Best tours in San Francisco

Check out the top tours in San Francisco, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Painted Ladies
1. Painted Ladies
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31 local reviews
Steiner Street, San Francisco
+1 415-218-0259
Point of interestEstablishment
Elliott
The Painted Ladies! Very famous tourist destination. Act like you're on a postcard!
Rob
This iconic view is 3 blocks away! It's one you've probably seen in photos, but it's still exhilarating to si…
Daniel
Bucket list for the San Franciscan tourist.
1. Painted Ladies
1. Painted Ladies
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31 local reviews
Steiner Street, San Francisco
+1 415-218-0259
Elliott
Elliott
The Painted Ladies! Very famous tourist destination. Act like you're on a postcard!
Rob
Rob
This iconic view is 3 blocks away! It's one you've probably seen in photos, but it's still exhilarating to sit in Alamo Square park and see…
Daniel
Daniel
Bucket list for the San Franciscan tourist.
2. Mission Dolores
2. Mission Dolores
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9 local reviews
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
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Marcia
Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco and an important part of the city history.The interest…
LR
Mission San Francisco de Asis was founded 1776. Its probably better to go see it as a tourist now than it was…
Marcia
Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco and an important part of the city history.The interest…
2. Mission Dolores
2. Mission Dolores
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9 local reviews
Mission Dolores, San Francisco
Marcia
Marcia
Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco and an important part of the city history.The interesting tour includes a small ceme…
LR
LR
Mission San Francisco de Asis was founded 1776. Its probably better to go see it as a tourist now than it was for the native Californians t…
Marcia
Marcia
Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco and an important part of the city history.The interesting tour includes a small ceme…
3. Bi-Rite Creamery
3. Bi-Rite Creamery
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90 local reviews
3692 18th Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-626-5600
BakeryCafeFood
Shannon
SF's most famous Ice-Cream shop has very very long lines. Skip the hard-serve and go for soft serve. There's r…
Noah
It's super touristy and there will be a line if the sun is out, but the ice cream is delicious.
Jessica And Sebouh
Although there is often a crazy line here, this is still the best place in town to get ice cream.
3. Bi-Rite Creamery
3. Bi-Rite Creamery
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90 local reviews
3692 18th Street, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-626-5600
Shannon
Shannon
SF's most famous Ice-Cream shop has very very long lines. Skip the hard-serve and go for soft serve. There's rarely a line at the soft-serve…
Noah
Noah
It's super touristy and there will be a line if the sun is out, but the ice cream is delicious.
Jessica And Sebouh
Jessica And Sebouh
Although there is often a crazy line here, this is still the best place in town to get ice cream.
4. Ocean Beach
4. Ocean Beach
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84 local reviews
Great Highway, San Francisco
+1 415 561-4323
Beach
Leslie
3.5-mile stretch of white beach with few tourists and no highrises. Just you and the waves and the seabirds. …
Markus
[Add-On to the Golden Gate Park 10+ Tour: Beach] A massively long wind-swept but beautiful beach. Great for lo…
Bruce
The beach!
4. Ocean Beach
4. Ocean Beach
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84 local reviews
Great Highway, San Francisco
+1 415 561-4323
Leslie
Leslie
3.5-mile stretch of white beach with few tourists and no highrises. Just you and the waves and the seabirds. Westernmost site in SF, adjace…
Markus
Markus
[Add-On to the Golden Gate Park 10+ Tour: Beach] A massively long wind-swept but beautiful beach. Great for long walks along the ocean. Dres…
Bruce
Bruce
The beach!
5. San Francisco City Guides
5. San Francisco City Guides
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3 local reviews
San Francisco City Guides, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-557-4266
Point of interestEstablishment
Leslie
Free Walking Tours of San Francisco. We are local volunteers who love the City, its history, lore and legends…
Tyler&Shoreh
Free walking tours (donation suggested)! Literally, a hundred or so per week. Highly recommended if you're int…
Margaret
Free walking tours in San Francisco
5. San Francisco City Guides
5. San Francisco City Guides
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3 local reviews
San Francisco City Guides, San Francisco
Closed now
+1 415-557-4266
Leslie
Leslie
Free Walking Tours of San Francisco. We are local volunteers who love the City, its history, lore and legends...and we're ready to share it …
Tyler&Shoreh
Tyler&Shoreh
Free walking tours (donation suggested)! Literally, a hundred or so per week. Highly recommended if you're interested in learning about SF h…
Margaret
Margaret
Free walking tours in San Francisco
6. Land’s End
6. Land’s End
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113 local reviews
680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
+1 415 426-5240
Trail
Markus
[Add-On to the Golden Gate Park Top 10+ Tour: Hiking Trail] At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky …
Ryan
Hike along the Coastal Trail from the Cliff House at Lands End to the Golden Gate Bridge (9.1 mile moderately …
Jennifer
You won't believe you're actually in the city of San Francisco when you take this hiking trail. The trail tak…
6. Land’s End
6. Land’s End
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113 local reviews
680 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco
+1 415 426-5240
Markus
Markus
[Add-On to the Golden Gate Park Top 10+ Tour: Hiking Trail] At every turn of the trail on this wild and rocky northwestern corner of San Fra…
Ryan
Ryan
Hike along the Coastal Trail from the Cliff House at Lands End to the Golden Gate Bridge (9.1 mile moderately trafficked back trail) passes …
Jennifer
Jennifer
You won't believe you're actually in the city of San Francisco when you take this hiking trail. The trail takes you from the corner of El C…
7. Fisherman's Wharf
7. Fisherman's Wharf
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60 local reviews
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
NeighborhoodPolitical
Leila
Fisherman’s Wharf, on the northern waterfront, is one of the city's busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops and …
Candace and Joshua
The iconic tourist location, it's a fun place to visit, but is super touristy. The sea lions are fun to see (i…
Carrie
From fishing boats to clam chowder in a breadbowl to San Francisco's famous sea lions on PIER 39, this popular…
7. Fisherman's Wharf
7. Fisherman's Wharf
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60 local reviews
Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Leila
Leila
Fisherman’s Wharf, on the northern waterfront, is one of the city's busiest tourist areas. Souvenir shops and stalls selling crab and clam c…
Candace and Joshua
Candace and Joshua
The iconic tourist location, it's a fun place to visit, but is super touristy. The sea lions are fun to see (if they are hanging out), and t…
Carrie
Carrie
From fishing boats to clam chowder in a breadbowl to San Francisco's famous sea lions on PIER 39, this popular tourist area is a must see on…
8. Lombard Street
8. Lombard Street
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48 local reviews
Lombard Street, San Francisco
Point of interestEstablishment
Laurie
San Francisco famously boasts some of the steepest streets in the country. Whether you’re walking or driving, …
Nadya
“The Crookedest Street in the World”, a moniker stemming from the fact that, in 1922, city engineers crammed e…
Dillon
“The Crookedest Street in the World”, a moniker stemming from the fact that, in 1922, city engineers crammed e…
8. Lombard Street
8. Lombard Street
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48 local reviews
Lombard Street, San Francisco
Laurie
Laurie
San Francisco famously boasts some of the steepest streets in the country. Whether you’re walking or driving, the varying gradient of the ro…
Nadya
Nadya
“The Crookedest Street in the World”, a moniker stemming from the fact that, in 1922, city engineers crammed eight cobblestone switchbacks i…
Dillon
Dillon
“The Crookedest Street in the World”, a moniker stemming from the fact that, in 1922, city engineers crammed eight cobblestone switchbacks i…
9. Chinatown
9. Chinatown
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46 local reviews
Chinatown, San Francisco
NeighborhoodPolitical
Nadya
Much more than a tourist attraction - one of the city's most culturally aware, culinary delectable neighborhoo…
Alice
Enter the Dragon Gates for access to another, redder and more-bustling world of shopping, tucked loudly away b…
Dillon
Much more than a tourist attraction - one of the city's most culturally aware, culinary delectable neighborhoo…
9. Chinatown
9. Chinatown
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46 local reviews
Chinatown, San Francisco
Nadya
Nadya
Much more than a tourist attraction - one of the city's most culturally aware, culinary delectable neighborhoods. With its crowded streets, …
Alice
Alice
Enter the Dragon Gates for access to another, redder and more-bustling world of shopping, tucked loudly away between North Beach and Union S…
Dillon
Dillon
Much more than a tourist attraction - one of the city's most culturally aware, culinary delectable neighborhoods. With its crowded streets, …
10. Golden Gate Park
10. Golden Gate Park
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225 local reviews
Park
Carole
De Young Museum. Aquarium, Japanese Tea Garden, Rose Garden, Stowe Lake, Polo Fields, Speedway Meadows, Botani…
D
It's famous, it's beautiful, and there is a great Segway Tour of the place. Inside is the Botanical Garden, th…
Suzy(S.Y.)
50 plus blocks long starting from the Panhandle to Ocean Beach, what used to be sand dunes is a local favorite…
10. Golden Gate Park
10. Golden Gate Park
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225 local reviews
Carole
Carole
De Young Museum. Aquarium, Japanese Tea Garden, Rose Garden, Stowe Lake, Polo Fields, Speedway Meadows, Botanical Gardens. Shakespeare GRden…
D
D
It's famous, it's beautiful, and there is a great Segway Tour of the place. Inside is the Botanical Garden, the de Young Museum, the Academy…
Suzy(S.Y.)
Suzy(S.Y.)
50 plus blocks long starting from the Panhandle to Ocean Beach, what used to be sand dunes is a local favorite and tourist spot with nature…
11. Mission District
11. Mission District
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27 local reviews
Mission District, San Francisco
NeighborhoodPolitical
Vidhu
The Mission district is a vibrant blend of the old and new! Eat a taco at an authentic tacqueria. Buy fresh ho…
Vincent
The very colorful Latin neighborhood of the Mission has many great casual dining spots as well as murals that …
Therese and Nelson
Find walking tours of the great murals of the Mission online.
11. Mission District
11. Mission District
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27 local reviews
Mission District, San Francisco
Vidhu
Vidhu
The Mission district is a vibrant blend of the old and new! Eat a taco at an authentic tacqueria. Buy fresh home-made tortillas and guacamol…
Vincent
Vincent
The very colorful Latin neighborhood of the Mission has many great casual dining spots as well as murals that are a must see! One will ofte…
Therese and Nelson
Therese and Nelson
Find walking tours of the great murals of the Mission online.
12. Union Square
12. Union Square
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91 local reviews
Union Square, San Francisco
NeighborhoodPolitical
Leila
Union Square is the teeming commercial hub of the city. Many major hotels and department stores are packed int…
Georgie
Tourist attraction. Premier shopping. Starting point for many city bus tours. Cable car line runs alongside…
Jean, Palmer, and Julianna
Thought seriously touristy, there is some great shopping and it is a fun place to walk around and people watch…
12. Union Square
12. Union Square
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91 local reviews
Union Square, San Francisco
Leila
Leila
Union Square is the teeming commercial hub of the city. Many major hotels and department stores are packed into the area surrounding the act…
Georgie
Georgie
Tourist attraction. Premier shopping. Starting point for many city bus tours. Cable car line runs alongside, to Fishermans Wharf area
Jean, Palmer, and Julianna
Jean, Palmer, and Julianna
Thought seriously touristy, there is some great shopping and it is a fun place to walk around and people watch even for the locals. And of c…