Free Walking Tours of San Francisco

Our City at Your Feet

80 Unique Tours. 300 Volunteers. 41 Years

Why Tour With Us

About Us

City Guides, founded in 1978, is a non-profit organization with more than 300 trained volunteers who lead FREE historical and architectural walking tours in San Francisco for over 40,000 locals and visitors each year. We are sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library and are a San Francisco Parks Alliance Partner. 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

See San Francisco through the eyes of a local! TripAdvisor – Sept ’19
The volunteer guides are truly interested in the subject matter or they wouldn’t be spending their time. Quite a bit different feel than the commercial tours. Yelp! – Sept ’19
Join an experienced City Guide for a leisurely, anecdotal free walking tour through local history, architecture and culture. Prowl Gold Rush streets and alleys, stroll a neighborhood of grand Victorian houses or an ethnic village within the City.
One of the best ways to see San Francisco on the cheap!
As a local, it never ceases to amaze me at how many new things I discover on these tours. I can’t wait until my family comes back so that I can take them on the Haight-Ashbury tour. Trip Advisor – Oct ’19