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Apr 2, 2013 - Indoor attractions in San Francisco

If you plan a charter bus trip to San Francisco, you will notice it rains often in the City by the Bay. Wet weather makes some of the city's attractions less enjoyable, but there are many entertaining indoor activities and attractions, too. Some of San Francisco's top attractions make perfect excursions on a rainy day, and a great way of visiting them is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from New Charter Bus.

The California Academy of Sciences is a family-friendly indoor attraction housed in a new, state-of-the-art "green" building in Golden Gate Park that is easily accessible by charter bus. Each section of the academy provides charter bus visitors with fascinating exhibits and information. The Steinhart Aquarium displays more than 900 species of marine creatures including sharks and penguins. The Morrison Planetarium is the biggest all-digital planetarium in the world. Other attractions include an interactive rain forest exhibit and the Kimball Natural History Museum.

The de Young Museum, a short charter bus ride away in Golden Gate Park, houses American painting, sculpture and decorative art, African, Oceanic and New Guinea art collections, textiles, graphic arts and contemporary crafts collections. A visit there is a must for charter bus visitors who appreciate fine art. The museum also offers world-class temporary exhibitions such as "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs."

The Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park houses European paintings and decorative arts, works on paper, ancient arts, illustrated books and a collection of 18th-century English and French porcelain. Outside the Legion building, the enormous Rodin sculpture "The Thinker" greets charter bus visitors and the hilltop location provides unmatched views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the surrounding bay.

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a wonderful place to visit on a rainy day for charter bus visitors. It houses collections of modern and contemporary photography, painting, sculpture, architecture and design and media arts. Highlights include works by Matisse, de Kooning, Kahlo, Magritte and some of Ansel Adams' beautiful photographs of California locations. The museum offers self-guided audio tours, curator and docent-led public and group tours and regular special events.

The Musee Mechaniques is an interesting spot located on Fisherman's Wharf and is a good place to make a hasty retreat from the rain. Entry is free and charter bus visitors will see all kinds of old-fashioned, coin-operated mechanical arcade games and musical instruments. Everything in this collection of more than 200 items is functional and playable and has been adapted to accept modern coins.

No matter what the weather in San Francisco, New Charter Bus’ fleet of fully equipped charter buses is capable of handling it. Plan your charter bus visit to San Francisco with New Charter Bus and enjoy a fun filled and memorable time.