Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Paul Kanter described San Francisco as 49 square miles surrounded by reality. Like our famous micro-climates, our neighborhoods have distinctive personalities all their own.

Castro — Welcome to the Gayborhood! You’ll learn about the evolution of the Castro’s architecture, historic businesses and the people and places that paved the way to making the Castro one of the epicenters of the gay civil rights movement

Dogpatch and Potrero Point — Once the home of iron works, shipyards and other heavy industry, contemporary development is transforming this area to a lively mixed use district.

Haight- Ashbury — See where San Francisco’s 1960’s counterculture was born, and learn how the area’s unique position and community enabled its growth.

Inner Sunset — Originally deemed hopeless and uninhabitable, the Sunset became a popular destination after the 1906 earthquake leveled most of the city.

Mission Bay — Originally a bustling industrial district, Mission Bay is now the home of the San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors and UCSF’s sprawling Mission Bay Medical Center.

Noe Valley — Protected by nearby Twin Peaks, from Karl the Fog, Noe Valley boasts some of the best weather in The City. Learn how this area was transformed from a blue-collar stronghold into a delightful “Village within a City”.

These are just some of our year round neighborhood tours. For even more tours, come back in May and October for special tours. For a list of neighborhood tours in the next 60 days, click here.