Learn 150-plus years of the city's history on this two-hour walking tour that's crammed full of facts, fun and frivolity. From the gold rush forward, discover how the unique history of San Francisco formed its quirky personality of today on this 99% flat tour (seriously!) that takes you from Union Square to the foot of Market Street. Beginning as a tiny trading post, San Francisco quickly grew to become the 10th largest city in America thanks to the nearby discovery of gold nuggets. Before long, people were coming from every corner to live in this eclectic city by the Bay.
The Palace Hotel and some of the nicest restrooms in town!
The invention of Levi’s blue jeans
Maiden Lane, the swankiest retail in town (but not always!)
A hidden downtown park and train museum
“Rolling Js,” the Haight-Ashbury history game
The Pagoda Gate entranceway to Chinatown
Lotta’s Fountain: message center and memorial from 1906
Plus games, gags and other goofy fun
The tour lasts approximately two hours.
Downtown San Francisco-Union Square
Post Street and Powell Street
On the southeast corner, by the large orange heart
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