Free Walking Tours of San Francisco

Our City at Your Feet

70 Unique Tours. 300 Volunteers. 46 Years.

Why Tour With Us

About Us

City Guides, founded in 1978, is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization with more than 300 trained volunteers who lead FREE historical and architectural walking tours in San Francisco for over 35,000 locals and visitors each year. We are a program of the San Francisco Public Library. Join us for a walk along the streets, sidewalks, and byways of America’s most beautiful – and fascinating – city!

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Loved By Many

Truly one of the greatest treasures of San Francisco! City Guide tours never disappoint, always full of interesting stories, anecdotes, and fun- facts! Google Review – Jan ’24
The guides are well trained and enthusiastic to share their knowledge and love of the greatest city on earth! I have done numerous tours and am always delighted! Google Review – Jan ’24
The tour was fabulous! I’ve lived in SF for over 40 years but learned so much! And I saw so many places that I now can appreciate their significance. I can’t wait to do more. Google Review – Jan ’24
One of the best ways to see San Francisco on the cheap!
Our guide was warm, friendly, funny, and full of interesting facts and stories. What a great way to get to know The City by the Bay! Google Review – Jan ’24