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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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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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Easily the best way to spend a day

I heard about the magic bus from a friend and checked it out a week later. It was incredible, and I honestly couldn't believe how amazing it was! You know that feeling you get when you read a REALLY good book and you just hold...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Interesting and different experience

I'll definitely give this experience E for effort; the bus did a lot of extras to entertain and educate. I really enjoyed what I learned about the Summer of Love and the Hippie experience. I thought the film was interesting and cool. My only feedback...More

Thank Jeanette D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cool way to experience this iconic San Francisco cultural era

Loved the concept and creativity of this experience. The actor on board was funny and delightful and made it fun to experience this era in this way. I was a bit disappointed that we two were the only people on the big bus, but oh...More

Thank inesanderson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
So much fun!!

Don't do this one if you hate hippies, don't want to hear about LSD, learn about free love, and are a die-hard capitalist aka "the man" :) But seriously, this tour is so much fun! Not just will you see some fantastic sights all around...More

Thank Katja_e_b
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Definitely worth top marks. Don’t miss this trip!

Fun! Music from the era, vintage film footage, psychedelic images, a visit to the hippie haunts of the 1960’s, and even time to shop. Excellent commentary throughout. We couldn’t have enjoyed it more. Book ahead to make sure you don’t miss this fun experience. Highly...More

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