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


    2nd Saturdays at 11AM


    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 groups tours required for groups of 8 or more.