We feel you. We’ve seen bad tours with headsets, Segways and out-of-touch perspectives. Pinky promise, we’re the anti-[those tours].
Think of us as a city exploration led by someone who lives and breathes SF. We guarantee that–whether local or visitor–you’ll walk away with a newfound affection, understanding, and spark for San Francisco’s incomparable history.
Our guides are the most entertaining historians you’ve ever met! The tours are a masterful balance of social history and engaging storytelling, wit and genuine passion.
We’re all working artists and creatives. We host open mics and jam sessions in the city. We lead stargazing shows and community support circles. Some create award-winning documentaries and travel shows. Others run a holistic health organization, head an improv troupe and host an underground tiki cocktail pop-up.
Long story short: we’re a funky bunch, and we’ve invested our heart and soul into San Francisco.
You’ll be lead down technicolor streets, discover the juicy stories that SF legends are made of, witness the unfathomable architecture they left behind, and make a new friend in your tour guide.
Get ready for sweeping views, memorable laughs, city secrets and tips to make the most of SF.
Yes–if you’re unhappy with your tour, send us an email and we’ll make it right.
To change your reservation or cancel and receive a refund, you must email us at least 24 hours before the tour.
Yes! Pair the Free SF101 Tour with Chinatown, Street Art or Free Love.
Then, enjoy Haunted SF by night…
We offer tours year-round, rain or shine. Booking generally opens up about 4 weeks out, so if your date isn’t offered yet, please be patient and check back
The meeting point location will be sent to you via email once you book the tour online.
Chinatown ends at Portsmouth Square. The Barbary Coast ends at Pacific St and Columbus Ave. The Castro ends at Castro St and 18th St. The Mission ends at the old Mission, Dolores St and 16th St. The Haight ends at Haight and Shrader. Haunted SF ends at a bar near Mason & Ellis.
Minimum group size is 4 people, and max is 25 (during peak season). The tour may be cancelled if less than 4 have signed up. If this happens we will contact you by phone and email to refund or move your reservation to another tour.
No, bookings must be made online beforehand, so that you receive the confirmation email with important info about the tour. Except for tips/gratuities, our tour guides do not accept cash.
Well, you might get wet. (We do tours rain or shine–if you’re ready to walk, we’re ready to take you!)
We suggest a camera, cash to tip your guide, and a light jacket. But mostly, bring a great attitude and be ready to have an awesome time!
No, although the Castro tour does directly address issues of human sexuality, which some may find inappropriate for young children. The tours are not very physically strenuous, and have frequent stops throughout. Our 70+ year old grandfathers have been on the tours!