What You'll Get
Lingering too long at a single restaurant results in legs falling asleep, food going cold, and the maitre d' building a nest from patrons' belongings. Dodge stagnant dining with today’s Groupon: for $29, you get a San Francisco restaurant walking tour from The City Tour (a $59 value).
The City Tour's savvy guides helm walking tours throughout San Francisco's gastronomic gold mines in neighborhoods including Union Square, Noe Valley, Castro, and Mission District, with other locations opening soon. Each tour grants pedestrians insider access to a rotating lineup of four local venues, providing access to chefs, owners, demonstrations, and tastings. Groups of up to 15 meander through one of the city's eclectic regions, such as the Mission District, whose cafés and bakeries teem with Latin-American influences. The coastal Inner Sunset area flaunts a diverse mix of eateries and starfish dialects, and Noe Valley sprinkles brunch joints between picturesque Victorian homes. Each tour includes gratuity, so no extra expenditures are necessary on the tour. Additionally, chefs at each tour stop give a presentation in which they share their distinctive culinary visions of fusing unique flavors and building forts out of nothing but Kraft Singles and graham crackers. Tours are generally held Saturdays and Sundays from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., but more times are regularly added. Visit the FAQ for more information.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 29, 2012. Amount paid never expires. May purchase multiple. Limit 1 per person per tour. Not valid until 12/27/11. 7-day cancellation notice or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must reserve tour through sanfrancisco.thecitytour.com. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
In cities across the United States, TheCityTour's guides lead groups of up to 20 on gastronomic odysseys through select neighborhoods known for their thriving dining scenes. Each all-inclusive walking tour typically includes stops at four respected establishments, from sushi bars to crepe shops, where guests experience an array of dishes, drinks, and menu fonts. To further personalize the experience, the owner or chef makes an appearance and meets and talks to tour diners. Though the restaurants are kept secret and change every outing, TheCityTour's team does maintain an FAQ page to anticipate questions about the tour.