NOPA – North of the Panhandle

Neighborhood: Nopa/Western Addition


Situated right in between the Fillmore District and Golden Gate Park, NoPa is a perfect microcosm for the city of San Francisco. As settlers arrived, it was a land of sand dunes and marsh, relatively inhospitable compared to the developing downtown. But it persevered, becoming a fashionable neighborhood as the city grew outward.

When the Depression hit, NoPa became a fully working-class neighborhood. The Summer of Love saw its homes occupied by bohemians who wanted to live near the action on Haight — only to exit the area following its demise. Today, it’s a hip spot with gorgeous sights and fun around every block.

We’ll examine how the lands have changed over the centuries, while hearing the details of cultural and ethnic change that regularly sweep the neighborhood. You’ll walk by treasured buildings, lovely gardens, and some very familiar sights. Join us in the friendly confines of NoPa (just be careful calling it that in front of the locals).

Next Tours

    None scheduled in next 60 days


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


    Meet on Baker St. between Oak and Fell St, across the street from the DMV by the McKinley Statue.

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