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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour
Ranked #51 of 289 Tours in San Francisco
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London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Must”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

Wasn't quite sure what to expect but found the two hour tour completely fascinating and absorbing. It brings alive some of the buildings that you may walk by otherwise. Highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
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Berkeley, California
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Do this tour!”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

My good friend Linda, gave me a gift certificate to Rick Evan's Architecture Walking Tour. I work in the Financial district but who gets out, right? So I just went today on his tour of buildings in the old and new part of my 'work hood'. Just fabulous. For an out-of -towner, it's a fascinating and deep look into a five block area of SF but it will give you a valuable perspective on the rest of your exploring in the city. He has tours of other neighborhoods that I'm sure would be terrific. The group was not too large, the time span of the tour (two hours) was just right and he's fun to listen to.

Visited May 2013
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Alpharetta, Georgia
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139 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Fun and informative tour”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

This tour is a must for anyone interested in architecture, city planning, S F history, etc. Approx 2.5 hrs. Not a hard walk at all. Excellent tour guide Rick Evans. The highlight of the tour was the Hallidie Bldg (see my photo), the first 'glass curtain' building in the city built in 1918, and left in disrepair until 5-3-2013 when it was unveiled anew. We took the tour on 5-10-2013, so we were quite lucky to be able to see it.

Visited May 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Surprises in SF”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

This is a fantastic way to see a bit of San Francisco. I had no idea that SF held so much architectural significance and for all the hours I spent researching this city for my families vacation I never saw any mention of the facts that we learned on this tour yet so much of those facts were so relevant in both architectural and general history of this part of the world! Rick was an incredible tour guide and his passion and enthusiasm for the sights he showed us made them all the more interesting!
This is truly an experience you can't get from reading a guide book!

Visited April 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“You'll be amazed - 'look up'!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

A friend recommended Rick Evan's Architecture Walking Tour of San Francisco; it will know be upon my recommendation list for visitor's and SF residents alike!
Rick's knowledge is vast but he presents it in a way that is interesting and you just know that you are getting information that isn't written down anywhere - at least yet!! Rick's tour began when he decided to write a book and realized that there wasn't a tour that covered such great details!
Even though it is a walking tour, don't let that deter you; the tour doesn't cover a vast area, more like 4 -5 blocks within the financial district.
Make a reservation! You be so glad you did.

Visited April 2013
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