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San Francisco City Guides

449 reviews
San Francisco, CA, USA
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About San Francisco City Guides
City Guides are local volunteers who love the city, lore and legends and they will share it all with you--for free. There is a large selection of tours available all over town and lasting 90 minutes to 2 hours.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I’ve lived in Noe Valley for 8 years but still learned SO MUCH from this walking tour of my neighborhood! Highly recommend for tourists and locals alike. Now I want to do all of them!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank kateaelston
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review and recommendation.. City Guides is a great way for locals to learn about this wonderful city. Please tell your friends and look forward to seeing you on other tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful service, a hidden gem. We took two tours, the Financial District Art Deco and the City Hall experiences. Both were terrific. The guides are volunteers who are passionate about their subjects, they were interesting and provided so much information about San...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank gibson737
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you. Great review. Hope you get a chance to take more of our 80 different tours.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This free two-hour walking tour was first rate. We'd never done a City Guides tour before, but were pleasantly surprised by the depth of knowledge of our guide Ron Mulgrew, his engaging manner and the amount we learned during our walk through this historic neighborhood....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank arfnut
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed the tour and look forward to seeing you on one of the many other SF City Guide tours

Reviewed 1 week ago

This walking tour is truly a one of a kind hidden gems. The guides are super knowledgeable about San Fran and will show you areas of San Francisco that you wouldn't find on your own. We really enjoyed the Telegraph Hill tour with Kristin! Telegraph...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BonoAJ
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for a great review and wonderful photographs. If you like the stairways and views, check out our Russian Hill Stairway tour.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mike Palmer did a great job on the hike. Lots of fantastic information and beautiful sites. Thanks Mike. Can’t wait to do another tour with you!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank PJAlbini
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Pam. Great to have you and your lively friends along for the tour!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the Gold Rush City walking tour one recent Friday afternoon. Our guide, Mike Palmer, was excellent, giving us a context for the Gold Rush period and painting a vivid picture of life in San Francisco in those times. There were only 3 of...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Julie T
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. Look forward to seeing you on another of our over 80 tours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this walk. Gorgeous views and knowledgeable guide (Kristin). Great way to spend time in the afternoon. Free, runs on donations and volunteers.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank constanzio
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the walk and look forward to seeing you on future tours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I were first introduced to city guides by Jan Lachman, creator of the Billionaires Row tour. We have since been on several tours, including Dogpatch, Noe Valley, Castro, Telegraph Hill, Paris of the Pacific, and most recently Russian Hill Stairway. Our favorites...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Josh L
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and your enthusiastic support. If you like the stairway tours, Mike Palmer is planning to introduce a Corona Heights Stairway tour sometime this summer. Stay tuned. In the mean time, we have over 80 different tours for you to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in San Fran for a work trip but I am so glad that I got a chance to take a couple of tours with City Guides! I took the Fisherman's Wharf and the Nob Hill tours. They were both amazing. The guides were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DamiIsHere
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Ah, the Hidden Fisherman's Wharf tour. I think is one of the most underrated tours that we give. Sure everyone knows Ghirardelli and their story, but the wharf is so much more, as you found out on the tour. And Nob hill is not only...More

Reviewed April 16, 2019

I moved here in January of 2016 and every weekend I would do or two of these free tours just to learn about the neighborhoods. I can't recommend this enough.More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank davidgarber
SFCityGuides, Manager at San Francisco City Guides, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi David- Thanks for coming on the tours! I, like you, got to know San Francisco, by taking the walking tours of the neighborhoods when I first moved here 20+ years ago. So that means that in another year or two, you'll be in the...More

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Kathie R
September 18, 2017|
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Response from SFCityGuides | Property representative |
Hello! SF City Guides offers over 60 different walking tours, all of which meet in the specific neighborhood that you will be learning about. See a complete listing of our walks at our website by googling: San Francisco... More
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Pamela W
July 5, 2017|
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There are lots of homeless but for the most part they don't bother the tourist to much. I took a tour that started on the steps of the library, the guide pointed out all the used needles between the concrete steps. With... More
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