City Walks: Exploring San Francisco’s Neighborhoods

Hike and learn about the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of San Francisco with experts who live here, discovering lesser known sites, history, monuments and cuisine.
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Program No. 20588RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

San Francisco, open your Golden Gate! Explore one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the nation through the eyes of the locals. Set out on foot into San Francisco neighborhoods known the world over and others frequented mainly by the natives. Hike through Union Square, Chinatown, North Beach, Golden Gate Park, Fisherman's Wharf, Haight-Ashbury, Pacific Heights, across the Golden Gate Bridge and more. Hop aboard antique trolley and cable cars along the way. Learn from experts native to San Francisco what it’s like to live in the City by the Bay.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Hikes of up to five miles/seven hours per day on varied, sometimes slippery terrain. Some areas have elevation gains/losses of several hundred feet. To explore San Francisco on a less challenging program, check out program #21052.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Take part in the quintessential San Franciscan’s pilgrimage — a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Explore on foot the Presidio, long a military fort under three different flags -- and now San Francisco's newest (as well as oldest!) neighborhood.
  • In the nation's oldest public Japanese garden, walk the paths among the garden’s ponds, sculptures, bridges, teahouse and plants native to Japan.
Featured Expert
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Ernest Ng
Ernest Ng is born and raised in San Francisco and holds a degree in biology with an emphasis on microbiology from San Francisco State University. After an extensive career doing laboratory work, Ernie pursed his interest in history and became a volunteer docent for San Francisco Public Library’s City Guides Program. Today, Ernest leads explorations around San Francisco as a licensed leader in Japan Town, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park and San Francisco Botanical Garden. In his explorations, Ernest is passionate about his city’s history and architecture.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Ernest Ng
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