A historical tour helps you learn unexpected tidbits about your city, such as the true age of city hall or the fact that the town charter is actually one long palindrome. A man, a plan, a canal, Panama, this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for a Lily Hitchcock Coit–level membership for 1 person (a $75 value)
- $69 for a Lily Hitchcock Coit–level membership for 2 people (a $150 value)
- $59 for a private group tour for up to 10 people (up to a $120 value)
Although City Guides tours are free of charge, this membership offer supports this lauded non-profit foundation and has additional perks such as tour-schedule updates, a subscription to the quarterly newsletter Guidelines, and invitations to exclusive excursions, special events, and the annual December holiday party.
San Francisco City Guides
The volunteer guides at San Francisco City Guides don't just hit mandated talking points—instead, they each create their walking tours from scratch, highlighting their favorite corners of the city in the process. They currently host more than 70 unique tours for month, some of which explore the historic Castro district, while others ramble through Golden Gate Park or San Francisco City Hall. Regardless of the area, the guides focus on history and architecture rather than the length of the sidewalk cracks, a focus that has kept the tours popular since 1978.