San Francisco Self-Guided Tours
5 Fantastic Walks in San Francisco
Whether you want an urban hike or a walk in the woods, San Francisco has plenty of locations to please you. Most of them will have beautiful views. Many involve climbing hills.
Follow our abridged version of the city's driving tour and you can avoid traffic jams, skip the boring parts and turn 49 those miles into something more like a 20-mile drive.
Bay Bridge to Pier 39
The walk from the Bay Bridge to Pier 39 leads past the Ferry Building and working piers.
Marina Green to Fort Point
This route along the water through restored Crissy Field is one of the country's best urban walks.
Cable Car Tour of San Francisco
A sample of the city using cable cars for transportation.
Barbary Coast Trail
An easy to follow tour of sites from San Francisco's Barbary Coast days that is marked with brass sidewalk markers. Best appreciated with a Trail Guide (purchase at the site), or you can also download an audio guide to your MP3 player or iPod.
This tour takes you down the main streets and into the back alleys of fascinating Chinatown.
Diverse City Destinations
Ten self-guided tours, each with a theme.
We'll take you around the square, up the street and into some of the most interesting spots of North Beach on this walking tour.
Union Square Walking Tour
Use this photo walking tour and printable map and take-along guide to explore the city's shopping epi-center.
A tour of the city visiting all the sites from the movie Vertigo. A nice city overview even if you're not a movie fan. From your About.com guide.