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San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Bay Cruise

1. San Francisco: Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown & Bay Cruise

Start your tour near the Ferry Building with a view of what was once one of the busiest ports in the world. Then catch an iconic San Francisco cable car from a favorite stop and learn what makes this very unique public transport so special. Disembark atop Nob Hill and learn about the industrial tycoons who built the city as you wander through Huntington Park. Visit the beautiful gothic interior of Grace Cathedral. Enter the bustling neighborhood of Chinatown, the largest Chinese enclave outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. Taste fresh fortune cookies and see hidden landmarks like the Tin How Buddhist Temple as you learn how the neighborhood went from being a seedy red-light district to one of the most vibrant enclaves in the city. For a little treat, pop into the legendary Golden Gate Factory for an insight into the art (and logistics) of fortune cookie making. Receive a special custom-made cookie to take home. Also get advice on where to eat if you want to come back to try the world-famous dim sum. Then, visit Lombard Street, called the "most crooked street in the world", Fisherman's Wharf, and Ghirardelli Square. See Fisherman’s Wharf, explore the old docks, and smell the fresh bread in the famous Boudin Bakery.  Take a pause at Ghirardelli Square for a sample of famous chocolate. After this, continue on to your final highlight of the day — a gorgeous bay cruise of the historic waterfront. Relax and tune into the included audio device to hear some fascinating tales. Admire beautiful views of the San Francisco skyline in every direction and sail past the famous Pier 39 sea lions, right under the Golden Gate Bridge and around Alcatraz Island (the closest you can get without booking a ticket), a perfect end to a San Francisco day.

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.

San Francisco: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

3. San Francisco: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour

Discover some of the most iconic sights of San Francisco on a self-guided walking tour. Hear interesting facts and the history behind some of the city's most historic landmarks such as Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge, with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour also provided. Download this audio tour and set off exploring the exciting and vibrant city of San Francisco at your leisure. Hear about the city's history including its importance during the Gold Rush era as you first stroll through Pioneer Park. Learn more about the various ethnic groups that comprise this cosmopolitan city. See the famous trams running through the city, plus uncover a great viewpoint of the notorious Alcatraz Island. You'll also get to see the Coit Tower, Nob Hill, and the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. Discover the buzzing district of Fisherman's Wharf, where the S.S Jeremiah O'Brien is docked. Pause the tour at any time if you wish to explore areas in more detail, and restart when you wish.

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What people are saying about Nob Hill

Maggie was GREAT !! in one day we experienced the city in all its nuances, taking the classic cabla car ride up to the station, tasting the fortune cookie in the Chinatown district, letting us experience SFO in all its ups and downs up to Pier 39! Absolutely to do especially for those who have a few days to visit this city

Our guide was Maggie and she was wonderful. She clearly enjoyed showing us her beautiful city! The walk was great and I didn't feel any part was too strenuous. She did a great job!

Maggie our guide was awesome and very knowledgeable about all the city and its history. She was very aware of everyone’s needs and interest. It was a fun and enjoyable day.

It was a great tour. Maggie was very knowledgeable, told many interesting stories and knew how to entertain us. We laughed a lot and had a lot of fun.

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