When time and capacity permit, walking is by far the best way to experience a city, up close and face to face with local people and places. ¬†This is especially true in San Francisco, where so many of the ¬†best sites and most beautiful views are reached by stairways, narrow alleys, and hidden gardens, and inaccessible to cars or buses. ¬† ¬†¬†
Our walking tour ¬†itineraries cover some of the most beautiful neighborhoods and culturally important themes in San Francisco history. ¬† We currently offer two regular walking tours: ¬†
- Bohemians, Beats, and Beyond, traces ¬†the local haunts and inspirations of the most important literary and artistic movements of 20th century San Francisco, through the neighborhoods of North Beach, Jackson Square, Russian Hill, and Chinatown. ¬†
- ¬†Italy in the City, a walk across 75 formative years of San Francisco and US history, through the lens of the Italian community that settled here. ¬†
Custom & Private Tours
For private groups booking either of the above tours, we adjust itineraries and times to fit your group’s schedule and level of physical activity. ¬† ¬†Accessible routes for disabled guests will be made available wherever practical. We also design made to order walking tours on topics and in areas beyond those listed above. See Tours or contact us¬†for more information.