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February 28, 2024
Self-Guided Golden Gate Bridge Walking Tour

If you can't manage to join us for one of our guided tours of the Golden Gate Bridge, we've created this self-guided tour to give you another option. We also have a GPS-powered Golden Gate Bridge audio tour that you might want to consider instead. Don't forget that we also have a full post explaining […]

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September 28, 2023
Golden Gate Bridge Parking

If you’re trying to find parking near the Golden Gate Bridge, our guides have expertise providing tours in the area, so we know all the best spots to look! This post will provide details about where to park for the Golden Gate Bridge, including tips on how to reach the best viewpoints or even walk […]

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September 27, 2023
Hop-on Hop-off San Francisco Maps and Routes

Whether you're trying to plan out your hop-on hop-off San Francisco bus tour ahead of time, or you're having trouble accessing this information through other means, this post provides both route maps and descriptions of each route offered in this beautiful city. Big Bus San Francisco Map and Routes Here is the most current hop-on […]

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September 13, 2023
Tickets to De Young Museum

If you're interested in visiting the De Young Museum, this post will cover details about ticket prices, directions, parking, and what you can expect to see and do while you're here. Overview Internationally acclaimed, the De Young Museum is the third most visited art museum in the United States. It is one that every art, […]

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August 19, 2023
How Is the Weather in Muir Woods?

Muir Woods National Monument is part of California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area, north of San Francisco. It’s well known for its towering old-growth redwood trees.  If you're interested in visiting this serene and beautiful natural wonder, this post will help you figure out what kind of weather to expect during your trip. What is […]

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August 3, 2023
How to See the Pier 39 Sea Lions

This post explains where and when you can see famous California sea lions at Pier 39, why they come here, and if you can feed them. Where are the sea lions? The sea lions are at Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf. Walk to the end of Pier 39 on the left side along the backs […]

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July 6, 2023
Alcatraz Behind the Scenes Tour

In addition to answering questions about what to expect on the Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Alcatraz Prison, this post will also cover topics about how to get tickets, prices, locations you can expect to see, and more. How to Get Alcatraz Behind-the-Scenes Tickets There are currently 3 different ways to get behind-the-scenes tour tickets to Alcatraz: […]

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June 23, 2023
Can You Go Camping in Muir Woods?

If you’re wondering whether or not there are campgrounds in Muir Woods that are open to the public, this post provides details about whether or not you can stay overnight in the area. Is Camping Allowed at Muir Woods? If you want to experience the natural beauty of Muir Woods up close and personal, camping […]

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June 22, 2023
8 Best Muir Woods Hiking Trails

If you’re planning to visit this beautiful national park and you want to find the best hikes Muir Woods has to offer, this post provides a list of the most notable trails. 8 Best Hiking Trails There are 6 miles (10 km) of trails throughout Muir Woods National Monument, allowing visitors to choose from several […]

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May 20, 2023
Hop on Hop off San Francisco Bus Tours

If you're trying to decide which of our many free San Francisco walking tours to take, one of the best ways to figure that out is to take a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Currently, there are two companies offering this type of tour: These services offer stops at most of the popular attractions in the […]

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October 4, 2022
Is San Francisco Safe to Visit?

Many people traveling to San Francisco wonder “Is it safe?”  As local tour guides who live in San Francisco, we can easily say that yes, it’s safe to visit San Francisco! Below we share safety tips to keep in mind when traveling here, as well as pointing out which neighborhoods are safe and which you […]

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August 10, 2022
Muir Woods National Monument Visitor's Guide

This post provides details about some of the best things to see and do in Muir Woods, including details about hiking trails, camping, and other activities. It includes directions on how to get there and information about various different forms of transportation you might want to consider. Muir Woods Visitor Center Most people coming to […]

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September 27, 2021
San Francisco Travel Guide

Let Free Tours by Foot help you plan your trip to San Francisco. Our local experts have written everything you need to know about what to do and see in Golden Gate City. If you just don’t know where to start, visit our main post. Top Things To Do in San Francisco Free Walking Tours […]

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September 13, 2021
Alcatraz Night Tour Tickets

This post focuses on the night tour tickets for Alcatraz Prison, including last-minute and canceled tickets and tour reviews. Let's get started! NIGHT TOUR TICKET INFORMATION There are two types of tour tickets that permit you to be on Alcatraz Island after the sun sets, which are the Night Tour and the Behind the Scenes […]

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August 15, 2021
San Francisco CityPASS vs The Sightseeing Pass vs GoCity

This post compares and reviews the various San Francisco tourist passes to help you decide which pass (if any) is best for you. Most of San Francisco's top things to do are included.

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May 3, 2021
Golden Gate Bridge Audio Map

This map shows the stops on our Golden Gate Bridge audio tour which you can purchase here. If you'd like to add this map to your Google Maps app so you can follow along using GPS, just click the square bracket in the upper right hand corner. Helpful hint: If you want to use Google […]

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