We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Local Tastes of the City Tours

2179 12th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94116 (North Beach)
415-665-0480
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #42 of 306 activities in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Book Now

Type: Tours
Owner description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Bus & Walking Tours. Explore the history and... more » Owner description: Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies - Lonely Planet (April 2013). Same Day Reservations. Bus & Walking Tours. Explore the history and culture of local neighborhoods, including Chinatown and North Beach/Little Italy, as "We Eat Our Way Through San Francisco." Voted Best City Tour by San Francisco Bay Guardian 2011. Named "Best City Tour of 2006 and 2007" by CitySearch. « less
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Write a Review

553 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    451
    66
    17
    12
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Hatboro
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

We took the afternoon city tour. Our tour guide/driver was Randy. Out of all the tours while we were here, we enjoyed this the most. Randy drove a 24 passenger bus. He joked with the passengers and made us all feel like one big family going on a trip. He pointed out many places of interest and was able to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely time on our tour. This was the second time for me and first for the rest of my party to get to enjoy Blandina and North Beach. She added charming character to the special city of San Francisco. She did a lot to engage all of us on the tour. Even though I've done the tour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We had a brilliant time on this tour. Informal and friendly-our driver and guide Randy was absolutely great-good knowledge of the city, flexible with the group, helpful and added some humour too. It was a highlight of our trip to San Francisco. I would definitely recommend!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wichita, Kansas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Having never been to San Francisco before I wanted to take a tour to introduce me to the city. Randy the tour guide did just that! We were all over the city. Randy shared all his knowledge and showed us all San Francisco has to offer. Our group was fun, and the tour was awesome.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Randy CRUSHED IT! This was by far the best guided tour we have EVER been on! He was able to keep everyone interested with his facts and information about the city of San Francisco. Randy kept my 15 year old son and 16 year old daughter engaged throughout the entire tour. His knowledge of the city was Exceptional! I highly... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Blandina is the best tour guide because she has lived in the neighborhood for years. She tells wonderful stories about historical characters and more recent history. She made the tour come alive. Tom Medin was most helpful with reservations and advice on directions and handicapped parking. My husband uses a manual wheelchair and he was able to see everything. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This tour was the highlight of our family trip to San Francisco. Our tour guide Randy was fun, entertaining, and full of knowledge about the whole city of San Francisco. He took us to beautiful places with amazing views and truly cared about your enjoyment of the tour. I highly recommend this tour!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lampasas, TX
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Excellent tour! Blandina was a great guide, giving us all the history of the area, from a real "insider." Ate a lot of great food, and learned a lot too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Hi Kathy, Thank you for arranging the Walking Tour of Little Italy. It was one of the best tours we have had over the course of the last three days. Our tour guide Blandina Farley was FANTASTIC. She was outgoing, friendly and very knowledgeable of the area. We visited six amazing restaurants/bakeries and even squeezed in a visit to the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
West Bend, Wisconsin
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I really enjoyed our tour of China Town in San Francisco. Tom, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and took us to some incredibly interesting spots. We enjoyed tasting the local cuisine, watching the workers make fortune cookies, touring an actual Buddhist temple and sampling tea at a tea shop. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Local Tastes of the City Tours also viewed

 

Been to Local Tastes of the City Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Local Tastes of the City Tours, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing