It's always fun learning local history: it gives a new perspective on the places we call home. This tour by Ryan, owner-operator of Roam Local, takes us to Telegraph Hill and the old waterfront. People love Ryan's iPad-enhanced Roam Local tours on Yelp, so this is one of several guided SF walking tours that we'll attend. The tour is normally $35/person, but Ryan was kind enough to extend us a generous discount. The $19/person payment covers your tour and registration costs.
10:45am: Meet at the Ferry Building
11am: Tour begins
1:30pm: Tour ends
1:45pm: Snacks/lunch at the Ferry Building
After the tour, we will secure tables at the Ferry Building, explore the zillion food options, and bring our food back to the tables to eat together. The farmers market will be open, so interested folks can check it out too.
Items to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, layered clothes, water, cash for tips
Description from RoamLocal
This four mile walk begins and ends at the Ferry Building and explores the history of the old waterfront on Yerba Buena Cove, the Barbary Coast, and Telegraph Hill. We will ascend the wooded Filbert Street Steps to Pioneer Park and Coit Tower. A hidden park awaits on the other side of Telegraph Hill along with dramatic views of the Bay, Golden Gate, and Alcatraz. We descend the Greenwich Street steps down to Levi Plaza and meander along the Embarcadero and back to the Ferry Building. The birth of television and blue jeans, wild parrots, and an old observatory are some of the highlights. Some of the City's most beautiful hidden gardens and alleyways are along this walk. This tour has many steps both up and down and can be a bit challenging, but we take our time to enjoy the gardens and sites.
Roam Local on Yelp
Please be considerate of your fellow members and the host managing the event and/or reservation: If you RSVP "Yes" but are unable to attend, change your RSVP to "No" before the stated RSVP closing date. If you don't, you will be marked as a no show. Members are allowed one no show: after that, you will be wait listed for future events or dropped from the group.