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  • Save up to 50% on top San Francisco attractions. Pay nothing at the gate!
  • Choose as you go. Enjoy 3 or 4 attractions and tours from 20 attractions.
  • Easy to use. Show your pass at designated ticketing areas and enjoy!
  • Take your time. Pass is valid for 30 days after your first attraction visit.
  • Instant delivery. Get your pass on any mobile device or print at home.
San Francisco Explorer Pass
Visit 3 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$65.00 / $49.00
Visit 4 Choices
Adult / Child (3-12)
$85.00 / $65.00

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If for any reason you don't activate your pass within a year of purchase, we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked. Learn more.

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How it works

What is a San Francisco Explorer Pass?

A San Francisco Explorer Pass is a multi-attraction pass that includes admission to your choice of 3 or 4 San Francisco attractions for one low price.

How does a San Francisco Explorer Pass work?
  • Purchase a pass for the number of attractions you want to visit — we offer 3 or 4-Choice Passes.
  • Your San Francisco Explorer Pass gets you into any of the 20 included attractions. No need to decide before your trip, choose as you go from the options included with your pass.
  • Simply present your pass at included attractions for admission. Pay nothing at the gate.
  • Visiting your first attraction activates your card. Then, you’ll have 30 days to use your pass.
How will I get my pass?

Instantly on your mobile device and via email. Just print out your pass or display it right on your mobile device.

What else does the pass include?

You'll get a guide with hours of operation and directions for each attraction, and a map to help plan your itinerary.

Frequently Asked Questions Show All

Is this just a discount card? Will I still need to buy tickets?

No. Passes include admission to each attraction; no need to pay anything at the gate. Some attractions may offer upgrades or special exhibits for an additional fee.

Do I need to choose my attractions in advance?

Nope, choose as you go. The pass is good for any combination of the number of attractions you purchased.

What is the age cut off for child tickets?

Child passes are for ages 3-12. Most attractions are free for children under 3. Please check the attraction websites for more details.

How will I get my pass?

Instantly on your smart phone and via email!

  • Just print out your pass and guidebook.
  • Or, display it on your smart phone.
How do I activate my pass?

Easy: simply visit your first attraction!

Is the pass valid all day?

You bet! Feel free to visit the attractions any time of the day as long as they are open or operating.

What is your refund policy?

You'll have a full year from the day you purchase your passes to receive a full refund, as long as they are unused. However, the passes are non-refundable once they're activated.

How much will I save?

Compare the price of the pass to the gate prices of the attractions you want to visit to see how much you can save. Many customers save 50%.

We give you the flexibility to create your own itinerary and choose the attractions you want to visit depending on your interests.

For inspiration, check out some of our sample itineraries, insider tips, and more for info on all the fun things to do in San Francisco so you can make the most of your time here.

Can I visit an attraction more than once?

No. Your pass includes only one visit per attraction.

Can I purchase passes on the spur of the moment when I arrive in San Francisco?

Of course! With instant digital delivery, you can purchase and access passes right on your mobile device. Or, visit one of our local purchase locations.

Does a San Francisco Explorer Pass expire?

Yes. You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire.

Do I need to make reservations to visit the attractions?

This symbol indicates that an attraction requires reservations.

Some attractions require a credit card to hold a reservation. In these cases, your credit card will not be charged unless you do not show up for your reservation.

Can I use my San Francisco Explorer Pass to ride the cable cars?

Your San Francisco Explorer Pass may be used for a 1-day Muni Visitor Passport, which includes a full day of unlimited rides on the cable cars, muni trains, and muni buses. However, be sure to pick up your passport prior to boarding. There are two locations to do this — one in Fisherman's Wharf and one in Union Square. Both are just a short walk from the cable car boarding locations.

Can I use my San Francisco Explorer Pass® to visit Alcatraz Island?

No. The Escape from the Rock Cruise option does not include a visit to Alcatraz Island but does circle the island and include a narrated account of the most feared institution in the American penal system.

What’s the catch?

There’s no catch. San Francisco Explorer Pass has a partnership with all of the participating attractions to make your visit to San Francisco as memorable as possible and to help you save time and money.

Can I share my pass with a friend or sell it?

No. The San Francisco Explorer Pass is non-transferrable and may not be re-sold.

What happens if an attraction is closed or a tour is cancelled due to weather or other problem?

While we do our best to ensure that all attractions are available, events happen that are out of our control. The great thing about a San Francisco Explorer Pass is that there are so many attractions to choose from. If an attraction is closed, or cannot be visited for some reason, we know you'll find a fun alternative in your guidebook!

I still have questions!

Please feel free to call us at 800‑887‑9103 and we’ll be happy to help you!


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