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San Francisco’s waterfront is great for families. Experience PIER 39, home to our famous sea lions.

Accessible Tours and Attractions in San Francisco

San Francisco offers a variety of tours and attractions that are easily accessible to everyone.

Discover San Francisco's most inclusive tours and attractions that allow for an enjoyable exploration of a city renowned for its rich culture and iconic landmarks. Whether strolling through the charming streets of Fisherman's Wharf, immersing yourself in colorful museums, or wandering through the iconic Golden Gate Park, these diverse experiences create an inviting destination for all.

Attractions

Ready to explore some of the iconic sights of San Francisco? Here are some of the top accessible attractions in SF.

PIER 39

PIER 39, one of San Francisco's top attractions, ensures accessibility for all visitors with features such as ramps and six elevators providing access to all levels. Explore two levels of shopping, restaurants, and, of course, the sea lions! Enjoy a comfortable experience seamlessly navigating the pier and surrounding area. Visit their info booth at the main entrance for any additional assistance.

San Francisco Ferry Building

The historic Ferry Building has undergone renovations to prioritize accessibility, providing an inclusive experience for all. The weekend farmers' market and interior marketplace are all conveniently situated on the ground floor. Explore a diverse array of shops, local restaurants, and stunning downtown architecture while taking in iconic water views. Elevators are available for reaching the second and third floors, and any additional assistance can be requested at the information station near the entrance.

Ghirardelli Square

Ghirardelli Square is dedicated to providing an inclusive experience for visitors of all abilities. The former chocolate factory has undergone significant upgrades to ensure easy movement throughout the space. Whether exploring its delightful shops or savoring its restaurants, Ghirardelli Square enables all guests to enjoy its historic charm.

Salesforce Park

Salesforce Park is committed to inclusivity. Boasting wide, even pathways, multiple elevator entrances, and easy access to public transit below, Salesforce Park guarantees a seamless experience. Whether wandering through its lush landscapes or relaxing in the sun, this tranquil space allows visitors to immerse themselves in nature in the heart of downtown SF.

SkyStar Wheel

The SkyStar Wheel at Fisherman’s Wharf prioritizes full accessibility for all guests requiring assistance. Tickets, subject to availability, are priced at $18 per person and can be purchased online or at the ticket booth. Upon arriving at the SkyStar Wheel, please inform the ticketing agent if you require assistance before joining the line. Please note that the VIP gondola, priced at $50 per person, is not wheelchair accessible.

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Museums

San Francisco's arts and culture scene invites everyone to experience incredible museums and captivating cultural delights. 

Find the full list of accessible museums in San Francisco here

Tours

Find the perfect tour so you can explore all the iconic sights of the City by the Bay. 

Alcatraz

All Alcatraz Cruise boats are fully accessible, and Alcatraz Island features numerous accessible areas, made even more convenient with the S.E.A.T. (Sustainable Easy Access Transport) Tram. With assisted listening devices, audio descriptions, tactile models, large font type, and Braille audio tour scripts, everyone can immerse themselves in the rich history showcased at Alcatraz Landing and on Alcatraz Island.

Tickets cost anywhere from $45 to $102, depending on the tour you book. Tickets sell out in advance, so early booking is critical.

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Blue & Gold Fleet

Blue & Gold Fleet offers wheelchair-accessible areas and restrooms on the main deck. However, upper decks are only accessible via stairs. Enjoy bay cruises, sunset cruises, and the exciting Escape from Alcatraz cruise with Blue and Gold Fleet. Tickets range from $32 to $47 and are available online.

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Red and White Fleet

All Red and White vessels offer wheelchair-accessible areas and restrooms on the main deck. Experience their Bay Cruise, Bridge to Bridge Cruise, or Twilight Cruise, ranging in price from $29 to $50. Purchase tickets in advance on their website to ensure availability.

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CityExperiences

While CityExperience has accessible yachts in its fleet, not all yachts and decks provide accessibility. For an optimal experience, please call 888-467-6256 to confirm accessibility on your chosen cruise date. Indulge in their dinner or brunch cruises, sightseeing tours, or special event cruises, with tickets ranging from $50 to over $100, depending on the cruise.

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Aaron Danzig
Aaron Danzig

Aaron is the Manager of Digital & Social Media Marketing at San Francisco Travel. He has lived in San Francisco for over 9 years and has worked in Travel & Tourism for over 7 of those. He is usually exploring the Bay Area hunting for that new and unique experience and good food too! 

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