San Francisco City Tours – Jump Start Your Vacation

We want you to get off to a great start on your next visit to San Francisco. It's wonderful to get a sense of the place quickly, and to learn about what else you might want to do while you're there. That's what we mean by "jump start your vacation" — start off with a bang and really see a lot in your first days. The best way to do that is to sign up for one or two great guided tours.

Perhaps like you were, we once were tour skeptics, thinking we could do it on our own just as well. But, after some amazing experiences we were converted, and were we big enough to admit that we were wrong. (That was difficult!) Now we've uncovered this selection of the best San Francisco tours. This is how you can have more fun, see a lot more, and let someone else do all the planning and driving!

San Francisco Sightseeing Tours

San Francisco Sightseeing Tours

San Francisco sightseeing tours are a great way to get to know the city. If you're new to the city, or want to pack a lot into a short time, start your SF visit with a guided tour. You have fun and you learn a lot while letting somebody else do all the work!

Once you've been introduced to the city this way, you can spend the rest of your time in San Francisco focusing in on the sights and attractions that caught your fancy. As you know, we're converts to guided activities, so be sure to read our reviews of our four fave sightseeing tours.

Unique & Unusual City Tours

Unique & Unusual City Tours

Why do things normally? What better place than San Francisco to explore culture and counter-culture and to have a unique experience? We love these tours that celebrate the unusual and the noteworthy contributions the city has made.

Ride the Magic Bus back in time to visit the San Francisco of the 60s and 70s. Or take a tour of the radical neighborhoods of the Castro and Haight-Ashbury. And one of travelers' most highly-rated activities is the San Francisco movie locations tour.

San Francisco Walking Tours

San Francisco Walking Tours

Walking tours allow you to learn a lot about the city a step at a time, and since SF is relatively small, you're able to see a lot on foot. but the best way to discover the best parts of the city is by strolling with an expert guide at your side.

Urban nature hikes, a fun-filled food excursion around North Beach, and maybe even a spooky night tour in Chinatown! Let's take some time to explore the best and most fun guided walking tours in the City By The Bay.

The 3 Best Chinatown Walking Tours

The 3 Best Chinatown Walking Tours

It's the biggest and oldest Chinatown in the country, and there are a lot of interesting nooks and crannies — so many that it's hard to decide where to explore. To really experience the local Chinese culture, sign up for a guided tour that gets you into places that you would never find by yourself.

Luckily, we have our top recommended guided walking tours to share with you.

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