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New York State, USA
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for Buffalo
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Tours, tours, tours!

I am looking for a walking tour. Just viewed the list of tour cos. on TA and WOW!!! There a quite a few, to say the least. Hoping people will help me narrow down the list. I am looking for:

1) walking tour, and 2) well-rounded view of SF (which I realize is probably impossible with just a walking tour). I love architecture... not terrifically interested in domestic architecture or who lived where.. prefer a downtown location, I think.

Any recommendations? Thank you!

-Dee

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1. Re: Tours, tours, tours!

Downtown architecture walking tour IMO = Rick Evan's Architecture tour. It's $40 but I have seen discounts on Goldstar sometimes (although usually out of season). http://www.architecturesf.com/

You might also peruse the free offerings given by SF City Guides -- they have a wide variety of walking tours. www.sfcityguides.org

Urban Trek has about 4 tours that cover various parts of the city: http://www.urbantrekusa.com/Home_Page.html

Tour Grace Cathedral with the Verger -- excellent tour which includes climbing the south tower: www.gracecathedral.org/visit/cathedral-tour/

Keep in mind that SF has some marvelous examples of Victorian, Queen Anne, Edwardian architecture. So our "home" tours aren't like "see where the stars live" but are very architecturally oriented.

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2. Re: Tours, tours, tours!

A chinatown tour might be interesting to learn about history and the impt role of the 1906 earthquake. Many to choose from, but this is well regarded tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60713-d44…

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3. Re: Tours, tours, tours!

Thank you for the help!

-Dee

Edited: 12:34 pm, June 23, 2013
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