free San Francisco walking tours

San Francisco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and no wonder. Here are just a few reasons to visit:
  • beautiful year-round weather
  • a beautiful setting in between the Bay and the Pacific Ocean
  • iconic attractions such as the Golden Gate Bridge
  • world-class cuisine
  • cable cars
  • great shopping
  • cultural diversity
  • a great symphony orchestra, ballet, and art museums
As if to highlight our moderate climate, the picture above was taken yesterday afternoon, February 13th. While most of the country was shoveling snow and dealing with frigid temperatures, we were walking around San Francisco, basking in the beautiful sunshine and wearing just light jackets. (I live across the Bay in Berkeley).

And here's the best bargain of all: free San Francisco walking tours! Sponsored by the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco City Guides program is a great way to explore the city and learn about its present and its storied past. I went on a tour yesterday afternoon (Making Waves on the Waterfront) that started off at the Ferry Terminal and wound its way through the Embarcadero neighborhood.

Where to stay when in San Francisco? Most of my clients choose either the Four Seasons San Francisco or the Ritz Carlton San Francisco. As Virtuoso travel consultant and a Four Seasons Preferred Partner, my clients receive exclusive amenities at each — free daily breakfast for two, room upgrades, and more!

free San Francisco walking tours (search here on Google)

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