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San Francisco’s Best Discounts: Get on the Culture Bus.

April 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments · San Francisco Discounts

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.

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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.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  • J. A. Nesbitt

    (1) that photo is a streetcar, not the culture bus
    (2) the culture bus has been discontinued due to lack of patronage

  • admin

    Nesbitt – You are spot on. We’ve updated the article to report the demise of the culture bus in San Francisco – a good idea that died out quickly. The photo is a streetcar, and a fun / historic one at that. Thanks again for reminding us that the culture bus is now just a historical remnant.

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