3 - 4 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the San Francisco City Tour
Explore all that San Francisco has to offer, from the twists and turns of Lombard Street, through the bustling streets of Chinatown, and to the top of Telegraph Hill! This comprehensive self-guided San Francisco City Tour covers everything from the Painted Ladies to the Golden Gate Bridge. A San Francisco self-guided tour is a must-do on your tour of California.
About the Tour
This San Francisco city tour begins with the Painted Ladies, one of the city’s top attractions. These beautiful, colorful homes exemplify Frisco’s funky culture and are a great way to start your journey. From there, you’ll hear about the city’s unique history and how it became one of the most progressive cities around.
Next, you’ll head into the city’s tech quarter, where you’ll spot big-name HQs like Uber and Twitter and get a crash course in how Frisco became the go-to spot for the most cutting-edge tech produced anywhere.
Then you’ll swing by the City Hall, which you might feel like you recognize because you probably do! Here, you’ll get the inside scoop on how Hollywood uses this building as a stand-in for Washington, D.C.’s Capitol building in all sorts of films.
After that, buckle your seatbelts because you’re heading down Lombard Street, aka the most crooked street in the world! This picturesque, winding road has been another Hollywood staple for ages, but experiencing it for yourself is a whole different ball game.
Next, you’ll climb Telegraph Hill to look at the famous Coit’s Tower and some truly unbeatable city views. While you’re up there, you’ll learn to identify some of the most famous structures which make up Frisco’s skyline. Then it’s on to Chinatown and Manilatown, where you’ll hear about both historic districts’ long, embattled history.
You’ll turn next onto Stockton Street and get a good look at something else you won’t see every day: cable cars. You’ll get to know their history and why these quirky little cars are still used today.
At last, you’ll reach the beautiful waterfront, home to some of the best food and drink in Frisco, not to mention astonishing views of the bay! Your tour will conclude here, but that isn’t where the fun ends! Included with your San Francisco tour is a complimentary bonus tour of the Golden Gate Bridge. With the bonus tour, you’ll get up close and personal with that famous landmark and even drive across it for some killer views!
Temporary new starting point address: Alamo Square Park, Steiner St, San Francisco
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What You'll See
The Painted Ladies
Telegraph Hill / Filbert Street
Lillie Hitchcock Coit’s Tower
Chinatown, Manilatown, & I-Hotel
Chinatown Mural & Telephone Exchange
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company
Preview the Tour
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 3 : The Painted Ladies
Stop 8 : City Hall
Stop 10 : Lombard Street
Stop 20 : Dragon's Gate
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
Not Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket.