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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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This 3-hour urban adventure shows you some of the most distinctive buildings of San Francisco. You'll learn how local history reveals itself in a collection of remarkable structures, public squares, open spaces, and historic landmarks.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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191 Sutter St, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94104-4501
Financial District
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+1 415-264-8824
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Surprisingly, not a lot of architecture tours exist in SF and I was a bit skeptical about this one. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Rick is incredible. In the space of five blocks and 2.5 hours I received...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rick was a perfect guide! We learnt a lot of things, seen many places which are “hidden” and had new perspectives on SF. All was with visual explanations and a good sense of humor. Thank you Rick for a wonderful tour!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour if you're in SFO. It's probably the best tour we've ever gone on and we've done a bunch of various kinds. Rick is hugely passionate about design history and architecture. He is immensely knowledgeable and informative in an enjoyable and fun way....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

This tour was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. The architecture and history were fascinating and the extra information helped to put things in context. We learned so much and then Rick sent us links so that we could walk on our own...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

You'll never look at San Francisco the same way, learning how the culture, businesses regulations, and architecture collide. And you'll know how to find a private but public park too. Rick is excellent.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

History, architecture, humor and a great way to spend an afternoon. Rick has the inside scoop on buildings and the sometimes bizarre way San Francisco deals with open spaces and building rights. Informative and entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The you was so interesting. I had been curious about so many buildings and Rick answered all my questions and then some. I was fascinated with the stories of Wilkes Polk because I discovered he was the architect for Crystal springs school. I also found...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joyce K
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We did this tour last Saturday, having deciding to try something different. It was great...Rick was so interesting and informative, we learnt so much about the architecture and hidden gems on the block where we were staying. Who knew such great stories were right under...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed this your if San Francisco's less well known sights - I'm still amazed there were so many places of note in such a small area of San Francisco. Rick is a friendly and incredibly knowledgeable guide - he imparted the kind of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

This 2 1/2 hour tour introduced us to the variety of significant architecture in downtown San Francisco, the stories behind the buildings, and what a “POPO” is. Rick was highly informative and there was never was boring moment. It’ was an excellent tour and I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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566murielu
January 16, 2019|
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Response from Rick E | Property representative |
Hello - tours are held 2-4 times a week - I keep an updated online calendar on my website Need more info? Best to TEXT me at 415.264.8824 Thanks! - Rick Evans
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566murielu
January 16, 2019|
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The Lower Nob Hill/Financial District tour that we went on is done several different days a week. I believe at 11 AM or 2 PM and lasts about 2 1/2 hrs on average. The guy who gives the tour is Rick Evans. You can email... More
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Neil P
March 12, 2017|
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Response from Rick E | Property representative |
Hello - thanks for checking in about the tour - the tour takes place in the Financial District and starts at the Galleria Park Hotel lobby located at 191 Sutter Street between Montgomery and Kearny and ends in south of... More
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