San Francisco: Private Experience See the Best w/ a Local

San Francisco: Private Experience See the Best w/ a Local

From £90 per group up to 2

Book a real local for a personalized exploration of the main sights. Your local host will give you a local perspective of San Francisco's top attractions by showing you the best of the city with a private, personalized and bespoke itinerary.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 - 8 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Italian
Pickup included
You will be picked up at any location in San Francisco. The local partner will contact you beforehand to confirm your requested location. If you are staying in the center of San Francisco, the host will meet you at your hotel (please specify the name and address of the hotel).
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality
  • Explore both San Francisco's main attractions and off the beaten path spots through the eyes of a local host
  • Focus on the things that you would enjoy and appreciate accompanied by a local like-minded host
  • Have the opportunity to see the hidden gems of the city and places only locals know about
  • Get recommendations on places to eat, drink, shop, book tickets to shows during your stay in this wonderful city
Full description
This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of San Francisco. Start the day with a coffee on Union Square, named for a series of pro-union mass demonstrations for the Civil War. This is the epicenter of the city’s shopping district and a great place to start your orientation in the city.  Walk through Chinatown, which remains its own authentic world despite the number of international visitors. Join the locals and check out the vegetable and herb markets, restaurants and the colorful markets along Stockton Street. Your local host will also recommend some peculiar knickknack shops which are a great source of souvenirs. On a nice day, let your local host take you on a diversion to the waterfront and grab some lunch in the Ferry Building Marketplace, where there are several excellent options, from street food and gourmet meals. Refueled, walk leisurely past the Embarcadero, the views on the bay are breathtaking and more and more attractions are popping up along the Fisherman’s Wharf, including the Exploratorium and Pier 39.  Your local host will suggest activities for the afternoon. According to your preferences, you may consider exploring the huge Golden Gate Park and its peculiar gardens, walk around the elegant Nob Hill or have a taste of the great mix of modern and old-world charm of the Mission.  A great place to end the experience is the Marin county end of the Golden Gate Bridge as the late afternoon fog rolls in, and you’ll witness the ultimate magic show - now you see the Golden Gate Bridge, now you don’t. This experience is great for all ages. Book this experience and you will be contacted within 24-hours with questions about your preferences and interests. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Replicate the experience of spending time in a city with a friend who lives there as the best travel moments come from going beneath the surface of a destination and discovering it through a local lens. Based on the things that you would like to see and do a personalized and bespoke itinerary will be built just for you. Please note that this will be outlined but flexible.  During the exploration, if you feel like changing direction, or if your local host believes that you'd enjoy a sight or different experience, they will suggest and discuss with you changes to the itinerary. You will be able to arrange a meeting point and time with your host in the most convenient place for you.  Enjoy discovering amazing spots in San Francisco that you don't know about and are difficult to find in any guidebook or on the internet as they are lesser-known to the crowd but loved by locals. Let your private local host show you the San Francisco you will love.
Includes
  • Private and personalized itinerary
  • Meeting time and place at your convenience
  • 3, 4, 6.5 or 8-hour meet-up with a local host
  • Advise on booking of tickets, attractions and venues as required
  • Pick-up from your accommodation (if within reasonable distance)
  • Walking exploration (other transport can be arranged for an additional cost)
  • Food and drinks
  • Any tickets into attractions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Transportation to/ from meeting point
  • Public/ private transportation during the experience
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Know before you go

    •  This experience will take place rain or shine
    • All bookings are private
    • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
    • This experience can be personalized to meet your requests and preferences
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 3 reviews

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    Kathy met us at our hotel and designed a great tour for us that familiarized us with parts of San Francisco that we were interested in seeing. She was engaging, upbeat, educated and really knows the city. She made us feel welcome and she offered us excellent information and tips for the rest of our stay. We highly recommend a tour like this early in one's trip to a new city to get a basic lay of the area.

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    29 June 2021

    We had been to SF several times before and done all the. Main attractions. We wanted to see how locals live, by exploring neighborhoods, shops and restaurants. We had a beautiful day to walk and enjoy the charm of this unique city,

    28 June 2021

    Kathy is passionate about San Francisco and it’s obvious from minute one. She was so attentive to some special requests we had and flexible with sites that we wanted to see. She takes pride in her job as host and wants her guests to have the best experience.

    30 June 2021

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