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Walking Tours in San Francisco

Walking Tours in San Francisco

Eight Great San Francisco Walking Tours

San Francisco is a great city for walking and despite its reputation for hills, much of it is flat. These great San Francisco walking tours will give you an insider's look at the City by the Bay, taking you through some interesting neighborhoods to meet some of the city's most fascinating residents.

San Francisco City Guides: City Guides offers a wide range of walking tours all over the city, with enough variety that almost anyone can find one of interest. Even better, their tours are free - although the non-profit group would appreciate a donation.

All About Chinatown: The best-rated of several Chinatown tours will take you to an herbal pharmacy, a fortune-cookie factory, a real Buddhist temple, through fascinating alleys and markets and includes a 10-course dim sum lunch at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants.

Victorian Home Walk: This highly-rated tour will take you to see the city's famous "Painted Lady" Victorian-style homes in lovely Pacific Heights and includes a change to go inside a period Queen Anne-style Victorian home.

San Francisco Architecture Tour: Victorian is far from San Francisco's only architectural style and this tour will introduction you to some of San Francisco's most famous downtown buildings, hard-to-find rooftop gardens, unique open spaces and historic landmarks.

Cruisin' the Castro: Centered in San Francisco’s lively and well-rooted gay community, this tour includes Harvey Milk Plaza, "Hope for World Cure" mural, the sumptuous, old-style Castro Theatre, Pink Triangle Park, America’s only monument to gay prisoners of World War II - and a lot more. No matter what your orientation, you'll enjoy this trek through San Francisco history.

Gourmet Walks: San Francisco is well-known for its cuisine and this tour company is determined to help you sample as much of it as you can. Their tour offerings include Asian street foods, gourmet locales - and one dedicated just to chocolate.

Local Tastes of the City Tours: They say they eat their way through San Francisco, and you can too. Their tour locales include Chinatown, North Beach and a night tour.

Barbary Coast Trail: One of the oldest and best known San Francisco walking tours, this self-guided tour can be accompanied by an audio download, conveniently available at the website.

No matter what your interests, these tours are a great way to explore the “city by the bay” in any season…for any reason.  For everyone from luxury seekers to history buffs to outdoor adventurers, San Francisco has something for everyone.  With a beautiful, temperate climate, it’s a great place to visit any time of the year.  So what are you waiting for?  San Francisco walking tours are waiting to welcome you!

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