Smart Destinations Announces New San Francisco Explorer Pass!

San Francisco Explorer Pass

Exciting news for Smart Destinations fans  – the debut of our brand new product, the San Francisco Explorer Pass! The San Francisco Explorer Pass joins the whole Smart Destinations family in San Francisco, providing travellers with another great way to explore San Fran to their hearts content. Along with the Go San Francisco Card and the San Francisco Go Select Pass, the San Francisco Explorer Pass offers top-notch attractions, convenience, and big savings.

California Academy of Sciences SignJust like the ever-popular New York Explorer Pass, the San Francisco Explorer Pass is modeled to allow customers to choose a certain number of attractions out of a wide selection of local highlights. In this case, travelers can choose four attractions out of twenty of the city’s best to visit over the course of a full thirty days. Included attractions appeal to a range of interests and travel styles, with options as diverse as the California Academy of Sciences, a Golden Gate Bay Cruise, and the Asian Art Museum. The San Francisco Explorer Pass also includes a convenient 1-day Muni Visitor Passport, which provides unlimited rides on cable cars, historic street cars, Muni, and Muni Metro. You definitely don’t need to worry about how you’re going to get around when you travel with the San Francisco Explorer Pass!

San Francisco Explorer Pass

Fisherman’s Wharf; photography by J. O’Neill

We at Smart Destinations are excited about this new product because it offers something new for our customers, and something that a lot of other multi-attraction passes don’t – the versatility and convenience of really getting to know a city just like a local. You can see big name attractions or local hidden gems. Hop on Muni to avoid pricey taxis. Explore the non-touristy side of Fisherman’s Wharf or the SoMA neighborhood. You’re not tied to visit your chosen attractions in ten days, and you don’t have to choose from an either/or scenario. See what you want, whenever it suits you.

In fact, the flexibility of the San Francisco Explorer Pass makes it appealing to practically anyone in the Bay Area. There for the weekend only? Hop on a cruise, visit some museums, and rent a bike. Already scheduled for a long-term cruise that departs from San Francisco? Use the San Francisco Explorer Pass before embarking and after your return to make the most of your time in the City by the Bay. Even locals can get a lot of value out of the San Francisco Explorer Pass, from an educational weekend trip to spring break vacations!

Octopus at Aquarium of the Bay

Fantastic sightings at the Aquarium of the Bay

Some my personal top picks with the San Francisco Explorer Pass include: the de Young Museum, the Aquarium of the Bay, and the AT&T Park Tour (perfect for sports fans). What will you discover about San Francisco when you explore with Smart Destinations?

For more information on availability and pricing, see the full press release! All included attractions are listed below.

1-day Muni Vistor Passport
Angel Island Ferry – Blue and Gold Fleet
Aquarium of the Bay
Asian Art Museum
AT&T Ballpark Tour
Bay City Bike Rental
Bridge 2 Bridge Cruise from Red and White
California Academy of Sciences
California’s Great America
deYoung Museum
Escape from the Rock Cruise – Blue and Gold Fleet
Go Car 1 Hour Rental
Golden Gate Bay Cruise – Red and White Fleet
Hop-on/off Sightseeing Tour
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum
Ride the Ducks
Ripleys Believe It Or Not!
Rocket Boat
San Francisco Dungeon
Whale Watching in Monterey

The San Francisco Explorer Pass can be purchased in-market at the following locations: Red and White Fleet; Blue and Gold Fleet; Bay City Bike Rentals and Tours; SF Travel Visitor Information Center; and San Mateo Welcome Center. It’s also available online through Viator, ARES, and Attraction World.

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