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San Francisco Hiking and Biking

Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour

Definitely one for the food lovers, the Little Italy and North Beach Walking Tour is a glimpse into the blend of culture and cuisine of San Francisco.

Stroll amongst the cafes and bakeries of North Beach, San Francisco's own Little Italy.

North Beach awakens your senses, from the cafes and restaurants, to the smell of fresh-baked bread in the air. Discover quaint shops with crafts and ceramics from around the world. Delve into North Beach life as you join family bakers kneading love into every loaf of bread.

Just when you think you have reached food heaven, you'll come across coffee shops which roast fresh coffee beans daily. And if that was not enough, you will uncover authentic Italian cathedrals where hundreds of couples have felt their heartstrings tug!

And, as you taste everything from great coffee, truffles, breads, olive oil, specialty meats, and more, you'll learn how the food is made and what to look for back home.

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San Francisco Bay Rock and Roll Bike Tour

Roll along the streets of San Francisco before you rock the afternoon away at Pier 39's Hard Rock Cafe. There's no better way to end a bike tour of the city, including a ride across the Golden Gate Bridge, than with a hearty meal surrounded by legends of the music world.

Get out of the city on the San Francisco Bay Rock and Roll Bike Tour for a guided bike tour across the Bay. You'll cycle to all the major spots along the coastal bike path and cross the Golden Gate Bridge.

Return by ferry to San Francisco's famous waterfront where you will finish the tour at Pier 39's Hard Rock Cafe and enjoy 15 percent off your entire meal ticket. Pier 39's Hard rock Cafe boasts rock memorabilia from the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and more.

San Francisco Day Bike RentalSan Francisco Day Bike Rental

Bike and Roll is America 's leading bicycle rental company, serving thousands of satisfied customers each year. They only offer safe, top-of-the-line rental equipment and always provide outstanding customer service.

This may be the best way to see everything of interest in the San Francisco area.

Biking keeps us young in spirit! And there is no better way to get around, see new things, and stay healthy and active.

Bike and Roll is a "green" company, helping our world's environment by encouraging alternative, safe and healthy modes of transportation.

San Francisco MP3 Walking ToursSan Francisco MP3 Walking Tours

Discover a whole new side of San Francisco with these narrated MP3 tours. Three different neighborhoods are available and the self-guided pace allows you to take your time and enjoy the lively history and architecture of San Francisco.

San Francisco Marina Tour
Listen to the MP3 commentary on your own player as you see one of San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods, from the shops and restaurants to the San Francisco Bay. Visit lively Chestnut Street and Union Street, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Exploratorium, the Marina Green and more! Walk all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge if you like.

This tour is between 2 and 8 miles in length and runs for about 45 minutes on your MP3 Player.

Castro District and Dolores Heights Tour
Walk from the Mission Dolores along the edge of the Mission District to the views over Noe Valley and downtown San Francisco from Dolores Heights, then wander past quaint Victorians heading back to Castro Street.

Hear about Harvey Milk, Hibernia Beach, the Castro Theatre, the Elephant Walk, the 1906 earthquake and much more. Finish your walk at the famous Twin Peaks Tavern opposite the giant Rainbow Flag.

This tour is about 3 miles in length and runs for about 54 minutes on your player.

North Beach and Chinatown Tour
Follow Columbus Avenue from Fisherman's Wharf to the Transamerica Pyramid and beyond. Walk through San Francisco's North Beach and Chinatown, and experience the Italian and Chinese traditions that immigrants brought during the Gold Rush.

 Have great pasta and coffee, see 60's Hippie hangouts and watch Fortune Cookies being made. Climb up to Coit Tower if you can, before making your way past Portsmouth Square, through the famous Dragon Gate and on to Union Square, or off to the quiet Antique Shops of Jackson Street.

This tour is between 1.5 and 3.5 miles and runs for about 65 minutes on your MP3 Player.

San Francisco Vampire Walking TourSan Francisco Vampire Walking Tour

Vampires aren't just for Halloween anymore. Take the San Francisco Vampire Walking Tour to explore the Gothic side of Nob Hill and discover the role vampires have played in the City by the Bay's history.

Your host, Mina Harker, takes you to six stops:

Grace Cathedral
Nob Hill Cafe
Huntington Park
Pacific-Union Club
Fairmont Hotel
Mark Hopkins Hotel

Mina will tell you the history of each of these stops and how vampires played a role in their history. You might call it "History with a Twist."

The tour contains roughly 85 percent true San Francisco history mixed with fun vampire lore and humor.

Nob Hill can get pretty chilly, so wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes. Feel free to come in costume.


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