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    Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront Tour

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    Secret passages - what can be more exciting than this? The views of the waterfront and the history of the Embarcadero, no less! Explore the Coit Tower and make your way to a hidden garden that offers even more breathtaking views of the Bay, Golden Gate Bridge, and infamous Alcatraz island. Admire the architecture of Greenwich Street and onto the coast to learn more about the history of Yerba Buena cove and treat yourself to some of the goodies offered on the Ferry Building.
    Telegraph Hill and the Old Waterfront Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Explore secret passages and hidden gardens on Telegraph Hill.
    • Dive into the history of the Embarcadero
    • Take in the breathtaking views of the waterfront
    • Make your way into the coast to the Ferry Building
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    Historical Walking Tour of The Castro

    On this guided walking tour through San Francisco's vibrant Castro district you'll visit the Castro Theatre, one of San Francisco's premier movie houses, which gave the neighborhood its name.

    Harvey Milk, San Francisco's icon and civil rights leader, was a profound contributor to the history of the Castro. On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Harvey Milk's residence, his photo shop and campaign headquarters.

    Other Castro landmarks you will see on this historical walking tour include the Pink Triangle Memorial Park (a triangular free-standing memorial to thousands of gay men persecuted in Nazi camps of World War II), and the legendary Twin Peaks Tavern (First gay bar in America to have glass windows). All tours are incredibly informative and empowering.
    Historical Walking Tour of The Castro

    Eureka Valley, San Francisco

    • Step out on a historical walking tour of San Francisco's renowned gay neighborhood, the Castro
    • Learn about the history of the Castro and see sites like the Pink Triangle Memorial Park and Twin Peaks Tavern
    • Visit the historical landmarks that remain a symbol and source of LGBT activism and events
    • Explore the rich and diverse history of San Francisco from a different perspective
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    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

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    In Roam Local's "Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach" walking-tour, you'll explore the hidden streets and sites of three of San Francisco's most famous and picturesque neighborhoods. Beginning and ending at the Friendship Gate of Chinatown, you'll travel through the colorful back alleys of the oldest and largest Chinatown in the world. Here you'll find the first Chinese temple ever built in the United States. From there, you'll ascend Russian Hill, famous for its writers' salons and eclectic vibe, and explore Barbary Lane, the hidden street that famously inspired Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novel series. Next up, you'll descend into North Beach, epicenter of the Beat Generation, the Bohemian artists and nonconformists behind the great San Francisco Renaissance of the 1950s. If you're looking for an insider's view of SF, this is a tour you'll not want to miss!
    Chinatown, Russian Hill & North Beach Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a four mile walking tour through Chinatown, Russian Hill, and North Beach
    • Discover colorful hidden spots within the largest Chinatown in the world and the trendy epicenter of the Beat Generation
    • Obtain insights into the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Stretch your legs while immersing yourself in a true cultural experience
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    Castro Mission Tour

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    You haven't truly experienced San Francisco until you've visited Castro Mission Loop. Known for its Victorian architecture and vibrant murals, you'll learn all about its history during your intimate walking tour directed by a local that knows about all of the hidden spots you won't find in a guide book. During this leisurely 3.5 mile walk you'll be introduced to San Francisco's oldest building, an alley of murals, a buried lagoon, and numerous other interesting points and oddities that make Castro a must see spot. Plus, you'll get acquainted with one of the city's most popular gay epicenters and gain exposure to the unique culture that makes San Francisco one of America's favorite cities.
    Castro Mission Tour

    1751 Market St, San Francisco

    • Explore Castro Mission Loop, one of the San Francisco's oldest areas, for an informative walking tour
    • See Liberty Hill, the oldest building in the city, murals, Victorian architecture, and a buried lagoon
    • Gain knowledge about the history of this hotbed of American culture
    • Take a relaxing, scenic 3.5 mile walk through one of the most famous neighborhoods in San Francisco
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    Chasing the Dragon: History & Mystery of Chinatown

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    On this entertaining walking tour, learn about why the Chinese settled in San Francisco, their role in building the Transcontinental Railroad, and how the neighborhood rebuilt after the Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906. History will come alive as you visit the city's oldest street, Portsmouth Square, beautiful and seedy back alleys, a fortune cookie factory, and Old St. Mary's, California's first cathedral and a survivor of the Great Earthquake and Fire. As you go, you'll wander amongst authentic dim sum restaurants, herbal shops, temples, and open air markets. This isn't one of those tours where you follow along, eyes glazing over as you try to absorb dry facts and figures. Interactive fun is at the heart of the tour. You will answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. This is a one-of-a-kind way to get an inside look at San Francisco's fun and fascinating history. Discover how a literally burnt out ghetto became one of San Francisco's most popular destinations and the role it has played in San Francisco's fascinating history.
    Chasing the Dragon: History & Mystery of Chinatown

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the history of America's biggest Chinatown on an entertaining walking tour
    • Visit the oldest street in San Francisco, the birthplace of Chinatown, a fortune cookie factory, and California's oldest church
    • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
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    Historical Tour of the Castro

    Discover the incredible past and present of The Castro, which remains to this day a hotbed of LGBT or Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender culture and rights. In two hours, you'll cover San Francisco's beginnings in the Gold Rush, up through the Civil Rights Era and Harvey Milk's legacy. Visit the Harvey Milk Plaza, the Civil Rights Academy, the original site of the AIDS Names Quilt Project, and The Castro Theater. You'll see Pink Triangle Memorial Park, which honors homosexuals persecuted in WWII, and the Rainbow Honor Walk, which pays tribute to famous LGBTs in history. There are few neighborhoods more important to LGBT history. It's time to find out why. Booking Note: Tours meet at the Rainbow Flag pole at the corner of Castro & Market Street above the Harvey Milk Plaza and the Castro MUNI underground rail station and across from the "F" Line streetcar.
    Historical Tour of the Castro

    Castro St & Market St, San Francisco

    • Explore The Castro, a Gay Mecca and epicenter of LGBT rights and culture
    • Learn about the neighborhood's history and iconic cultural events
    • Visit the "Hope For A Cure"Mural, Harvey Milk's camera shop, and Pink Triangle Memorial Park
    • Check out the Rainbow Honor Walk and other historic sights
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    Night Chinatown, Little Italy & Embarcadero Segway Tour

    When the night goes down in the city, the Segways come out, and the city comes alive. Explore the intimacy of a night tour on this fully narrated Little Italy, Chinatown, Embarcadero Waterfront and Waterfront Segway Tour. See fabulous night views of the new Bay Lights installation, the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower and the Ferry Building. This is a fully narrated 2.5 hour tour where you will be supplied with radio earbuds so you will not miss a word. The tour will cover everything from Washington Square Park, where you and fellow Segway riders will learn about the authentic Beat Generation in North Beach, to the Ghirardelli Square, where you will uncover more about the famous chocolate that bears its name. Learn how cable cars operate, view the unique streamline design of the National Maritime Museum and so much more. Stop boring yourself with walking everywhere and hop on a Segway!
    Night Chinatown, Little Italy & Embarcadero Segway Tour

    757 Beach St, San Francisco

    • Glide around on a Segway on this intimate night tour of San Francisco
    • Hear stories from your tour guide and experience Little Italy and Chinatown
    • Partake in a brief Segway training and then see the Embarcadero Waterfront
    • Ride on your Segway and enjoy not having to walk
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    Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard and North Beach

    Get ready to climb lots of steps and go off the beaten path on this challenging 5-mile walking tour of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods. Ascend the Filbert Steps for a close-up view of lovely Coit Tower. Walk up the world-famous crooked section of Lombard Street and discover hidden gems like a tiny park with an amazing view of Alcatraz and the church where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken. Put on your walking shoes and meet your guide at Levi's Plaza Park to begin your 3-hour adventure. Your guide will get your heart pumping right away with a climb up the Filbert Steps, which run along Telegraph Hill. Pause along the way to capture photos of the panoramic views, and keep your eyes open for the wild parrots who call this hill home.

    Then, go where few tours can, as you ascend to the top of Telegraph Hill to admire Coit Tower, the 210-foot (64-meter) art deco tower, one of San Francisco's best-known landmarks. From this vantage point, take in a commanding view of San Francisco, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Pier 39 and more.

    Continue on to Jack Early Park, a very tiny lookout at the top of a hidden staircase, and take in views of Alcatraz and Pier 39. Next, it's time to visit the Russian Hill neighborhood and walk up the famous curvy section of Lombard Street that is commonly referred to as the world's crookedest street.

    Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable guide will share facts about the sights you see and historical anecdotes. You'll also see some pop culture landmarks, such as Macondray Lane, which was the inspiration for Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City novels, and Saints Peter and Paul Church, where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken.

    Soak up the atmosphere of North Beach, San Francisco's Italian neighborhood, before ending your 5-mile urban hike by descending the Greenwich Steps back to your starting point.
    Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard and North Beach

    1155 Battery St, San Francisco

    • Embark on a challenging 5-mile walking tour of San Francisco's Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods
    • Discover hidden gems like the church where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio took their wedding photos
    • Walk up Lombard Street, commonly referred to as the world's crookedest street
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    Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

    Definitely one for the food lovers, the Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour is a glimpse into the blend of culture and cuisine of San Francisco. Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach, San Francisco's own Little Italy.

    North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread. Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug! And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home.

    Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

    Washington Square Park, San Francisco

    • Explore two of San Francisco's food and nightlife hubs on a walking tour through Little Italy and North Beach
    • Awaken your senses to new flavors, ancient cultures, and diverse lifestyles
    • Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach while taking in the aroma of fresh bread and coffee
    • Discover quaint shops selling crafts and ceramics from around the world
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    Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour-Electric Bike

    New to San Francisco and don't know where to go? Or maybe you've always lived in the city, but never had the time to explore. True to the Californian nature of going green, hop on a bike and take this iconic tour through SF! You will start in Fisherman's Wharf, one of the only true ones left in America. As you cycle along the coast, keep your eyes peeled for sea lions, dolphins, and military forts, as well as some of San Francisco's most elegant neighborhoods! Then you'll bike over to the Golden Gate Bridge, where -- no shame! -- you can be as touristy as you want. Past the bridge your last stop will be quaint Sausalito, a small waterside city just outside of San Francisco. So what are you waiting for? The beautiful coastline awaits!
    Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito Guided Bike Tour-Electric Bike

    2661 Taylor Street, San Francisco

    • Take a guided tour of iconic landmarks in San Francisco on an A2B Ferber electric bike
    • Cycle along the coast starting from Fisherman's Wharf, where you'll take in the ocean breeze with the sound of barking sea lions in the background
    • Take memorable photos at the Golden Gate Bridge, the most popular tourist destination in the city
    • Finally, marvel at the San Francisco skyline from the beauty of Sausalito's streets
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