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Top Walking Tours in San Francisco

By Viator, December 2017

4.5 86 Reviews | Add your review

It may be famous for its cable cars, but San Francisco is a great city to explore on foot. In fact, it’s been ranked as one of the most walkable cities in America. Read on for walking tour recommendations, and make sure to bring your comfy shoes.

Highlights
  • Explore vibrant San Francisco neighborhoods like the Financial District, Chinatown, North Beach, the Mission, Haight-Ashbury, and the Castro.
  • Hear local insight and stories about the city’s past and present from your guide.
  • Take in the views along the San Francisco Bay and waterfront, including the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Taste California cuisine and local beverages unique to the Bay Area.
  • Choose from tours that range from 75 minutes to a full day.

Themed Walking Tours
Themed tours are a fun way to see the city through a certain lens. Whether focused on food, hiking, cocktails, history, or even ghosts, these tours show you the best San Francisco has to offer when it comes to that topic. Tours of destinations like Little Italy and the Ferry Building often combine food with the area’s popular sights for the best of both worlds. Walking allows for more in-depth exploration of popular places like Union Square and Fisherman's Wharf. And, of course, private tours give you a little more control over where you go and what you see.

Neighborhood Walking Tours
Each of San Francisco’s neighborhoods has such a unique feel and character, you can’t go wrong exploring them by foot. Particularly scenic areas to explore include Nob Hill, Russian Hill (where Lombard Street is located), and Telegraph Hill (where Coit Tower is located).

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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch, San Francisco, null
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San Francisco Chinatown Walking Tour with Optional Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 247 Reviews

Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on this fascinating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $35.00
Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 188 Reviews

Definitely one for the food lovers, the Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour is a glimpse into the blend of culture and cuisine of San Francisco. Stroll ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District, San Francisco, Food ... 
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The Castro: Historical Walking Tour of San Francisco's Gay & Lesbian District

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 91 Reviews

Explore the historical, diverse and colorful sites of San Francisco's internationally renowned LGBTQ neighborhood, the Castro. Walk thru the many ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery, San Francisco, Walking Tours
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Haunted SF: Ghosts, Murder and Mystery

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 45 Reviews

A dark and ghastly tour through the mysterious past of downtown alleys and streets. Get haunted by after-dark tales of strange deaths, ruthless villains, the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 75 minutes (approx.)

From USD $21.18
Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour, San Francisco, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Chinatown and North Beach Night Walking Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Spend an evening exploring two of San Francisco's vibrant areas for food and nightlife on a walking tour through Chinatown and North Beach. On their own, they ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour, San Francisco, Food Tours
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Alcatraz and Walking Craft Beer Combo Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Combine an independent visit to San Francisco's popular Alcatraz Island in the morning with a craft beer walking tour in the afternoon. Ride a round-trip ferry ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $117.00
Mission District Culinary Experience with Cocktail Pairing, San Francisco, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Mission District Culinary Experience with Cocktail Pairing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 34 Reviews

Taste your way through San Francisco’s historic Latin neighborhood, the Mission District, a colorful, cultural, trendy area brimming with great local eats. ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $102.00
San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour, San Francisco, Food Tours
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San Francisco Chinatown Ghost Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Are you fascinated by ghosts? Join this evening walking tour and let the local guides bring to life the tales of San Francisco Chinatown's supernatural past ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $48.00
San Francisco Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems, San Francisco, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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San Francisco Urban Hike: Hills and Hidden Gems

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Take a walking tour to the next level! Embark on a 3-hour urban jungle hike through San Francisco to experience the city’s wild side. Tackle the ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
San Francisco Coastal Walking Tour from the Golden Gate Bridge to Cliff House, San Francisco, ... 
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San Francisco Coastal Walking Tour from the Golden Gate Bridge to Cliff House

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Enjoy San Francisco's gorgeous scenery with a 4- to 5-mile (6.5- to 8-km) walking tour of the city's western edge, following a unique path along the dramatic ...  Read more

Location: San Francisco, California
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $58.00

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