What You'll Get
Discover the rich history of San Francisco architecture on Rick Evans' two-hour narrated walking tour, loaded with secret gems and hidden jewels. In addition to learning about the history of the architecture in the Financial District, you'll also see the city's newest skyscrapers, as well as rooftop gardens and other hidden public spaces that few people know about. Whether you're a longtime resident or visiting for the first time, you'll see this stunning city in a whole new way.
This is San Francisco’s only professional packaged tour highlighting architecture in the Financial District. Local families or first-time visitors will find hidden historical treasures that they will remember for a lifetime!
The tour is designed for adults or young adults with an interest in architecture and/or history of San Francisco and is approximately 2 hours long. Although the tour does not go up any hills, the walk covers almost two miles of city blocks. Walk is brisk and moves quickly through busy downtown streets with heavy traffic. Some steep stairs may be encountered during the walk.
Everyone comes away from this tour with a sense of discovery and appreciation for the buildings and history — and seeing San Francisco from a different perspective. Some of the highlights of the tour:
- Introduction to some of San Francisco’s most unique downtown buildings
- See the single most important building in San Francisco — the world’s first “glass curtain” building.
- Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens — one garden is visited during tour, and a list of others will be given at the end of the tour.
- Learn about famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire.
- Discover unique open spaces and historical landmarks in the Financial District.
- Hear surprising information and stories about San Francisco you’ll never learn from a guidebook
- See the new Transbay Terminal site where the second-largest transportation hub in the country will soon be built!
- Look toward the future of the city — the South of Market district, where the next wave of development is set to take place.
The Fine Print
Offer does not include ticketing fees. Information on how you'll receive or pick up your tickets along with any date-specific advisories or restrictions will be provided to you in checkout.