- Urban hiking tour of San Francisco
- Climb the city’s famous hills and take in fantastic views on this strenuous 3-hour walking tour
- Ascend Telegraph Hill to Coit Tower, walk up Lombard Street and stroll through North Beach
- Visit lesser-known cultural landmarks and hidden lookouts
- Get an excellent workout climbing numerous staircases!
- Choice of morning or afternoon departures
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
This urban hike is for those seeking to get a little fresh air and exercise while they sightsee. Some of San Francisco's best attractions are only reachable on foot and this tour leads you right to them. Picturesque views of the city and bay and lush forgotten gardens await you!
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What You Can Expect
Atop Telegraph Hill is the 210-foot-tall Coit Tower, an art deco monument and one of San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks. Climb to the top, savoring unprecedented views of the city itself, the Golden Gate and Bay bridges and Alcatraz Island.
Next, ascend a hidden staircase to Jack Early Park—a tiny lookout offering superb views of Alcatraz and Pier 39—before heading toward San Francisco’s Russian Hill neighborhood. Getting here requires a steep walk up Lombard Street, one of the city’s best known streets due to its unusual crooked section.
As you hike, climb and take in the views, your tour guide will share bits of local history and take you past some fun pop culture landmarks such as Macondray Lane, author Armistead Maupin’s inspiration for Barbary Lane in his Tales of the City novels.
Lastly it’s off to North Beach, San Francisco’s lively Italian neighborhood. Explore its alleyways and learn about its interesting past before returning to your starting point via a stroll down the Greenwich Street Stairs.
was great !!
What a wonderful way to see San Francisco, it's a strenuous walk but Alex made sure there were plenty of breaks to take photos and catch our breath. The size of the group made it easy to accommodate everyone's tastes and interests. I would certainly do more walks around the city.