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    San Fran All in One Tour

    Free Tours By Foot San Francisco
    Why scope out just a piece of the city when you can see the whole thing? This tour is designed to help you cross off as much of your SF Bucket List as possible. You will begin where San Fran started itself, at City Hall. From there, the BART (San Francisco's rail transit), will whisk you off to Embarcadero, where you'll start your winding journey through diverse neighborhoods and up a hill or two. Stops along the way include the Golden Gate Bridge, War Memorial Opera House, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, Chinatown Dragon Gate Transamerica Building, Lombard St., Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, National Maritime, National Historic Park, and Ghirardelli Square. Along the way, your incredible guide will regale you with stories from San Francisco's past and present. Don't forget to bring your camera -- the picturesque elegance of city life is something you'll want to capture forever.
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    Hobnobbing with Gobs of Snobs: Nob Hill Tour

    Foot! Fun Walking Tours
    Nob Hill is the pinnacle of San Francisco's elite, filled to the brim with world-class mansions, hotels, and churches. But as is so often the case, the cleanest streets are sometimes home to the dirtiest secrets. Learn how The Railroad Barons and The Bonanza Kings used insider trading, price gouging, money laundering, forgery, bribery, and more to build their empires from San Francisco's most exclusive address. You'll visit the surviving buildings from the Fire of 1906, The Spite Fence, which literally separated the "Haves" from the "Have Nots," and the Grace Church, a 50 year old church with 500 year old flair. 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'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Good thing that kind of corruption is ancient history. Right? Probably.
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    San Francisco Time Machine Tour

    Emperor Norton's Fantastic San Francisco Time Machine
    Emperor Norton's Fantastic Waterfront Time Machine is a lively, informative, and entertaining walking tour of historic San Francisco led by Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico! On this tour, you'll learn the fascinating story of Emperor Norton, the man and the myth, as you explore the secrets of notable waterfront locations such as the Embarcadero, the Emperor Norton Bridge, the Produce District, Coit Tower, the Labor Movement, Meigg's Wharf, the Muni F Line, the Cannery, Pier 39, and Fisherman's Wharf. Discover a lesser-known side of city history and see San Francisco in a whole new light, whether you're a local or just visiting!
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    Urban Jungles and City Heights

    Urban Hiker SF
    Let loose your inner mountain (wo)man without ever leaving the city limits! Experience San Francisco's stunning combination of nature and architecture with a 3 hour, 5 mile hike. Get your blood pumping as you ascend the 200+ stairs of Pemberton Place. Embrace your inner koala in the hidden eucalyptus forest behind Sutro Tower. And if you're feeling brave, soar down the Seward Street Slides. You'll get a unique workout while you learn about San Francisco's hidden treasures and compelling local history. Soak in panoramic views of Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and downtown SF from Tank Hill. Begin your journey today!
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    Presidio Exploration Tour

    Urban Hiker SF
    Let loose your inner adventurer without ever leaving the city limits. Experience San Francisco's stunning combination of nature and architecture with a 5 mile, 2.5 hour hike. Get your blood pumping as you ascend the Lyon Street Steps. Expand your mind with stops at stunning works of Andy Goldsworthy's art, both hidden and iconic. Bask in the beauty and historic importance of El Polin Spring. You will get a unique workout while you learn about San Francisco's hidden treasures and compelling local history. Walk the line at Andy Goldsworthy's Wood Line, fall in love with Lovers Lane, and connect with history at the National Cemetery Overlook. With so many different highlights to experience, this exploration is really meant for everyone and anybody!
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    The Whole Shebang Tour

    Foot! Fun Walking Tours
    See just how diverse San Francisco really is as you wind your way through three distinctly different neighborhoods. The tour starts in swanky Nob Hill and moves down to the fancy shopping district Union Square, where you'll learn about San Francisco's early days. You'll head to the back alleys of America's largest Chinatown neighborhood, where you'll visit a fortune cookie factory. And then it's just steps to North Beach, the heart of the Italian Community and home of the Beatniks. Along the way, you'll see the sites of the Great Earthquake and the Fire of 1906, some Painted Ladies, and tons of classic cable cars and historic bars. 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'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Get the full scope of everything San Francisco has to offer on this one-of-a-kind, whirlwind romp through the city.
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    Haight-Ashbury Tour

    Free Tours By Foot San Francisco
    When they say "if you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear a flower in your hair" they're talking about Haight Ashbury. Synonymous with "The Summer of Love", Haight Ashbury was a hotbed of hippie culture in the '60's. On this tour you will have the opportunity to see the sites of Panhandle, the Haight-Ashbury sign, a former site of the Grateful Dead, and Amoeba Music. And don't worry -- your expert and entertaining guide will be very welcoming. After all, "If you're going to San Francisco, you're gonna meet some gentle people there."
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    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

    Foot! Fun Walking Tours
    Discover the complete history of this iconic neighborhood, from its relationship to the Barbary Coast to the birth of the Beatniks, all the way to its current position as a world-famous Little Italy. You'll visit famous sites like "perfect" Washington Square Park, The Condor, home of both topless and bottomless dancing, The Hippodrome, a dance hall from the Barbary Coast era, among many other interesting sites. You will be wowed by the architectural beauty of the only downtown district to survive the Fire of 1906. 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'll answer questions, play games, and laugh along the way. Learn about firemen fanatics, swindlers, drinkers, poets, gamblers, whiskey, and why it's called North Beach in the first place, since there isn't any beach.
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    The Barbary Coast Tour

    Crooks Tour San Francisco
    On this expertly guided walking tour, travel back to a rough and tumble world of gold digging and railroad barons to learn about the fascinating past of San Francisco's Barbary Coast! Walk the infamous Barbary Coast trail and see where Shanghai Kelly kidnapped sailors and where the gold rush began. Hear dark stories about San Francisco's toughest saloons, lowest brothels, and the legendary Bella Union Theatre from your expert local guide, and visit the 500 block of Pacific Street, where rough music halls produced the music and dance crazes that swept the world in the early 1900s!
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    Lousy Yerba Buena Tour

    SK Morton's Lousy San Francisco Walking Tour
    The Lousy Tour is an entertaining walking tour that incorporates points of interest for history, architecture, flora & fauna and culture in a fun and humorous way. Nothing is taken too seriously and SK, your hilarious guide, often makes guests his playful victims. Yerba Buena (Good Herb) was the aptly prophetic name for the original village that became San Francisco. This tour will start with a quick history recap in Portsmouth Square, where you'll travel back in time through the Gold Rush era, visiting sites like Empire Park, the Wells Fargo History Museum, and a graveyard of sunken ships. See remnants of the Barbary Coast like the Old Ship Saloon and Jackson Square, as well as the few historic buildings, like those at Hotaling Place that remained standing after the 1906 Earthquake and fire. You'll even visit sites for recent history like the Trans America Pyramid and Sidney G. Walton Park. Bring your sense of humor, this tour is a unique and bitingly sassy take on SF history you don't want to miss out on!
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