In the city of San Francisco, local guides offer one-hour and two-hour walking tours of SF neighborhoods including Chinatown, North Beach, and the waterfront. These walking tours of fascinating out-of-the-way places, like Mission Bay, South Park, the Russian Hill stairs, and accessible rooftop viewpoints that few visitors ever discover on their own, are on their website’s list. There is no charge, although tips and donations are accepted. No reservations are required. Show up at the meeting site at the time listed on their website. The guides will be there, rain or shine. You’ll discover neighborhoods with hidden back alleys and places you never knew existed while learning San Francisco’s history. Check out their SF City Guides website for the long list of tour locations.
Notes and images from Bob Hitchman.