Exciting Things to Do in San Francisco

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in San Francisco

Exciting Things to Do in San Francisco for Thrill Seekers

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  • MOGUL SF LIMO LLC
    San Francisco, CA1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This part of city has definitely beautiful view of the bay. Golden Gate Bridge is spectacular in part of photography. Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Center is quite busy.
    Written 3 March 2024
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  • Venture754838
    Ingersoll, Canada425 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We purchased the one day passport for $16 each. We took the cable car to just outside Fisherman’s Wharf. The weather was idyllic and we had the opportunity to see quite a lot during our ride.
    After spending the day in Fisherman’s Wharf, we lined up to take the cable car back to downtown San Francisco.
    Not sure why we had to wait so long to depart at both ends. Especially after being informed that it departs every 20 minutes.
    Written 15 February 2024
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  • travel-junkie3PO
    San Francisco, CA1,632 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    3 of us went to the Magic Theater and HIGHLY Recommend it!

    We've been to several close-up magic acts and Jay's is top-notch. He has a lot of interaction with the audience and the whole experience is like having the show in your home (if it was in a Moroccan Casbah).

    We left...Gob-smacked! It's a great show for kids, family, date night--everybody in the 40-seat theater had a fine time.

    Not only Jay Alexander a great magician--the Moroccan theater is really fancy (started out as a speakeasy!)

    Before the performance, you can purchase drinks and fine Moroccan food and make it "Dinner and a Show."

    Park at the ACE Parking lot at 400 Taylor Street, directly across the street--you can reserve parking on line for $25.
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • MikeSolo
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I would love to give 5 stars but the seat just stay at the same position with only shaking. I would recommend to make a moving seat like a floating seat as that will definitely give the best experience. So far, I am happy with the ride.
    Written 16 December 2019
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  • Eileen A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide, James-Katherine was great. Helpful, (but not too much) and seemed to truly be invested in our having a good time!

    The clues are not obvious and definitely require investment of thought but the pressure as the time ticks down can make you not very thoughtful or a so servant as you want to be. There were 6 in our group and that was a lot for a small space, but very fun and would do it again for sure.
    Written 13 May 2023
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  • kani75
    Chennai (Madras), India534 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The only other trampoline park we've been to is Rize in HongKong which is excellent. House of Air is very good with very helpful staff, good supervision and safety measures and decent amount of space. We were disappointed that our 4.5yr son had to use a separate area and we therefore could not all do this as a family. Other Jan that it's good fun and do try out the dodge ball game!
    Written 15 May 2017
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  • Sara O
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our tour bike tour. This is a great day activity.
    Great recommendations and super friendly staff!
    The bike's tires were worn, but a lock and helmet were supplied which was great!
    Thank you SF Bike Rentals team :)
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Karen M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is our second time trying to escape one of the Palace Games escape rooms. This trip we took on the Edison Room (previously did Houdini Room) and it was a lot of fun for our diverse group consisting of people aging from 17 to 60 and all were able to participate actively. We are all pretty strong puzzlers and found the room challenging but solvable (although we needed five minutes more than the 100 minutes allotted). We were glad there were eight of us this time (when we did Houdini we only had four and weren't able to escape in time -- too many puzzles but still had a great time). It was nice to know the Ghost of Edison was available to give clues if we got really stuck but fortunately didn't need to call on him during this escape. Will definitely visit one of the other rooms in the future (still have three others to explore).
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • TheTravelerLover
    Miami, FL97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a great tour. Super fun going up and down the hills. Our tour guide was excellent and informative. I do recommend it to everyone.
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • Josh P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We did the King Arthur escape room and it was amazing! Our game master Nana was very helpful, and she enthusiasticly guided us through the solutions we had the most trouble with after our game was done. It's nice to beat an escape room, but it's so much more fun when someone takes the extra time to explain things. We found the puzzle to be challenging in all the right ways and managed to finish successfully. This was our third and best escape room. Can't wait to return.
    Written 16 July 2022
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  • 787Traveller
    Austin, TX17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a great dive bar, but make sure to bring cash. The bathroom is interesting too. Would definitely stop I'm again....
    Written 4 July 2023
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  • Gulf917K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really fun day on the water with San Francisco Whale Tours! Captain Joe and his team were great. Not just great hosts but very informative when it came to the whales and wildlife as well as the San Francisco Bay. We saw Humpbacks right away and watched as they kept diving and feeding in a certain area just off Crissy Field. There were plenty of seals and different species of birds all in the area as well. It was a sunny, beautiful Fall day so the Bay looked incredible from the water. Joe took us out just beyond the Golden Gate Bridge and the views continued to be spectacular. Would definitely do it again!
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • Len B
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved going out under the Golden Gate. Crew was great. Bring good energy and they just add to it! Would recommend this trip. Just remember to bring layers!
    Written 10 November 2023
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  • Sam S
    Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We hired 2 x e bikes from these guys. The process of hiring was easy but somewhat frustrating. A $500usd deposit had to be given at the time of booking (we were told it could not be in cash). Once we returned the bikes the cost of the rental and the insurance that we took out was deducted from the $500 and the balance is to be refunded to our card in 5-7 days! We also had 4% tax added as we paid by card and not cash, even though we asked if we could pay by cash to avoid having to leave the country effectively with money being owed to us. Common sense needs to prevail with tourists. Where are we going with a bicycle? We aren't taking it home and if insurance has been taken out such a big deposit shouldn't be required.

    Despite everything the bikes were great, highly recommend hiring e bikes as it makes the hills easier and you get much much further.
    Written 17 October 2023
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  • Foxyfrenchfrog
    Bellevue, WA9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very professionally run. Friendly, timely, good equipment. We felt safe and we had fun. Kids were kept happy. We were the only ones on board, but I'm sure a larger group would also be well cared for
    Written 22 October 2023
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