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The best and most authentic food and drink tours, historic neighborhood walks, scenic running tours and cannabis tasting tours in San Francisco. We are more than happy to put together a private, one-of-a-kind group tour for your company, your...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were supposed to meet at 6:30 on a Sunday night. Our tour was booked through Viator. We arrived on time and waited in the cold and rain. We tried to call them, but got a message that we were closed. We contacted Viator who...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MPMoran4U, Owner at Explore San Francisco, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Pete, Thanks for leaving this review. You sound upset, and I don't blame you, I would be too. But if you are upset with us, it is only because you are not getting the whole story. No one at Viator filled you in on...More

Reviewed November 21, 2018

Great local tour filled with local color and cuisine. Each tour is unique and the company is constantly changing where they take customers. We sampled local Salvadorian, Burmese, Southern BBQ, Spanish tapas, and locally made chocolate. At most stops we both sampled their traditional faire...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Had a great time exploring and visiting the temple and eateries here. Walking amid the old buildings and embrace the architecture of old building was a wonderful experience. We enjoy the sumptuous and authentic HK wanton noodle on the way prepared by an old Chinese...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Michael and David were so nice and friendly! While the tour didn't seem too structured, they guided us to some very interesting and tasty spots in the Ferry Building, all the while making it fun. Some tastings we would have never tried on our own...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Michael was so helpful and accomodating with our planning and great communication which hasn't always been our experience with other food tours. Terrific afternoon exploring the Mission District and trying some great food. Our guide was also adaptable to some unexpected restaurant issues and very...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

3 of us did the Mission Sweets Tour on a Friday afternoon with David as our guide. Because we were the only ones, David asked us what we would enjoy and customized the tour accordingly. We started at Dandelion Chocolates where I was surprised to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

While we were glad to have been to Alcatraz, the food tour was the highlight! Our guide obviously loves food of all kinds, much as San Francisco, and is passionate about the Mission. We tasted things we would not have tried otherwise, and learned a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 10, 2017

We visited San Fran over the summer holidays as part of a school study tour from Hong Kong. None of the teachers had any previous experience of the area and planning the tour was proving to be tricky, especially figuring out the local transport. With...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

Disappointing. I cannot recommend this company to my friends. My husband and I have been on many other food tours in other cities around the world, and have been very pleased each time, with this exception. We were scheduled for the North Beach Food Tour....More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We signed up for this combo to get Alcatraz tickets. The Dessert tour was a nice addition. Got to sample some excellent sweets and got to see the Mission District, which we otherwise would not have seen. We really got to see a unique part...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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The Castro
A flourishing commercial area that acts as San
Francisco's LGBT community center and cultural heart,
the Castro is a neighborhood welcome to everyone. As
one of the first predominantly LGBT neighborhoods in
the United States and currently its largest, it
remains one of the epicenters of activism in the
nation. Grand theaters and glitzy shops now compete
with bars and fashionable eateries for attention,
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Riga, Latvia
3 week trip to California (2 Replies)
Hi, I am planning a 3 week trip to California and Las Vegas together with my family, 5 persons, March 2016. I already have a schedule and some destinations which I would like to visit. Maybe you can critique that I have for now. Hope to get some advice. Day 1: Fly to Las Vegas, land in the evening, get taxi (or public transport) to a hotel. Day 2: In the early morning Rent a car and drive to Grand Canyon South Rim and explore full day and stay for a night at near hotel Day 3: Explore...More
July 18, 2015|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi Yes, the portion of your trip between Las Vegas and San Francisco is the one with the most challenges. It's a full day to drive from Las Vegas to SE quoia KI ngs Canyon (SEKI) NP, so you won't have a full day of tourism. Then it's 4 hours to drive from SEKI to Yosemite Valley, so again, not enough time. Then it's 4 more hours to SF from Yosemite Valley. In March, Death Valley NP is a great place to explore. If it interests you, spend most of a day there, then exit and stay on the...More
Pineville, Pennsylvania
7 day in California - Need feedback on itinerary (11 Replies)
Hi Need your feedback on this itinerary. My friend is visiting first time to california. I have been here before. I think it is bit hectic. we have 7 full days. The places we are must see are - belverly hills, hollywood in LA, US pacific coast drive (i havent done this before), napa valley, swim with dolphins (my friend wants to do this wither in six flags or san diego - the two places we are aware of, and SF Saturday Sept 10th - Land at LA air port 6 pm (check in to LA hotel) Sunday...More
September 04, 2016|
Response fromRiff M|
Why are you driving south to Del Mar and La Jolla(part of the city ofSan Diego) but not staying there to see/do anything?? That does not make sense at all!!! IF you are not planning to do anything there then there is no point of going there!!
Jordan M
Fort Worth, Texas
10 Day/9 Night Trip to Bay Area (8 Replies)
I am planning a family trip (dates TBD, likely fall) to the San Francisco area and wanted to get some advice on how much time to spend in particular areas and best ways to get around. We will be a group of three (2 people late 20's, 1 in mid 50's) in good athletic health. We are thinking 10 days (9 nights) from a Friday to Sunday. Here is a tentative schedule: Day 1 - Flight arrival in SFO, check into hotel, dinner downtown? Days 2 & 3 - Explore San Francisco (Alcatraz, Ferry Building,...More
February 26, 2018|
Response fromPacificNWFamily|
Hi As this is the San Francisco forum, most of the topics are about SF. The public transit info & the convention calendar (avoid them!) in the Top Questions on the right will be useful. For your overall itinerary planning, the Top Q on the California forum might help. I think the order is a bit wacky. If you really want to spend some of your vacation driving all the way to Redwood National & State Parks, do that before or after Napa. End with Monterey as it's south of SF and SFO is...More