JR Tours

San Francisco, California

Whether you’re exploring historic artifacts, exhibits and monuments or taking a leisurely stroll through a park or trail, San Francisco, California offers a wealth of educational and enjoyable activities for the most finicky of students.

There’s definitely no shortage of things to see or do in San Francisco. A former military post, the Presidio, it’s now known as a national historic landmark and has much to offer visiting students.

Enjoy one of several beautiful walking trails; explore amazing natural features, including many rare and endangered animals and view the architectural highlights that make the Presidio world-renowned.

The Aquarium of the Bay will also captivate students with over 20,000 varieties of marine animals. You can even get up close and personal with sharks and stingrays.

ExloratoriumBuilt in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, the Exploratorium, also known as the Palace of Fine Arts, is a very interesting architectural destination in San Francisco. For an exploration into science, art and human perception, the Exploratorium should be the next stop on your list. Even if science isn’t your cup of tea, you’ll enjoy the wealth of interactive exhibits and hands-on learning you’ll receive here.

If you’re interested in learning more about African American culture, the African American Art and Culture Complex offers a distinct look into African American culture through lectures, plays, exhibits and other exciting activities.

Students will enjoy a break from the usual educational activities by planning a visit to the Boudin Bakery. There, you’ll enjoy watching how the bakery operates as well as learning about the history behind sourdough French bread.

You’ll also discover why this kind of bread cannot possibly be baked anywhere else in the world, so it’s definitely worth a visit! If you take the museum and bakery tour, you’ll be allowed to sample some of their products at the end of the tour.

The Legion of Honor Museum is another place you simply cannot afford to miss. You’ll be captivated by the extensive collection of European art spanning the ages from 2500 BC to the 20th century.

View great artwork from famous artists such as Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso and more.

For an interesting experience, visit The San Francisco Center for the Book. Students will learn about bookbinding, printing, and many more facets that relate to books.

You’ll get to learn a lot about books and the process that goes into creating them through lectures, exhibits and other learning materials.

Finally, for a breathtaking end to a long day, you should definitely check out a tour package from Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals and Tours.

You can choose to rent a bike and tour yourself, or be led around on a guided tour. Either way, you’ll love biking across the famous Golden Gate Bridge.

They offer multiple bike paths for your riding pleasure, and when you’re done you can return in comfort on a ferry. What’s not to like?

It’s clear that San Francisco, California offers plenty of things to see and do. Educational opportunities abound in this beautiful city - some in places you’d never imagine.

Whatever you end up doing when you visit, it’s a trip well worth taking. You’ll learn a lot about the history behind the city, and you’ll return from your trip with beautiful memories that aren’t soon to be forgotten.