Find your way to the Zephyr Hotel (located at 250 Beach Street in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood) to meet your guide and group. Step aboard a mini tour bus and head out through the City by the Bay.
This 2.5-hour tour focuses on the parks and coastline of San Francisco, both of which feature prominently in its charm. Tour Golden Gate Park and see its many museums, lakes, and gardens. Visit Crissy Field and the Presidio, which offers some dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll also pass through the Haight Ashbury, Castro, and Mission neighborhoods.
Along the way, listen to city insider info from your informative guide and snap as many photos as you like.
We all meet up in front of the Zephyr Hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf. This place is surrounded by great shops, so come early and load up on snacks and coffee (yum).
The view of San Francisco’s waterfront from the Crissy Field Overlook will take you breath away. And that’s while you’re heading into the old Presidio military base—which is now a city park. It’s gorgeous. You’ll love it.
Prepare yourself. As we venture into the Presidio, a long-time military base, you’ll come upon the most amazing view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Visitors love this stop at Godfrey Battery for its World War I-era fortifications and the shots they get of San Francisco’s most famous landmark.
Check the level on your camera’s battery. There’s still a lot to see!
Enter Golden Gate Park from the coastal side—cool! Here, you’ll see the Bison Paddock. Enormous Dutch windmills! And Spreckels Lake. Beautiful!
Now, you get to choose! Spend 30 minutes here in the park sampling the M.H. de Young Museum. California Academy of Sciences. Botanical Gardens. Japanese Tea Gardens. Stow Lake. So much to do you may need to make a plan to come back!
Option two: Put some flowers in your hair as we explore Haight-Ashbury—epicenter for the Summer of Love. See the Grateful Dead House, Jimi Hendrix Red House, Buena Vista Park, and Victorian homes that survived the fire of 1906. Get your groove on!
Last 30 minutes:
You’re not done. The last leg of the tour passes straight through the storied Castro and Mission districts. See the Mission San Francisco; it was founded in 1776. Then roll by public murals—some old, some still fresh!
Catch views of awesome public buildings: SF City Hall. War Memorial Opera House. The Asian Art Museum. The Pioneer Monument. Take more pics!