Sidewalks of San Francisco, CA


Hidden Cocktail Lounges & Speakeasies of Union Square & SOMA

3 hours
Guided by Dave

In a town filled with inventive hipster bartenders, each neighborhood has its own collection of cocktail bars and hidden speakeasies. This jaunt will reveal five hidden establishments in the Union Square & SOMA neighborhoods. Prepare for a journey through the Gold Rush, Jazz Age, glory days of journalism and more. It should go without saying that this is a 21+ crawl. And of course, drink responsibly!


Crime, Counter Culture & Spaghetti: The Evolution of Little Italy & North Beach

2 hours and 30 minutes
Guided by Jason

Explore how North Beach evolved through a colorful series of chronological reimaginings. Originally the red light district for Gold Rush-fevered Forty-Niners, the neighborhood burned down after the 1906 earthquake and resurrected as Little Italy, giving rise to mafia-inspired literature. Decades later, North Beach became the epicenter of both the anti-establishment Beatniks and the first topless bars in America. This is the definitive exploration of one of San Francisco's most story-worthy neighborhoods.


Harlots, Hooch & History in Old San Francisco with Duggan McDonnell

1 hour and 45 minutes
Guided by Duggan

Join me on a walk of the Barbary Coast (and the Devil's Acre) where the whiskey drowned, women seduced and fires raged! San Francisco, born from a womb of gold, came into the world as a celebratory, multi-cultural, altogether combustible boomtown. There's no better way to experience the Gold Rush days then through its elixirs and stories, exploring the alleys, saloons and tasty cocktails of yesteryear.


Love & Haight Ashbury: A History of Rock & Roll, Psychedelics and the Summer of '67

2 hours
Guided by Clay

In 1967, the Haight Ashbury neighborhood hosted the "Summer of Love," a celebration of freedom, free love and free-spirited drug use. It was a brief moment in modern history with a legacy that still reverberates fifty years later. Come explore the places and people that inspired hippies, the anti-war movement, Flower Power and a mistrust government. This historic walk provides a contemporary lens to examine the zeitgeist of '67 and the impact it had on youth, music, culture and San Francisco.


Cannoli, Focaccia & A Casa Pasta: The Foodie Tour of North Beach - Little Italy

1 hour
Guided by Corey

After the 1906 earthquake, the enclave of debauchery and vice that was the Barbary Coast was resurrected as North Beach - the Little Italy of San Francisco. Italian immigrants flocked to San Francisco to help rebuild the city and work in the nearby docks and canneries. Some of the newly arrived brought with them family recipes and an entrepreneurial spirit. While Little Italy has gotten a little touristy, the original recipes and heritage still remain today. Come on a foodie tour of espresso, spaghetti, cocktails and the stories behind them.


Protest, Unity & Spray Paint: Street Art and Murals of the Mission District - North

1 hour
Guided by Jason

Ever since Diego Rivera introduced large-scale wall paintings to 1930s San Francisco, the city has served as an epicenter for mural art. More recently, an offshoot of the medium came to the forefront: aesthetic graffiti and street art. Come walk the streets and alleyways of the Mission District to see the works and hear the stories behind the best of San Francisco's uplifting, angry, political, peaceful, spiritual, satirical and complex urban art.


The Perfect Beach Day in Bolinas

3 hours
Guided by Corey

Need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living? Head up the coast to Bolinas, a place that doesn’t want to be found. It’s one of the North Coast’s best kept secrets and the locals intend to keep it that way. Shhh, don’t tell them I sent you. Take a stroll through this quaint beach town, assemble a perfect picnic, feel the sand between your toes and the sun on your face. Then kick back on a sunny patio where you’ll snack on locally caught ceviche and calamari while sipping a cold one. Welcome to Bolinas!


Secret Roof Tops & Gardens: The Best POPOS in SOMA (Privately Owned Public Open Spaces)

1 hour and 30 minutes
Guided by Jason

By law, new high rise offices in San Francisco need to designate a certain amount of space to be available to the public. Many are weak executions that aim to do the least amount required, but others are surprisingly delightful: hidden rooftops, secluded gardens and secret lobbies. Come explore the best and most exclusive hidden spots and views of SOMA and Market Street. These are the Publicly Owned Public Open Spaces (POPOS) that even the locals don't know about.


The Best Craft Cocktails of Berkeley: A Crawl of the Experimental, Organic, Spicy & Exotic

3 hours
Guided by Dave

Despite popular belief, one can find exceptional craft cocktails in the college town of Berkeley. Despite its reputation for organic, locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine, Berkeley can brag about its handful of bonafide "Manhattan-quality" cocktail lounges. Join us on a walk of five establishments ranging in style from biodynamic seasonal ingredients to mezcal-driven Mexican inventiveness to a craft brewery. Grab a friend and get ready for a fun night.


The Essential Jack London Square: Macarons, Zinfandel & Golden State Warriors Gear

1 hour and 15 minutes
Guided by Lisa

Steeped in maritime lore, Jack London Square is one of Oakland’s most beloved landmarks. The neighborhood is not just the heart of Oakland’s port operations, but also the burgeoning center of hip boutiques, wineries and eateries. Join me on an tour to see my favorite spots in Jack London Square, from hipster coffee to French macarons, from local home goods to a character-rich saloon. You are going to have a blast in Jack London Square.


Sleeping Giants, Multi-Story Street Art & Waterfall Memorials: The Art Around Yerba Buena

45 minutes
Guided by Anne

Whether you're in town for a work conference, enjoying a concert, or killing time before a movie, check out some of the public art works jam-packed into the few blocks surrounding Yerba Buena Gardens. Come see something new, or get a different perspective of places you walk by everyday. Join me to access hidden artworks, multi-million dollar sculptures, and some of the best views of the city.


The Insider's Walk of Fisherman's Wharf: Sea Lions, Chocolate, Chowder & Pinball

2 hours and 15 minutes
Guided by Jason

Fisherman's Wharf is both one of the most popular parts of San Francisco for tourists and the most avoided neighborhoods for residents. But the locals are missing out. Whether you are local or an out-of-towner, come explore the authentic, unique and best of Fisherman's Wharf. Spot the sea lions at play, discover a hidden antique arcade and stumble upon some of the city's culinary classics. This is the insider's tour of Fisherman's Wharf.


Artisanal Ice Cream, Espresso & Cupcakes: the Foodie's Walk of the Ferry Building

45 minutes
Guided by Jason

A century ago, the Ferry Building was the second busiest transit terminal in the world, after Charing Cross Station in London. Now it serves as a minor commuter port and the home of more than 40 culinary stands and restaurants that epitomize the farm-to-table movement. Grass-fed, organic, free-range, sustainable, ecological, local, non-GMO, gluten-free - it's all here. And it's delicious. This loop walk through the Ferry Building focuses on culinary delectables and the stories behind them. Bon appetit!


Parisian Macarons, Craft Bonbons & Lemon Tarts: The Artisanal Desserts of Hayes Valley

2 hours
Guided by Jason

For foodies of farm-to-table Californian cuisine, Hayes Valley is a mecca of gluttonous proportions. Join us explore the best dessert and sweets of the up-and-coming neighborhood. We will walk to five locations in Hayes Valley that showcase the diversity and craftsmanship of its hip confectioners including delicate European layer cake, hand painted chocolates and rice pudding. Bring your discerning sweet tooth.


Hidden Bars & Craft Cocktails: A Selective Pub Crawl of North Beach & the Barbary Coast

2 hours and 30 minutes
Guided by Jason

Come explore the inventive cocktail lounges, hidden bars and historic saloons that celebrate the Gold Rush-fueled debauchery of the "Barbary Coast" neighborhood. This jaunt reveals five insider establishments in today's North Beach neighborhood. It should go without saying that this is a 21+ crawl through some of the most immersive and experiential bars in San Francisco.


Block Walk Mid-Market: Million Dollar Sculptures, Spray Paint & Hidden Artwork

30 minutes
Guided by Jason

In a city known for its murals, street artists and public art, the Mid-Market district is packed with noteworthy works. Whimsical, colorful, monumental and yet often obscured, the art in the neighborhood often goes unnoticed. Come on a quick stroll to find four pivotal murals and sculptures that represent the best of the local and international, low-end and luxury art world in SF. Along the way, I'll explain why there has been an explosion in public art in this area over the past couple of years.


Hiding in Plain Sight: Secret Romance in Union Square | Presented by the Burritt Room

1 hour and 30 minutes
Guided by Chris

A handful of little-known intimate hideouts are cloaked behind the touristy veneer of Union Square. Go on the perfect date with someone as you together discover hidden speakeasies, pop art, a secluded artisanal kitchen and French champagne. Whether it is your first date or your five hundredth, this cosmopolitan escape is the flawless way to get closer to a (potentially) special someone.


Smartphone PhotoWalk: Financial District & Embarcadero SF

2 hours
Guided by Clay

Packed with photogenic vistas, iconic architecture and emotive characters, San Francisco demands to be photographed. This walk will guide you from the Financial District to the Embarcadero to capture perfect shots of the Transamerica Pyramid, Sentinel Building, Ferry Building, Bay Bridge and other points. We'll also provide composition recommendations to help capture a striking photograph, whether you're using an smartphone or DSLR.


Mansions of Nob Hill: The Robber Barons and the Stories Behind the Money

2 hours
Guided by Jason

After the gold rush, the real fortunes in San Francisco were to be made by developing the railroad network of the west. The captains of the train industry built their homes above the city and port on the posh peak of Nob Hill. On this walk, we will explore the stories of six key residents of Nob Hill, and the stately neighborhood they called home.


Artisanal Donuts, Ice Cream & the World's Best Burrito: The Lower Mission Foodie Crawl

1 hour
Guided by Dave

The Mission is the geographic nexus of two gastronomic cultures converging: Mexican and artisanal/farm-to-table/organic. On this 4-stop tour, you will discover the best treats of the Mission's hipster coffee shops, French bakeries, spicy taquerias and ice cream purveyors. The goal is to try a little of everything, so bring your grazing appetite and aim to share with a friend! It's guaranteed you won't be hungry at the end!


Panoramas Then Pints. But First, Coffee. An Insider's Guide to the Marina Waterfront

2 hours and 30 minutes
Guided by Corey

Take in the gorgeous skyline vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Marina Green and rest your legs while indulging in artisanal donuts, craft beer, and other mouthwatering treats. Get an insider’s perspective of the significance of Fort Mason and the Palace of Fine Arts that even locals are unaware of. Come discover the gems of the Marina Waterfront.


The Marina Date Walk - Taking the Work Out of the Date

2 hours
Guided by Corey

Planning a date can be a tall task, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m going to make it easy for you fellas. So, stop Yelping and Googling, just follow along, she’ll love it. Whether it’s the girl you keep flirting with on Bumble or your better half, this walk through the Marina will put a smile on her face & keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. On this stroll, you’ll wind your way from the manicured gardens of the Presidio, up the iconic Lyon Steps, & then down charming Chestnut St. for a delicious treat & a craft cocktail.


Opium, Hidden Temples, Dragons & Fortune Cookies: The Essential Walk of Chinatown SF

1 hour and 30 minutes
Guided by Jason

Explore the thoroughfares and back alleys of the oldest Chinatown in the United States. Along the way, learn how the neighborhood formed, fought its red light district roots and maintained its cultural heritage in contemporary San Francisco. The guide features not just the main highlights of Chinatown, but also the treasures found in colorful alleys, hidden stairwells and secret temple patios. We will also stop along the way for snacks and dim sum.


S'mores, Morning Bun Pastries & Espresso: A Foodie Walk Through the Mission District

1 hour and 10 minutes
Guided by Dave

Valencia and 18th Streets represent the best of The Mission's culinary explosion of artisanal, farm-to-table, organic gastronomy. On this 5-stop Sidewalk, you will discover the best treats of the Mission's hipster cafes, French bakeries, chocolatiers and ice cream purveyors. The goal is to try a little of everything, so bring your grazing appetite and aim to share with a friend! It's guaranteed you won't be hungry at the end!


Community, Politics & Spray Paint: Street Art and Murals of the Mission District - South

1 hour
Guided by Jason

Ever since Diego Rivera introduced large-scale wall paintings to 1930s San Francisco, the city has served as an epicenter for mural art. More recently, an offshoot of the medium came to the forefront: aesthetic graffiti and street art. Come walk the streets and alleyways of the Mission District to see the works and hear the stories behind the best of San Francisco's uplifting, angry, political, peaceful, spiritual, satirical and complex urban art.