Golden Gate Park & Haight-Ashbury

2-hour Private Walking Tour

Golden Gate Park & Haight-Ashbury 2-hour Private Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 9 reviews
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Highlights

  • Wander through the stunning Golden Gate Park, San Francisco’s answer to Central Park in New York
  • Walk through the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, home of the hippie and birthplace of free love
  • See the beautiful Conservatory of Flowers
  • Visit the spectacular Japanese Tea Garden or Botanic Gardens
  • Flick through vinyl records at Amoeba Music and discover what’s hidden inside
  • Do some thrift shopping
  • Take a photo in front of the painted ladies

Priced from
$200*

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*’Priced from’ rate is in USD based on a private group of between 1 and 4 guests. Add up to 6 additional guests at $30 per person

ALL TOURS Include PHOTOS

While you can’t put a price on memories, a vacation photographer can cost upwards of $350 an hour, just for photos! On this tour you’ll get 10 professionally edited photos from your experience to remember your time in San Francisco ……  at no extra cost.

What’s Included?

  • Bottled water will be provided for every guest
  • Your own private guide-ographer will escort you throughout the tour providing an unforgettably enjoyable experience. We’ll take the path least-traveled without missing the major sites, all while capturing your experience in a unique and fun way
  • 10 professionally edited photos in a downloadable high-resolution online gallery will be sent within 5 days after your tour

Details

Hippies rejoice! On this 2-hour private walking tour of Golden Gate Park and Haight-Ashbury, you’ll follow in the footsteps on peace, love, and happiness…. well almost. Along with stories from the 1967 ‘Summer of Love’, you’ll hear how Jim Jones and Charles Manson built some of the most notorious cults in this neighborhood.

As we make our way through Golden Gate Park, you’ll get to see some of the more popular buildings, including the Conservatory of Flowers, California’s Academy of Sciences, De Young Museum and the Japanese Tea Garden. This part of the tour is a nature-lovers delight!

Your private guide will walk you through Haight-Ashbury, widely-known as the birthplace of the modern-day hippie. As we wander down Haight Street you will have the chance to stop at one of the many thrift shops and other quirky stores. Be prepared to smell the pungent odor of weed along our journey.

If your legs are still feeling fresh, we’ll continue on to Alamo Square to end the tour with a picture the beautiful Painted Ladies, a stunning row of Victorian homes with the perfect city skyline as a backdrop.

It was like uncovering the whole new level to the city. Something you won't find in any touristy guidebooks or even travel websites. A certainly entertaining, extremely informative and interesting tour.

Martynas MajerisVilnius, Lithuania

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Meeting Point

Hotel pickup and dropoff can be arranged for an additional fee. If you prefer to make your own way, we will provide you with an exact meeting point near the Rose Garden in Golden Gate Park and instructions how to get there.

Walking Difficulty

Your guide will work with you to set the pace giving you the flexibility to stop or rest where needed or push the pace and discover more. This tour is also suitable for wheelchairs and strollers so accessibility is not an issue.

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Guest Reviews

Golden Gate Park & Haight-Ashbury 2-hour Private Walking Tour Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.8 based on 9 reviews
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After thoroughly enjoying my morning "Best of San Francisco" walking tour with Michael, I hired him for 2 additional hours, in the afternoon, to sightsee the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and Golden Gate Park. The tour started at Alamo Park across the way from the "Painted Ladies", a row of Victorian style homes painted in vibrant colors. Our leisurely stroll then took us to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood known for its hippie vibe and colorful storefronts. We walked through Golden Gate Park and made stops at the Botanical and Japanese Gardens. As part of the tour package, Michael took pictures, with his camera, and I was able to access them online. (A wonderful and unique perk!) As with the "Best of San Francisco" tour, Michael did an exceptional job sharing his knowledge of the sights in such a fun and interesting way! I only wish I had more time to explore other areas of the city with him! Should I ever have an opportunity to visit another Boutique Traveler destination, I definitely plan to book a tour with him!

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5 5 1
Michael was a great tour guide. I was very lucky and had my own personal tour, and from the get-go, he asked what I was interested in, in order to tailor it to my wishes. He makes it fun, very informative, and interesting. He is a people person - I imagine able to deal with all types of personalities; so of course very friendly and humourous. I would highly recommend going on this tour with Michael - I learned about and saw things that I would never have known otherwise. He is also good at taking you to spots to get good photos, and he takes photos of you and sends them on which is also great.

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5 5 1
Had a wonderful time exploring San Francisco with Michael and seeing some of the famous sights as well as some of the off-the-beaten path ones.

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5 5 1
Mike takes you to some real Wow! places. Passionate about the history. Makes it a fun and educational walk. His humor adds to the experience, providing facts that San Franciscians probably don't know, or have forgotten.

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5 5 1
Even after having spent much time in SF, I was blown away by this tour. Michael, our tour guide was an encyclopedia of knowledge sharing fascinating nuggets of history throughout. The pace felt perfect, and allowed us to take it all in without being rushed through like some tours do. We were ushered to areas and routes that we would not have thought to take, and each turn revealed another delightful piece of architecture or perspective. Highly recommend!

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5 5 1
Educational and inspirational tour of San Francisco. Great way to get out, enjoy, and explore the city

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5 5 1
Would highly recommend any of Michael's customized tours to SF natives and tourists alike. Everyone will come outta his tours with new insights to san francisco's rich history delivered in a spot-on entertaining way with an added bonus of him capturing your moments on camera for memories to come. Will be calling him for future tours without hesitation. His tours would also make an excellent experience (gift) to anyone you know....book him, seriously!!!

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5 5 1
Michael is a really great guide and an excellent source of information on the city. Definitely worth the time for the stories and facts.

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4 5 1
We were just a small party of four including our guide Michael. It was a great day for the walk. Very pleasnat weather. Michael was very informative and knowledgable and took us to all sorts of places that we would never have found by ourselves. Thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Michael took lots of photos of us , which I hope you read this Michael, as we have not yet received them. I have checked spam etc but nothing. We are so disappointed as we loved the walk. Can you resend them to the email i gave you.

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