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    Haunted SF Walking Tour

    Take a dark and murderous tour through the seedy past of downtown alleys and streets. Get spooked by after-dark tales of famed ghosts, mysterious deaths, ruthless villains, the old red light district, shocking assassins and more. Meet your creepy storytelling guide, an entertaining historian, near Union Square for this eerie hour-long tour. Not recommended for young children.
    Haunted SF Walking Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Go into the infamous Tenderloin District's streets to hear about the unexplained mysteries that happened there by night, including:
    • The St. Francis Hotel and nefarious Hollywood deaths
    • Pinecrest Diner and the "poached eggs"murder
    • Curran Theater, the haunted playhouse
    • The "suicide alley"of 1911
    • Tenderloin District and the underbelly of SF crime
    • Glide Memorial Church, connected to cult leader Jim Jones
    • Site of Tessie Wall's notorious brothel
    • Ends at a local bar!
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    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

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    From social activists to actresses to literary legends, San Francisco has been home to world-changing women. You'll walk in the footsteps of 10 ladies who left their legacy on the landscape, like Isadora Duncan, Maya Angelou, and Lillie Coit. Starting with the brave pioneer women who worked just as hard as the men, but in corsets, you'll meet the Madonna of the 1800's, learn the difference between SF's working girls and working women, and visit the street where three major divas' lives intersected. On this tour, you'll span both centuries and neighborhoods. Then, work your way through the theater district, Maiden Lane, Chinatown, and North Beach. 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 San Francisco's amazing history and the tough, talented woman who made it that way.
    Daring Divas of the Past Tour

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Follow in the footsteps of 10 of San Francisco's most influential women on this entertaining walking tour
    • Discover the amazing histories of local and national legends, like Phyllis Diller, Lillie Coit, and Maya Angelou
    • Tour through four different neighborhoods and play fun games and answer trivia questions
    • An exciting, extensive lesson in San Francisco's past and present
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    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

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    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.
    Full Exposure: Complete History of North Beach

    Union Square, San Francisco

    • Discover the full history of North Beach on an entertaining walking tour
    • Learn the neighborhood's history, from the Barbary Coast era through the Beatniks, as you visit iconic dance halls, bars, and parks
    • Play fun games and answer trivia questions as you go
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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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    Scenic Running Tour Golden Gate Promenade

    Want to see San Francisco, but short on time? Then you might enjoy this running tour of Golden Gate Park and the surrounding areas! You'll embark on a light run that includes a guided introduction to some of the city's most popular landmarks. It all starts at Golden Gate Park and the DeYoung Museum, before transitioning into the urban landscape of the Richmond District. You'll also explore the centuries old architecture of the Presidio, which served as an army base for three different nations, and is home to a lush, man-made forest, and several stunning outlooks. Finally, you'll loop back around to Golden Gate Park, taking in the Conservatory of Flowers, and ending at DeYoung Museum's popular art piece, "the fault line." Finally, a tour at that goes at your pace.
    Scenic Running Tour Golden Gate Promenade

    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

    • Enjoy some light exercise while exploring San Francisco during a one-of-a-kind running tour
    • Check out some of the city's most popular landmarks at Golden Gate Park and the Presidio
    • Learn about SF's culture and history while following along with a knowledgeable tour guide
    • Savor a calorie burn while getting to know one of the nation's most visually appealing cities
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    Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems

    Take a walking tour to the next level! Embark on a 3-hour urban jungle hike through San Francisco to experience the city's wild side. Tackle the city's famous hills including Kite Hill and Tank Hill, discover unmarked trails in hidden forests, soak up sweeping views from atop Twin Peaks, and visit off-the-hidden path areas such as the quirky Seward Street Slides. With all the lush greenery and hilly landscapes, you won't believe you're still in San Francisco! Meet your guide in front of the Castro Theatre at your selected departure time. Be sure to wear walking shoes or hiking boots and brace for trail dust on this moderate 5-mile (8-km) trek through central San Francisco.
    Following your expert guide, conquer the city's famous hills starting with Kite Hill, a grassy knoll offering great views of the city. At the nearby Seward Street Slides, grab some cardboard and hop on for a fun ride down the curved cement slides.

    Entering a hidden eucalyptus forest, you'll forget you're in an urban city as you hike along the dirt trails behind Sutro Tower, an iconic 3-pronged antenna tower. Take an unmarked hiking trail to the summit of famous Twin Peaks, where you'll be treated to a breathtaking panorama of San Francisco and the East Bay in the distance.
    Your next hilly adventure is Tank Hill, located 650 feet (198 km) in elevation, where you'll get a panoramic view of Golden Gate Park, the Golden Gate Bridge and Downtown San Francisco.
    Make you way back via the 211-step Pemberton Place Stairway, flanked by beautiful landscaping brimming with beautiful plants, trees and flowers such as azaleas and Japanese maples.
    By the end of your urban jungle hike, you'll leave with a whole new appreciation for the beauty and diversity of San Francisco. You'll end your tour back at the Castro Theatre.
    Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems

    18th St & Castro St, San Francisco

    • Conquer San Francisco's most famous hills including Kite Hill and Tank Hill on a walking tour
    • Discover unmarked trails in hidden forests and experience San Francisco from a nature-full perspective
    • Following your expert guide, visit off-the-beaten path areas such as the quirky Seward Street Slides
    • Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of San Francisco and the East Bay from atop the Twin Peaks
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    Drag Me Along Tour

    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.
    Drag Me Along Tour

    733 Kearny St, San Francisco

    • Tour San Francisco with a one-of-a-kind, historically-minded tour guide by your side
    • Learn all about Countess Lola Montez as you learn the connection between past and present in San Francisco
    • Discover the humor, sadness, and beauty of the City by the Bay
    • See a combination of drag and history like no other
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    Parks and Beach Tour

    If you're a lover of nature, you won't want to miss out on this Parks and Beach tour, which will take you to some of the most beautiful attractions in San Francisco! You'll visit the expansive Golden Gate Park, home to many of SF's famous sites, including St. Mary's Cathedral and the Japanese Tea Gardens. Along the way, you'll also be able to stop by the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum, two renowned institutions home to beautiful educational exhibits. And of course you can't go to California without visiting the beach, right? Stop by Ocean Beach in SF, where you'll enjoy the cool sand between your toes and the sight of waves crashing on the shore.
    Parks and Beach Tour

    2800 Leavenworth St, San Francisco

    • Hop on a tour of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach
    • Visit famous and beautiful sites in the park, such as the Japanese Tea Gardens
    • Stop by the California Academy of Sciences and the De Young Museum for an educational exploration
    • Relax on the cool, soft sands Ocean Beach as you watch the waves crash on the shore
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    Alcatraz and City Tour

    Combine a city tour and a guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate San Francisco experience! Enjoy the picturesque beauty and iconic attractions of the world-famous city by the Bay, and take a scenic ferry ride to Alcatraz Island for an intriguing walking tour with audio commentary! This San Francisco shore excursion begins at just a 10-minute walk from the cruise ship port. After being picked up from your driver/guide in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, ride along the famous waterfront for views of the San Francisco Bay and Alcatraz Island. Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see San Francisco's top attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge, as you learn about the area from your knowledgeable guide. Weather permitting, you may also visit the massive Golden Gate Park, a lush green haven in the midst of urban city life, or climb up to Twin Peaks for stunning views of the sprawling city below.

    Other attractions you will see on this San Francisco city tour include:
    • Chinatown
    • Fisherman's Wharf
    • Palace of Fine Arts
    • North Beach
    • Presidio National Park
    • Awe-inspiring views of Alcatraz and the Pacific Ocean
    Your tour also includes a scenic ferry ride to the historic Alcatraz Island! Continue your shore excursion with an audio walking tour of the "Cell Block." This former federal penitentiary was also known as "The Rock" and housed gangsters such as Al Capone ('Scarface') and Machine Gun Kelly. Learn about one man's famous escape from Alcatraz, hear stories about the prison's notorious inmates and much more!
    Alcatraz and City Tour

    Taylor St & North Point St, San Francisco

    • Combine a city tour and a guided visit to Alcatraz for the ultimate San Francisco experience
    • Take a walking tour of Alcatraz Island's cell blocks and hear chilling accounts of brutal life on the island
    • Enjoy a relaxing drive around the city and see some of San Francisco's top attractions, like the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf
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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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