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SF City Guides: Rare Neighborhood Walking Tours Month | May 2017

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 2017 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 2017

Sunday, May 28

Inner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Sunday, May 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but donations are accepted. Some tours may be limited in size.
| 6th Ave & Geary
Inner Richmond: Part II Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides

The district’s rich history goes back to the 19th century and includes robbers’ roosts and racetracks, squatters and roadhouses, a saloon district and a red light district, as well as charming Victorian row houses and beautiful Craftsmans, the 1902 and 1903 Big Games, an earthquake …

Monday, May 29

Embarcadero Skyway: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
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; …

Saturday, May 27

Mt. Davidson Hike: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
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 …

West Side Whimsy Walk: Rare Walking Tour | SF City Guides
Wednesday, December 31 – | 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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