The best part about taking a walking tour, besides the history, fresh air, and exercise, is watching abandoned Segways weep from loneliness. Kick motorized transportation while it's down with this Groupon.
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- $25 for ticket to The Beats in San Francisco Tour, including museum entry and poster for one ($45 value)
- $50 for tickets to The Beats in San Francisco Tour, including museum entry and posters for two ($90 value)
What's the difference between a Beat and a Beatnik? How did hippies sprout from the same generation that brought us "Howl." And what did Jack Kerouac have for lunch besides a bowl of cigarettes? For fans of the '50s literary badboys that made up The Beat Generation, Walk SF Tours' "The Beats in San Francisco" is an essential experience. Embarking from The Beat Museum—a true coney island of the mind for fans of A Coney Island of the Mind—the tour tells the stories behind the storytellers as the trail covers spots familiar to Beat fans, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti's famous City Lights Bookstore and other Chinatown Beat hangouts including as the Vusuvio saloon and The Cellar.
Walk SF Tours
From the foggy mornings through the sun-drenched dusks, the City by the Bay unveils natural beauty, man-made marvels, and bohemian rhapsodies on every block. And while there's joy in gazing at the Golden City from the window of a trolley, airplane, tugboat, or hot-air balloon, those barriers of distance, glass, and gas betray the tactile experience of exploring San Francisco the way it was meant to be traversed: on foot.
The tour guides of Walk SF tours know their city head-to-toe, and introduce folks to a wonderland that continually ranks amongst the top walkable cities in America. In treks such as The Gold Rush Drinking Tour, the Chinatown and North Beach Tasting Tour, and a trip tracing The Beats in San Francisco, the enthusiastic chaperones follow history's footsteps, engaging the senses and imagination at every turn. Those who choose The Gold Rush Drinking Tour can enjoy samples of gourmet cocktails from SF's oldest saloons as they scope out the former scallywag hangouts and famous homes of ill repute from the Barbary Coast days. During the Chinatown and North Beach Tasting Tour, guests sample delights such as authentic Dim Sum while listening to the story of Chinese and Italian immigration. The Beats in San Francisco tour engages patrons with stories of Neal Cassady, Jack Kerouac, and Allen Ginsberg while making stops at the authors' former stomping grounds.
“Good insights on free thinkers who lived and bent the status quo for the benefit of subsequent generations. Their hallowed haunts revealed adds texture and depth to...”
“Good insights on free thinkers who lived and bent the status quo for the benefit of subsequent generations. Their hallowed haunts revealed adds texture and depth to one of the best villages in the United States, North Beach. Recommended.”
“Ryan made the tour personal while keeping historical context. His Beats Tour is great for anyone who appreciates literature, social justice and history.”
“Loved the guide as well as thetour”