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SF City Guides: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2018

San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year.

But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides add a slate of rare neighborhood explorations to its year round tour schedule.

Go off the beaten path and discover the colorful characters, beautiful vistas, and charming architectural treasures that can be found in communities like the Inner Richmond, Visitacion Valley, or West Portal

Each San Francisco neighborhood has a distinct architecture, history, and personality that deserve in-depth exploration.

Special May 2018 Tours
All tours are free, but donations accepted. First come, first served.

Find details and exact meeting locations via the links below.

Complete schedule of tours for May 2018

Saturday, April 28

Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, April 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 400 Sansome
Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Most of the tour is above the ground. View “Rockefeller Center West” from a different angle and discover a hidden urban oasis. Tread on buried ships that once housed saloons, jails, stores and brothels.
Meet in front of 400 Sansome Street (at Sacramento). Lots of stairs; …

Tuesday, May 1

SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2018
Tuesday, May 1 – 8:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| All Over San Francisco
SF City Guides: Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2018

San Francisco City Guides offers dozens of free guided walking tours, all over the city, throughout the year. But things get special during the months of May and October each year, when the San Francisco weather is particularly pleasant, City Guides add a slate of ...

Saturday, May 5

Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 5 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Leland Avenue
Visitacion Valley Part I: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Explore Visitacion Valley, named by 18th-century Spaniards lost in the fog and part of the only local land grant deeded to an Anglo. The focus is on the valley’s commerce, transportation, and development, including a foray through Little Hollywood and ending at Silvestri’s log cabin.
Visitacion …

Saturday, May 19

Mt. Davidson Hike: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Saturday, May 19 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| Sherwood and Myra
Mt. Davidson Hike: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Explore the inspired history of San Francisco’s highest hill on this hike through a 38-acre nature preserve to the amazing view and gigantic monument at its 938 ft. high summit. Steep trails which can be windy and muddy. Wear a jacket and sturdy shoes. No …

Sunday, May 20

West Side Whimsy Walk: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 20 – 1:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 141 Junipero Serra Blvd.
West Side Whimsy Walk: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

Discover the unique atmosphere and whimsical architecture of the City Beautiful movement-inspired neighborhoods built west of Twin Peaks. See Art Deco landmarks, storybook cottages, and Spanish castles as we explore the Balboa Terrace, St. Francis Wood, and Lakeside neighborhoods.
Meet at the staircase next to 141 …


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