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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Financial District
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Address: 191 Sutter St, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number:
+1 415-264-8824
11:00 - 13:00
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Extremely interesting tour thanks to the fabulous guide

Rick does a fabulous tour, I am a local to the Bay Area and always wanted to do this. May do again with my sons. So very interesting and he opens your horizons to how architects... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kelly P
Fairfield, California

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Fairfield, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick does a fabulous tour, I am a local to the Bay Area and always wanted to do this. May do again with my sons. So very interesting and he opens your horizons to how architects create. Really enjoyed this tour with my mom and SIL.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best architectural tour I have taken!! Great information and interesting presentation. Good insight into a beautiful city. I highly recommend.

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Chicago, IL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We always try to take an architectural tour when visiting a new city, and prefer walking tours. This one ranks at the top of the ones we have taken.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time and it was very very interesting. I visit the city often and have never been to these places. Learned so much and will visit more POPOS's this Thursday ! Well worth the time if you want to learn more about San Francisco than just the "regular" tourist sites.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family took this tour with Rick last week, during a widespread power outage. Rick adjusted the tour itinerary to include more sets of stairs instead of elevators, but this just added to the tour. Rick is clearly passionate about the architecture of SF and eagerly shares his knowledge and answered questions. His focus is on the details and looking... More 

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Falls Church, VA
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is one of the best tours I have taken. Rick is so knowledgeable and he inspires interest in his participants. His knowledge is expansive and the tour is so much fun! When I return to SF, I will absolutely sign up for another tour with Rick. Dont miss this!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

That is not only the best San Francisco tour, it is one of the best tour I have seen. I can absolutely recommend this tour. I have been to San Francisco so many times and I have learned and seen so many things I have never seen before. Rick is such a great tour guide and the 2.5 hours just... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017

This is a nice architecture tour, and you learn a lot about San Francisco. As someone who lives here, I wish I had done it a lot sooner! There is a lot that you probably will never notice on your own even if you've walked past it every day. It's also nice that the guide can speak about the new... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was a great tour - just the 3 of us on a windy Saturday afternoon in March. The big eye opener for me was Rick's fascination with POPOS and those hidden gardens that we, the public, have access to but are semi hidden by developers complying with City Hall. I loved his admiration of architect Willis Polk, grabbing the... More 

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San Mateo, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I was born in SF and was amazed at all the things we learned on this tour. Very interesting, informational and fun.

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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