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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Financial District
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Address: 191 Sutter Street@Kearney, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Phone Number: 415 264-8824
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11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Excellent Walking Tour of the Financial District

I went on the tour this weekend with a friend from back east. We both thoroughly enjoyed our time! Rick is a wonderful presenter - a very engaging storyteller. My background is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
julie g
Mountain View, California

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

I went on the tour this weekend with a friend from back east. We both thoroughly enjoyed our time! Rick is a wonderful presenter - a very engaging storyteller. My background is in architecture and design, and Rick was excellent at showing the complexities of the buildings, the rich history of the district, and the social dynamics at work both... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I was surprised at how much history was packed into just a few blocks on Rick's walking tour. He was so passionate and knowledgeable about San Francisco's architecture and eager to answer any questions our group had. It really gave me a new perspective on the buildings I had been walking past every day during our vacation in the city.... More 

Thank Erica N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

A wonderful insight into the city's architecture that engages and inspires you to look up! This was recommended by a friend who lives in the city and I'm so grateful I took up the chance to take part. We perched above the streets in hidden city parks, admired the variety of views of the same buildings to see them with... More 

Thank Nadia W
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

So as a growing architecture tour geek living in the nation's architecture mecca (Chicago), I found myself hopeful that Rick's tour would at least match the awesome architecture tours I have taken in Chicago. I must say that Rick's tour has to be amongst my top 2! He does an excellent job interweaving history throughout the entire tour and drawing... More 

2 Thank Edward M
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Rick's passion and knowledge of San Francisco and its architecture made this tour a highlight of our trip! Would love to do another tour with him in another part of the City.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We had Rick's architecture tour our first time in SF and we couldn't be more satisfied to choose him. He is a really passionate architectural historian who has studied SF arcitecture and collected very detailed facts above the best buildings you can't miss if visiting this exciting city. We also knew about its POPOS. We definetely enjoyed Rick's tour and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My son is interested in majoring in Architecture, so we signed up for this tour. I was expecting to like the tour, but was halfway thinking my son would find it to be boring. We were both very impressed and entertained. The tour is educational in many ways. It is full of historical facts regarding the San Francisco Bay area.... More 

Thank kkrall61
Geyserville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Great tour. Rick is a wealth of information. He presents a wonderful overview of the history and future of architecture and building in San Francisco. Highly recommend this tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Although I'm not a SF resident, I've been visiting the city regularly for over a decade. Our 2.5 hours with Rick helped me discover innumerable sights and architectural beauty that I've been literally walking by for years -- and I generally try to pay attention to buildings and "look up!" The tour is exceptionally well done. Rick is engaging and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Really great tour...in only 4 blocks you learn so much about the city and its buildings. Show us your popos...We would go again.

Thank joannt59

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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