20588
California
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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 20588RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,349
Getting There
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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 a day on hilly streets, forest paths, sandy trails, and some steep uneven steps without handrails. Hikes average seven hours per day. Some areas have elevation gains/losses of several hundred feet and may be slippery depending on weather. Some neighborhood explorations will require standing for several minutes at a time. To explore San Francisco on a less challenging program, we offer San Francisco Signature City, #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.
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