San Francisco Guides

San Francisco's Cable Cars

San Francisco's unique historic cable cars are fantastically fun. Find out how they work, where they will take you, how much they cost, and how to avoid crowds. This guide includes route information, cable car facts, riding tips, and history.

Golden Gate Park

A three-mile-long patchwork of lush gardens, meadows, lakes, and historic sites created over the years since 1870. This is a tour of the features that define the park. For further detail, see the sections on Golden Gate Park East, Middle, and West.

Parks of San Francisco

A list of many of the parks within the city, including map links showing their locations.

San Francisco Day Tours

This is a set of guides designed to cover many celebrated and locally loved areas of San Francisco via walking and public transportation. Purchase of a Muni Visitor Passport is highly recommended. This will cover the fare for all Muni trains, buses and Cable Cars (BART is separate).

Dining recommendations are provided throughout the guides for spots located directly on or very near the tour routes. Restaurants featuring locally sourced and organic ingredients are highlighted wherever possible.

A cloth sack to carry picnic items and a blanket are suggested for Tour 2 and Tour 4, which included extended walks through Golden Gate Park and along the coast. Any combination of sun, wind, or fog may be encountered, so bring warm clothing and provisions for changing weather.

San Francisco Day Tour 1

Day Tour 1 includes Chinatown, Financial District, Embarcadero, Telegraph Hill, and North Beach.

San Francisco Day Tour 2

Day Tour 2 includes the Inner Sunset (9th/Irving), Golden Gate Park (East Side), Haight Ashbury, and Clement Street.

San Francisco Day Tour 3

Day Tour 3 includes Church Street, Castro, Noe Valley, 24th Street/Mission, Bernal Heights, and Lower Mission Street.

San Francisco Day Tour 4

Day Tour 4 includes Laurel Heights, Seacliff and Lands End, Sutro Heights and Ocean Beach, Golden Gate Park (West Side), and Judah Street.

San Francisco Day Tour 5

Day Tour 5 includes Tenderloin, Pacific Heights, Chestnut Street, Marina and Crissy Field, Golden Gate Bridge, Union Street, and Polk Street.

San Francisco Day Tour 6

Day Tour 6 includes SOMA (South of Market), Dogpatch, Potrero Hill, Mission Dolores, 16th Street, Valencia Street, and Upper Mission Street.

San Francisco Day Tour 7

Day Tour 7 includes Lower Haight, Hayes Valley, Alamo Square, Fillmore Street, Fort Mason, and Russian Hill.