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Explore the City by the Bay after Stopping by Thrifty Car Rental San Francisco

Known as “the Paris of the West,” San Francisco is a lively city that never fails to delight and surprise, even for those that live there year-round. Whether you are stopping by on business or enjoying the coast for an extended vacation, San Francisco offers visitors a lot to see and do. Once you pick up your vehicle at the Thrifty Car Rental San Francisco, you’re off to enjoy this beautiful, thriving city.


Alcatraz Island gives visitors an up-close look at the infamous federal penitentiary as well as the 18-month occupation by Indians of All Tribes. All access to the island is through a private ferry company, and the access point is about 1.9 miles away from San Francisco Thrifty Car Rental. The visit is partially self-guided, but park rangers do conduct tours throughout the day, recounting the prison’s exciting history.

Golden Gate Park

The Golden Gate Park (3.2. miles from the Thrifty Car Rental San Francisco) is a must-see, especially for first-time visitors. The park has many attractions including Steinhart Aquarium, the Japanese Tea Garden, Conservatory of Flowers, and the Strybing Arboretum. The De Young Museum is also located in the park, showcasing art from around the world. While you’re there, don’t miss the Buffalo Paddock where you can see a herd of American bison.

The Exploratorium

If you’re a museum lover, you’ll enjoy the unique experience at The Exploratorium (1.7 miles from the O’Farrell Street Thrifty location). This hands-on museum offers over 600 interactive exhibits. The indoor and outdoor art and science exhibits give you the opportunity to experiment, discover, and play all while indulging your curiosity and gaining a more diverse experience of the world.