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San Francisco Explorer Pass® - Choose 4 Attractions


Adult: Ages 13 and Up
Youth: Ages 3 to 12
Choose 4 attractions from Hop on Hop off Trolley, Aquarium of the Bay, California Academy of Sciences, Bike rentals, Tours, Museums and more, San Francisco, Ca, printable & smartphone version

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eTickets are normally delivered within the hour to the email address you have entered.


When you purchase your San Francisco Explorer Pass®, an e-voucher will be e-mailed to you normally within an hour. Please make sure that you double-check your e-mail address when you place your order. Your pass will be immediately available for download as a mobile pass or you can print it out.

The San Francisco Explorer Pass® gives you the flexibility of picking any 4 attractions from some of our most popular experiences and activities and save.   Also includes a 1-day unlimited ride pass with Muni transportation, Street Cars, and Cable Cars!


  • Available for download as a mobile pass or printed pass
  • Guidebook available in a printable or mobile version
  • Choose 4 attractions from 20 of San Francisco’s best attractions
  • Choose attractions as you go, valid for 30 days

With the San Francisco Explorer Pass®, choose 4 out of 20 top attractions and save!  Take a Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red & White Fleet; visit Aquarium of the Bay, California Academy of Sciences, Ride the Hop on Hop off Trolley and even take a Whale Watching tour in Monterey!  Enjoy the flexibility to create your own itinerary and sightsee at your own pace. Whether you’re a first-time or seasoned visitor, you’ll love this whole new way to enjoy San Francisco!

Choose from 4 of the following attractions:
  • 1-day Muni Visitor Passport.  (Includes Cable Car)
  • San Francisco Sightseeing - Hop on Hop off Trolley
  • Exploratorium
  • Aquarium of the Bay
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • Golden Gate Bay Cruise by Red & White Fleet
  • Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise by Red & White Fleet
  • Escape from the Rock Cruise by Blue & Gold Fleet
  • Rocket Boat
  • Ripley's Believe it or Not
  • Ride the Ducks
  • California's Great America Theme Park
  • deYoung Museum
  • Asian Art Museum
  • Bay City Bike Rental
  • AT&T Ballpark tour
  • Angel Island Ferry
  • Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum (opening this summer on Fisherman's Wharf)
  • Madame Tussaud's Dungeons  (opening this summer on Fisherman's Wharf )
  • Go Car Tour (1 Hour Tour) - This is a 1-hour tour departing from their Fisherman's Wharf location.
  • Chris's Whale Watching in Monterey
  • Bay City Bike

How to Redeem:
  • Use your printable or mobile version of your pass at each attraction
  • Use the digital guidebook to find participating attractions, restaurants and shops
  • Present your printed or mobile Explorer pass upon entry to ticket booth/entrance, server or cashier for entry or special offer awarded

Terms and Conditions:
  • Recipient’s e-mail address MUST be supplied in e-mail field on Shipping Address page
  • The San Francisco Explorer Pass® is activated the first time the card holder uses it for admission/entry. Once activated it is then valid for 30 consecutive calendar days
  • Pass may not be redeemed at any attraction in return for a ticket to enter the attraction on a future date.   
  • Offers and admissions may be redeemed once per venue per day unless otherwise noted.   
  • Some attractions are seasonal (i.e. Summer only), have varied hours/days of operation, or have special instructions. Please refer to the attraction page for details.  
  • Admission applies to General Admission only unless otherwise specified.
  • San Francisco Explorer Pass® is valid only at the attractions, shops, and restaurants listed in this guidebook or in any accompanying supplements.   
  • San Francisco Explorer Pass® offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offers or promotions.   
  • San Francisco Explorer Pass® is not transferable for “credits” toward products not offered in this guide.   
  • Some attractions may require or suggest reservations  
  • Special offers are valid for the duration of the card and do not activate the card unless otherwise noted. Please refer to the Special Offers page for details.  
  • San Francisco Explorer Pass® is non-transferable and non-refundable once activated.  
  • San Francisco Explorer Pass® is not responsible for traffic conditions or weather that may affect a traveler’s use of the San Francisco Explorer Pass®
  • Card expires 1 year after it has been received

Smart Destinations, Inc. has done its best to ensure the accuracy of the information in our guidebooks. Because conditions (hours, holiday closures, etc.) at these attractions may change from time to time subsequent to your purchase date, Smart Destinations cannot guarantee that each facility will continue to honor its’ indicated commitments at the time that the cardholder makes use of the card. To the extent permitted by law, Smart Destinations is not liable for any loss, expense, damage or other inconvenience caused in any way by the cardholder’s reliance upon information contained on this guidebook or on the website.

For additional information please visit or call 1 800-887-9103.

  • Brand: GO City Card

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