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A Natural San Francisco Experience

San Francisco, United States

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Experience hosted by Ed

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Escape the noise and congestion of downtown San Francisco and take this lovely nature walk at the western edge of the city. Easily accessible via bus, Uber/Lift, or even car (with free parking), we'll visit numerous historical San Francisco sites and experience sweeping vistas of both oceans and downtown, mostly on tree lined trails. We’ll see the location of Adolph Sutro's mansion, overlook the Cliff House, walk along an old railroad right of way, and pass through the grounds of the Legion of Honor Museum. During the tour, we’ll discuss the history of San Francisco, why San Francisco has fog (but not cemeteries), what's an It’s It, why Golden Gate Park has windmills, and lots of other weird local oddities. You will finish the tour relaxed, refreshed, exhilarated, and with appreciation for a part of San Francisco few tourists see. Many stops for photos.

About 2.5 miles overall on developed dirt trails with a few small hills. Pictures on this page are taken from the hike. Weather varies so be sure to bring layers and your camera. About three hours overall. Meet at Sutro Sign (shown in pictures) at the intersection of Los Lobos and Panoramic Highway, just above Land's End Visitor Center.
Other things to note
Weather can change quickly, but almost never so bad that the tour cancels. Wear layers that can be added or removed easily and comfortable shoes. Water and bathrooms available at start but not again until end. Tour does not loop back to beginning; ends at Legion of Honor.
Escape the noise and congestion of downtown San Francisco and take this lovely nature walk at the western edge of the city. Easily accessible via bus, Uber/Lift, or even car (with free parking), we'll visit numerous historical San Francisco sites and experience sweeping vistas of both oceans and downtown, mostly on tree lined trails. We’ll see the location of Adolph Sutro's mansion, overlook the Cliff House, walk along an old railroad right of…

Ed's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Will provide many historic photos of locations visited
From $65
/ person
Fri, Nov 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Sun, Nov 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person
Wed, Dec 2
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$65 per person
$65 per person

Meet your host, Ed

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 1 Review
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I have been a full time tour guide for 5 years, a museum docent for over 10 years, and continuously lived in San Francisco for over 30 years. A former IT worker bee, I love the rough and tumble history of San Francisco as much as I do its physical beauty and many outdoor activities.

Beyond AirBnB private tours, I provide San Francisco history, restaurant, and art tours for tour operators, cruise ships, private companies, and individuals. I also conduct tours in Wine Country, Monterrey/Carmel, Lake Tahoe, and Gold Country.

I have been on the Board of Trustees for the San Francisco Tour Guide Guild for 4 years, and hold current AED/First Aid certification . I also volunteer as tour docent for the Hyde Street Pier National Park and for City Guides, the San Francisco Library based tour group.
I have been a full time tour guide for 5 years, a museum docent for over 10 years, and continuously lived in San Francisco for over 30 years. A former IT worker bee, I love the rough and tumble history of San Francisco as much as I do its physical beauty and many outdoor activities.

Beyond AirBnB private tours, I provide San Francisco history, restaurant, and art tours for tour operators, cruise ships, private companies, and individuals. I also conduct tours in Wine Country, Monter…
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Where you'll be

1. Sutro Heights with its overlook of the Great Highway, Golden Gate Park, and Farallon Islands
2. Cliff House, Sutro Baths ruins, Seal Rocks, and a Native American village location at Lands End
3. Golden Gate entrance overlook, with views of the bridge, lighthouses, Marin, and shipwrecks
4. Palace of Fine Arts grounds, with views of Lincoln Park and downtown San Francisco

1 review

Lena
October 2020
Great tour with Ed who has a vast knowledge of SF in general. I learned so much about the area all while taking in the beautiful sights! Highly recommend!

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  • Fri, Nov 27
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person
  • Sun, Dec 6
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person
  • Wed, Dec 9
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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  • Fri, Dec 11
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person
  • Sun, Dec 13
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    $65 per person

Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Layered clothing, preferably moisture/fog resistant, water