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Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF provided by San Francisco Love Tours

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Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
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A note from Night Tour: Happy Hour History of SF
Great for social distancing while still exploring the City! We sanitize the VW before every tour, offer hand sanitizers, temperature checks and wear masks at all times. We can take photos for you and send immediately to all parties! We take every precaution to keep you and us safe and happy!
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Updated 07/31/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Those enamored with San Francisco’s counterculture past and bohemian character will love this nighttime experience. You’ll ride in a brightly-painted 1970s Volkswagen van, listen to ‘60s-era classic tunes and visit the homes of icons like The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. The van’s compact size allows you to visit places other buses can’t while its groovy vibe sets the Love Tour apart from less colorful sightseeing trips.
  • Take an entertaining evening tour in a colorful 1970s Volkswagen bus
  • See many of San Francisco’s famous neighborhoods with an informative guide
  • Ride in an intimate 6-person vehicle and visit places larger buses cannot
  • Hear fun facts, listen to classic tunes, and stop for photos along the way
What to Expect
Meet your driver-guide at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you’ll climb aboard a colorful 6-person Volkswagen bus decorated with beaded curtains and shag carpet. Then, you’ll set off to see many of the city’s most interesting neighborhoods. Along the waterfront, you’ll pass through the Marina District and the Presidio to reach the Golden Gate. Then you’ll cut through Golden Gate Park to the infamous Haight-Ashbury and the Castro District. Circling back toward the waterfront, the Love Tour winds through the Mission District and downtown, China Town, Little Italy and North Beach before returning to Fisherman’s Wharf. Along the way, you’ll listen to stories, learn historic facts, groove to classic tunes and stop for photo ops.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2899 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Sightseeing Night Tour
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking, divided 6 per bus
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • While not wheelchair accessible, we are totally happy to help fold a wheelchair and have everyone join in the fun!
  • Tips - Yes please and thank you! It is customary for those of us who work in the service industry to expect to earn gratuity in order to meet living standards. Usually is 15%-20% of your total purchase or at least $10 per person. Thanks in advance!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bridget wrote a review Nov 2019
7 contributions1 helpful vote
What a fun tour this was. Seeing San Francisco at night in a VW van was a great tour guide. We listened to 60s and 70s music during the tour to really get us in the mood! This is a great tour to do first because we went through the SF hot spots. I wish I had done this one first
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rachel wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an excellent tour last night with Tyler as our guide. He knew his stuff about the city and all the best spots to get the most beautiful views of San Francisco at night! It's a nice change from the standard hop on hop off buses that you would usually take when visiting
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Date of experience: October 2019
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LMCBloomfield wrote a review Aug 2019
Bloomfield12 contributions5 helpful votes
Tyler was a great tour guide and driver. He knew a lot about the city and was able to answer all our questions about the sites we drove by.
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ontheroadJoe wrote a review Aug 2019
California14 contributions6 helpful votes
We enjoyed out night tour with Tyler last week and he was very informative. Please note the tour is advertised as 2 hours yet we were dropped off after 1 hour 20 minutes and did not visit all the area's in the marketing information
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Geoff wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
Got to see all the main sites in a different and more personal way. Would highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: July 2019
About the operator

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By: San Francisco Love Tours
Amazing Experience!
My daughter and I visited San Francisco mid-October. We did this tour on October 22, 2020. I figured it would be f
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Seeing all of the sights while being told the history by our excellent guide. Hippie bus was fun and comfortable
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Alan was our guide and he did a fantastic job! He picked us up at our hotel and took us all over SF. He made it rea
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Kaylene M
Don't answer emails or calls bad communication
we had a trip planned for August 2020 to the States, San Fran being our 1st stop booked a trip with the company for
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lee r
Poor communication
Posting this as a last resort...having booked a tour on 11th July, we had to cancel late June due to covid travel r
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Janet L
Groovy Time, Great Music!!
The Love Tour was awesome! Great way to get a taste of all the eclectic areas in San Francisco. Our tour guide Alla
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San Francisco Love Tour. It’s fun for all from 1st time visitors to those of us returning, We had both in our part
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” I left my♥️ in San Francisco...”
Wicked awesome! Best way to start off in SF; please don’t miss it !!!!!!!!!!!! The songs, the views, the history ar
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I took my friend who was on vacation from Australia and we walked away only impressed with the van we drove in. We
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Nancy W
Go where the big buses cannot---and have more fun!
Whenever we take our kids someplace new, we always take some sort of tour to get a sense of place and to find areas
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I am sure it will be fantastic! Re new wedding vows after 32 years!
I have not experienced yet! Looked at all of the pictures and reviews, planning our trip for September. I can't w
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We had a great time Vans are super cool like you stepped back into the 60's ,music and all. Take you around to plac
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Irene B
Great Tours
We had a fabulous tour with Alfred. The tour was amazing! We got to see so much of the city that we knew we would
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Julie J
Fantastic tour in San Francisco, don't miss it!
We were fortunate to have been the only 2 on our tour the day we booked it. What a GREAT time! Our driver was abs
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Fun & educational!
We took the Love Tour in December 2019. We loved our time with Alfred, our driver! The van was super cool, artist
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Key Details
  • The Embarcadero, Haight-Ashbury, and 14 more
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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