San Francisco Urban Adventures
Day tours, with a local
Welcome to San Francisco Urban Adventures! San Francisco is a city for the adventurous. A city of great beauty with a history of outlandish behavior and eccentric characters that gives San Franciscans so much pride and the reputation for being quirky and fun. The city’s diverse population provides a healthy mix of culture and food. Discover the world-renowned iconic landmarks, friendly neighborhood markets, scenic spots, and culinary delights of this wonderful city on one of our unique San Francisco tours. Check out our feature on TV at the Getaway Show.
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Citizens of San Francisco take great pride in the city’s beauty. It’s no surprise considering the city’s fantastic architecture from art deco to Victorian, wealth of public parks, dazzling skyline, relaxing waterfront, and of course, perhaps the most mesmerising bridge in the world. It’s not only the structures that strike awe, but the city’s abundant natural beauty along its rugged coast, colorful parks, and hilltop vistas. San Francisco Urban Adventures walking tours will lead you to some of San Francisco’s most scenic spots, and provide you some unique perspectives on the city’s most famous landmarks.
It seems everyone who has had a tour in San Francisco has seen the Golden Gate Bridge, even before the first visit. Like San Francisco, this iconic bridge is colorful, dramatic, resilient and beautiful. Get up close and personal with the bridge on some of our San Francisco sightseeing tours.
Fun and interesting cultural sites include the Mission Dolores, San Francisco’s first European structure and currently the oldest standing building in the city. Walking into the Mission District is a journey into colorful ideas. Vibrant murals are splashed on buildings, doors, and utility boxes, portraying local humor, culture and politics. Join our San Francisco Kaleidoscope tour if you'd like to go for a jaunt in the Mission District.
A hike to the top of Telegraph Hill rewards travellers with panoramic views of the Bay and a chance to explore Coit Tower, a unique architectural landmarks and tribute to one of the city’s most intriguing characters.
A walking tour through San Francisco's Chinatown with the chatter of Cantonese, red lanterns, traditional medicine herbal shops exotic markets brings the Asia experience to all senses. Of course, San Francisco Urban Adventures makes a stop at one of the local dim sum houses for a sampling of tasty dishes.
San Francisco also a compact city with excellent public transport and is easy to explore on foot; it’s even possible to avoid the hills. The varied public transportation system makes it easy and fun to get around town. Rumbling down Market Street in a historic streetcar or mixing with locals on a city bus. And of course, the excitement clinging to a cable car with fresh air in the face and the clang of bells as it climbs the city’s legendary 20% grade hills.
Foodies will be delighted with San Francisco’s offerings—fresh seafood, traditional food of immigrants, world-class wines, and fresh produce from nearby local farms. At every turn it seems there is another opportunity to satisfy a culinary craving with more restaurants, cafes, and farmers markets in San Francisco than can be explored in a week. Get a closer look (and, most importantly, a taste!) of San Francisco's food scene on San Francisco Urban Adventures' Embarcadero, Food and Fortunes tour.
At San Francisco Urban Adventures we invite you to join us on a fun and active local San Francisco walking tour so we can share this wonderful city’s iconic sites, entertaining history, side street wonders, amazing wildlife, splendid food, natural beauty and much more.
This San Francisco trek provides stunning views of San Francisco, unique vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, and a chance to mix with locals at work and play.
Walk out onto the Golden Gate Bridge, then hike along spectacular, rugged Pacific coastline. Hike along cliffs for bird’s eye views, walk along the beach where you can mix with locals, stroll through San Francisco’s most exclusive neighbourhood, explore the remains of Sutro Baths, and finish with a hot or cold beverage at the famous Cliff House restaurant.
Throughout the walk, your San Francisco leader will provide insight into the areas history, folklore and abundance of natural life.more...
Embarcadero, Ferry Building & Fortunes From USD 40.00
On this San Francisco day tour, you'll sample local foods meet vendors of sustainable food at the Ferry Building Marketplace while experiencing the building’s history and architecture. Explore San Francisco’s fascinating economic boom cycles while walking the Financial District with its contrast of modern skyscrapers and historic 19th structures. Get the facts and legends of the 1849 gold rush that gave meteoric rise to the city. Soak up the city’s entertaining history while sipping a drink in on one of San Francisco’s land mark local pubs. Mix with locals and wander eclectic urban parks with inspiring sculptures and impressive views.more...
North Beach Walking Pub Tour From USD 36.00
Delve into North Beach, the heart of San Francisco's Italian district, to discover its fascinating history and to explore its best bars, pubs and cafes. Continue your San Francisco city tour by sampling some of California's finest ales and wines while learning about each place’s unique history and colourful characters, which range from literary masters to seafaring legends.more...
Gay Pride Sunday
Place: San Francisco - [ 27/06/2013 ]
The theme for 2010 is "Forty and Fabulous".4th of July Celebrations
Place: San Francisco - [ 04/07/2013 ]
No shortage of food, music, and festivals to commemorate United States independence in 1776.Regatta in Bay
Place: San Francisco - [ 02/10/2013 - 03/10/2013 ]
This event draws a fantastic array of sailboats on the San Francisco Bay.more events...
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25 May 2013 Great tour. Wonderful views. Tour guide excellent.
21 May 2013 My guide Kelly was knowledgable and laid back. Went to some great pubs and finished with a walk up Telegraph Hill at sunset for amazing views of San Fran. Will recommend Urban Adventures to my friends.
02 Apr 2013 Jen was fabulous. Knowledgable, friendly, interesting and personable. I was particularly impressed at her commitment to preserving the environment- she picked up others litter and carried it out to bins later on. A great tour & guide. Thanks Jen and Intrepid!!
12 Jun 2012 This was a great walk and Lily was a lovely person to take it Her knowledge and enthusiasm for Dan Franciscomwas extensive and we learnt a lot as well as seeing parts of the city we would have missed otherwise
The San Francisco Urban Adventures team is passionate about this fantastic City by the Bay. Diverse neighborhoods, wonderful vistas, amazing food, raucous history, and all those little hidden gems that few tourists get to see, make San Francisco a great destination to visit - see for yourself on our San Francisco walking tours! As part of the Urban Adventures network we cannot wait to bring this passion and local knowledge to you while riding a cable car, walking the side streets, walking rugged cliff tops, or cruising the bay on one of our San Francisco tours.
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