San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach

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  • Location: San Francisco, California
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 6032TALES
Get ready to climb lots of steps and go off the beaten path on this challenging 5-mile walking tour of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill, Russian Hill and North Beach neighborhoods. Ascend the Filbert Steps for a close-up view of lovely Coit Tower. Walk up the world-famous crooked section of Lombard Street and discover hidden gems like a tiny park with an amazing view of Alcatraz and the church where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken.

Highlights

  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Put on your walking shoes and meet your guide at Levi's Plaza Park to begin your 3-hour adventure. Your guide will get your heart pumping right away with a climb up the Filbert Steps, which run along Telegraph Hill. Pause along the way to capture photos of the panoramic views, and keep your eyes open for the wild parrots who call this hill home.

Then, go where few tours can, as you ascend to the top of Telegraph Hill to admire Coit Tower, the 210-foot (64-meter) art deco tower, one of San Francisco’s best-known landmarks. From this vantage point, take in a commanding view of San Francisco, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges, Pier 39 and more.

Continue on to Jack Early Park, a very tiny lookout at the top of a hidden staircase, and take in views of Alcatraz and Pier 39. Next, it’s time to visit the Russian Hill neighborhood and walk up the famous curvy section of Lombard Street that is commonly referred to as the world’s crookedest street.

Throughout your tour, your knowledgeable guide will share facts about the sights you see and historical anecdotes. You’ll also see some pop culture landmarks, such as Macondray Lane, which was the inspiration for Barbary Lane in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City novels, and Saints Peter and Paul Church, where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio had their wedding photos taken.

Soak up the atmosphere of North Beach, San Francisco’s Italian neighborhood, before ending your 5-mile urban hike by descending the Greenwich Steps back to your starting point.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Levi's Plaza Park, corner of Battery and Filbert streets
Departure Time:
1:30pm
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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1:30pm Departure
Code: PM1330

Tour departs at 1:30pm

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San Francisco Urban Hike: Coit Tower, Lombard Street and North Beach

Take in spectacular views from San Francisco's famous Lombard Street

Inclusions:
  • Professional guide
  • Narrated city hiking tour
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Coit Tower elevator
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • Due to the distance and intensity of the hike, this tour is not recommended for children 12 years and younger
  • Tour runs rain or shine. If it is raining and you would prefer not to attend, you may reschedule or request a refund
  • Comfortable shoes or hiking boots and dressing in layers is recommended
  • Bringing water is recommended
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Elizabeth R, July 2014

What a wonderful way to see San Francisco, it's a strenuous walk but Alex made sure there were plenty of breaks to take photos and catch our breath. The size of the group made it easy to accommodate everyone's tastes and interests. I would certainly do more walks around the city.

Reviewed by: Julie T, March 2014

I recently moved to San Francisco and signed up for an Urban Hike to become better acquainted with my new hometown! On this hilly walk, I explored some of the city’s famous spots (like Coit Tower and Lombard Street), as well discover hidden gems (such as Jack Early Park and Macondrary Lane). Our tour guide, Alex, was really friendly and shared some engaging stories about the locations we visited. The hike isn’t too strenuous, you’ll definitely get a good calf workout. I’d suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a bottle of water. Whether you’re a local or here on vacation, I highly recommend this tour!
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