North Beach Walking Tour, San Francisco

North Beach is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city, known as San Francisco's Little Italy. This fun area features a great mix of architecture, museums, restaurants and old shops. Take this tour to explore the beauties that North Beach has to offer.
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North Beach Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: North Beach Walking Tour
Guide Location: USA » San Francisco (See other walking tours in San Francisco)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Author: doris
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Jackson Square Historic District

1) Jackson Square Historic District (must see)

Jackson Square is the north-eastern region of the formerly known, Barbary Coast in San Francisco, California. Barbary Coast was then notorious for the crime and prostitution prevalent in the area. Today, Jackson Square is the oldest commercial district of modern day San Francisco. The area was constructed on a fill site containing wreckage from abandoned ships, which are believed to still lie beneath the ground. Buildings in this part of the city were made out of brick and ornate iron in the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Columbus Tower

2) Columbus Tower

Also known as the Sentinel Building, the Columbus Tower had work on it started in 1905 with directions and money pouring in from Abe Reuf, a lawyer and politician of San Francisco. The earthquake of 1906 and the fire that followed just left the steel framing of the building. The edifice was completed in 1907 with a copper cladding, and the top floor housing Reuf’s offices. Reuf himself, however, was convicted of bribery in 1909 and given a 14-year sentence. By the time he was released, the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Beat Museum

3) Beat Museum

Located on the Broadway Street, the Beat Museum is more of a cult museum. A visit to this museum is the same as traveling back in time to the age of the Beat movement. From personal belongings of the heroes of the movement to the perception of the society, as seen from newspaper cuttings, you can find it all under one roof, only at Beat Museum.

Earlier located on Californian Coast between Big Sur and the city of San Francisco, the museum was relocated to the birthplace of the Beat Movement,...   view more
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National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

4) National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi

San Francisco, earlier known as Yerba Buena, was a sparsely populated place in California. With less than 500 residents, the area was far from any importance or popularity until the year 1849. That year saw the beginning of the Gold Rush and the news spread like wild fire attracting people from far and wide.

People started pouring into the city to grab a bite of gold and within no time the population of San Francisco quadrupled. However, with the growing population there was no place of...   view more
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Biordi Art Imports

5) Biordi Art Imports

Since 1946, Biordi Art Imports has been mesmerizing everyone with its array of polychrome ceramics. It features shelves lined with brightly hand painted Ceramics and a museum-like attraction. Visitors will find there Italian Renaissance style Maiolica: exquisite objects d'art finely crafted, dinnerware handsomely hand painted, unique decorative accessories and much more.

Operation hours: Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00...   view more
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North Beach Museum

6) North Beach Museum

North Beach Museum is a free-of-charge history museum. It features historical artifacts that tell the story of North Beach, Chinatown, and Fisherman's Wharf. The museum also displays an amazing collection of photos of the 1906 earthquake and fire, of some of the first Chinese and Italian immigrants and child-sized shoes made for a Chinese woman's bound feet.

Operation hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00...   view more
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Washington Square

7) Washington Square

Filled with the chitter chatter in Italian, children playing about, people basking lazily in the sun and families enjoying a sunny morning, the Washington Square is a typical town square. Being one of the most accessible places in the city, the Washington Square is a popular place for community gatherings, festivals and picnics.

Having been laid out half a century ago, the Washington Square is located in the midst of a North Beach neighbourhood, which is predominantly Italian. Overlooking...   view more

Walking Tours in San Francisco, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Francisco

Create Your Own Walk in San Francisco

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Francisco is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walking Tour II

City Orientation Walking Tour II

The unmatched beauty of San Francisco combined with its riches of instantly recognizable structures and locales has attracted filmmakers from around the world for over 100 years. San Francisco has provided and continues to provide the backdrop for some of the most famous movie scenes ever filmed. It is almost impossible to traverse the sights of San Francisco without conjuring an image from a special Hollywood movie. According to some film historians, San Francisco, rather than Hollywood, should have become the capitol of the motion picture world. Motion pictures were actually invented in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave San Francisco without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to San Francisco, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Chinese Heritage Walking Tour

Chinese Heritage Walking Tour

San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia and the oldest Chinatown in North America. It provides an astounding abundance of varied merchandise at surprising prices, a great selection of restaurants and gift shops. San Francisco's Chinatown features several amazing attractions that can be enjoyed, ranging from museums and churches, to specialty shops and restaurants. Take this walking tour to explore the main tourist attractions in Chinatown, San Francisco.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
City Orientation Walking Tour I

City Orientation Walking Tour I

Bursting with popular tourist attractions and diverse neighborhoods, San Francisco is considered to be a "wonder to behold". Full of museums, religious buildings, parks and amazing architecture, this city can keep any tourist busy for his entire trip. Take this walking tour to explore San Francisco's most visited tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
SoMa Nightlife

SoMa Nightlife

Being one of the most-visited cities in the world, San Francisco features an awesome array of nightclubs and bars for guests to the city can enjoy. A major cultural hub that includes more than its fair share of museums and art galleries, San Francisco bars and nightclubs reflect the creative and vibrant force that pervades the city. Take this Nightlife Tour in San Francisco and experience the best hot spots this cosmopolitan city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Union Square Walking Tour

Union Square Walking Tour

Union Square is known as San Francisco's most popular shopping destination and the third largest shopping area in the United States. In addition to that, Union Square features many amazing restaurants, theaters and a wonderful concentration of fine art galleries. Take this walking tour to explore Union Square's main tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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