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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 #21 of 284 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
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Pleasanton, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This was one of the best way to get to know San Francisco in personal level. I enjoyed the history of San Francisco which so many of them I have NO clue about. The architectures are so beautiful and remind me of Paris. The guide tour is very knowledgeable and attention to details. I wish I have more time to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was well and truly one of the best walking tour experiences… ever. And, it is the shame of data and algorithms that THIS isn't the top of the "things to do in SF" list. Rick is extraordinarily affable, knowledgeable and, above all, passionate about his subject which is as much architecture, as it is urban planning, as it is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Although it's called an "architecture" tour, it might be better described as an "urban planning" tour. Architecture is highlighted, but the tour really shines in its emphasis on the zoning, air rights, and other planning issues that explain the Financial District's urban context. Rick Evans is a fantastic guide and his tour is top-notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

It is so great it is a pretty small tour, we were three on mine. Rick Evans is such a nice guy, he knows the district so well and he is eager to tell you all the city secrets. Just excellent.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I will never look a any city in the same way after this tour. So much history, architecture design and more woven into a compelling story of the city. And it's Not all about the past. There was much info relevant to visiting and living in the city, such as how to make the best use of the public amenities... More

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Getafe, Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

This walking tour is amazing. I am a resident in SF and Rick showed us things that I had never seen before. Even the buildings that I am used to see on a daily basis, I will never look at them in the same way again. Highly recommendable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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279 reviews 279 reviews
136 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a great tour with so many interesting facts. You really need to do this tour early in your trip. We did it on our last day and found out about things we would love to have followed up on (POPOS) but had no chance. Rick gives you the full rundown on all the stuff you want to know... More

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Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We took Rick's Tour on Thursday of Last week and will forever see San Francisco in a new and interesting light. Both of us are Bay area natives and pride ourselves in our knowledge of local history. Rick's engaging and informative style took our knowledge to an entirely new level. He brought the story of Urban Planning and Classic versus... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I had he pleasure of enjoying Rick Evan's tour last weekend. Rick is extremely knowledgeable and clearly enjoys sharing his insights and wonderful stories about the history of the area. Highly recommend. I will definitely take another of his tours my next time in San Francisco

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Can't recommend highly enough. Have done this tour twice now, and could enjoy it just as much tomorrow. Quite a surprising find, really.

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