along the Great Highway
  • Twin Peaks with the most expansive views of the Bay
  • Civic Center, the birthplace of the United Nations and our gold-domed City Hall
  • Startup Central in SOMA Tech Startup District (upon request)

Your Sparks Experience

All Spark Experiences have always been, and will continue to be, 100% private— and ALL ABOUT YOU.

You will NEVER share the vehicle with anyone outside of your own party. This gives us the utmost flexibility with our time together, allowing us to tailor your day to you! Our goal is for you to have the most relaxed and impactful day possible — making the most of your valuable time and experiencing the best of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Price Includes

  • Custom Itinerary
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Chilled Beverages

Price Excludes

  • Meals
  • Tastings fees
  • Admission Fees to venues