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April 26, 2021
Castro Audio Map

This map shows the stops on our Castro 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 Maps without […]

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January 13, 2021
Muir Woods Tours from San Francisco

This post compares and reviews tours to and from Muir Woods National Park. We include organized bus tours from in and around San Francisco as well as how to visit the park on your own via a shuttle. Let's explore! WHY VISIT MUIR WOODS The Muir Woods National Monument is an area just a short […]

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December 11, 2020
One Day in San Francisco

This post offers several one-day itineraries for spending 24 hours in San Francisco, including budget-friendly and kid-friendly itineraries as well as a 3-day option. As local walking tour guides, we not only live here, but we also show San Francisco off to visitors every day. And, many of our tour guests only have a day […]

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December 9, 2020
Coit Tower | San Francisco's Observation Deck

This post is a visitors guide to Coit Tower in city of San Francisco with tips on when to come, how to get here, how much you will pay, and what you will see.  Coit Tower is one of San Francisco’s most recognizable landmarks and a place everyone should add to their list, if only […]

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December 2, 2020
California Academy of Sciences Tickets and Free Days

Families who join us for our San Francisco tours will sometimes ask about whether or not it's worth visiting this museum, and we're always ready to gush about it! This post covers tickets, deals, and free days for the California Academy of Sciences. We also explain the exhibits and items that you can expect to […]

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November 12, 2020
44 Museums in San Francisco

This post provides an extensive list of the most popular and best museums in San Francisco. We include free entry, late hours, and kid-friendly options. TOP 10 California Academy of Sciences The California Academy of Sciences is one of the largest natural history museums in the whole world. It includes a natural history museum, an […]

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November 1, 2020
Top 10 Places for Photos in San Francisco

"God took the beauty of the Bay of Naples, the Valley of the Nile, the Swiss Alps, the Hudson River Valley, rolled them into one and made San Francisco Bay." If Fiorello LaGuardia, the famed mayor of New York City, and from a family of Italian immigrants, could say this about San Francisco, who are […]

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October 26, 2020
Where to See the Best San Francisco Christmas Lights

This post is a guide to the best Christmas lights and holiday displays in San Francisco and how to see them. We've updated the list for all of the top places to visit around the city for 2023 as best we can. TOP CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND HOLIDAY DISPLAYS During the holidays, San Francisco sparkles more […]

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October 25, 2020
Christmas in San Francisco

This post is a guide to things to do in San Francisco during Christmas, updated for 2023. Christmas is an amazing time to visit San Francisco as this already beautiful city takes on an extra sparkle. As local tour guides, we love taking visitors on walking tours around our beautiful city during the holidays. And, […]

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October 24, 2020
How to Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge

This post is a visitor's guide to the Golden Gate Bridge, with tips on how to get here, where to park, where to get the best views as well as guided and self-guided tours. Check out our pay-what-like tours of San Francisco, including our Golden Gate Bridge tour! HOW TO GET TO THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE […]

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October 17, 2020
Whale Watching in San Francisco

This post covers options for whale watching in San Francisco. We include details about the best times and places to go, what species you may see, and tours. As local tour guides, we get asked questions about whales by our guests quite regularly, mostly about tour recommendations. So, we decided to put this post together […]

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October 17, 2020
What to Do in San Francisco at Night

This post offers suggestions for the best things to do at night in San Francisco, including a top 20 list, night tours, dinner cruises, late-night museums, rooftop bars, and more. A lot of travelers worry that there won't be a lot to do after dark in the Bay Area, but our local tour guides have […]

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October 12, 2020
Alcatraz Tour Prices | Which Alcatraz Tickets Should You Buy?

This guide covers how to visit the prison on Alcatraz Island and what to expect with each ticket option. We include what you will see, what to do if Alcatraz tickets are sold out, which tours are the best, and how to find deals on admission. As local walking tour guides, questions concerning Alcatraz Prison […]

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October 11, 2020
Self Guided Tour of Chinatown San Francisco

When stepping into San Francisco’s Chinatown, you step into a world of vibrant colors, sounds, sights, and smells that will immediately whisk you around the globe. While there are several distinct Chinese neighborhoods in San Francisco, the oldest and largest Chinatown lies in the heart of downtown. On this self-guided tour of Chinatown, you’ll visit […]

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October 10, 2020
17 Day Trips from San Francisco

This post provides information about the most popular day trips from San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite National Park, Muir Woods National Monument, Silicon Valley, Napa Valley, and Sonoma Valley. Yosemite National Park Yosemite National Park is a beautiful park spanning 747,956 acres and 800 miles of hiking trails just 3.5 hours from San Francisco. Famed for […]

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October 9, 2020
How to Ride Muni Metro in San Francisco

One of the easiest and most convenient methods to travel throughout San Francisco is by riding Muni Metro, the electric light rail train that runs throughout the city. This post provides tips on how to ride Muni Metro. The trains will get you where you need to go easily and (typically) on time. But for […]

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