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San Francisco: Sky Star Wheel Experience

Activity provider: SkyStar Wheel

San Francisco: Sky Star Wheel Experience

Activity provider: SkyStar Wheel
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Take in unparalleled views from downtown San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean aboard SkyStar, the largest Observation Wheel in America. This is the first time a wheel of this scale has been in San Francisco since the International Exposition of 1894.

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  • Enjoy unparalleled views from the bay to the Pacific Ocean to downtown San Francisco.
  • Experience the thrill of going up 150 feet above the ground.
  • Take advantage of a unique experience for you and your group.
Full description
Installed in 2020 as part of Golden Gate Park’s 150th anniversary celebration, SkyStar is an experience not to be missed. Standing 150 feet tall in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse, SkyStar Wheel boasts sprawling views from downtown San Francisco to the Pacific Ocean. The SkyStar Observation Wheel offers 36 gondolas that can host up to 6 guests per gondola. And if you feel you want to elevate your date night, or a night out with friends, enjoy the VIP experience option! Skip the line when you take an extended flight of 20 minutes in the VIP gondola with leather seats and hardwood floors. A VIP flight fits up to 5 people and it is the ultimate private experience. The SkyStar Observation Wheel was previously installed in Louisville, Kentucky; Norfolk, Virginia; and Cincinnati, Ohio. This is the first time an observation wheel of this scale has operated in San Francisco since Golden Gate Park hosted the Midwinter International Exposition of 1894, where the first Wheel stood at 120 feet tall.
  • General Admission ticket (if option selected)
  • VIP Experience ticket (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The SkyStar Observation Wheel is in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse, located between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences (Bowl Drive and Music Concourse Drive). The Wheel is easily accessible via public transit, bicycle, rideshare or car.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Non-folding strollers

Know before you go

  • General admission rides are 9-12 minutes. VIP Experience rides last 20 minutes
  • The general admission ticket option is for a gondola hosting from 1 to 6 adults. The
  • general admission tickets expire 180 days from the date of purchase. Tickets may be used any day or time
  • The VIP Experience ticket is for a VIP gondola for up to 5 people. The ticket for the VIP experience is valid on the date and time booked
  • Each gondola must have an adult riding with the children
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Product ID: 417199