Coming to San Francisco with a group? The more, the merrier! Whether you want to explore the city, work up a sweat, commune with nature, or fill your belly, here are some great things to do as a group that are available to both leisure travelers and meetings and convention attendees.
See the Sights on a Big Bus Tour
Do you have some first-time visitors in your group? A ride on Big Bus Tours' signature open-top bus is the perfect way to see San Francisco's most iconic landmarks. Even better, with its hop-on, hop-off service, you can take all the time you want to explore a specific place. From Fisherman's Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge and back, it's all included.
Uncover the Unusual Side of San Francisco
Take a walk on the wild side, so to speak, with Wild SF Walking Tours. Your friendly, knowledgeable, and musically talented guides will take you on a journey through the off-beat history of San Francisco, covering the most famous (and infamous) personalities and locations in the City by the Bay.
Eat Around the City on a Delicious Food Tour
San Francisco is a culinary capital, and there's no shortage of ways for you to experience all the flavors the city has to offer. Guided tours, led by local experts, can show you everything from local favorites to authentic traditional dishes across each of the city's unique neighborhoods. Avital Food Tours, Edible Excursions, and Gourmet Walks are just a few of our partners who offer such tasty experiences. For avid bikers, Dandyhorse SF Bike Tours offers its Mission Food & Murals tour, a seven-mile loop through the heart of one of San Francisco's most historic and hip neighborhoods.
Feel Like a Champion at AT&T Park
Seeing a Giants game is fun, but there's nothing like getting onto the field and into the dugout yourself. Behind-the-scenes tours of AT&T Park are available all year round, day or night. A variety of customized private tours for groups of any size can also be arranged, from birthday-themed events with Giants mascot Lou Seal to special boxed-lunch inclusion options.
Explore Pristine Parkland at Muir Woods
Home to California's famous redwoods, Muir Woods is a 554-acre protected national park that offers fresh air, multiple trails for hiking, and stunning vistas. The trees in Muir Woods range from 400 to 800 years old and can reach heights of 250 feet, making them some of the largest and oldest living things on planet Earth. If you're interested in going, be sure to plan ahead. New reservation and parking policies, meant to protect the beauty of the park, take effect in 2018.
Taste the Best of California Wine Country
Just 90 minutes north of San Francisco is some of the world's greatest wine country. We have plenty of partners who can take you there. Whether you want the full, formal experience of a Napa Valley wine tasting or a more laid-back (but no less tasty) Sonoma County outing, it's all available to you. Your group can do everything from cooking alongside the region's most talented chefs to hot air ballooning.
Educate Your Palette at the San Francisco Wine School
Don't have time to make the journey north to wine country? Travel just a few miles south of the city instead to the San Francisco Wine School. You can learn about wines from different regions, test your tastebuds with blind tastings, or book the space for your own exceptional private dining experience.
Discover San Francisco's Secrets with a Scavenger Hunt
This one is perfect for meeting planners! If you're looking to show your group the sights while having a fun exercise in teamwork and collaboration, call on Dr. Clue! For over 20 years, Dr. Clue has organized citywide scavenger hunts that not only educate participants about San Francisco but also encourage cooperation, communication, and critical thinking.
Run a Race Through the City
Don't let San Francisco's famous hills fool you; the city is one of the best destinations for running. Whether you want to do a quick 5K trot with your group or compete in a half-marathon together, Run San Francisco offers five different foot races in 2018 that you can register for right now.
Cruise the Bay with Blue & Gold Fleet
San Francisco sits on a peninsula, which means there's water almost everywhere you look. Seeing the city from a ship is an entirely different experience, and one that lends itself perfectly to groups. Blue & Gold Fleet offers everything from leisurely sightseeing cruises to the high-octane adrenaline rush of the Rocket Boat.
Volunteer and Give Back Across San Francisco
Whether you're leisure travelers who enjoy voluntourism or convention clients who are dedicated to corporate social responsibility, there are plenty of opportunities to do good deeds in San Francisco. There's the famous Glide Memorial Church, which serves three meals a day to those in need, among the many other services it provides. Project Homeless Connect is dedicated to bringing essential services to San Franciscans experiencing homelessness. They organize three large service events each year, as well as other smaller outreach efforts. Lastly, you can help keep San Francisco's largest park looking beautiful by volunteering at The Presidio. For additional opportunities, click here.