Fairmont San Francisco

Enter your dates to find available activities

Fairmont San Francisco: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Francisco: Ghosts of the Bay Area Haunted Walking Tour

1. San Francisco: Ghosts of the Bay Area Haunted Walking Tour

Set off on a San Francisco ghost tour through 8-12 different sites around the downtown area. Meet your experienced tour guide at Union Square and embark on a one-hour tour through the Nob Hill area. Perfect for first-time visitors and locals alike, this tour is great way to see the amazing sites of the affluent neighborhoods while getting a feel for the city's ghostly atmosphere.  See a side of the city seldom witnessed. Take a walk past by haunted hotels, streets, clubs, and office buildings. Learn about the ancient Mayan secrets of the Sutter buildings, the famous tragedies that haunt The Westin St. Francis, and the devastation and heartbreak that followed the great earthquake of 1906, which has literally and figuratively haunted the city for over a century. Find out about the terrible night that lead to Fatty Arbuckle's blacklisting from the film industry. After the gold rush of 1849, San Francisco became a beacon of hope and prosperity, but not everyone can strike gold, and inevitably, many people seeking fame and fortune found tragedy instead; their stories are likely to disturb and frighten you. These events throughout history continue to have an impact on the area, and the accounts you'll hear on this tour reveal that these hills have just as much horror as happiness.

San Francisco: Ghosts & Hauntings Audio App Walking Tour

2. San Francisco: Ghosts & Hauntings Audio App Walking Tour

Discover the ghosts of San Francisco and the city's haunted past on this self-guided audio walking tour. On this ghoulish adventure, you’ll see the old, haunted neighborhoods of Union Square, Nob Hill, the Barbary Coast, and Chinatown. It’s said San Francisco is the most haunted city in the USA. As you walk, explore the haunted locations and listen to their spooky stories. Discover Chinatown’s dark past and the history of the 1906 earthquake. You'll learn about the gold rush era, the Jazz Age, the Barbary Coast, Shanghai Kelly, and Donaldina Cameron who saved 3000 trafficked women. Hear about the Gangs of Chinatown, the Nabobs of Nob Hill, and much more. And you’ll hear the tales of the ghosts that haunt the city today. Experience a tour of history, tragedy, mayhem, and of course, ghosts.

Other Sightseeing Options in Fairmont San Francisco

Want to discover all there is to do in Fairmont San Francisco? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Fairmont San Francisco

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Very interesting tour of seven or eight haunted locales in the Union Sq /Nob Hill area. Janie was an excellent, animated and informative guide- plus we got some good exercise walking up Nob Hill!

Great fun walking around and hearing all of the history. Makayla was a great story teller and made the evening fun.

Jamie was awesome and made the experience unforgettable!! Defiantly recommend this tour!!

Great walk looking at some local landmarks and listening to history.

Very nice tour. Our Tourguides was very informative.