SF Info

What you need to know!

Sightsee780139

TripAdvisor

Such an interesting deep dive into the Castro and Mission neighborhoods, for which we had an incredibly sunny warm summer day. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, having grown up in the area, and pointed out not only historical places, but beautiful murals, homes and fun nooks and crannies (like hidden stairways to streets) that we never would have seen on our own. We definitely came away with much more of an appreciation for Castro and the Mission (love Dolores Park!) and will seek out other neighborhoods on our next trip!

Gillian_D

Viator

I had the most amazing time, as a solo traveller doing a small group tour is perfect. My tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us lots of fun facts along the way and the whole experience was very interesting. Bring your walking shoes we started at 10 am and finished at 6 pm, I highly recommend you do this tour. We went to places tourist didn’t go.

Jamie Sarkozi

Google

My Boyfriend and I booked an all Day SF tour with Christofer and had an amazing time! He knew a ton of history which we loved and we were able to see a ton. We loved it as it had been our first time visiting. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to be shown around the city.

Edgar Wallace

Google

Did a wonderful tour with these guys while I was in San Francisco on business. I’d also done a tour with the sister company in Los Angeles several years ago. Kevin, who was the guide, was great and it was so nice to be outside. We learnt tons about SF. Definitely recommended!

juju1961

TripAdvisor

Our guide Damien was so very knowledgeable about the area and history of SF. We experienced different methods of transport (avoiding those big hills!) and areas we would not otherwise have known about.

Margie S

Viator

Damien was the best! Friendly & very informative. He took into consideration our interests & made it very enjoyable. Great exercise- best way to see SF. Liked Haight Ashbury the most.

Campanilla2014

TripAdvisor

We had a two day layover in San Francisco, so we wanted to make the most of our time there. It’s always been somewhere we wanted to visit and on this tour we got to all the places we most dreamed of going – downtown, Nob hill, Castro, Haight Ashbury, painted ladies, Lombard St, North beach and Chinatown. It was only a small group and the guide was amazing. It wasn’t tiring at all and we had a great time jumping from trains to buses to cable cars. AWESOME DAY!!!

San Francisco Information

Real San Francisco Tours

What is S.F. Info? We created this section of our website to give visitors to San Francisco, California and the U.S. our insight, as locals, so that they can make the most of their vacation here. From advice on how to get around using public transport, to ideas on fun activities and attractions, to lists of great movies that were filmed in the Bay Area, to recommendations on where to eat (and drink), everything that you need is here in S.F. Info. Since we first started giving tours we’ve literally been asked thousands of questions by our guests - and they’ve often said that they wished that they’d been able to ask us those questions before coming. So, with S.F. Info, we’re giving you the answers in advance, so you can plan your trip accordingly.

Wondering how you’re going to navigate San Francisco and get from A to B? Considering renting a car? Then read our helpful guide, How to Use Transit in San Francisco, it could also help you decide on where to stay and what to do here. Here’s some free advice - don’t rent a car.

What are you going to do in San Francisco during your stay? We dish some local advice. Our list of 15 Things to Do in San Francisco has a rundown of some popular attractions, but you'll also see suggestions for activities that you probably haven't considered.

S.F. is a family-friendly destination with dozens of activities and attractions to entertain even the most boredom-ready child. In our list of 10 Things to Do in San Francisco with Kids we break it down to our tried and trusted favorites, so the whole family can enjoy their vacation.

Some great movies have been made in San Francisco, likely including at least one of your favorite's. We break them down in 15 Movies Set in San Francisco, so you can see some of the locations while you're here. One surprising thing about our list? Birdman of Alcatraz isn't on it!

San Francisco has so many activities and attractions that it's simply not possible to do them all, so let's talk about what you AREN'T going to do. Our list of 10 Things Not to Do in San Francisco will help you eliminate some items and make the most of your time in SF.

Many visitors to San Francisco also visit other parts of the West Coast, so in 12 Things to Do in California we suggest attractions throughout the state. We have some great cities here, but also amazing National Parks and winter sports. Check our recommendations as you plan your trip.

One of the most confusing things when visiting the U.S. is the custom of tipping, it frustrates and terrifies tourists in equal measure. But where did the custom come from, why do Americans do it and, most importantly, how much should you tip? Read our guide on tipping in the US to find out.

If you’re looking for more ideas on things to do don’t forget to check Inside SF. We post our list of the top ten events taking place in the city every month, as well as giving some great local advice on the best authentic experiences that you can have in San Francisco.