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    Fisherman's Wharf & North Beach Walking Tour

    Extranomical Adventures
    Looking for a tour that's historical AND fun? Hit the wharf! On this walking excursion, you'll get an exclusive insider's look at San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood. Your expert tour guide will tell you about the history of the area, which starts all the way back at the Gold Rush of 1849. You'll also discover often-overlooked hidden, local gems, like.... ....what? We can't tell you, they're a surprise! During the tour, you'll also have the opportunity to photograph classic San Francisco landmarks like the world's most crooked street, the hidden staircases that lead to Coit Tower, cable cars, Telegraph Hill, and more! And this is all just a preview of what's in store. Happy touring!
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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.
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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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    Original Tour

    San Francisco Native Tours
    Hungry for the real San Francisco? Get to know this eclectic city alongside a local guide and enjoy a bit of its famous cuisine while you're at it! You'll cover several of the city's most vital neighborhoods over the course of 2.5 hours, including the Financial District, North Beach, Chinatown, and Union Square. Laugh and learn with your guide as you hear historical facts, anecdotes, and a unique peek at the city's famously flavorful culture. Stop in at popular local eateries for tasty bites that might include artisanal cheeses and breads, pastries, cured meats, olives, dim sum, and fortune cookies! Some tours just taste better than others.
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    Streets of San Francisco Guided Bike Tour-Electric Bike

    Bay City Bike
    There's more to San Francisco than just the Golden Gate Bridge! By leading you through various local neighborhoods, this urban bike tour will have you exploring just how dynamic this city is. You'll explore the back alleys of North Beach's "Little Italy," and get to take photos of the Transamerica Pyramid. Then you'll hit up Barbary Coast along with San Francisco's historical supper clubs. As you bike through this area, learn about how the neighborhoods transformed from scandalous to sparkling! Channel some black and orange when you ride around the Giant's AT&T Ballpark, then venture into the Mission, Castro, and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods, each of which is a unique community with equally unique locals. Lastly, head to Nopa where you'll find the famous Painted Ladies houses of Alamo Square. From there you'll visit the Civic Center, cycle into Polk Gulch, San Francisco's original gay neighborhood, and finish up in Aquatic Park!
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    Drag Me Along Tour

    Drag Me Along Tours
    Leave it to San Francisco to create a tour as whimsical, rich, and amusing as the city itself. In this unique 2.5-hour walking tour that covers 2 miles, the storied historical figure Countess Lola Montez comes to life through the power of drag and escorts you along the streets of SF, sharing stories that meld the past and present. As you learn all about Lola's life, you'll discover the highs and lows she faced as well as unique facts about the city itself. From rags to riches and laughter to tears, there are countless tales to be told from Lola's perspective.
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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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    Telegraph Hill Parrot Safari Tour

    Explore San Francisco
    Finally, a tour with with something to say. Let the parrots do the talking (some of it, anyways) on this guided tour of San Francisco's famous Telegraph Hill. You'll get the inside scoop on the wild flocks of parrots residing in the area. Not naturally indigenous to San Francisco, their presence remains a mystery. Yet, like their human counterparts, they've thrived in the city, even evolving into a new species. In addition to checking out the pretty birds, your guide will point out some interesting sights along the way, while filling you in on some of the area's odder historical points. Parrots, though. Only in San Francisco.
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    Latin Dance Fusion

    Dance Mission Theater
    In Latin Fusion classes by the talented Tika Morgan, you don't just indulge in calorie-burning fitness. You also get authentic dance instruction, cultural insight, amazing music, and the opportunity to stretch yourself... literally AND figuratively! Embark on an enriching and rewarding dance experience in this high-energy class, surrounded by like-minded students and experienced professionals. You'll discover catchy Latin beats while mastering basic steps of many Brazilian Dances, Salsa Suelta, Reggaeton, and more! Experience the depth and power of these historically rich styles that originated in the African Diaspora while getting an engaging full-body workout. You'll begin the class with body alignment, isolation, and stretching exercises before diving into awesome choreography that's sure to make you the star of any dance party! P.S. YOU WILL SWEAT!
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    Culinary Gems of North Beach

    San Francisco Food Safari
    San Francisco's North Beach is well known for its legendary Italian cuisine, but there's more to this historic neighborhood than the amazing restaurants! Embark on a two and a half hour journey, scouting out North Beach's best delis, coffee houses, bakeries and meat markets while you learn about North Beach's fascinating history from your expert local guide. Visit notable North Beach hot spots like Mara's Italian Pastries, Little City Market purveyors, and Café Trieste, San Francisco's most famous coffee house. You'll have the opportunity to purchase sandwiches and snacks along the way, so come hungry for Italian specialties and adventure!
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