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San Francisco City Guides

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“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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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had walked Grant Street but wanted to know more about Chinatown so I joined a SF city guides walking tour. The meeting point was easy to find and the guides were there at least 20 minutes before the tour started. The guide Kristle was...More

Thank Ellen_and_Pedro
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We recently moved to San Francisco and met up with friends to do a city guide walking tour. The tour down Broadway was fantastic! Interesting history and great views. Bethel was a really nice guide and knew a lot about the area. Highly recommend these...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled across the SF City Guides tours when looking for something to do on our one day in San Francisco. The tour offered that day was of City Hall and the surrounding area. Our guide, Ethel, was very knowledgeable and told us a lot...More

Thank sweetpeaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Bay Area resident for 40+ years, I have greatly enjoyed all the City Guides tours I have taken. Last week's tour with Rory O'Connor was a fast paced tour on the subject of the era of silent film and San Francisco, and Rory...More

Thank JanetfromCA
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Interesting tour of the area, you have a knowledgeable guide in Bethel. She gave us a great history, loaded with facts.

Thank Karin P
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I took a friend visiting from the East Coast to this tour after finding it on SF Fun Cheap's website. Both of us love Hitchcock films, and we enjoyed this tour so much! Rory O'Connor was our guide today, and he was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank Kylie B
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Whilst visiting my son Craig and his husband Brett in the beautiful city of San Francisco, we were recommended by Craig to take the free walking tour of Nob Hill. We were very glad that we did. Saundra Keyes was our guide and she was...More

Thank Catherine M
Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

2  Thank AgentMowgli
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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
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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
5 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
21 June 2015|
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Response from belleretraite | Reviewed this property |
This is how we read it also ! We wanted to do a tour of the Mission so we did it with Wild S F City Tours which at the time was a ''Free Guided Tour'' that is on a voluntary tip basis . It was excellent and it is done three... More