Walking backward while talking is useful for leading a tour, demonstrating a moonwalk, or retreating from a room full of ominously staring toddlers. See the reverse saunter put to good use with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for a neighborhood walking tour for two (up to a $40 value)
- $35 for a neighborhood walking tour for four (up to an $80 value)
Walking tours take place at 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tour schedule varies each month. Each tour begins at Solstice Plaza and lasts 90 minutes, covering half of a mile. Guests are asked to arrive at least 15 minutes before their tour’s scheduled start time. Guests aged 9 and younger, or older than 90, receive free admission.
The Fremont Tour
Fremont’s colorful disposition bursts through sidewalk cracks during The Fremont Tour, which the Weekly Herald described as “one part art history, one part local lore and several more parts street theatre.” Each 90-minute stroll trails the playful banter of costumed guides, who, with names such as The Fremont Fairy Godmother and J-efe, the Turkish Rap Singer, intersect facts with bits of comedic improv and performance. Public art and architecture take center stage as groups weave along the half-mile route, and engaging audience participation keeps tour takers from challenging passing sculptures to games of hacky sack. After the tour, Fremont’s lively atmosphere continues to buzz as the neighborhood’s public squares, food joints, and open-air market encourage further exploration.