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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Financial District
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Address: 191 Sutter St, Lobby of the Galleria Park Hotel, San Francisco, CA 94104-4501
Phone Number: 415 264-8824
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Unique tour explains the importance of city sites

Having occasion to spend a day in the city with my daughter, who attends SFSU, I was looking for something new and interesting for us to do. Since we're both interested in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sacramento, California

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having occasion to spend a day in the city with my daughter, who attends SFSU, I was looking for something new and interesting for us to do. Since we're both interested in the fascinating architecture in SF, I looked up architecture tours and found Rick Evans'. Fortunately, we were able to join the tour on the same day (just call... More 

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Saratoga, California
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Rick's architecture walking tour is both educational and fun. I have been to that area many times, but I never noticed the things Rick pointed out on the tour. I will see the area with new appreciation now. Rick obviously has a passion for the subject. His commentary was very good. Recommended.

Thank Saratoga2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Rick is just a terrific tour guide. He knows the history, background and setting for this tour and has such depth and breadth of all that is San Francisco. His tour is done in a good spirit without being too pedantic or professorial . We enjoyed every minute of our time and walked away with a great understanding on this... More 

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Greencastle PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting San Francisco you need to make this one of your first stops as the information that Rick shares will provide you with things to do the rest of your stay. My teenage (16) son and I would rank it among the top two things we did in our two week tour of Las Vegas, LA, Marina... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

The San Francisco Architecture Walking tour was fabulous! Rick shared his knowledge and passion about San Francisco history and architecture in an entertaining manner. I heartily recommend his tour for locals and visitors alike.

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Jamul, California, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We've taken Rick's architectural tour twice, and loved it! Rick is knowledgeable and passionate about San Francisco's architecture, and he makes the topic fascinating for his tour guests. The tour is 2 1/2 hours long and it all happens in a 2-3 block area, so it is not strenuous.

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

For two people "of a certain age" (74 and 85) this tour was perfect. It was focused and very interesting but not strenuous.

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Houston, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I have been on some really great tours in New Orleans and Charleston. This one was a little more focused on architecture rather than cultural subjects. It's obvious Rick loves the subject matter. Really enjoyed it.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This walking tour gave a lot of information in a 2 1/2 hour tour that showcased some beautiful buildings in downtown San Francisco. Rick Evans was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and the local events and politics that shaped the skyline. Rick also included information on the current building boom in San Francisco and showed us the... More 

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saint helena, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The best. Compares to the Chicago architectural boat tour except that it's not on water. Rick really knows his stuff and delivers it an outstanding manner. I'm a native San Franciscan and learned so much about my beloved city. A must do on a list of things to do.

Thank John J

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Financial District
The Financial District lies just east of Chinatown but can seem a world apart given it’s San Francisco’s version of Wall Street. The rush of business people make up a hectic weekday and add to a frenetic pace of life, but visitors who spend a few hours walking the narrow streets will be rewarded with fine examples of historic and contemporary architecture, including the iconic Transamerica Pyramid. After business hours, bars and restaurants quickly fill up with happy hour revelers. Stocks aren’t the only kind of market being followed, the Ferry Building Marketplace on the Embarcadero is a gourmet food emporium and farmers market that will satisfy anyone working up an appetite.
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