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The Magic Bus Experience

San Francisco, United States

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Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair for a journey through the 1960s on the Magic Bus in San Francisco! Visit parts of the city that played a pivotal role in the counterculture movements of the ‘60s while riding aboard a decked out, psychedelic bus. See Summer of Love hotspots like Golden Gate Park and the Haight-Ashbury district, and get in touch with your inner beatnik and philosopher in San Francisco’s North Beach and Chinatown neighborhoods. It’s the grooviest tour in the city!
  • Visit Chinatown, North Beach, Haight-Ashbury and Golden Gate Park
  • Learn about hippies, Beatniks and the rock 'n' roll movement
  • Hear interesting and informative commentary on the cultural movements of the 1960s
  • Ride in a colorful musical bus that shows you the history of iconic San Francisco lanmarks
  • Sing along to classic tunes with a flower in your hair
Live commentary on board
Flower for your hair
Small take-home gift
Hotel pickup and drop-off
No food, drinking or smoking

Departure Point

280 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Take a psychedelic trip through San Francisco on the multicolored Magic Bus! Board the decked-out party bus in central San Francisco, where you’ll be greeted by peace-loving, costumed guides. 

Roll through the crowded, colorful streets of Chinatown, where Buddhism and other ideas of Eastern philosophy influenced the city’s intellectuals in the 1960s. Nearby, see the favorite haunts of Beat Generation poets like Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, including the famed City Lights bookstore and Vesuvio café.

Continue on to the Haight-Ashbury district, the heart of the city’s counterculture movement in the 1960s that remains a favorite hippie hangout. Travel back to the Summer of Love with the help of 3D glasses and time-warping window projection screens while your guide shares stories about this crucial moment in American history.

Cruise through the lovely meadows and gardens of Golden Gate Park, home to 'Hippie Hill' and the site of many celebrations and demonstrations during the 1960s. Stop at the Victorian-era Conservatory of Flowers, near where more than 20,000 people gathered for the Human Be-In event in 1967 and where the first Earth Day was held in 1970.

At the end of the groovy and informative 2-hour tour, you’ll be returned to the original departure point with peace, love and history in your heart.
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City Lights Booksellers
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North Beach
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Conservatory of Flowers
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Market Street
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Haight Street
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Golden Gate Park
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Magic Bus
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  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • OPERATED BY Magic Bus San Francisco

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during The Magic Bus Experience?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Take the tour, wear a flower in your hair and spread the Word LOVE throughout the city," See review


117 Reviews
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IT'S of the best...
Everett M M
, Mar 2018
IT'S of the best things I did in San Francisco during my visit in October. I remembered the times, 1967. It was good to physically connect with the place where a movement flourished. It's Spring 2018 now and the memory and feelings are still with me. Take the tour...wear a flower in your hair and spread the Word LOVE throughout the city.....
It was a MAGICAl TRIP. We had a...
David D
, Oct 2017
It was a MAGICAl TRIP. We had a great time on 10/21 AM. The Video was informative. But, the tour guide, Serene Rain, and the driver, Tipsy, made our day with their pure hippie spirit. THANK YOU and All The BEST. Well worth the time and money was this MAGIC BUS. Definitely a 6 STAR TOUR
Tour guide was brand new. Didn’t...
, Oct 2017
Tour guide was brand new. Didn’t know monuments we were passing. Very frustrating. Drove by historical sites with no mention or comment. Nice guy, but definitely not worth it.
This was a fun trip. We went to the...
Barbara K
, Sep 2017
This was a fun trip. We went to the old neighborhood which we would not have gone to except on this bus ride. It has changed of course. We are old so we remember when this occurred. I think I would remember more as I write this review if it was great. The seats were not so comfortable. Thank goodness the bus was not full.
Really fun and a great guide and...
Kris H
, Aug 2017
Really fun and a great guide and driver. Well done movies. I thought they could have included more 60's related sites, such as urban commune sites, band's houses Jefferson Airplane, or co-op or head shops, but iI was glad I went.
This was our very first morning in...
Julie C
, Aug 2017
This was our very first morning in San Francisco and what a morning! So much fun and such a brilliant change from the 'boring' sight seeing tours. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute and is so worth the 'trip'. Thank you! Julie, Chris, Isaac, England.
This was a great tour. It made our...
Dewey M
, Aug 2017
This was a great tour. It made our visit to San Francisco. Great music, videos and tour guide. I highly recommend it.
We had such a great time, staff was...
, Jul 2017
We had such a great time, staff was very fun and entertaining. Thank you so much!
Best part of the entire trip.. other...
Lisa M
, Dec 2016
Best part of the entire trip.. other than Alcatraz! I highly recommend it.
We loved it!!! When we were...
, Oct 2016
We loved it!!! When we were finished with the tour we felt happy we went and had such a magical time!!! Give it a 10!

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