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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

191 Sutter Street@Kearney, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA (Downtown)
415 264-8824
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Ranked #26 of 309 Activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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Chicago
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This was an excellent tour and the highlight of my recent visit to San Francisco. In a short and pleasant walk Rick Evans, our very knowledgeable guide, covered the history of architecture in San Francisco, including the good, the bad, and the ugly, innovations unique to the city, and some exciting future directions, such as the new park... More

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

What a great tour. Very interesting and informative. There are a lot of public/private spaces that most people are not aware of. If you live in the city you need to know about these roof top garden escapes! I enjoyed the history and Rick shared a wealth of knowledge. It was fun and educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A fantastic and very well informed tour of down town SF. The guide is knowledgable and so enthusiastic. We usually try and go on tours like this in cities we are not familiar with, and this one was excellent.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

A brilliant tour given by the most knowledgable tour guide I've ever seen . To say it's packed with fascinating insight would be a massive understatement. Air rights. PoPos, just wonderful, you don't walk far and great value too.

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Camden, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This tour is absolutely wonderful, packed with fascinating history of the area's architecture. Rick is knowledgeable and very personable, making this tour a real must if you want to get to know the city. Great for tourists and locals alike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently took Rick's tour. My husband is an architect, I am not, and we both thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Even though it covered only a few blocks, Rick provided so much interesting information and had clearly focused his tour on the most significant buildings in San Francisco's architecture history. We will definitely be recommending this tour... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I came to San Francisco for the first time and only stayed there for 2 days, but this tour definitely gives you a great insight to the city's history, architectural regulations and the future developments. It analyses the structures in terms of their structural integrity and their response to earthquakes. It is full of facts and is well worth to... More

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I recently joined a walking tour with Rick and it was a great experience -- fun and fact-filled. Learned a lot about the history of the city, which of course, is part of the history of the US. Rick knows his stuff and is a great guide to San Francisco's architectural and social history. Highly recommend that if you love... More

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a different type of tour you can do, to get to know those places that u will never find on your own. Totally worth it, and is a fun way to walk on the city...Cool facts and entertained walks. Can be a little long for some people but if u got the time in your visit to dedicate... More

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new york
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226 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This entails 150 minutes of standing. No bathroom breaks. You may be put off by his FAqs but they are accurate so read first. Forty bucks a head. The hotel where the tour meets is lovely and could be a great place to stay: galleria Park. Rick is professorial. We were two of eleven people on our tour. He showed... More

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