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This was a fascinating tour!! We had 3 more days in town, so we started with it in order to get the lay of the land. Our guide, Kevin, was so incredibly knowledgeable & was a perfect fit for what we wanted to accomplish. We traveled to & learned about places that we never would have thought of to check out. I can’t say enough about this great city & tour guide. It completely exceeded our expectations!!!



This tour was great! I wish we did it on our first day in SF instead of our last day, because our tour guide, Kevin, gave us so many suggestions for dinners & things to check out. I loved how we were able to take all the different forms of transit and see so many different things that you wouldn’t normally, if you were exploring on your own.



Our tour with Kevin was GREAT! He is a fabulous tour guide & shared all sorts of fun facts & hidden SF favorites. He didn’t rush us, but made sure the tour ran smoothly. His personality was extremely engaging & made the group feel like old friends. The tour was strategically designed to cover maximum highlights & built in breaks when we took public transit. This tour could not be any better!



Tour is amazing. Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable, friendly, courteous & fun. He knows the insider tricks to get the best out of SF – from hidden stairwells, to lost tunnels, to the best street art. Also free fortune cookies :-). 
We got to ride historic cable cars, MUNI & BART. 
We got amazing views of the bay, hills, Golden Gate Bridge & many must-see sights, from unique vantage points beyond the reach of a bus tour. 
This tour is really good value – all transport is included.

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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.