FOOT! Walking Tours leads you on a festive yuletide journey through the intimate interiors of Nob Hill and Union Square. Luscious Lobbies is a holiday walking tour that explores the city's grandest and most decorated lobbies, dressed up in their finest for the season. As you admire the decorations, your funny and personable guide will share the history of these notable buildings, shining a light on the city's unique past. During this two-hour romp, you'll make your way through San Francisco's world-class hotels, bars and businesses of Nob Hill and Union Square -- many that you wouldn't ordinarily think to enter on your own -- and enjoy fun and games with your lively tour leader.
While the weather outside is frightful, San Francisco’s most inviting interiors are decked out, cozy and downright sumptuous.
So stay out of the cold and get the lowdown of some of the City’s most recognizable landmarks. Bring your cameras, and get ready to see San Francisco during the most wonderful time of the year!
This tour covers the general history of the City, focusing on a handful of specific hotels, bars and businesses. You’ll learn about the important events that shaped San Francisco’s personality: the Gold Rush, the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the newspaper wars and much more. Plus, you’ll get to see these building dressed in their Sunday best!
•San Francisco’s “Swellagant” Hotels: The Fairmont and The St. Francis
•World-Famous Union Square, America’s favorite place to shop
•A fabulous Sugar Tree and a full-sized gingerbread house
•The rotunda that refused to die
•Refreshments at an historic San Francisco landmark that most locals don’t even know about
•Plenty of photo opportunities inside lobbies decked out for the holidays
•Plus jokes, quizzes, holiday cheer and fun & games with a funny FOOT! guide!
Tour distance: about 12 blocks tour
Duration: about 2.25 hours
Hills: three blocks of steep downhill walking
Warning: This tour descends Nob Hill, which is very steep!
Meals are not included, but we often stop midway for a coffee or snack! Be sure to bring extra cash with you if you’re interested in this, and we’ll stop if the group is interested.
Gratuities are not included but are always appreciated.