• Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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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

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What You Can Expect

The Magic Bus Experience

Roll Through San Francisco on This Groovy Trip

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.

Customer Reviews

Everett M M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

IT'S MAGICAL....one 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.....

David D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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

Carol H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Unique and fun way to experience San Francisco

Henry K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great we enjoyed it

Julie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Dewey M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was a great tour. It made our visit to San Francisco. Great music, videos and tour guide. I highly recommend it.

Mario P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Fun tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

We had such a great time, staff was very fun and entertaining. Thank you so much!

Marsha R United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Oh my goodness! I was bragging about this tour, or excuse me trip, to my friends on facebook. I don't know when i have had more fun with a group of strangers. We all sang every word to every song that was played and surprisingly enough even this ole hippy learned something about that summer of love and winter of discontent. Our trip guide was over the top great I just can't say enough. Same thing for the bus driver. We were eco frindly as our bus blew bubbles instead of exhaust as we caught the attention and envy of the other tourist on the street. I am not one for city tours but this one is well worth the time and the money. Highly recommend! I plan to return to SF one day and I will again take this magical mystery tour. Betsy Griffith Mississippi

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Best part of the entire trip.. other than Alcatraz! I highly recommend it.

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