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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.
Hours Today: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
191 Sutter St, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94104-4501
Rick, an architect himself, does a fantastic job of relating the back stories of great buildings and gardens in San Francisco. Recommend the tour for anyone. Have done many city tours but this is tops!
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
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!
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 Rick or check web site for days of tour. He has several different tours of neighborhoods in the city on different days. So far, we've taken Rick's Lower Nob Hill/Financial District tour which was excellent and on another visit to SFO, will look at his other tours and would be interested in taking one of them. I highly recommend the tour we took, but I'm sure all of Rick's tours are well done and thought out. This tour was so interesting and informative.
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
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 market on Mission and 1st streets. Tour goes out at 2:00 p.m and the scheduled dates this week are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.