Inner Sunset: The Birth Of A Neighborhood

Neighborhood: Sunset


The story of the Sunset District began with windswept dunes and coastal scrub. Originally deemed hopeless and uninhabitable, the Sunset became a popular destination after the 1906 earthquake leveled most of the city. Affordable real estate prices, coupled with the misleading “Sunset” moniker brought waves of residents. There’s a lot to love about the Inner Sunset: its proximity to some of San Francisco’s best parks (Grand View and Golden Gate), its charming small-town atmosphere and the fact you can walk just about anywhere you need to go. Discover the lore of the Sunset, including a street named after a land-rich mayor’s brother, its early developers, the neighborhood’s “boneyard” and the oldest continually operating bar in San Francisco.

Next Tours

    None scheduled in next 60 days


    Tour Length: Approximately 1-1/2 to 2 hours


    Meet at Arguello and Hugo. Tour ends at 9th & Lincoln. Public transportation: MUNI lines 71, N Judah streetcar.

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    Please note: Private group tours required for groups of 8 or more.