San Francisco abounds with high priced tour bus companies that prey on lazy tourists. If you want to be carted around to some busy tourist sites – the charter buses can be convenient – if pricey.
But San Francisco wants to help you get the best discounts and has launched a very unique public bus service for just $7 “all you can ride” per day.
*Update* – The Culture Bus is no longer operating.
The Culture Bus is from the City of San Francisco and directly targeted at helping visitors see the most interesting sites including most of the largest museums and all of the attractions at the huge Golden Gate Park. To be fair, the bus doesn’t go to Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito, and other of the more challenging sites for tour companies — but its convenience to the Union Square hotel district can’t be matched.
One of the best ways to get discounts on your trip is by avoiding rental cars in San Francisco, and the hideous parking fees that will accompany your drives. The Culture Bus is a cool new way to save money and see the best museums in San Francisco.