- 2-hour historical walking tour of North Beach in San Francisco, led by an entertaining guide
- Hear fascinating stories of neighborhood denizens, from Italian anarchists to Broadway Street’s adult entertainers
- Admire famous landmarks including City Lights Bookstore, Vesuvio and The Cellar
- See personal memorabilia from Beat icons such as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg at the Beat Museum
What You Can Expect
See City Lights Bookstore, co-founded by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was involved in a high-profile obscenity trial for publishing Ginsberg's famous collection Howl and Other Poems. Check out Vesuvio, a bar frequented by Beats, and The Cellar, which was an influential jazz and poetry club. Pass by places Beats once called home — including 1010 Montgomery, where Ginsberg wrote part of Howl.
Your 2-hour cultural tour concludes back at the Beat Museum (admission included). Explore the first-edition manuscripts, letters and personal memorabilia at the museum on your own to learn more about the influential and passionate lives of the Beat Generation.