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San Francisco City Guides

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“nob hill”(50 reviews)
“free walking”(23 reviews)
“public library”(24 reviews)
City Guides are local volunteers who love the city, lore and legends and they will share it all with you--for free. There is a large selection of tours available all over town and lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
San Francisco, CA 94102-4705
Civic Centre
+1 415-557-4266
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All reviewsnob hillfree walkingpublic librarywalking tourfairmont hotelcity scapes and public placesthe japanese tea gardenrun by volunteersalfred hitchcockgold rushtours offeredhighly recommend these tourstour guides are volunteershistoric market streetaccept donationstwo hoursvictorian architecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite living in the area, we loved this tour, learned a ton, and had some good laughs along the way. Our guide, Johnny, took us from site to site with just the right amount of historical info, and fielded our questions with humor and great...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There seems to be a lot of competition for walking tours of San Francisco, but SF City Guides to be the very best way to go. Experienced guides have been working in this all volunteer organization for

Thank Ed O
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We completed the Golden Gate Bridge walk with David as our guide today. It was an amazing morning and David was very passionate about sharing the engineering and history behind the bridge. We learnt a lot and can really recommend this friendly tour to learn...More

2  Thank nicoleherholdt
Reviewed 8 August 2018

This was our first City Guide tour, and it was fantastic! Matt took us on a 2 hour walk around Nob Hill, entertaining us with tales of the history of the area and the characters who build their mansions there. He was funny, engaging, very...More

Thank elthier
Reviewed 4 August 2018

Thus far we have taken two of these tours (Landmark Victorians of Alamo Square and Nob Hill tours) and they were fantastic. What a great hidden gem within San Francisco. The guides are WILDLY knowledgeable in a way that makes it clear this is their...More

Thank Melanie I
Reviewed 4 August 2018

I have gone on 5 city guides tours in San Francisco and they are so much fun. I learn so much about my adopted city. This week I did the Russian Hill tour and the Nob Hill tour with Ron both so amazing. All the...More

Thank sassy1372
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Took the Mission Dolores tour, was so glad we did. Nice combination of Spanish, Gold Rush and more modern history & trends all in one. Plus good food tips. Guide very professional and attentive.

Thank aGoodyear06
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We did Ken Becker's "Fairmont Hotel" as our first SF City Guides tour, and certainly it will be first of many tours we'll take with them. The tour was informative, Ken was excellent and entertaining guide, we were shown highlights of the hotel accompanied by...More

Thank alaskanka
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

We have been to SF several times and had seen the highlights. This time we wanted to learn more about neighborhoods. This was our first experience using City Guides and we are now fans. I knew they offered free walks and wondered about the quality...More

Thank Jean2rick
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This was an unplanned adventure that I truly enjoyed. Our tour guide showed us various places associated with Alfred Hitchcock’s moves, “Vertigo” and “The Birds”. His knowledge and use of his iPad to show specific movie screens with other tidbits was well worth the time....More

Thank Ron T
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Civic Center
Civic Center is the seat of power for all things
government and performance-related in the city.
Although its streets are best walked during daytime,
numerous cultural gems are within close proximity to
one another. The symphony, opera, ballet, and jazz
center offer year round entertainment within the
shadow of the city’s Beaux-Arts crown jewel: the gold
tipped dome of City Hall.
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19 September 2017|
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Response from SFCityGuides | Property representative |
Hello! SF City Guides offers over 60 different walking tours, all of which meet in the specific neighborhood that you will be learning about. See a complete listing of our walks at our website by googling: San Francisco... More
Pamela W
6 July 2017|
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Response from Trainbook | Reviewed this property |
I would call them and ask them which tours might be good for you.
10 December 2016|
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Response from ocsailor | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of homeless but for the most part they don't bother the tourist to much. I took a tour that started on the steps of the library, the guide pointed out all the used needles between the concrete steps. With... More