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San Francisco City Guides

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. Note that currently we are offering limited tours with the safety of our guests and guides in mind. Please refer to our website and review our safety guidelines.
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Amy E wrote a review Jun 2022
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I have participated in 30+ SF City Guide walks over the last 5 years - whenever I visit San Francisco. The walks are a great way to learn about the city, meet people, and cover a large variety of places and topics. All of the guides are exceedingly knowledgeable about their tour topic and the history of San Francisco in general. They are also friendly and good at managing the tour group. My most recent tours were of the Civic Center / City Hall area and Western Golden Gate Park. Both tours were informative and fun.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Warren J wrote a review Jun 2022
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Rudy expertly and conscientiously guided us through Chinatown. City Guides is our favorite tourist attraction in SF.
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mlew1981 wrote a review Jun 2022
Oakland, California1 contribution
I highly recommend San Francisco City Guides Tour. The tours are high quality and run by passionate volunteers. Since the tours are donation-based you can try before you buy (definitely donate before or after the tour).
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Evelyne CulturEatz wrote a review Jun 2022
Montreal, Canada19 contributions
Really great tour of the Castro with Barrie. Everyone is a volunteer and they are truly passionate about their tour.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Brenda L wrote a review Jun 2022
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we took two walking tours in San Francisco The first one was about the Gold Rush era and how the city grew as a result of the Gold rush . The guide was very knowledgeable and told us about the original settlers, the diverse fortune seekers from all over the world and how San Francisco's early arrivals started to fill in the bay and increase the land mass of the city. In addition we were given take to some original gold rush builidings and learned the history of their survival during san francisco earthquake and subsequent fire. Our second tour had a very knowledgeable guide tour us through China town and gave us all kinds of interested facts and stories of the history of Chinatown and how it is currently.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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