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San Francisco City Guides

San Francisco, CA 94102-4705
+1 415-557-4266
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For the past three years when we visit San Francisco, we take the City Guides walking tours. They... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aiken, South Carolina
A Great Way To Explore San Francisco!

When we were staying at our apartment in San Francisco, the owners had left a binder with... read more

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Arthur G
Scarsdale, New York
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
San Francisco, CA 94102-4705
Civic Center
+1 415-557-4266

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For the past three years when we visit San Francisco, we take the City Guides walking tours. They are free and the volunteer docents know their stuff! At the end, an envelope is passed for donations to help defray administrative costs (website, brochures, etc.) Alfred...More

Thank SewingGolfer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we were staying at our apartment in San Francisco, the owners had left a binder with suggestions to make our visit more enjoyable. They recommended that we take advantage of the many City Guided tours that are given by volunteers and are free! If...More

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've taken about six of these tours over the past five years. The latest was of Haight Ashbury combining a bit about the architecture with stories about the 60's counterculture. Great tour. We've also done Nob Hill, China Town, City Scapes and Public Places, Delores...More

Thank webbuzzard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have taken dozens of City Guides walks throughout San Francisco in the last 10 years. The tours are very well done. They are offered for FREE; but they will accept donations for the SF City Library. Every single tour I attended was lead by...More

Thank jmoran2017
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

I have tried other walking tours (some with a substantial cost) but always come back to City Guides. I learn so much about SF on these tours. The guides truly enjoy teaching others about the history of the city. They are volunteers. I think City...More

1  Thank wanderwm
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We just moved to San Francisco and regularly go on these tours. They are so informative, entertaining and fun. So far we have don Alfred Hitchcock Tour, Castro, and Billionaire Row. Our next one will be North Beach by night,a historical bar tour ( I...More

Thank ceramicsgrl
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The city guide tour I am reviewing is the tour of Coit Tower. What a wealth of information our tour guide gave us, his enthusiasm made the tour all the more enjoyable. We learned so much about the paintings in Coit tower, the fresco painting...More

Thank VallejoBets
Reviewed 29 August 2017

City Guide Tours are gems! If I do say so myself. The guides are all volunteers, showing tourists around the familiar and not-so-familiar bits of SF. The tours are FREE; we do pass the hat at the end of each tour. In May and October,...More

1  Thank JimandCarla
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have taken many tours with this company.loved all of them...the one I took last week led by Guide Kristin Zumwait was extra special because of her passion for the subject,photos ,and knowledge.The 2 hours plus flew by. If you love movies and movie history...More

Thank flyaway40
Reviewed 9 August 2017

SF City Guides conducts numerous daily tours given by locales who truly love their city. These tours are FREE. Most involve a fair bit of walking. Always check the SF City Guides website for tours, locations, and times. This is one of the best ways...More

Thank Snokap2
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.
Brooke R
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