Cruises from San Francisco

San Francisco has long been America’s shining city by the sea: a beacon that has embodied the sunny California dream. It is a city of dreamers, a place that appeals both to the country’s counterculture and also, ironically, to those looking to strike it rich. One thing has remained constant throughout its colorful history—the city’s enviable location at the tip of a peninsula separating San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Around every corner and from every hilltop, views of the water and the city’s bridges wait to be photographed. Expect beautiful views as you cruise from San Francisco Bay.

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Things To Do In San Francisco

If you will have time to sight-see before your cruise from San Francisco, here are some suggestions for places to visit while you’re here in this beautiful city:

Golden State Park

One of the country's most popular urban parks extends from the Pacific into the heart of the city. This huge urban park includes some 412 hectares (1,017 acres) of landscaped grounds, as well as some of the city's leading museums and a botanical garden. Golden Gate is one of the United States' most popular urban parks, though even with 13 million visitors arriving each year, there's plenty of green space, and pastoral peace and serenity, to go around.

Muir Woods National Monument

The California redwood, or Sequoia sempervirens, is legendary as one of the world's longest-living plants, with trees reaching ages of up to 1,800 years. One old-growth forest of California redwoods can be found just 19 kilometers (12 miles) north of San Francisco at Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County. A boardwalk here allows those with limited mobility to experience the grandeur of the redwoods; others can explore several trails that head deeper into the park.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

A new expansion that opened in 2016 provides yet another reason to visit this museum. The museum's collection covers the best of modern and contemporary art in the United States, Europe and beyond, but it places special emphasis on Californian artists. From photographers of the American West to the latest works incorporating technology, the museum brings a decidedly San Francisco perspective to its mission.

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