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. This self-guided driving tour allows you to explore San Francisco with maximum flexibility and value.
SF Tour Itinerary
This self-guided driving tour begins by the Painted Ladies, one of San Francisco’s top attractions. These beautiful, colorful homes exemplify Frisco’s funky culture, and are a great way to start your journey. From there, we’ll hear about the city’s unique history and how it became one of the most progressive cities around.
As we head into the city’s tech quarter, we’ll spot big-name headquarters 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 we’ll swing by the City Hall, which you might feel like you recognize… because you probably do! We’ll give you the inside scoop into 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 we’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, we’ll climb Telegraph Hill for a look at the famous Coit’s Tower and some truly unbeatable views of the city. While you’re up there, we’ll help you 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 the long, often embattled history of both historic districts.
We’ll turn onto Stockton Street and get a good look at something else you won’t see every day: cable cars. We’ll hear all about their history, and why these quirky little cars are still used today.
At last, we’ll reach the waterfront, home to some of the best food and drink in Frisco, not to mention astonishing views of the bay! Our San Francisco City Tour will conclude here.
Changing travel date? No worries! Your tour is available anytime from the moment you book.
1 - 2 Hours
Why Tour With Us
Stop 1 : Welcome
Stop 3 : The Painted Ladies
Great city experience
Enjoyable for the whole family, especially when trying to get a tour in the new Covid-safe world.
I had limited time in the city and I used this App and my rental car to drive around and see all the highlights. It worked as they said it would and I came home not feeling I missed seeing the city!
Simple with a Navigator
We were in SF very briefly and wanted something simple we could do on our own to see the city. This tour let us do that! Although we only got out for photos (due to covid), we got to see all of SF’s most popular sites. We did notice that the GPS accuracy would occasionally go haywire – this was either my phone freaking out or the effect of the skyscrapers. Having a second person to catch that effect and manually handle it was helpful.
Great value for a tour of the city that can be done on your own. The flexibility and freedom make all the difference. Great recs
Loved it, easy to follow. Love listening to the history of San Francisco and the varies spots the commentary would come on. Great for a self guided tour. Can go at your own pace.
You must take this tour! It’s easily the best choice we could have made as a family of four who would otherwise have had to pay $$$ per person and been forced to stick to a schedule.