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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!!!
Golden Gate Park to the Haight Tour
$45 / pp
Free / child (0-11 y.o.)
An easy walking distance
10am – 1pm (3 hours)
Seeing SF is a walk in the park
We have some of the best urban parks in the U.S. here in San Francisco, including a World Class park far larger than Central Park in New York. We'll show you round this S.F. gem, then we'll walk you over to historic Haight-Ashbury, so you can learn about and experience this important historic neighborhood. You can also combine this tour with our Castro to the Mission Tour, by booking them both for the same day.
Start your morning Golden Gate Park to the Haight tour by learning about the Japanese Gardens and De Young Museum (including checking the great views from its tower, when open), then visit some memorable hidden locations and cool sculptures known only to San Franciscans. After that we take you to famous Haight-Ashbury, a key location in the 1960's Hippie/anti-Vietnam War Movement. You'll pass by the residences of Janis Joplin, the Grateful Dead and the infamous Charles Manson. You'll also see the notorious Psychedelic Shop (now a pizza restaurant), where LSD was openly sold when that was legal (not any more!). We finish your Golden Gate Park to the Haight tour right in the heart of the neighborhood - which is the perfect place to get some lunch.
Our tours can sell out. If you can't make a booking email [email protected], telling us when you want to go and how many guests are in your party. If we can squeeze you in we’ll let you know.
LOGISTICS & DETAILS
*Cost: $45 pp.
*Walking distance: 2 miles.
*Tour starts 10.00 am daily, Metro Stop, 9th and Irving St, Inner Sunset (photo of meeting point).
*Tour finishes 1.00 pm, Haight-Ashbury.
*Children under 12 y.o. do not have to buy a ticket.
*We donate $1 for every guest to Climate Cents, a climate change organization.
You can book this as a private tour starting at just $270 for up to 10 guests
Private tours can be booked for any time between 9am-6pm
This tour is in English. If your English isn’t fluent this may not be the best option for you. We do not offer this tour in any other language at this time.
Entry to the Japanese Gardens and the de Young Museum itself not part of tour.
This is a walking tour and we move at a reasonable pace. If you have mobility issues please book a private tour.
We never cancel tours in advance due to the weather conditions. Be sure to wear layered clothing, we can get four seasons in a day.
Aim to get to the meeting point 10-15 minutes early. If you’re late you may miss the tour.
Full refund or exchange available up to 48 hours before tour start time.
You must book in advance.
Subject to change at our discretion.
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